What have you done to your wagon lately? (Let's keep the thread going!)

Discussion in 'General Station Wagon Discussions' started by Dogbone, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. kevdupuis

    kevdupuis Membrane

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    Hopefully we'll have decent enough weather so I can finish before May and be able to get back out on the road by the time the travel restrictions lift.
     
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    20200323_102329_resized.jpg Got my seats and headliner!!
     

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  3. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Wow Paladin, those seats look great!
     
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    Thanks, I'm real happy with them. I F'd up and tried to delete a picture from the ones I had in the "Garage" to add these and deleted the whole album by mistake. Crap!
     
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    I put new carpet in my 91 OCC. new carpet a.jpg
     
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    Day 3:
    Turned out to be another nice day so I got the windshield frame smoothed and a couple coats of primer on both sides, if it's nice again tomorrow I'll get the wet sanding done and see if I can't get a few coats of colour on it.
    A couple nice things about the repaired area, it's small and bordered by the fender, hood and a center panel so just a mask off and no blending, I just have to get the tint right but that's not hard. Also I only need to break out my detail gun to do the paint.
    On to pics
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    On the inside I didn't worry about grinding the welds to much since it'll be hidden but there won't be any more leakage.
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    Ignore the run it'll be sanded and prime a couple more times before paint.
    That was it for today's work on the wagon but I did replace the drivers interior door handle on the 81 300 SD, it's nice that these are still available new from Mercedes.
     
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  7. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Love to see folks getting projects done on their wagons. :thumbs2:
     
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    Well I stripped out the interior and this is the spare tire/3rd row seat area after I pulled out the sheet metal that has machine screwed in. I'm hoping the spare tire pan my the scrap 66 Charger I have will work.
     

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    Had a bit of damp weather but I finally got the windshield frame done and some paint on. Next up, putting it all back together.
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    I just finished replacing the stock 3.23 rear on my 91 OCC with a 3.42. I built the axle with Moser axles, Truetrac differential, and premium Richmond gears. It runs quiet, and makes the tires spin a little more than the 3.23. I must put a 2 tooth larger driven gear on the VSS to calm down the speedo. I need to write down the mileage for the break-in oil change. Pinion shim is 0.038", and I have .010" lash. This is my first rear rebuild, and all the mystery is BS.

    I also replaced the steering intermediate shaft with a home made unit using a couple of inexpensive stainless universals I found on ebay (look exactly like the Borgeson units), and a couple of OEM shafts dissected, and reassembled to fit. It managed to slip a couple of splines while installing, but that is easy to fix. It really cleaned up my engine compartment by removing a lot of heat shielding on the heat vulnerable rubber parts of the OEM unit.
     
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    Pics of my intermediate shaft installed. Silver tape is heat resistant:
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    My son and I just finished putting cat back dual exhaust on my 78 country squire. M
    ade it up from 2 kits2 1/4 What a pain around the trailer hitch.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Nice. Did you take any photos during the process? Have you taken it out on the road to test out how it performs now? I bet it sounds good too.
     
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    Really does not sound much different. The other exhaust had 12 holes in it. Maybe a little deeper but not loud. No noticeable difference in power but I like the look.[​IMG]
     
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    I acquired 4 old wooden block stands that my late neighbor used to prop cars up for years. The Wagon is now propped on all 4 stands, and there are jack stands under the car, too.

    Now I have to get over straining my lower back. I moved the rear end of the car a few feet, since it had moved over too far. Give me credit, I didn't think I'm the Hulk (I'm kidding; ) I just put the rear wheels on rollers before I attempted to move it. Still, I didn't expect to strain myself that bad.
     

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