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    There’s been a bit of interest in my newly imported wagon so here’s the story to those that want to know. I started searching for a wagon after years without any ‘special’ car. We knew of a white 210 Handyman owned by a local mechanic, went well and looked neat – I think it changed hands and ended up sitting for a while. When Pete went looking for it, the usual story – it had, after years of being there, been sold the week before. The hunt was now on for another wagon.

    Dallas Classic Chevy Club had classifieds in its online newsletter and I saw a 150 Handyman advertised – it was reasonably solid but needed everything, it was cheap and Pete braved a Munsters type family and an overgrown jungle garden to drag it home.. A few weeks later, a more up together car - my blue wagon was advertised on ebay but then disappeared. We thought it had been sold but the ad had been removed for some technical infringement. The car was in California – owned by a guy that worked for TCI transmissions and yes, still for sale, a friend looked it over. Thumbs up, I ended up with 2 Handymen. This worked out really well as the black wagon gave up many hard to find small parts during the build and was then sold – result



    California to TX



    Bits inside



    Engine sitting and ugly



    stock...but not!



    Interior - will post better pics but I think it's lovely. Thanks to Dee's Trim Shop, Plano TX - a great job



    Pete liked the idea of ‘faux stock’ and part of the deal was for him to build my wagon the way he wanted to, which was, luckily, pretty much what I wanted. Being a Ford guy it was kind of hard for him to work on this car, but he forced himself even though Y blocks are his true passion not those damn belly-button small blocks.

    The wagon turned out just how it should, it’s a clean old car, with some neat touches and perhaps a bit to discover each time you look at it. All credit to Pete.

    A last visit to the Ewings

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    Re: Dave's Wagon

    Awesome ride

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    Thanks Nick, you can pop over and take snaps whenever you like - I'm not far from you lol

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    Re: Dave's Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by shoebox View Post
    Thanks Nick, you can pop over and take snaps whenever you like - I'm not far from you lol
    I'd love to I'm not able to do any shoots for a few weeks as we have a baby due on 3rd May and I'm on standby and not allowed to stray too far. Come June I'd be up for it though

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    I'll see you after the birth as I'm sure you'll have loads of spare time! Hope it all goes smoothly. Dave

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    A fine 55, I like the Caddy interior, it really suits it well...........

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    Dave, lets just say I smiled.
    Well worth the wait.

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    Re: Dave's Wagon

    Great looking wagon Any more pics?

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    Re: Dave's Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by 56chevynut View Post
    Great looking wagon Any more pics?
    Sadly I have loads - like a proud Dad - anything in particular?



    Spence/Plump thanks for the kind comments.
    Last edited by shoebox; 19-04-2010 at 19:09.

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    Re: Dave's Wagon

    absolutly gorgeous!!!!

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