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Old 01-22-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default Kyle's orphan 220 amazon wagon

Picked this up yesterday from its previous owner who found it. It has been sitting in a field in Texas from 1985 to 2007 when he found it. Apparently the previous owner left it and then died, the land was then sold and a couple decades later here we are. The previous owner also installed an engine from a pv544 that is said to run, and came with a set of decent carbs. This is going to be a long term resto-mod sorta deal, starting with a strip and media blast. But I can say that it will end up shiny white with a completely red interior. Feels good to save a classic.

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Overall its a very nice shell. Needs rear floors and the rear has been hit and poorly repaired, but overall nothing too crazy. Perks of a Texas shell
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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A lot of work, but damn... I'm jealous. Good luck!
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Posting on the first page of what will assuredly be an amazing car when you're done.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Great find dude, white/red going to be sweet
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:18 AM   #6
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #7
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:16 PM   #8
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Nice....look forward to following along...
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:37 PM   #9
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check my 122 project thread for some rust repair chemical called Evapo-Rust...soak parts overnight, wire brush and wire wheel and they shine like brand new, primer and paint and you're down the road..or powdercoat

the red interior is really hard to find in used cars, mine has a red interior lol. and i have some spare bumpers if you need them. they're not perfect but they're not mangled like those.

i can't wait to see what you do with this baby! let me know if there's anything i can do to help. i'd love to swing by some time and check it out or help you disassemble it. you can pretty much get this thing down to the frame with a 13,14,15, and 17mm wrench
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:09 PM   #10
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Any progress?
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:21 PM   #11
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So I still have this thing. I rambled around in it this weekend looking for things. I got the stock B18 in it to fire and make noise and smoke and all that just for the hell of it, it was pretty entertaining. Next on the list is to pick up a set of rear floor pans, right now they are 80% duck tape to keep the birds and **** out. I havent been working on this thing as much as I've wanted, mostly because I'm distracted by my several other projects. I have been getting some hard to find **** taken care of though. I found a pristine tailgate with no filler in Cary, NC that will save me lots of headache.


I also picked up a couple of parts cars out of Roxboro, NC that will be of help. I got this '67 green wagon here mostly for a 1/4 panel.

I also lucked out and found a full set of keys to the green wagon in a box behind one of the bumpers FTW!

Its a total rust bucket, but the 1/4s are straight. That should prove to help me out alot since mine are bashed in. I also picked up a '66 sedan with no title that has a totally straight front grille support nose piece thing in the same deal. I got both for a cool $800, what I thought was a fair price.

BUT I do have a plan, though its going to take a while. I'm going to do a vertically mounted 2.5L 5-cyl whiteblock with ITBs and a longtube header I'll make myself. Not sure if I'll bother with fancy pistons or anything, it'll start off stock. I've been browsing the jenvey stuff, and I like the looks of the manifold they sell. I figure that will do nice with a mustang T5 behind it. I've got a 12x12 chunk of 6061 sitting here I need to get busy on for an adaptor, so I hope to get started on that soon. I've got a spare n/a engine sitting in the barn, a spare T5, and jared (propav8r) was nice enough to let me borrow a 960 bellhousing for prototyping purposes. Not sure about the rear end, I havent done enough research to make a decision yet. 8.8 maybe?

I want to do air bags for the suspension, which I know zero about..but how hard can it be?

So thats about where I am now, I really just need to get off of my ass and get that adaptor drawn up so I can have some whiteblock mach up done.

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Old 04-22-2014, 02:01 AM   #12
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Email me dkauer@gmail.com and I'll send you the cad drawing for t5/t5 adapter (mines drawn for slanted but it'll get you closer).

I think stock NA internals would be fine. If you want to roll your own ITBs the 960 intake manifold is two piece and the head side is a perfect start for mounting ITBs. (Seriously, it's like it was designed for it).

