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I love wagons.

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  1. Emptyschmitz

    Emptyschmitz FEOA Member

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    Hello Everyone! My name is Matt, you can probably guess the rest. I'm not "empty" its just my initials "MT", made for a nice username.

    I just acquired a 94 LX Wagon with a 5 speed in amazing shape. My good friend acted as my proxy to go buy it for me and its waiting for me and I'm getting a little stir crazy, I can't wait! I learned stick on a 94 Sedan many many years ago and always loved the asthetic of the 90s cars like this. In fact, the whole reason I bought this was to semi-retire my current daily, a 96 Buick Roadmaster wagon. I LOVE that car. It was the best combination of robust design, simplicity and useful technology, much like this. It has small things here and there needing attention, stuff I cant do while dailying it. I am hoping to turn it into a very nice "Sunday" car for cruises and long drives, with the Escort taking over daily duties.

    Once the Roadmaster is back to where I am happy with it, I would love to do a 2.0 or a 1.8 swap on the wagon for a bit more pep. I have been doing a bit of "rabbit-holing" research on swaps and part exchanges and I love how Lego-like these are! Managed to pick up a armrest out of an old Protege yesterday while cruising the scrapyard. I'm also set on putting a nice set of those 2000 era 15" Protege 5 stars on soon. I have found I love to stealth-mod cars with stuff that looks stock but isn't! Swapped a Buick Lucerne steering wheel into my Roadmaster because the OE wheels are ugly and there aren't any NOS survivors. The Lucerne wheel looks completely stock and I'm working on getting the wheel buttons to work!

    Before I really put the Escort on the road, it is getting a lot of basic maintainance completed so it stays as a nice daily. I really want to hang onto this as long as I can.

    Anyway, shout out to everyone and their hard work in documenting all the fine details of these cars! I am really looking forward to getting this car down here and getting to enjoy it and tinker with it! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    Welcome to the forums. I think wagons are more popular (or just sold more originally) than the other body styles. I sure like them!
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Ditto on the welcome. I own three 3nd gen LX wagons, driving them as daily drivers - except when fixing one of them.

    I dont know if they made nearly as many wagons as they did the hatchbacks, but maybe the wagons get picked up by hardshell hobbyists more often.
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    I have a special affinity for these little wagons so I'm biased!

    Welcome to the forum!

    John
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I think you are correct. It seems more folks these days like the wagons over sedans and hatches.
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    Emptyschmitz FEOA Member

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    Picked up a set of Mini 5 stars for it yesterday for really cheap and in great shape. correct bolt pattern, offset, same width, 15" and while the hub is larger, I have spacers on the way for that. And the centers pop out and I can put "Ford" ones in their place. Mocked up what it will look like and I'm pleased, just the sort of simple effect I wanted.

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    Emptyschmitz FEOA Member

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    For what I paid, I would have been fine if it was either. I was just stoked it was a 3 pedal wagon!
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Interesting observation. I too have noticed that ever since I bought mine, wagons have become very limited in the used car sections lately. Before there would be around 4 or 5 wagons along with a sprinkling of regular sedans and ZX2's on a consistent basis. Most of what I see now are ZX2's and a few 4 door sedans but very few wagons popping up. Same in the yards. I used to have at least 5 wagons of both 2nd and 3rd gen spread around my area. Now I'm lucky to see one roll through once every couple months. I wonder why?

    John

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