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Vega-Camino

Postby Kristjan » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:33 pm

I was browsing the Internet and found this rather special Vega that probably started it´s live as a Wagon.
What do you think of this Vega ? I personally find it cool because it is so one of a kind, but then again that´s a good thing :lol:

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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby vegagtfan » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:37 pm

I think the idea of the Vegamino is very cool 8) to bad GM did not built them back in the 70's and put them in the Vega line along with all the other models they built I'm pretty sure they would had sold alot of them I seen one sitting in a salvage yard that somebody tryed to build it was the 71-73 style.

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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby spyder_xlch » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:40 pm

An old boss of mine had a Vega wagon that he converted in to one like that. It was a parts hauler and had a V6 buick in it.
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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby Badassvega » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:52 pm

Where have they all gone, those and the 4x4 Vegas? I remember years ago 10 or so there were lots of them on epay. Almost got a 4x4 panel wagon, still kicking myself for missing out on that one. Anyone got any more pics of them or the 4x4's?
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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby spyder_xlch » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:58 pm

Badassvega wrote:Where have they all gone, those and the 4x4 Vegas? I remember years ago 10 or so there were lots of them on epay. Almost got a 4x4 panel wagon, still kicking myself for missing out on that one. Anyone got any more pics of them or the 4x4's?

Yeah, I'd like to see pics aswell. Anybody save pics of the Monte Vega wagon from ebay?
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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby Astre-mutt » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:37 pm

Matt, I deleted the Monte wagon. Sorry, but I hope this makes up for it. http://jalopnik.com/325728/heads-up-mid ... mino-alert
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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby spencerforhire » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:27 pm

I downloaded these pictures from this very board; don't know who posted them originally. I captioned them "El Vagino" but didn't realize how dirty it sounded 'til I said it out loud! :wink:
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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby vegagtfan » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:27 pm

That is a nice looking Monzamino looks like it would be easy to build one buy useing the rear hatch lift gate for the back window I got some pictures of the one in the salvage yard I seen that is now crushed if I could figure out to post pictures I would post it.

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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby cos2482 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:00 pm

This Vega-Camino was on e-bay a few years back.
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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby spencerforhire » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:14 am

These 3 little trucks show some different approaches, but none of them look "right"; the proportions are just not pleasing to the eye. The roof is too short on the red one(I know I'd hit my head on the back window if I sat in it, and I'm only 6'1") and on the white and blue ones the bed looks too short with the b-pillar too far back over the wheel opening. The only cure for this might be a longer wheel base and a piece spliced into the 1/4 panel in front of the rear wheel. A whole lot more work for sure. Something else that might help in the proportion department would be to start with a hatchback instead of a wagon; the lower roof line could make it look less "stubby". Not that I'd ever cut one up myself; just dreaming out loud.
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76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
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04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby spyder_xlch » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:27 am

spencerforhire wrote:I downloaded these pictures from this very board; don't know who posted them originally. I captioned them "El Vagino" but didn't realize how dirty it sounded 'til I said it out loud! :wink:

I can't speak spanish but I think that translates to "the vagina".
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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby BillPappy » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:39 am

Astre-mutt wrote:Matt, I deleted the Monte wagon. Sorry, but I hope this makes up for it. http://jalopnik.com/325728/heads-up-mid ... mino-alert


I like the shape of that one. I could think of alot better stuff to use the a corvair transaxle. (To weak) But the car is sweeet
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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby spencerforhire » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:44 am

A quick "photochop" to illustrate how one would look with a little stretch. My apologies to tjcoyote59, as his was the only wagon I could find a straight on side view of. It actually looks kind of "Australian" (not a bad thing!)
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77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.45@146.19)(6.01@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby Astre-mutt » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:51 am

This is my take on a Vega pickup using a Vega Nomad as the base.
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Re: Vega-Camino

Postby doogiediamond » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:24 pm

Actually, tjcoyote59's car looks pretty nice with the stretch job.
To bad we will never see it or one like it at the track like that.
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