Question for 70-72 Sportwagon Experts

Discussion in 'Drag'n Wagons' started by 70sportwagon, May 2, 2018.

  1. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    In a box marked "1972 Sportwagon Misc." I found some bits that in my recollection are moldings for a factory 2 tone. The cowl tag is 26 10 which I think means Stratomist/White two tone. I only have 4 moldings. Can anyone confirm how many there should be? Should I two tone my Sportwagon Project? I am painting it 1971 Cortez Gold with the Dark Brown Interior from the 70.

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  2. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    That original color combo would've been beautiful - Painted roof on a SW had to be pretty rare. Personally, I'd have probably put it back to the orig., but in your case I'd definitely find a complimentary color and paint the roof but that's just me. I happen to really like the painted roof option.
  3. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    The car they came off of was a high option 72 Sportwagon I parted out 15 years ago. It was rusty but it was probably a pretty sharp car when it was new. Power disc brakes, power steering, power seat, power windows, Posi, all the trim, cruise, tilt and chrome wheels. Somewhere I have the body order final sheet from it with title and tags. I saved most of the options off of it - I just don't know if I want to swap in the power window setup.

    I am painting my current Sportwagon 1971 Cortez Gold(my second favorite color after Bittersweet Mist) I want to leave the Brown interior so I don't know what color I would two tone it.
  4. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I'd start with the color compatibility chart for '71 and make the top a factory color too. To me, w/o the painted top, thats a lot of Cortez Gold. My initial thought (living vicariously through you:)) was Bittersweet Mist top, but idk if that would work. I could sure picture Bitersweet Mist with a Burnished Cinnamon top being gorgeous though. Will be curious to see what you do.
  5. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    I thought about Cortez Gold/Burnished Cinnamon or Cortez Gold/Black. Lots of thought here - a factory looking two tone would be cool.
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  6. Chris Lott

    Chris Lott 4 speed finally

    My '70 Sportwagon is Gulfstream w/white painted top - has the same trim separating the top and body. I've got some work being done on it at a shop right now (FiTech install), but I can check it when I get it back. Cool to hear another one is being done!

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