1971 Chevy Clamshell wagon, new to the boards

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  1. WahlRacing96

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    Hello, I am Tim from Traverse City, Michigan; I have recently bought a new project car for my girlfriend and I to put back on the road as a weekend crusier. I'm usually building figure 8 race cars so this was a neat change of pace as I came across a 71 Chevy Bel-air Townsman wagon barn-find.
    Originally a Florida car, it has been in one-family all it's life and was driven to Michigan in 1994 after the original owner passed away and kept in the garage ever since, getting out a day or two each year to stretch its legs. About three years ago I saw it sitting in front of the garage outside as it was moved out for more storage space indoors. I finally one day left a note on the front door and got a call back from the lady who owned it, and discussed if it was for sale. About a year later I arrived with my trailer and bought it, had some friends help get it primed up and fired her up and drove it on the trailer for its ride home.
    It will be some work to get it road ready, but its a very clean car for being in Michigan, needing a paint job and some TLC, it shall be a nice show car in the years to come.
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    jaunty75 Middling Member

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    Cool find! How many miles on it?
     
  3. 66Fairlanewagon

    66Fairlanewagon Well-Known Member

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  4. ModelT1

    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    Hi Tim. Looks like a nice straight wagon project. Good luck.:welcomewagon:
     
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    1tireman Well-Known Member

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    Nice find!
     
  6. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Welcome Tim. That's a nice looking wagon. It will indeed make a nice cruiser. Good luck.
     
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    AK27 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome WahlRacing96!
     
  8. Glide-Aways

    Glide-Aways Well-Known Member

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    Nice find Tim and welcome to the station wagon family! Looking forward to more photos (hint hint)!
     
  9. fannie

    fannie Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard, we'll be following this one for sure. :tiphat:
     
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    Welcome!
    Your year of find is difficult to repair for the tailgate. The rest, easy finding and a wonderful platform. Keep it simple and enjoy!
     
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    That thing's the Cat's Pajamas man! Love it!
     

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