1972 Plymouth Custom Suburban

Mopar Wagons

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    BLIMP Senior Member

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    I was really hoping that since it was set up to tow, that it would also have a sure-grip, but unfortunately not.
     
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    This was my old 72 custom suburban i just sold this past summer. Loved it was a nice riding old wagon.
     
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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    Sharp wagon
     
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    Hey there Blimp,

    I think we have almost matching cars, aside the interior.
    Mine has a Tan interior but you got the cool front seat ( split bench).
    Mine is just the regular bench which is not so bad but I snagged a bucket/bench seat with armrest from a 69 sedan at Carlyse a few years back thinking I might put that in at some point. Not sure at this point.

    My wagon has 360/AC/AT( fresh rebuild)/PB/ Rear ceiling mount AC and my rear window was busted when I got her. The trick with that was finding that unique rear glass as it has a little side tab that not all wagons used.Finally scored it last winter and she's ready to drive as of now. I'll post some pics.

    Only thing I need now is a stock battery hold down, windshield washer fluid reservoir, spare tire wheel well and rear third seat floorpan as both of mine have a bit of rot.

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    BLIMP Senior Member

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    Wow they sure do look similar @f1967franche ! Would be fun to get pictures of them next to each other or chase each other around town haha!
     
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    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    The line of wagons at the FCBO show this year should be pretty extensive!
     
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    I've been spending a fair amount of time working on this old guy. Swapped on a good carb... 20191129_161813.jpg 20191129_161928.jpg

    Cleaned some door panels... 20191215_091635.jpg

    Ended up pulling the fuel tank as I found out it's spotted with pinholes... @Xenon said he'd show me how to braze it up. 20191130_184428.jpg 20191130_184553.jpg 20191130_190038.jpg
     
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    Replaced a leaky water pump...
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    Had to clean up the thermostat housing after breaking off both bolts...
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    Replaced some freeze plugs...
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    I've got a bunch more pictures and progress to share but I gotta run, I'll update more later :usflag:
     
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    traintech55 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    For your fuel tank, try these guys. They will clean, repair, and coat your tank inside and out, (the coating is not effected by today's fuel) and coat it. They did a great job on my 1966 300's tank. Moyer Fuel Tank Renu - antique gas tank repair restoration, classic car gas tanks GASTANK
     
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    Thanks traintech I will check into it! Did they have to repair holes for you? And do you happen to recall the cost?
     
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    And to think this car was going be derby fodder. Instead, she lives on. Very cool.
     
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    My tank was damaged, (one corner was caved in). They cut out the bad corner, sand blasted the tank inside and out, welded in a new corner, and coated the tank and the straps for $425.00. Since no one made a new tank for the 1966 at the time this was the only way to go. They did a wonderful job for me, and they will take the time to work with you. They also repair float assemblies.
     
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    I used Moyer's years ago had a original tank in a 41 chevy streetrod renewed by them had the car 10 years and never had any leaks. was a quick turnaround about a week and they were close to me about 35 miles from me.
     
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    Your work is looking good. Congratulations!
     
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    Lots of work on the old long roof....congrats on almost being road worthy again!:thumbsup:
     
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    Blimp has been majorly dedicated in to getting this wagon on the road again...
    He has dealt with inclimate weather, cold temps and still manages to find ways
    to make progress...
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    Thanks for the kind words fellas...and @Xenon you've helped too, you gotta be the one of the smartest Mopar guys out there!

    Such a beautiful day outside, sunny and in the 50's.
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    There were two sets of these sliders laying in the bottom of each front door, so replacing those are the 1st mission today.
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    Some pics of the brake work. What I assume to be the original calipers were rebuilt.
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    Was happy to successfully loosen all the fittings and find the original metal lines in good shape. 20200202_145351.jpg 20200207_162120.jpg 20200207_162136_001.jpg 20200222_144408.jpg 20200223_092420.jpg 20200222_165756.jpg
     
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    Took the dash apart, searching as to why the headlights and rear window aren't working.

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    Looks like I have some headlight wiring to repair.

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