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Old 09-24-2009, 09:59 PM   #85
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Hey guys,

I found the original build sheet and I think the axle ratio is 2.75:1, good highway gears, but not so good for pulling (Hey, Barry, could you find out if Lee still had the 3.55s left?). I'll attach a copy of the build sheet for you guys to look at. I did notice that on Line "D" of the build sheet there is an 'X' under Suspension Packages - Trailer Tow. Any idea what this means? BTW, Barry, apparently this wagon was green when it came off the line, just like your dad's.

Thanks guys
Will do Rod. He's away until Monday of next week - we just returned from the same spot - takes me longer to recover from a trip.

That is trick that the wagon was green. We suspect that is why my love of green wagons. While at Pacific Beach we ran into another green vehicle that blew us away and the owner of it insisted we bring the car over to take pics of the two vehicles together. What was even neater was that he was parked in berth 57, the year of our car. I've attached a pic.

I'll get back to you with Lee's info early next week.

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Old 09-25-2009, 10:46 PM   #86
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Barry,

That is a sweet set of pictures. I thought you had brought a new rig. I'm glad you're sticking to Airstreams. Yah, if you could talk to Lee and get back to me, that would be sweet! As for my wagon, I'd love just as much if it was green, but my dad's wagon was white with the brown wood trim, so this one reminds me of being a kid.

Talk to you soon,

Rod

The hub caps that are on it in this picture, are the original hubcaps from my dad's 1971 Country Squire.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:09 PM   #87
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Here are a few more pics of the wagon. I refinished (by hand) a set of 1991 Lincoln LSC 16" mags and put them on. I think they look pretty sweet. I also bought some vintage 'his/hers' Samsonite luggage which you can see on the roof rack. Take a look.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:20 PM   #88
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That really is a good looking wagon.

Our '66 had a vinyl or rubber coated canvas "bag carrier" that the luggage fitted into and was itself attached to the rack with straps. A good fit, IIRC, as it took all the space available on the rack. Held quite a lot of suitcases with some soft packing to fill the square corners.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:26 PM   #89
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It looks great Rod. You need to bring it to some of the stuff going on in the area this summer. Son's of Norway in June is one, then there is Wenatchee in early August and followed up by Deming Logging Grounds gathering. All great family events and all reasonably close.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:12 PM   #90
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Making the dream a reallity

I've been working on getting my 69 Chrysler T&C ready for towng. The brakes are going to be totally redone, as will the suspension.
The trans is rebuilt, the engine (440- 350 horse, 480 tourque) will be rebuilt for reliable power. I just had a hitch installed and hooked up for the first time. Have a look
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #91
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I've been working on getting my 69 Chrysler T&C ready for towng. The brakes are going to be totally redone, as will the suspension.
The trans is rebuilt, the engine (440- 350 horse, 480 tourque) will be rebuilt for reliable power. I just had a hitch installed and hooked up for the first time. Have a look
Sweet! Very nice wagon.

The RB (and B) engines are great engines. Light for their size and a real joy to work on.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:39 PM   #92
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I had one of these in high school and I wish I had the sense to have kept it. Plenty of power. 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Safari. Kind of a mixed up name.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #93
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Well, you could go purchase another Safari wagon to make up for that mistake you made years ago.

Safari wagons are great TV's. Mind you, I am a tad biased.
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:40 PM   #94
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what a beautiful tow vehicle !


i just bought a 1972 T&C as a future tow vehicle for my 1969 international, but am in need of a hitch ..
Where did you get the hitch, and what brand is it ?
also, is there any "official" tow capacity documentation ?
(the local authorities want documentation to allow the T&C as a tow vehicle.)

thank you !

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