Update on 67 Sportwagon

Discussion in 'Drag'n Wagons' started by spw1967, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. spw1967

    spw1967 Well-Known Member

    The wagon is back on the road updated but not quite finished. Car was at the body shop about six months and I am happy with the results. Dechromed the sides as the car was originally wood grain which I chose not to reuse. Suspension was in need of work and was replaced with new control arms, air ride springs and digital control from Ridetech. The original 400 switch pitch was replaced with a 2004R. Kept the original rear axle with new axle bearings. Wilwood 12.7 disc brakes on front with new Delphi 600 power steering gear. New carpet cleans up the interior. Winter project will be replacing the speedo that is making noise. The 71 350 is stock which was in the wagon when purchased and runs fine. Here's a few photos. 100_2580.jpg 100_2588.jpg 100_2586.jpg

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  2. 19richie66

    19richie66 4:13

    Beautiful car you have there. Paint choice looks great. Very nice:TU:
  3. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

    Kudos. Love it.
  4. gsman

    gsman '67 GS 400

    Awesome car! I really like the black on the hood and top. I was thinking of putting black on my hood just like that except leaving the hood scoops silver. Do you know what color of black that is? It appears to be glossy.

  5. spw1967

    spw1967 Well-Known Member

    The "black" is actually a very deep green, I believe its forest green. Doesn't show to well in pics but does in bright sunshine.
  6. gsman

    gsman '67 GS 400

    Well, either way, it looks really sharp! Nice car!

  7. flippermtc

    flippermtc Valley Forge Pa- Go Phillies!

    She's a beauty. Like the color a lot. :)
  8. BrianinStLouis

    BrianinStLouis Silver Level contributor

  9. Art Tirrell

    Art Tirrell Well-Known Member

    Man, that looks good!
  10. 67sportwagoon

    67sportwagoon Well-Known Member

    Could you post your impressions of driving with the new trans vs. the old trans? I really like the switch pitch in my 67 Sportwagon 400 but had considered a change to the 200r4 when going through the car. Thanks.
  11. bigds65

    bigds65 Well-Known Member

    I love your Sport Wagon. I had a 65 Sport Wagon but I had to sell it a few years back. :Dou: I've owned quite a few Buicks in the last 20 years and that's one that I miss.
    Happy Holidays To All.

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  12. angelorayhurst

    angelorayhurst Well-Known Member

    Really like the two tone and color combo:bglasses:
  13. spw1967

    spw1967 Well-Known Member

    The 200-4r is all about the overdrive. Even with the 3.23 gears its just too many revs on the hiway. The switch pitch was missing some electrical components so wasn't working making hard to compare.
  14. spw1967

    spw1967 Well-Known Member

    Added an autometer tach where the non-working clock used to reside. Also installed MSD ignition, the correct 90 ohm gas gauge sending unit and a temperature gauge to replace idiot light. Dash now has LED lighting so hopefully I won't have to crawl under the dash to replace bulbs.

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  15. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    Aawesome Wagon ... love everything about it from the color to the stance.

    Is the LED dashlite replacement a simple swap of bulbs or more involved ?
  16. spw1967

    spw1967 Well-Known Member

    The LED bulbs are a direct replacement for the original 194 bulbs, they fit right into the original socket. Bought mine on amazon.com 10 for $9.
  17. 67sportwagoon

    67sportwagoon Well-Known Member

    Where did you locate the correct 90 ohm gas tank sending unit?
  18. kick71

    kick71 Mike

    That wagon is awesome! Nice job.
  19. spw1967

    spw1967 Well-Known Member

    OPGI.com, it's a Chevelle unit but works fine.
  20. Sportywag

    Sportywag Member

    What are you running for springs

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