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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 8:08 am
In the 50's Gm used the Corvette platform to try out different division's versions of the 2 seater. Pontiac, Buick, even had 2 or so different ones. GM also tried a "luxury personal station wagon", first utilizing the Corvette platform again, then going into production with the idea, in the Chevy and Pontiac full size line. Unfortunately the idea didn't take hold, probably because it was an expensive car, and limited in it's "station wagon " usefulness., not being a 4 door. Chevy Nomads, and Pontiac Safaris were made in very limited numbers, and are very rare today.
Olds, Buick, Cadillac, never made their version, and since the car was supposed to be a high end wagon, I never understood why. Various drawings, in the past, and Photoshops in the present have imagined how these versions would have looked.. A caddy version won the Ridler this year, though it was a highly stylized, hand built one. I have always wanted to do an Olds version, as I already own a 55, highly customized, and love that car.
last year a friend gave me his 56 Olds when he was too old to work on it. I had already bought a couple Nomad roofs years back in anticipation of doing something like this. I recently found a "good" Nomad roof, so now the project begins!
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:04 pm
I will be watching sounds interesting
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 9:20 pm
That's a beautiful car
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:32 am
That is one awesome looking station wagon...... Any progress? Just curious, hoping to do a truck project this coming winter...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Yes, lots of work/progress, but it's been a tough cookie! LOTS of rot/rust/stuff not even there. I did manage to get a 57 Safari parts car, but that, too turned out to be a major rust bucket. It DID have the interior trim I needed, plus glass and some stainless I didn't have.
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Building the sheet metal a bit at a time.
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Lots of rot to fix under the quarter glass
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New sheet metal in!
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Have to replace the bad factory seam, and add more metal to fill in the "Olds dip"
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Oh, Yeah, to make the conversion even more difficult, I decided it needed a 1 1/2" chop!



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Is that a Goat with an irs? :shocked:

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