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 Post subject: Newest in my stable: 1972 Dodge Colt Wagon... NEW PICS!!!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:12 pm 
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O.k., as promised. I just got this about 2 weeks ago. From what I was told I'm the 3rd owner and it sat for the last 3 years(w/ me eyeballin' it)!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:15 pm 
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yep these early colt goons are rare ... only seen two others in the past 10 years!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:33 pm 
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Complete, though a few small items are tweaked.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:47 am 
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Looks good.:tu:
I like the hubcaps/wheel covers in the second photo better then the first.

Curious, does your car have seat belts? I can't see any.

I also find it interesting that your rear lenses are a different colour to mine
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Here's something else for you, have you noticed that the only external body colour you see on the interior when all the doors/tailgate are shut is the inside on the tailgate and below the rear side windows? Why not paint them the interior colour (in your case black)? Mine is a GL in Australia, so the part below the rear side windows came painted in the trim colour, but I never liked that the tailgate was different, so I painted it the same as the trim colour. It looks factory and really tidies it up.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:34 pm 
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Thanks for the nod :tu:, 75wagon. Two different style hubcaps: the pair in the second shot are "factory" cap - don't know about the others, and I agree, they do look better.

I need to source some belts along with a few more items. It came with Toyotas up front and haven't had time to thoroughly check for the others, yet.

From my experience with other badges, foreign models usually get the "cool" amber lenses - all RED is so stale!

You have a nice looking ride. Looks mad clean in that shot. That's my goal!

I'm looking for the broken rear right tail lens & left lens for the license plate housing. Got any leads? Let me know.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:31 pm 
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Very cool! Looks like an excellent project, be sure to take some under-the-hood shots too when you get a chance!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:36 pm 
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Thanks Arrow Joe,
Here's one I have from the first "photo shoot" - all there! It's got some 'grunge' to it.
I'll update as I get into the build.

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Arrow Joe wrote:
Very cool! Looks like an excellent project, be sure to take some under-the-hood shots too when you get a chance!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:39 pm 
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Looks like it needs some TLC in that bay.

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 Post subject: colt
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your car got alot of potential, with a nice rims and clean chrome that would be stylin. If youre close to the valley you can check my rides.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:43 am 
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Very, very nice find. As others have said, super rare. What are your plans?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:50 am 
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Wow, that's a big battery.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:21 am 
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75wagon wrote:
Wow, that's a big battery.

yep, completely unecessary for early imports, but that's all they sell here
probably 10x the amperage of the original :shock:

krossbræd wrote:
I'm looking for the broken rear right tail lens & left lens for the license plate housing. Got any leads? Let me know.
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i believe there's a set of nos wagon tails on ebay


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:20 pm 
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Thanks all,
RaptorReed wrote:
Looks like it needs some TLC in that bay.


For some strange reason, there was this blanket of dirt under there :shock:, not real heavy, looks a lot worse than it is - just got a new supply of "TLC".

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Very, very nice find. As others have said, super rare. What are your plans?


Nothing major, just plan to make a clean cruiser: new shoes (13s), drop, a little make-up, freshen up the interior, a little music, haven't settled on a transplant, yet - don't want to hack it up!
*Any suggestions on powerplant & brake swaps?

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Wow, that's a big battery.


Huge, right? Can't complain, it came with the car and it runs & drives AND has current rego!
**Hey, 75wagon, did you find those amber lenses, yet?

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yep, completely unecessary for early imports, but that's all they sell here probably 10x the amperage of the original :shock:


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i believe there's a set of nos wagon tails on ebay


I'll eventually swap out that cell for more appropriate power. I'm not looking to get a whole lamp set - just the signal lenses.


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Nice looking wagon, Man all theat good mitsubishi protective grime. That stuff will look brand new once you wipe it off lol.

Cool old wagon. Probably the first early wagon I have eve seen.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:32 pm 
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Yeah, I think that was a protective factory "option" - activates after 30 years to preserve the "old school-ness" :lol:.

I agree, I am totally feelin' the wagon style...

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Nice looking wagon, Man all theat good mitsubishi protective grime. That stuff will look brand new once you wipe it off lol.

Cool old wagon. Probably the first early wagon I have eve seen.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:17 am 
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I had a 74 GB (aussie) wagon years back. Got it and a GB sedan, for a case of beer. What a bargain.
I really like the grill on these models, we didn't get them in Australia.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:35 am 
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That's gotta be one of the bargains of the century - hands down! Mine was a deal but not quite that intense, I believe.
When I first inquired I offered $1,200US and waited months with no luck. So, life goes on, we move from the West Coast to the East Coast. And on my trip out West to complete the move I decided to check in again, still there, and offered $800US - and they sold :shock: - I almost started dancin'! They told me they were happy to FINALLY get rid of it :o!

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I had a 74 GB (aussie) wagon years back. Got it and a GB sedan, for a case of beer. What a bargain.
I really like the grill on these models, we didn't get them in Australia.


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 Post subject: Getting a physical...
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:21 pm 
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The wagon is in the "doctor's office"(my garage) getting a physical: front rotors/caliper rebuild, carb/intake cleaning, linkage adjustment, plugs, fuses and bulbs.

Found a little "toe jam"; glad that's all there was:D

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I bought it running and driving, all it needs is a "freshen-up" and is good to go!

Something to do while I plan the conversion:D...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:54 pm 
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wow another wagon pops up ...
http://www.japanesenostalgiccar.com/for ... 672#100672


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That thing is rare! Good luck finding parts and please don't hack it up. She is one nice lookin' lil wagon with so much potential, keep us updated!

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