Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Wagon

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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Wagon

Postby 68383 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:30 pm

Here you go, Ryan.

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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Wagon

Postby moparmike » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:12 pm

Now that is a sweet lookin wagon!
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Wagon

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:19 pm

Ha, I have seen that a couple of times around the web. Neat car, not my favorite of the B Body wagon styles, but a neat car just the same.
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Wagon

Postby MOPAR_AMC_FAN » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:09 pm

Is that the one that's a factory pistol-grip 4 speed? Does look pretty sweet.
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Wagon

Postby 68383 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:54 pm

Couldn't say. I grabbed it from Crackbook.


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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Wagon

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:54 am

At the beginning of December I pulled the car into my parents' garage and changed the oil. It was mostly an excuse to get it in where it was dry (was cold and rainy that day) and evaluate it a bit more in some good light.

I dunno if I'm overjoyed with what I found, but I need more time to keep looking at it. Its certainly saveable, but it is rusty, that's for sure. If all else fails it'll be a good source of parts, but I'm going to try to fight the rust battle off.
Motor runs great when its hot, gotta get that factory 1bbl off of there and get the edelbrock on it so I can get it to run better. Was a real pain to deal with it stalling at every moment while trying to move it around.

Here are the pics, which mostly show the bad spots. There's some more floor cancer that has been "repaired" that is not shown.

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Gate is pretty good, not perfect, and I still haven't had the time to get the window to go down so I can open it:
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Roof is good:
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Window corners have some bubbles:

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The torsion bar crossmember is what you're looking at here, this is pictures of both ends I think, though they almost look the same, so:

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Here's the cargo hold floor:
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And the spare tire well, or, well, what was once the spare tire well:
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Lovely, lovely quarters:
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Fenders are gar-booge, mostly at the front:
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Motor runs like a top, though, when the carb is happy! Has a manifold leak something fierce, though.
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So, this will prove my ignorance, but try to help me learn:
This is the tranny, and its not the same pan as my Dart or my other Coronet. Does this mean this is a smallblock 727?
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And is this an 8 & 3/4? How do I tell?
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Wagon

Postby MOPAR_AMC_FAN » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:46 pm

Can't tell what the trans is as the lighting isn't the best. Can you get a better pic of it? Where the 904 has a corner of the pan that looks chopped off, the 727 will have one corner that has a bump-out to it.

As for the rear, it's not an 8 3/4. More likely I'd guess a 7 1/4 (maybe an 8 1/4 ?). The 8 3/4 has the bolts on the front side of the axle as the whole front center section comes out with the gears and all leaving an empty hole in the housing. The one in your car has a cover that bolts on the back of the housing like most rear axles (minus the 8 3/4 and Ford 9").
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Wagon

Postby dge467 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:22 pm

Looks like you got some work ahead! I would take care of the torsion bar cross member first for sure! I am thinking 9 1/4 or 9 3/4 rear. I would be very surprised if they put a 7 1/4 in a b body wagon. But you never know!
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Wagon

Postby ricks_RR » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:07 am

good luck alot of work ahead of you



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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Wagon

Postby bear » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:12 pm

I gotta be honest Sneke_Eyez . Two things scare me the most . #1 The torsion bar anchors and #2 That someone has been in there before with the body . There's nothing I hate worse then chasing someone else's work . If the car was in the same condition but untouched by someone else then I would be a lot less nervous . I'm not condemning the project because I think almost anything can be brought back to life But I don't know what your fab and welding skill's are . For someone like myself I look at the wagon as , well I can fab this up and that up and weld a panel in here or there . But me not knowing you personally , I don't know what your skill level is . For someone else to do this work it's going to be PRICEY . So my question to you is , are you up for this challenge ? And please don't take any of what I said the wrong way . Like I said , I think pretty much most cars have a second chance to life .
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