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Darryl T
Posted 2017-11-11 1:53 PM (#552057)
Subject: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon



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Thursday I picked up this '57 Dodge Suburban 2-door wagon just north of Sacramento. I had been watching it from afar for over 3 years. Since the '57 Dodge convert and '81 supercharged DeLorean are finished I needed a new project, so decided to go for it. I restored the convert as accurately as I could, but being an old hotrodder this wagon will be getting a slight update using current Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger drivetrain - gen III hemi, a/t, independent rearend, etc. This makes the 3rd '57 Dodge I have dragged home from CA in less than 4 years. Probably time for an intervention...





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uncltank
Posted 2017-11-11 2:18 PM (#552061 - in reply to #552057)
Subject: Re: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon


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Congratulations... Looks like a fine wagon. Post more pics when you get a chance...
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Old Ray
Posted 2017-11-11 3:21 PM (#552066 - in reply to #552057)
Subject: RE: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon



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Wagons ROCK, hot rod wagons REALLY ROCK! No intervention required, you are perfectly normal.
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57DODGECONV
Posted 2017-11-12 4:06 PM (#552118 - in reply to #552057)
Subject: Re: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon


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Wow nice find Great starting point .
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-11-12 5:10 PM (#552121 - in reply to #552057)
Subject: RE: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon



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Very nice.

Some inspiration:





Different one:




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60 Imp
Posted 2017-11-13 5:41 AM (#552134 - in reply to #552057)
Subject: RE: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon


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I called Darryl's therapist today. She was just about to cut back his medication, then this Wagon happened..............

Oh well, time will tell.

Good luck, looks like a cracker car to hot rod! Really enjoyed the Convertible thread, and looking forward to seeing this one too.

As a member of your support group, the best I can do is give positive feedback!

Steve.

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RUSTORICHES
Posted 2017-11-29 10:10 PM (#553403 - in reply to #552057)
Subject: Re: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon


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It's definitely not your first time around the block as they say I love the original colour(patina) and your choice of power train is a good move. Most buyers in the market for these can relate to the gen 111 Hemi. a/t. I have a 57 4 dr. Dodge Suburban (Canadian made plodge) so the trim and body styline is a bit different They definitely are a conversion piece these days.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-11-29 10:23 PM (#553406 - in reply to #552057)
Subject: Re: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon


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that's not a project, that's a driver
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Darryl T
Posted 2017-11-30 4:32 PM (#553449 - in reply to #553406)
Subject: Re: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon



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It supposedly runs but I haven't tried it yet. Anyone need a very original looking 325 poly/torqueflite? Rearend? Front suspension?
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mstrug
Posted 2017-12-01 6:47 AM (#553473 - in reply to #552057)
Subject: Re: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon



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No intervention needed. We must protect these from the crusher at all costs. It doesn't hurt to have a couple extra in the project horde. Marc
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Swept57
Posted 2017-12-01 9:29 AM (#553475 - in reply to #552057)
Subject: Re: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon



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Nice find! But like the Plymouth business coupes, nobody is interested in restoring these 2-door wagons to stock.
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fast59desoto
Posted 2017-12-01 11:34 AM (#553487 - in reply to #552057)
Subject: Re: new project - 57 Dodge 2-door wagon



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Great buy! i watched this one for awhile.
Im Selling my 57 D500 2dr wagon if your interested needs a complete restoration pm for info


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