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avantilover
01-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Chris Skinner mentioned in a recent PM that Wagons were rare in our last year.

Not that I'm looking for another vehicle, I'm just asking the question if any of these are around and what one may be bought for if available?

Dick Steinkamp
01-11-2014, 10:01 PM
The stats I have show 940 Wagonaires made in 66.

I think they could be bought for $200-$20,000 depending on condition ;)

avantilover
01-11-2014, 10:07 PM
Thx Dick, they leak don't they?

Dick Steinkamp
01-11-2014, 10:09 PM
Thx Dick, they leak don't they?

The sliding roof versions are certainly prone to leak. Fixed roof versions...not so much ;)

avantilover
01-11-2014, 10:14 PM
And the one I don't own is someone else's problem.

Laughs.

8E45E
01-11-2014, 10:45 PM
Not that I'm looking for another vehicle, I'm just asking the question if any of these are around and what one may be bought for if available?

Second last Studebaker in tne in the National Automobile Museum: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?41166-Next-To-Last-Studebaker&highlight=harrahs

Craig

avantilover
01-12-2014, 12:25 AM
Thx Craig, nice car.

stude dude
01-12-2014, 04:41 AM
You can make a Wagonaire water tight. It truly is possible! It helps if you start with the correct seals and take the time to replace them all, and to check and clean out all the drains.

Chris.

2R5
01-12-2014, 06:16 AM
Chris Skinner mentioned in a recent PM that Wagons were rare in our last year.

Not that I'm looking for another vehicle, I'm just asking the question if any of these are around and what one may be bought for if available?

John , probably the nicest 66 wagon I know of was sold this past fall , it was out of Kentucky and sold for I think $13,500 . It was a V8 with factory air , totally restored . Think it went to a new member in Georgia.

avantilover
01-12-2014, 06:26 AM
Thx all, great information. I'm thinking my best option is to keep the Lovely Gold Cruiser I have coming when Brian Greenall can send the container and sell the rest.

Perhaps I'll be able to see a 66 wagon when Chris buys one as company for his Commander. Laughs.

1962larksedan
01-12-2014, 09:05 AM
Another way to get a '1966' wagon in looks would be to buy a 1965 (many more were made) and install a '1966' grille assembly. :)

2R5
01-12-2014, 09:53 AM
Another way to get a '1966' wagon in looks would be to buy a 1965 (many more were made) and install a '1966' grille assembly. :)

That would look ok from the outside but the interior would give it away.

Dick Steinkamp
01-12-2014, 10:31 AM
You can make a Wagonaire water tight. It truly is possible! It helps if you start with the correct seals and take the time to replace them all, and to check and clean out all the drains.

Chris.

I agree, Chris. I've installed the new type seals in mine, adjusted the mechanism to press hard and evenly on the seals, and I've replaced the 4 drain hoses with new. I'm fairly confident the roof will not leak.

BUT if I keep the car, I will not be driving it in a hard rain storm and I will be careful to not flood the sliding roof area when washing the car. If I sell the car, I will advise any potential buyer to do the same. It might be overly cautious on my part, but I wouldn't want to put the headliner and the rest of the interior at risk.

studegary
01-12-2014, 12:52 PM
Another way to get a '1966' wagon in looks would be to buy a 1965 (many more were made) and install a '1966' grille assembly. :)

You don't get up to "big" numbers until you get back to 1964 and 1963.
1966 940
1965 1824
1964 5163
1963 11,915

1962larksedan
01-12-2014, 03:00 PM
That would look ok from the outside but the interior would give it away.


You don't get up to "big" numbers until you get back to 1964 and 1963.
1966 940
1965 1824
1964 5163
1963 11,915

What's ironic was someone in the Phx area installed a 1966 front clip onto a 1963 Lark wagon. :)

Roscomacaw
01-12-2014, 10:33 PM
The magnetic rubber stuff that they make refrigerator door magnets from - you can buy that stuff in various lengths and widths - painted white on one side. The Wagonaire I once had - I was gonna cut a couple of lengths of it to flop over the top's side seams. Of course, I installed new seals as well. I sold the car before I could test the worth of the magnetic strips. It just so happened that my 66's roof was white, but the magnetic strips are paintable.

As I see it, the real problem is/was the tiny little drain pipes. They were a joke for adequate drainage. All it took was ONE dead leaf and a drain was plugged. What's worse is the rear drains emptied into the rear quarter areas which in wagons is closed off - with NO drain holes for those enclosed areas. Read that - certain to rust.

avantilover
01-13-2014, 03:27 AM
The magnetic rubber stuff that they make refrigerator door magnets from - you can buy that stuff in various lengths and widths - painted white on one side. The Wagonaire I once had - I was gonna cut a couple of lengths of it to flop over the top's side seams. Of course, I installed new seals as well. I sold the car before I could test the worth of the magnetic strips. It just so happened that my 66's roof was white, but the magnetic strips are paintable.

As I see it, the real problem is/was the tiny little drain pipes. They were a joke for adequate drainage. All it took was ONE dead leaf and a drain was plugged. What's worse is the rear drains emptied into the rear quarter areas which in wagons is closed off - with NO drain holes for those enclosed areas. Read that - certain to rust.
I wonder who signed off on the drainage design, you'd think an outlet to the street would have been a necessity.

stude1964
01-13-2014, 08:23 AM
I fixed the leak(s) in my '64 wagon by welding the roof shut! NOT! But what I did was to rip the roof out, installed new gaskets, lubed the rollers & cleaned out everything. I also installed new VINYL hoses which were extended through the rear 1/4's & beyond the bottom of the rockers at the door pillars. It hasn't leaked. Rob in PA.