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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2017, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Well......I'm baaaaaaaack!

Just picked up this 68 Impy Wagon all original with a 327/350 patin'd paint the original key buzzer, radiator, FACTORY AC still worked in this thing! The car didn't run when I got it no brakes the passenger side rear quarter and tailgate glass was busted out. but everything was all there and it was all original and unmolested! It still had the original T3 headlights in the car and they worked! I had a little newer style wagon that I traded the guy straight across for the 68 Wagon!

Is there a way to slow down the downward travel of the tailgate once its opened? I was thinking about some hydraulic shots being modified to work with the assistance of the door. Here is a quick pic of her as well.....
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Here is a better pic
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2017, 07:21 PM
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Welcome back.

I believe the factory used a spring in the hinge to counter balance the weight. Your's may have snapped allowing it ti drop.

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Welcome back.

I believe the factory used a spring in the hinge to counter balance the weight. Your's may have snapped allowing it ti drop.

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Thanks Dave as always a plethora of knowledge man!!
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68 wagons are cool. good luck fixing her up.

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
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68 wagons are cool. good luck fixing her up.
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