72 Estate Wagon Limited Sport Coupe

Discussion in 'Drag'n Wagons' started by 75Riv, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. wixom61

    wixom61 Well-Known Member

    I'm sure going to try to save the vinyl. Since it has only been on the car for a short time, I hope it will come off without damage.

    David :)
  2. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    That' a shame! Wishing better luck for you, here on out :TU:
  3. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    you might do well to talk to some painteless dent removal folks - I'm in the insurance industry and have seen them do some amazing work..PM me if you need a reputable contact, but seriously consider it....
  4. wixom61

    wixom61 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. Today I removed my vinyl top, and it might be reusable, or I might just leave it off altogether.

    I just going to bite the bullet, and go ahead and get busy on the dents, and re-prime this whole turkey. I was really bummed about this yesterday, but now I am fine with it.
    Working the body, blocking, priming and sealing, these are all my favorite things to do, so in the long, long run, I will enjoy this. And the wagon will be even better than before. :TU:

    Tomorrow, I will post a few pics.

    David :)
  5. staged70

    staged70 RIP

    David, sorry to hear of your troubles but from what I have seen so far you have the skills to make it right. Have you considered using a photo shop to see the finished project in one and 2 colors? My choice would be blue and some pin striping thats tastfully done. If you are in love with the white roof I say do it back that way. Now to get some cash together for when your done:) My new Arizona sportwagon would be a fun project for you
  6. Race Lutz

    Race Lutz Well-Known Member

    Bump to the top.
  7. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    I've been watching this thread. And, am subscribed. Hoping this works out for you David, it's a very cool project on it's way to being a very nice car.
  8. Rusty Davenport

    Rusty Davenport Silver Level contributor

    David I have a 2D HT parts car if you need something.It has bucket seats as well check out my parts for sale thread.
  9. wixom61

    wixom61 Well-Known Member

    Rusty, I would like a few things. I replied to you on your thread.

    David :)
  10. pelle

    pelle New Member


    by a random googling ive become a member of this forum.

    im an owner of a buick estate,and i was stunned when i saw this project!!:cool:

    is it still in progress???

  11. 69 wag

    69 wag 69 wag

    Hi David, anymore updates on your project. I sure liked the way it looked in the black epoxy primer. I wish I had your talent.
    and lets not forget patience. I can't even wait for primer to dry. Pete
  12. wixom61

    wixom61 Well-Known Member

    I haven't gotten much done on my wagon lately. Between working a lot and moving, I just haven't had much time for it. I will get back on track in the new year, for sure! Hang in there with me! :TU:

    Merry Christmas!
    David :)
  13. 72buicklt1

    72buicklt1 Well-Known Member

    Count me in on the watching.. My dad had a 72 estate wagon and I grew up in that thing.. This takes cool to a whole new level..

    Dan C.
  14. SKINNY732

    SKINNY732 Well-Known Member

    That wagon with a center counsol.buckets and column from a riv would be awesome!..I m o but awesome wagon my friend!...my buddy has a 76 olds cc wagon with riv set up!...looks flawless and sharp!..
  15. wixom61

    wixom61 Well-Known Member

    I'm still working on my wagon, slowly but surely. Finished the roof, and next I will do the hood. Then on to the rest of the damage. I have really made this much harder than it had to be, but sometimes when I get discouraged with a project, I just have to walk away from it for a while. The other day I was looking at it, and it is still pretty dang great looking!

    David :)
  16. Dale

    Dale Sweepspear

    It is great looking!:TU:
    It was an awful set back for sure, but once you are done you will have every right to be doubly proud of your work! :Smarty:
  17. Yardley

    Yardley Club Jackass

    Hey, couldn't those paintless dent removal guys get the hail damage out of the rest of the car? They use all sorts of odd techniques. Could be relatively inexpensive and a whole lot faster.

    Hoping to see this thing in person at the BPG Nationals.
  18. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Most paintless dent removal guys will not touch the old cars, due to the thickness of the metal. I had some hail damage on my old green LeSabre, and they all just laughed and said they definitely couldn't guarantee not damaging the paint, let alone get the dent out without hammers.
  19. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    David ,
    Glad that you are back at it. Good Luck to you!
  20. Curtis Litzen

    Curtis Litzen Well-Known Member

    Any updates ? Cheers Curtis

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