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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 15, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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1970 Concours Station Wagon

Hello everyone,

This is my 1970 Chevelle Concours.

Original options

- 3rd row seat
- 307 engine
- 3 speed manual
- electric rear window
- no power steering.


I live in Chile, south america, and the origina owner bought it in Colombia while working for the Chilean Air Force. When he moved back to Chile, he bring in the wagon too.

I purchased it from his son, but had the ocasion to share a nice conversation with the original owner (over 85 years old) while doing the paperwork.

He told me that the dealer convinced him of not asking for power steering as it will be dangerous for the bad streets and side roads of Colombia back then, and made me laugh when his son walked away for a minute and he told me secretly "if I had keep driving this car instead of my son, it will still be in pristine condition". Many stories about family vacations, etc.

I was fortunate to be selected as "the" new owner as many others have approached them to get the wagon, but mostly because they wanted to disassemble it to use parts other projects. So when I told them I wanted to keep it and restore it, I even got a little discount on the price.

After checking the engine and other parts, we decided to do some changes, so "final" setup will be:

- 350 engine (1 Piece RMS)
- 4 barrel carb (Holley 3310)
- PowerGlide Transmission.

I was lucky enough to locally score from a friend an original automatic steering column from a 1970 chevelle which is light blue too


The following pics are from when I got it.










As any restoration part needs to be imported, we made a list of "musts" and ended up with.

- Cowl Induction Style hood (non-functional)
- new front fenders
- new front bumper
- new "Rally" 15x8 wheels (vision wheels)
- new rear quarter from an "El Camino". <-- does NOT fit but a lot if it was used to replace the bad quarter).

and other minor details.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 15, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1970 Concours Station Wagon

after about 2 years, this is some parts of the process and how it's coming along.


A little play around before starting to fix it!



Ctrl+X - Ctrl+V













Leaving the paint shop.




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Re: 1970 Concours Station Wagon

Nice work, you're getting together very well!!

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Looking very NICE !!!!
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 15, 8:27 AM Thread Starter
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Looking very NICE !!!!
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Thank you, your wagon looks great.
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Nice work Ricardo

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 15, 10:27 AM
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Re: 1970 Concours Station Wagon

Looking good!

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gear/T-350 trans./3400 ATI conv/B&M Comp. Shifter/ 1/4 ET-12.39 @108mph - 1.69 60ft.

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nice work!
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 15, 4:32 PM
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Hey Ricardo,

Congrats on having such a nice project, so far from it's original home. And thank you for keeping another one on the road.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 15, 11:50 PM
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yes, very nice, keep up the good work.
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 19th, 15, 9:08 PM
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Re: 1970 Concours Station Wagon

Wow...extremely cool wagon, and even better story...

Love this wheel combo...


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Love it.....well done.

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Wow...extremely cool wagon, and even better story...

Love this wheel combo...

X2. maybe a real narrow trim ring. That's what I am going to put on my 66 Wagon.
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I'd love to have a three on the tree with a small block.. Nice car...
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 16, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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First night out!! Still a lot to do, but very nice to drive it around!
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