Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby waybad » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:49 am

excellent work :th: :th: ,,, I wish I would have bought a wagon, they are just cool!!!!!
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby Smiley » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:59 am

Looking good !
The battery tray area was the first thing of many on my MIG list.
A V8 Vega seems like a never ending project, but my welding has improved with all the practice it gives me.
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby vegon71 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:10 am

Sand blasting some parts getting ready for paint. Bumper brackets from a 71 hatch back that now fit my 74 wagon. Part of the transformation !
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Postby vegon71 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:53 pm

Thinking about putting a Bronco II 4x4 frame under it !! NOT !!
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Did some metal work today on the hood! Welded in fillers where I cut through the under hood structure! I hate when I see cutouts with open structure cuts!
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Postby Monza Harry » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:37 pm

vegon71 wrote: I hate when I see cut-outs with open structure cuts
I agree wholeheartedly! The devil is in the details, and that is them! Nice finishing touch. :th: Harry
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby TOM71VEGA » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:26 pm

That hood is looking real nice after the sheet metal work.
Did you just remove the pins to take the doors off.
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby vegon71 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:55 pm

TOM71VEGA wrote:That hood is looking real nice after the sheet metal work.
Did you just remove the pins to take the doors off.

Thanks! I'm going to take the hood down to bare metal, massage it and re primer! I Hadith dip stripped years ago but only used rattle can primer so it wouldn't rust. You talking about the car door hinge pins ??
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby TOM71VEGA » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:48 am

vegon71 wrote:
TOM71VEGA wrote:That hood is looking real nice after the sheet metal work.
Did you just remove the pins to take the doors off.

Thanks! I'm going to take the hood down to bare metal, massage it and re primer! I Hadith dip stripped years ago but only used rattle can primer so it wouldn't rust. You talking about the car door hinge pins ??


Yes the driver and passinger door hinge pins.
I have to remove mine to do some primering.
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Re: Dinks 74 Kammback wagon into a 71-73 style prostreet

Postby vegon71 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:30 am

My pins and bushings were shot. I removed them , found some bushings at auto parts store, and to drill hinges to make them fit. Pins were to long but modified them !
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Postby TOM71VEGA » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:05 pm

Thanks
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Postby vegon71 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:44 pm

Well im not dead, just been busy with life. Just graduated my third and last kid, got a lil more time for myself. my vega interest has again sparked. found an ex drag vega wagon 71-31 style, im picking it up soon with some good reusable parts. It sat beside a highway until a drunk kid lost control, went airborn and landed on top of the vega killing him. whole top is caved in, even the cage. its got good steel front fenders, hood and upper valance. good rear bumper, v8 motor mounts, trannie mount, panel wagon panels, one is damaged but can be fixed, steering box. taking what I need and might sell the rest. A narrowed 10 bolt with coil overs. not sure what gearing. Ill be keeping the coil overs and selling rear end.
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Postby vegon71 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:55 am

The parts car I’m picking up soon.Image
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Postby vegon71 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:17 am

Well I got the parts car home yesterday. The front fenders are solid much to my relief, have never had any repairs, just surface rust. Started disassemble, going to sort what I need to keep them sell the rest. Has a narrowed 10 bolt that will be for sale soon. Had one good delivery panel, the other is damaged from the car landing on top of the Vega. It might be fixable, those will also be up for sale.
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Postby vegon71 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:54 pm

Progress !! Fit up of the steel fenders before body work. The green one is from waybad’s car as well as the aluminum radiator. Cut out old lower radiator support, made opening bigger and welded in new cross brace and brackets. Fab’ed up some lower cushion brackets. Mounted radiator as far forward as possible. Had to shave some spots in lower valance but lower spoiler hides it.
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