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post #91 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 19, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Re: '72 Greenbrier Wagon Project

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I'm actually thinking about doing a stripe down the side of my wagon also. I'd also considered the Heavy Chevy idea, but this is a pic of my first idea below. If I do the side stripe, I won't put SS stripes on the hood.
Similar to the 69 wagon with the Yeko style striping.
That white one looks great! No hood stripes for mine. They look good when I see them, but rather try something like that white one.

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post #92 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 19, 8:02 AM
 
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Re: '72 Greenbrier Wagon Project

Just about finished with this 72 chevelle wagon

Started Feb 13 2019.

Cruise coast Mississippi October coming up fast

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Re: '72 Greenbrier Wagon Project

Definitely a lot of progress in a short time. I need to get my butt in gear and get one of my wagons finished!
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post #94 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 19, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Just about finished with this 72 chevelle wagon

Started Feb 13 2019.

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Are those the cc501s? What size back wheels and tires?

Pretty big transformation on your wagon. Looks great.

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post #95 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 19, 11:05 PM
 
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Cc501 sat 1.5 inches lower.

this is cc507.
Tires 275x60x15
4.5 back space I can go to maybe 5.5 or 6 in back space and still clear the frame

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post #96 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 19, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Cc501 sat 1.5 inches lower.

this is cc507.
Tires 275x60x15
4.5 back space I can go to maybe 5.5 or 6 in back space and still clear the frame

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Thanks for the info. Went to NAPA yesterday to try to get specs on their springs, didnt have much and also not much available.

My 71 has 15x10 with 5.5bs rims running 275/60/15. Using 65 Olds F85 6 cylinder springs for a 2" drop. Tires clear no problem, 295's had to trim the fender lips abit.

The wagon has the same 275/60/15 but 15x8 with 4.5bs...want to keep the same lower height as it is currently but need a stronger spring.

Made a couple wot blasts form a stop the other day....wheels were spinning and back end was bouncing up a down. Not wheelhop, just bouncing.

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post #97 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 19, 2:19 PM
 
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Re: '72 Greenbrier Wagon Project

Got mine off Amazon they have a free return withen a time frame.

Had to send one set back other set came from orileys parts place I think .
Took them back also .
Had 2 more sets from a friend.

I wanted taller so when I put weight in the back it wont squat.

Still thinking about air shocks

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post #98 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 19, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Got mine off Amazon they have a free return withen a time frame.

Had to send one set back other set came from orileys parts place I think .
Took them back also .
Had 2 more sets from a friend.

I wanted taller so when I put weight in the back it wont squat.

Still thinking about air shocks

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Ordered the CC501s. See how those work out. Mine has air shocks on it. May split the lines up so each shock can be fill separately.

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T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

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post #99 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 19, 11:48 AM
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Re: '72 Greenbrier Wagon Project

I saw what I think was a Greenbrier just off of I94 west of Wisconsin Dells. Just in case anybody is interested.
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post #100 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 19, 12:21 PM
 
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My plan is also to split the line so I can adjust it

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post #101 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 19, 1:25 PM
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Oh yea I my fingers didn't type it but it was for sale, or do they say for sell now days.

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post #102 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 19, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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My plan is also to split the line so I can adjust it

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The springs showed up yesterday morning, got them installed. Also split up the air shock lines. Drove the wagon to work today, drives and handles bumps much better. Will take some pics when I get a chance. The ride height is a tiny bit higher than i wanted, but pretty close.

The driver's side is still 1-1/2" lower than pass side, the half inch spacer gets it to 1" lower. At least with the ability to air up the driver side a bit more is helpful. See if changing the body bushings over the winter helps that.

Overall so far so good with the CC501s though..

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T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

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post #103 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 19, 3:09 PM
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^^^What about if the new body bushings doesn't fix the drivers side being 1 1/2 lower,would it be possible to use a spacer to take away another 1/2 or 1 inch ? Just wondering out loud.For the record my 71 is about a 3/4 difference side to side and my body bushings are shot so I'm hoping that the bushings takes up that gap.My springs are new.

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post #104 of 106 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 19, 1:39 PM Thread Starter
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^^^What about if the new body bushings doesn't fix the drivers side being 1 1/2 lower,would it be possible to use a spacer to take away another 1/2 or 1 inch ? Just wondering out loud.For the record my 71 is about a 3/4 difference side to side and my body bushings are shot so I'm hoping that the bushings takes up that gap.My springs are new.
Thats what Im waiting to find out as well. Have new body bushings waiting, maybe over the winter.

They make different size spacers. I just happened to have this 1/2 sitting on the shelf.

Another thought was to grab a set of cc507 and use one in drivers side and cc501 in pass side.
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post #105 of 106 (permalink) Old Oct 12th, 19, 10:09 PM
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Thats what Im waiting to find out as well. Have new body bushings waiting, maybe over the winter.

They make different size spacers. I just happened to have this 1/2 sitting on the shelf.

Another thought was to grab a set of cc507 and use one in drivers side and cc501 in pass side.

I replaced the body bushings on my 72 and found that the one above the rear end on the passenger side doesn't even touch when I tighten everything down. When I looked at the original that was removed, it didn't look like it was touching either. Not sure how it will sit.

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