Sounds like a cool project. We will harass you from time to time so you stay on it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:08 AM   #13
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Hell yes! I'll shoot you an email today sometime.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:08 AM   #14
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This should be awesome. Dibs if you ever sell it
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:45 PM   #15
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Haha thanks. Doubt it will happen for a long long time though
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:58 PM   #16
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Definitely in for whiteblock updates.

You really don't need to drop megabucks on Jenvey throttles if you can do some welding and fabricating. Alex and I did an ITB setup for very short money on the whiteblock swapped VW.



If you use a 960 intake flange then most of the ****ty work is already done. Get some GSXR (or similar) throttle bodies that can be split individually and you should be pretty close to home.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:40 PM   #17
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Hell yes, thats a great idea. I'm so raiding the junkyard for 960 stuff this weekend. Doug hooked me up with a bolt pattern sketch as well so I spit this out after work.

Still a little rough, and I want to confirm some of my measurements, but it'll get me started.

Thanks for the insight guys!

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Old 05-01-2014, 01:06 PM   #18
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What is with the influx of amazon wagons lately
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:54 PM   #19
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Small update. Ordered a set of gsxr 1000 throttle bodies and some aluminum tube to get the intake fabbed up. I've chopped down a 960 intake as well.

I've changed transmission plans, and I think now I'm going after a w58 out of a supra. They are super cheap and easy to find. I'm not going to be making loads of power, so it should suit the car well. Right now I'm going to cut the trans tunnel out of a spare 244 I have and see how that goes.
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Motivation to get on with mine. One thing at a time. Missile needs work first.
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I'm so happy my 220 is still alive! I really miss that thing. That B18 was daily driven in the '65 544 until just a month or so before you bought it. It's a very good running engine. Went on several 500+ miles trips with that B18. I'll definitely be keeping up with this thread. And if you're ever selling it, you know who's buying.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:37 PM   #22
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Haha yep! Still have big plans for this thing! I got the B18 running not long ago just off of spare carbs and a gas can. It seems solid and looks super clean inside.
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Old 04-30-2017, 05:31 PM   #23
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Bump!

Believe it or not I still have this thing. And (gasp) it does occasionally get worked on! Nothing huge though. I didn't start on it before because I really wanted a shop of my own before I took on a project of this magnitude, and while my dad is nice enough to let me work in his, blowing an entire apart in it was not an option.

The direction on this is still the same as before. I'm swapping in a N/A 5 cylinder with ITBs. I think I'm going with a TKO trans or similar, and a 1031 rear end that I have laying around. On top of that I'll throw in a MSPro or similar to get some EFI action going. It doesn't have to be super fast, but it does have to sound mega cool. That's the primary goal.

Time wise I'm hoping to have the drivetrain swapped in and reliable in a year. I really want to take this thing cross country and sleep in it along the way. So the media blast and paint will be put off, but I'm still going to go ahead and fix the big rust and the crash damage. Might as well really.

Anyways. Lately I've evaluated the quarter panel situation...and it isn't great. They both need replaced.



All the brown is filler. And it's DEEP. This thing was side swiped when it was rear ended apparently. So out comes the sawzall.



The green wagon I got a while back is horribly rusty, but its a really straight car above the rocker panels. This is the drivers quarter, and it looks really good. I'll just have to patch a small area under the tail light.

I'm waiting for a friend to help me out with the actual swap onto the car, but I did get a few things done today. I started with cutting out the crappy trailer hitch that was on this thing. It was torch cut and stick welded angle iron...welded straight to the bumper brackets. A few minutes with the angle grinder and it was free.



Here's an idea of the fab that was done previously on this thing...thats angle iron as a new shock mount.



While the car has lots of surface rust underneath, its incredibly solid. The front floors don't even have any pin holes, just the rears need replaced.



I ended the day by yanking out the B18 that was in it. Hopefully soon I can get a whiteblock to start fabbing mounts etc up on.



Stay tuned...or don't, this could take a while.

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I'm so glad you're still working on this. I have too many projects and I know how life goes. It's really easy to forget about cars lol
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