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My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: C. Alan ()
Date: September 14, 2011 07:39PM

As some of you know, a few weeks ago I decided to put my '61 Wagon up for sale. After a few weeks of no takers, and only spam email, I decided to offer it up for trade as well.

The reason for the trade is that last year we bought a 1 acre property in the mountains outside of Tehachapi, California. Over the last several months, I have found myself having to borrow a truck more and more often. I had planned on buying a 4x4 truck eventually, so I decided to offer the corvair up for trade.

To this date I have had two serious offers: a banged up 2000 GMC 1500, and a chevy 2500 diesel suburban. The GMC ended up not passing smog, so I passed on that vehicle, but the suburban is starting to look pretty nice. It can hold all five of my kids, and is a 4x4, and is quite the capable tow vehicle to boot. It's a '97, and I know GM had quite a bit of trouble with the injector pumps on them, but the guy offering it to me appears to have solved that problem.

--C. Alan

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: September 15, 2011 07:21AM

You should send UGLYTRUK a pm, he has a bunch of trucks like that.

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon Ted Brown EFI Gen II
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: September 15, 2011 08:02AM

I have been passing your information and the pictures around. It is a tough time to sell anything. I can tell you tho.... if I had a larger garage... I would be up there looking at it myself! Nice Wagon.
Hang in there.

Corventure Dave

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: September 15, 2011 08:06AM

Affirmative on UGLYTRUCK.

He is a 6.2 diesel nut!!

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: September 15, 2011 09:11AM


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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: C. Alan ()
Date: October 05, 2011 07:25PM

Bump...
I still have the wagon. They guy I have been working with on the diesel suburban has pretty much flaked out on me, so I am taking offers.

Thanks,
C. Alan

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 06, 2011 07:18AM

corventure Dave Wrote:
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> I have been passing your information and the
> pictures around. It is a tough time to sell
> anything. I can tell you tho.... if I had a larger
> garage... I would be up there looking at it
> myself! Nice Wagon.
> Hang in there.
>
> Corventure Dave



how TRUE! i have freinds in the service industry (restaurants, bars, hotels) and home renovation field. they all say it's bog slow for them @ work, even those that have money to spend are hesitant to do so nowadays.

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 06, 2011 07:19AM

C. Alan....how 'bout a link to your original post that shows the wagon's pics and description, posted on this thread?

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: C. Alan ()
Date: October 06, 2011 08:50AM

As requested, here is a link to my original post:

[corvaircenter.com]

I also have quite a few pictures on my flickr site:

[www.flickr.com]

I am now asking $2,800 for the car.

Thanks,
C. Alan

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 06, 2011 09:19AM

thanks for the repost on the pics and original link, C.Alan!

i am SO tempted to incur the wrath of "the keeper of the checkbook" (once again)!


i wonder how impossible it would be to add Air Conditioning to a wagon? i am guessing a front trunk mounted condensor would be the only way to make it work?

(i "gotsa" have A/C here in the Heat & Hunmidity sink hole of the country; AKA New Orleans, LA)

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: C. Alan ()
Date: October 06, 2011 09:26AM

I think it would be just as hard to add AC to a wagon as it would be add it to a FC. There is no room for a condinsor in the engine compartment, and yes, you would have to put the condensor up front somewhere. That would be a lot of freon lines to install, but you could run them down through the tunnel fairly easily.

Thanks,
C. Alan

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 07, 2011 05:20AM

it's a "tough marker" out there in the Real World for collector cars, much less a "niche market" like our corvairs (but not to us, of course).

i'm gonna have to "likker up" my "keeper of the checkbook" this weekend and have a talk with her......


winking smiley

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: VegasVair ()
Date: October 07, 2011 05:54AM

FWIW, GM ran the factory A/C lines in LM cars on the floor along the passenger
door sill and along the bottom of the car on the passenger side. No lines in the tunnel.
I added factory A/C to mine stripped from a doner, but I put the condenser
in the trunk. My A/C lines are mounted under the car as much as possible
like the factory installation.

65 Corsa 140/4 A/C convert.
CORSA+Vegas Vairs

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 07, 2011 05:58AM

*tough market, not "marker".

gotta 'member to wear my reading glasses when i type!

(my 10th grade typing teacher would be displeased with me for still having to look at the keyboard!)

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: C. Alan ()
Date: October 07, 2011 05:36PM

Well I was hoping to take the wagon to the west coast tossed, but I was informed today that by my Wife that I will be helping my grand father in law move... Bummer.

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 07, 2011 05:39PM

well then...all that interior space of the wagon will come in handy!


are you shuuurrrrrrrr that you want to sell it?

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 08, 2011 07:17AM

back from the grocery and liquor store....wish me luck with tomorrow's plea bargaining session with the "keeper of the checkbook"!


drinking smiley

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 08, 2011 08:43AM

C. Alan Wrote:
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> I think it would be just as hard to add AC to a
> wagon as it would be add it to a FC. There is no
> room for a condinsor in the engine compartment,
> and yes, you would have to put the condensor up
> front somewhere. That would be a lot of freon
> lines to install, but you could run them down
> through the tunnel fairly easily.
>
> Thanks,
> C. Alan





it looks like there IS room in the engine compartment area for a newer, rotary style compressor and mount?


confused smiley

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: C. Alan ()
Date: October 08, 2011 08:43AM

rnch Wrote:
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> back from the grocery and liquor store....wish me
> luck with tomorrow's plea bargaining session with
> the "keeper of the checkbook"!
>
>
> drinking smiley


I guess that is what the trip to the liquor store was for. eye rolling smiley
Good luck!
C. Alan

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Re: My Wagon is still for sale, or trade?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 08, 2011 09:22AM

C. Alan Wrote:
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> rnch Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > back from the grocery and liquor store....wish
> me
> > luck with tomorrow's plea bargaining session
> with
> > the "keeper of the checkbook"!
> >
> >
> > drinking smiley
>
>
> I guess that is what the trip to the liquor store
> was for. eye rolling smiley
> Good luck!
> C. Alan


tks! i'll need it.


moody smiley

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