66 polara wagon.

Cuttyman9

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Hello,
I figured I introduced myself in the main part of the forum but should add to the wagon section.

This is my 66 polara wagon. It was abandoned before I was born basically and I’m trying to get the title and resurrect it.
It’s got a 325hp 383 (even with the 2 barrel) and I’m planning to spruce it up with some aftermarket parts and a 4 speed.
The engine has a ton of rat related stuff down the carb but I’m hoping it’s just the carburetor holding all of that.
In theory if it’s not rusty inside it probably just needs a regasket on the top end.
It’s stored where it’s reasonably dry so I don’t think it got moisture down inside the engine.

A question I have for you guys is how to get the rear hatch open, someone looked to have smashed a key into it and on top of that I’m not sure how it’s supposed to open.
I heard something about the window rolling down with the rectangular thing on the back the key hole is in, but it doesn’t seem to budge.

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GOLDMYN

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Oh, those hay bales are just asking for boarders, the little furry kind, I bought a 68 Charger R/T 20 years ago. The car had been stored 30 years and the farmer had his seed corn stacked next to the car. When the engine builder pulled the heads off the engine, the combustion chambers were filled will dropping. surprising the cylinders cleaned up on 30 over.
 

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the tailgate window is electrical, it has to go down before you can open the tailgate itself. can you get the key out?
 

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Oh, those hay bales are just asking for boarders, the little furry kind, I bought a 68 Charger R/T 20 years ago. The car had been stored 30 years and the farmer had his seed corn stacked next to the car. When the engine builder pulled the heads off the engine, the combustion chambers were filled will dropping. surprising the cylinders cleaned up on 30 over.
Yeah, it’s on a farm so it’s unavoidable at this stage. The inside doesn’t seem very chewed up. They seem to like my 67 chevelle more though.
Under the hood though there was a pile of the pits from the olive tree.

Hopefully it’s salvageable.
 

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the tailgate window is electrical, it has to go down before you can open the tailgate itself. can you get the key out?
Ah I didn’t know it was electrical.
That’s annoying. I was hoping there was something mechanical about it, I figured 66 was too early for electrical.

Unfortunately it’s pretty mangled, so even if I did it would probably not operate
 
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