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Old 08-18-2009, 08:07 AM   #15
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Check www.bigstationwagons.com

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<<< edit apologies. That link doesn't work any more. The guy specialized in wagons like mine. I'll find it. >>>

<<< can't find it. He is (was??) in Waterloo, NY. Bought repaired and sold many of these wagons. Many many happy customers.>>>
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:54 AM   #16
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Good luck with your search. Don't forget vehicles like International Carry-all's and Suburbans, and I'm not sure what the Ford and Chrysler equivalents were.

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Before the Explorer was introduced in 1991, there really wasn't an SUV other than what you mentioned above. The exceptions are the early and late Broncos & Bronco II (Ford) and the Chevy and GMC equivelant. Those pre-SUVs have a very short wheel base and high center of gravity. Not the best to tow with for any extended period of time. Chrysler came through it's first bail out in the 70's and 80's so it was banned from making low MPG vehicles as negoiated by the government. The biggest thing Chrysler came to market with was the "K" car. FWD was Chrysler's niche.

The wagon was the tow vehicle of choice for pre-SUV days. It offered the comfortable ride and the necessary beef to do the job. A truck could do the job. However one could get lots of options for the day that were not available in a truck. And Ford vans up to 1974 were not up for towing much with out some modifications. The 3rd generation of Ford vans (1975 to 1991) were finally equipped to tow. Comfort came later in that generation of vans as did pick up trucks.

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Old 08-18-2009, 11:07 AM   #17
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Here is one however it is on the wrong coast.

Ford : COUNTRY SQUIRE:eBay Motors (item 130325435208 end time Aug-24-09 08:25:30 PDT)

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That rear twin seat sure looks as I've seen before, but never even rode in a Ford wagon.
Waisted alot of time after looking at that Ebay link!!!

Heres a real retro...
Pinto woody!
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And a EDSEL!!!!
Edsel:eBay Motors (item 250484782447 end time Aug-25-09 10:28:08 PDT)
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:51 PM   #19
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The facing seats was a twist on the 9 passenger wagons. In the Ford/Mercury line up there was Ranch Wagon and Commuter, the Ford and Mercury models for 6 passenger wagons. Or the low low line wagons. The Country Squire and Colony Park were the Ford and Mercury upper end 9 passenger wagons.

Kind of like the difference between the Galaxie 500 and a LTD models.

Not many peeps want wagons for tow vehicles. I hope Remco gets one and keeps it away from the crusher and "Cash for Clunkers".

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That Pinto wagon would be a poor towing vehicle. That vintage 2.3l engine had oiling problems that caused premature engine failure.

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Too Much Tax !!!

Too bad it has to be '86 or earlier, this is my '89 and it is for sale.
'89 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Factory towing package, 4X4.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:24 PM   #22
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Too bad it has to be '86 or earlier, this is my '89 and it is for sale.
'89 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Factory towing package, 4X4.
I love those JGW's. I like the color of yours, ours was burgundy and it was nice but...........not the blue we wanted at the time.

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anything newer that 1986 And we have to pay road tax.

Better make that 1984.
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hey tinbender~i just got a 90 wagoneer.......and im having problems getting an affordable hitch
what kind of hitch is on yours?
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In response to 'biggoofball's" reply,

He is still in Waterloo, NY. Name is Fred and he specializes in buying and selling Roadmaster and Caprice Wagons. Just go on ebay and type in Buick Roadmaster, and there will be a good chance he has a wagon or two listed on there. I usually check once or twice a week just to see what he might have for sale. Most of his wagons come from states that don't have salt on their roads.
If you are thinking of a Buick Roadmaster - remember the LT1 engine was only in '94 - '96 models and it is bullet proof. Also - look for one that has the factory towing option.
So - a Buick Roadmaster or sister Chev Caprice Wagon would certainly have the horse power to pull.
I say this because we have a '96 Roadmaster LT1 with the rare option of wood delete and the factory towing option.
Fred in New York always has a very descriptive list of good and not so good things on his wagons. If there is a scratch or whatever - he tells it all.
There are several members on Airstream Forums who tow with classic wagons and I am sure if you did a couple of searches you will find them.
Good luck in your search.
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Have you considered a Suburban? There is a "cream puff" here at the Minnesota Airstream Park. It is an '88 and still owned by the original owner--he takes it back EVERY YEAR for Ziebart, etc. (they can't believe he is using the lifetime warranty & he is almost 90!) It is perfect inside & out--even has a custom "skylight". You can see it on the Minnesota Airstream Park website.
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