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Post by hep on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:57 am

Picked up an XM wagon on the weekend, pretty rough round the edges but 95% rust free. Plans are spats, whitewalls, venetians, paint, mexi blankets and a few other mild custom touches I have in mind. I have wanted one of these for ages and have been looking for a new daily driver so I'm stoked. Pic is in the old owners driveway.


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Post by falzoony on Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:48 am

Verry cool, love the pin-striping. Nothing beats an old wagon.
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Post by hep on Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:25 am

the photo makes it look better than it is! It has a bit too much pin striping on the front guards and around the tail lights. Worst of all it has a 2 foot long spark plug painted on the side! All will be sorted out very shortly though!!
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Post by LB Guzzler on Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:10 am

Yeah, i like the pin-striping on the bonnet too,got any photos of the spark plug?
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Post by hep on Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:01 am

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the dreaded giant sparkplug!
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Post by hep on Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:04 am

Water pump is stuffed as is the radiator and dizzy isnt advancing properly so I'll be replacing / repairing all these. It will look like this hopefully
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Post by Harry Palms on Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:27 am

Wagons are great custom classic projects , plus the added bonus is you have somewhere to crash out at the end of a party.

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Post by hep on Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:52 am

Yeah I agree Harry, plus I'm into surfing so it has some benefits there as well!
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Post by hewey on Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:20 pm

Nice wagons
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Post by LB Guzzler on Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:16 am

Your right the spark plug should go!, neat looking wagon though, nice thick flake on the roof might look ok.
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Post by hep on Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:30 am

yeah I'm thinking maybe a flaked roof, keep the matt black, narrow whites steelies etc. Needs an altitude adjustment pretty bad too
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Post by Harry Palms on Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:13 am

Nothing like a longroof with board racks, we have a fully customised Fc wagon which may end up with board racks as my old scene was surf & speed sailboarding.

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Post by hep on Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:13 am

I am on the hunt for period correct racks at the moment! Hard to find!
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Post by mudflap on Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:51 am

leave the stripes quit the plugs IMHO other than that I love it
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Post by hep on Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:33 am

yeah the plugs are going asap!
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Post by hewey on Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:14 am

hep wrote:I am on the hunt for period correct racks at the moment! Hard to find!

I got this one on ebay back when I had my bug for $50, keep an eye on it, they come up semi regularly I found.
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Post by hep on Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:11 am

Yeah I had one just like that on my old FB! I am thinking one of those or possibly one off a US wagon from the early 60's.
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Post by falzoony on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:24 pm

I had one on my wagon but decided to take it off. I think I still have it if anyone wants it. To me it seems to be more 70's-80's which is why I left it off. I will try to get more pics.
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Post by hep on Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:59 am

Hey Guys,

Thought you might like an update on my wagon - lots happening since I last posted a pic of her - I've been busy!

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Post by hewey on Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:42 pm

Much cleaner look, very nice
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Post by Flathead Kustoms on Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:58 pm

Busy indeed Hep! Good to see those unsightly spark plugs GONE! Wagon looks great, wish I had of snapped one up when I had the chance!!!
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Post by hep on Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:08 pm

thanks for the encouragement guys. She's along way from finished - body needs more massaging and the seals are of course gone! But I'm glad I picked it up, dont see many around and I always loved the xm wagons. Its in primer at the moment and when I finish straightening up the body, I'll pull out all the seals and hit it with a colour. Although I gotta say the matt grey of the primer makes it look pretty cool. Picked up a cool visor for it today off an xp, no rust and straight as an arrow - has the cool peak in the middle too! Heading to chopped show this weekend in the wagon - if your going keep an eye out for it.
Once thats done its on to the truck, I have been amassing parts for that in the last month and i want to get started pretty soon.
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Post by LB Guzzler on Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:16 am

Looks very cool in primer! I was tempted to keep mine grey and somethimes i still wish i had. (never happy).
The "Chopped" show is on my list of things to do, maybe next year i'll get down there. Keep up the good work.
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Post by hep on Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:04 am

I have changed my mind about it 100 times as well! Same as my truck, its in primer too and I'm damned if I can make a decision on colour for it either!
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Post by mudflap on Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:09 am

it looks really cool in Blacktown Racing Grey
, I would leave it as is, perhaps a coat of clear so the primer doesnt soak up the water
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