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Power tour wagon build?

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by RapidRabbit, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    Basically, you have to pay for a bond on the title that covers to if it's found to be stolen. But you still end up losing the car I think.

    I'm trying to figure that out. All the wagons I'm finding don't have titles.
     
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  2. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Titling a car seems to vary by state in terms of difficulty and cost. I would contact your local authorities and get a clear understanding of the process and requirements now so you're clear on how to proceed whatever car you may buy.

    For something like this old wagon, original pieces are key. Missing trim for example could cost you many times the cost of the car itself should you need to find parts.
     
  3. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    I've been reading in it but it's clear as mud to me right now.

    And I'm hoping he has most of the trim. I want to find as complete a car as possible. Can't just open a catalog on these.
     
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  4. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    In KY bonded title is not an option. I googled it. But we have a "Classic Motor Vehicle Project" title. I did this on one of the 65's I was building. If the car was never registered/titled KY's system you can apply for one. They have to inspect the VIN and run a trace to make sure it's not listed as stolen, junked or whatever. Then you get the Classic title. After the car is "road worthy" it has to be inspected again and meet KY's strict (lol) requirements. Then you get a regular title. I bought a 65 coupe originally as a parts car with out a title and then decided to fix it up. I went that route and it worked. I wanted to get a title before I spent too much money on it. I got lucky because it was a Kentucky car but had not been on the road for many years and apparently not registered since KY kept electronic records. When they ran the VIN it didn't come up so I was able to go that route.
    Anyway, I hope this 58 works out for ya. It's pretty cool. Hopefully not too rusty! If you are going for the ratty patina look you won't need all the trim right away anyway...
     
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  5. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    I'm actually thinking of leaving most of the side trim off. But I will of course want certain pieces, like bumpers and the trim on the hood and trunk.
     
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  6. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    The title has to be shaken, not stirred, to be valid.
     
  7. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    that makes sense... Bonded, James Bonded.
     
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  8. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    CJ has found this, we are going to look at it tomorrow.
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  9. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    That's huge, but cool.

    I found a bobcat wagon for sale up here. Lol. Need a parts car? [​IMG]
     
  10. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    lol, yeah he needs the front clip!
    But yeah he wants a BIG wagon to go with his little one.
     
  11. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

  12. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Gran Torino wagon. Cool. A guy I worked with had a wagon n a couple of sedans
     
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  13. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    The missing trim would leave LOTS of sometimes fairly large holes in the sheet metal exposed. Not too mention the lack of the trim will typically radically change the appearance of the car...think smoothed out mono-chrome look. Trim is often used to create or accentuate body lines. 50's cars look like 50's cars because of the ornateness of it all. This carries over even into the rat-rod look.
     
  14. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    I agree, but I'm not completely sold on the way the two tone is on the 58. I want more of a straight back upper trim vs the v shaped.
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  15. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    Kind of more like this except on the 2 door.
    I'm going for rat rod, but not necessarily original. Semi custom.

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    Or no front trim, only the back,
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  16. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    Here's another version
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  17. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    That will be cool. Always been a fan of the tri chevy nomads. So I liken this to that. My uncle used to have a Edsel wagon. Now that was one ugly car lol.


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  18. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Get the trim. Looking at all those pics you will want it before all is said and done. On a land barge like these the body needs to be broken apart lest it look like a big ole' bus. Even in Rat form I think it needs the body line definition.
    That yellow one really gains a Nomad look without the front section of trim. Kinda like that look. There's enough body line in the fender to give it style.
     
  19. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    I was once told that the windshield is the same in the 58-60 pickups. Could be a source for some trim pieces.
     
  20. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    I like the yellow beat with the two tone being at the rear.


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