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Old 01-24-2020, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Project 122 Amazon Wagon has begun!!!

Just picked up a 1964 Amazon Wagon....wow..it needs ALOT! The plan is to get it road ready again. The engine and drivetrain are GREAT. Runs smooth and like a top. The bad is it doesnt stop well at all. So I plan on having the brakes overhauled. Drums all around so new shoes, cylinders and bleeding should have it stopping like it did in 1964. The overall theme at first will be a rat rod...so It will be dropped, ALOT...and 17" wheels put on it. Then the interior will be gone through and then the exterior.

First jobs:

1. Key is stuck in the ignition...in the on position. So I will be replacing the ignition cylinder. Previous owner installed a push button starter switch so a new ignition cylinder should have that working well.

2. Dead Battery...probably related to number 1 and previous owner didnt drive it much at all in the past few years.

3. Brakes. Get it stopping well.

Once thats done then suspension, interior, and then decide on paint....

Here she is being unloaded from the truck on delivery day!






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Old 01-24-2020, 03:59 PM   #2
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Want! Congrats on what looks like a great project!
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:00 PM   #3
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Maybe you know already, but VP autoparts will be your friend fixing this thing. They are one of the few places that reliably have most things you will need in stock.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:53 PM   #4
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Maybe you know already, but VP autoparts will be your friend fixing this thing. They are one of the few places that reliably have most things you will need in stock.
Thanks!!! You're 220 is my inspiration!! And I have already ordered a new ignition switch and keys from VP!

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Old 01-24-2020, 04:56 PM   #5
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Old 01-25-2020, 07:03 PM   #6
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Nice. Looking forward to seeing what you do!
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Old 01-27-2020, 05:36 PM   #7
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Looks great. I'm working on a 66 wagon right now in pieces in my garage, in case you need any reference pictures or figures.
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:52 AM   #8
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I'd keep the button after changing the switch, only because the lock design it has risks snapping the key.
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Old 02-03-2020, 12:11 AM   #9
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OK...had a chance to do some work on the car.....

Popped the old lock cylinder out and attempted to install the new one. Realized the problem isn't the lock cylinder, its the actual electrical switch.

I lubed the switch with some lithium lube and inserted a screwdriver and worked the switch a bit. I was able to free it up a bit, but when moved to the start position, it gets stuck.

Here is the video of the switch...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/v6zPXR7OZw8

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Old 02-03-2020, 01:52 AM   #10
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cool project, I love the 220s
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:41 AM   #11
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cool project, I love the 220s


Judging by the wires behind the dash, you may have had some creative changes made by a PO. Simple aftermarket switches are worth the effort, I don't remember exactly but I think a regular 3 post switch is what you need (double check first). They're a quick $10 on Amazon.
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Old 02-06-2020, 05:45 PM   #12
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Info I got on another forum was that a 60's era MGB switch will work with minimal modifications. They are pretty cheap and still look vintage. Will look into that. Cut the armored cable to the coil, splice it and wire it to a new ignition switch.
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:29 PM   #13
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I have a disc brake setup I will not be using on my wide body 122
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:33 PM   #14
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These wagons are coming out of the woodwork.
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Old 02-07-2020, 12:02 AM   #15
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