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I will continue my g30 swap soon, but now I gonna tell you about another project. Here it comes, a rusty Estate Wagon! It's not my car, I just repaired it:)




















 

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Some more photos of moldy stuff : )






















 

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I believe, no one junkyard would take this car in America : ) But it's a rare car for Russia, so I had to repair it!
I will start with the chassis. The front end of the frame was damaged in a road accident.




















 

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Keep on working : )




I took a "new" front end from a '96 Impala. It differs a little, but nothing serious if you can drill and weld : )


















 

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A few rotten spots:








Had to drill some new holes for Olds 307 mounts:




The holes for body bushings were also repaired:






Repaired, painted and ready for assembly!


To be continued : )
 

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Steve, glad to see you!
 

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So i'm not the only one that has been stuck with those kid of jobs.

It's nice to see someone willing to go to that length to repair a car. I did a similar repair with a Nissan praire. Me and the old man cut the whole rear floor out and inner arches due to cheap skate nissan not painting the inside. Couldn't buy the panels so had to fabricate everything. Only problem we had with it was the carb wore out so purchased a NOS webber carb and installed it.

Gave it to my mother to drive and she drove it for years until she decided the grass was greener on the other side. old man rammed the car with his old van and took it to the junk yard.
 

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Boothybunch, if instead of the Buick was Nissan, I would refuse to work : )

Threetoecrow, we do not use salt on roads, only special reagents.

The shassis is ready:






















 

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Looks fantastic! One question..... why are you using all terrain tires? Those Cooper Discoverer ATR tires are typically found on trucks here in the US.
 

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I see the postman let you have the calipers anyway..
No, the calipers were cleaned and repaired.

Looks fantastic! One question..... why are you using all terrain tires? Those Cooper Discoverer ATR tires are typically found on trucks here in the US.
Thanks! I don't like these tires too but it was a choice of the owner of the car. As for me, i'd prefer whitewalls.
 

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The show goes on : ) The pillars and rockets.
Driver's side.






















 

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All the same on the right side.














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Keep on working!














This note came from the USA to Russia in the drivers door : )








 
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