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  1. #26
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    Re: The daddywagon

    The truth is what is in the pictures is a total of about 3 weeks of vacation time. The initial tear down of 2 mustangs 1 for engine and trans and 1 for suspension and brakes and the install into the wagon was a 2 week vacation 2 summers ago. Last summer was the installation of the independent rear suspension. You can also see I acquired a 351 windsor and have converted it to a roller camshaft. The Daddywagon is not done. The 351 has yet to be installed and I have wiring, and plumbing for fuel and brakes, and exhaust work left to do. I am planning for a big push this spring and summer. I love posting about it and will update as it gets going again.

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    I imagine a lot of people don't like the old station wagon but I think this project is cool. Never been a big Mustang fan and the fox body is the 2nd worst in my opinion. The wagon with all the suspension, brakes, and drivetrain is gonna be a bad *** ride.
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  3. #28
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    Re: The daddywagon

    F4te block? And a motorsports extender? I had no idea anyone used those anymore. Talk about a blast from the past.

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    Re: The daddywagon

    Obviously you have a pretty flexible home owner's association!
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  5. #30
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    Re: The daddywagon

    Awesome sleeper project! Are you going to keep the woodgrain, or trick the body out too?

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    needs the factory hubcaps back on it. the alloys give away the vibe
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    I see you've kept the tow hitch so far! That is a heck of a lot of work there....I like it.

    PS - Me likey the woodgrain.
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  8. #33
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    Re: The daddywagon

    Thank you for any and all compliments! The woodgrain stays and for sleeper wheels I want 2006 or later crown vic steel police wheels powder coated white with chrome centers and chrome trim rings. The cobra brakes necessitate 17 inch wheels.

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    Re: The daddywagon

    So I want some clarification...

    Are we looking at not 1, not 2, but 3 cars being assembled into 1 with 4wd, a V8, and EFI conversion?

    All it seems to be missing is a mattress in the back.
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  10. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boostinjdm View Post
    So I want some clarification...

    Are we looking at not 1, not 2, but 3 cars being assembled into 1 with 4wd, a V8, and EFI conversion?

    All it seems to be missing is a mattress in the back.
    Give him a chance to finish.
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  11. #36
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    Re: The daddywagon

    No 4wd. Not yet anyway. Although the latest Ken Block gymkhana mustang has awd. Google hoonigan. Awesome car right there.

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    Re: The daddywagon

    I thought I saw tie rods for steering in post #11, but I see those weren't for steering now. In my defense, I had just got done spraying paint before commenting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boostinjdm View Post
    I thought I saw tie rods for steering in post #11, but I see those weren't for steering now. In my defense, I had just got done spraying paint before commenting.


    I prefer sniffing glue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravel View Post
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    I prefer sniffing glue.
    I don't use glue. Imma welder. Sniffing glue takes too much effort for not getting anything accomplished. With painting, you just have to be in the same room. You also have something to show for your effort when done.
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  15. #40
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    Re: The daddywagon

    I'm lovin this build...BUT I don't see no empty beer cans.....Makes me wonder about quality of his welds.

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    Re: The daddywagon

    Cool. Your neighbors must love you. Swapping that Cobra rear with the bushings $$ ain't cheap.
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    Re: The daddywagon

    Was it too much work to take the lug nuts off for a rim swap?

  18. #43
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    Re: The daddywagon

    You are gonna have a bad @ss sleeper when done. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJS View Post
    Cool. Your neighbors must love you. Swapping that Cobra rear with the bushings $$ ain't cheap.
    Uh.....If he didn't perform such builds he could afford different neighbors, and those new neighbors wouldn't ask him to fix their chit like the ones he has now...I'm thinking he's the king of the hood.

  20. #45
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    Re: The daddywagon

    Thats going to be one hell of a street sleeper.Very nicely done sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boostinjdm View Post
    I don't use glue. Imma welder. Sniffing glue takes too much effort for not getting anything accomplished. With painting, you just have to be in the same room. You also have something to show for your effort when done.
    2 birds, 1 stone. I like the way you think.
    Gravel

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  22. #47
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    Re: The daddywagon

    Very cool build!

    I've been thinking about a very similar project using a Country Squire frame & body. Upgraded to 4x4 and I6 Diesel.

    Kudos for actually turning a nice idea into a real car!
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  23. #48
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    Re: The daddywagon

    The Daddywagon is primarily a bolt on project. I joined this forum because I would like to be more of a fabricator. My plan is to buy a tig welder so I can develop some fabrication skills. Maybe be more creative.

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    Re: The daddywagon

    This thread brought to mind another Great Wagon, the Family Truckster driven by the Griswold family to Wally World.
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    Re: The daddywagon

    I have a question. Why go for the irs? Wouldn't a modified 3 link provide a better launch to mortify the kids? I used this setup years ago on a 79 muscapri. Removed the top links and built a long 3rd link to tie to a modified trans mount, this really worked well, eliminated wheel hop.
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