73 Monaco wagon

Restoration

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    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    Looking EXCELLENT!

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    Gonna be one sweet ride...
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Thank you. I hope so.
     
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    Coming back together.

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    More assembly...

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    Gonna be gorgeous.
     
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    Conventional wisdom says I should wait and put the car all back together before posting any more pics but I just can’t wait...

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    Polara_500 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    But you are well aware that FCBO'ers are anything but conventional or wise...... And that is looking real purty.
     
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    Yeah. “Why did I pick a C-body...?”
     
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    ImpJay The different young FCBO Gold Member

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    That is awesome!
     
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    I have a thread on a 65 New Yorker wagon going, and I'm looking for a overide to open the door, my motor/regulator is stuck. Do you know if 65's have something like this?
     
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    There must be...but sorry I haven't even seen a slab wagon around here, much yet played around with one in years, so I can't help beyond that.
     
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    K, thanks for the response, I've got a lot of help around here, but nobody can come up with a way to manually roll down that window, besides removing the whole regulator assembly. Cars outside in Minnesota, so it's getting cold out there, and I don't want to break anything.

    I am going to check for this bar you talk about at the bottom though, the mechanism seems very simple, but I can't seem to figure out what locks that I can listen to the window. Plus the window does need to come down a little bit to clear the frame of the body.

    Sorry to hijack this thread :)
     
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    Thank you. The factory color is a good shade of blue, with a very subtle metal flake, and the shop did good work on body straightening, block finishing, and the paint. When they first painted the tailgate awhile back (the first part of the car to get painted) , once I saw the color “as new” for the first time, I knew I’d have to get it all painted. This is a big expense for me, something I can never imagine doing again, but I hope to enjoy the car a long time.

    (Now I also want a 70 Dart coupe)
    (or a 71 Road Runner)
    (or a 69 Charger)
    (etc.,etc.,etc.)
     
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    As long as you’re hijacking my thread at this my moment of glory when my car is coming out of the paint shop for the whole world to see, well, let me stop EVERYTHING and address YOUR completely unrelated problem!!

    JUST KIDDING! Well, sort of, anyway...I am pretty sure I have done the same thing, in my quest for C body knowledge...so it would be hypocritical of me to criticize!

    Sometimes electric motors come with a hexhead indent where you can slip in an Allen wrench to turn them like a crank in case of a situation like what you are experiencing. I think nowadays a lot of new cars with sunroofs come with a special key to crank a motor a few turns so the owner doesn’t get rained on unintentionally. Can’t say if Mother Mopar was doing anything like that back in 65 or not. You might trying removing a cover panel and seeing if you can see anything like that? Conversely, you might just have a bad electrical connection or corrosion in a wire harness connector. Try pulling that apart, clean it, blow out some green corrosion gunk, clean with a Q-tip, etc.? Burnt fuse? Put a 12v battery charger directly on the contacts of the motor and see if it responds...try the “2 amps” setting on the charger first, so you don’t burn up the motor unintentionally...

    There is probably a slab side wagon site on here with a resident expert who is eagerly awaiting a question from you... hope you get an answer!
     
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    Congratulations on the car! That's always exciting!
    I'm normally a b body guy, but I've gotten into wagons lately.

    Good idea on the hex, I don't think this has one, but I'll double check

    I've put battery power straight to the motor, and tapped on it the best I can. Still no go.

    I've gotten a lot of good ideas here, but it's appears I'll have to drop the whole regulator.. outside..in MN...

    Dang thing doesn't fit in my garage

    Thanks again!
     
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    The car is looking great! Will it be getting the woodgrain? Did you find a way of replicating it?
     
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    The factory woodgrain repro issue is still in limbo. We shall see!
     
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