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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2016, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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New member from MA, looking for a wagon.

Good morning all,

New member from MA, looking for a 60's GM wagon. Looking forward to learning more about these vehicles. I'm in the process of selling my 92 GMC Typhoon to buy something larger for the family to cruise around in and go to car shows.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2016, 10:40 AM
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My favorite wagon from GM is the Suburban. In my opinion the best looking, but hardest to bring back from the dead due to rust would be the 1960 through 1966 model years:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...C_Suburban.jpg

Most think the best looking years are flat sided models from 1967 through 1927:

http://automotoclassicsale.com/sites...78382686_1.jpg

The Suburban became a little more rounded from 1973 through 1991 (with 1987 being the last year for the live front axle in a 4x4). These are easy to find and cheap:

http://149.255.34.50/listimg/img1_02...h90o43CPVm.jpg

If you want a car like ride the IFS all wheel drive is the best and was offered on the
1992-99 models:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...11-26-2011.jpg

Of course if you just want a 4x4 GM wagon there are a lot of creations out there for sale:

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p...s/08031314.jpg

But I suspect you are not looking for a Hearse

http://hearseforsale.info/hearse-pic...r-Hearse-5.jpg

or a Custom conversion with no room for the kids:

http://blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/...gon_01_700.jpg

But are interested in a 1959 through 1964 X-frame wagon, or a 1965 through 1968 Estate Wagon. I don't have one but I did want to apologize for making you look at all of those pictures and say welcome to the Team!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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That's for the welcome Big Dave. At this point I've narrowed my search down to GMC Suburban's from 67-72 and Impala, Bel Air, Biscayne Wagon's from 61-64. I would also consider a Buick, Olds or Pontiac wagon from 60-70 as well. I do like those herses though, I just don't see my wife getting in that thing.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 10:15 AM
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It's not a Hearse it's a Cadillac station wagon (converted into a wagon from a four door limo usually by S&S). The limo was a D-body with twelve additional inches of rear seat leg room that the same four door B-body didn't have. It also had parts such as wheel hubs, brakes, and springs off of a pick-up cause those surf boards piled on top of the roof could get heavy along with all of your friends going for a ride.

I think the Suburban is God's gift to the family man. Best vehicle ever invented to transporting about anything. Rides like a car if you get the C-10, but it can ride like a lumber wagon with the K-30 suspension and towing package added (one ton 4x4 with 12,000 pound towing package that had only four wheels instead of six).

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