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Moneymaker
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posted 11-26-2005 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
1960?

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Rory McNeil
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posted 11-26-2005 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
I believe that 1960 would be correct, Alex. At least I have never seen a Ford full sized wagon any later than 1960.

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capri man
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posted 11-26-2005 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
im not old enough to remember!!

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mellowyellow
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posted 11-30-2005 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
Don't remember on the 2 dr. deal but do remember the 57 DelRio 2 dr wagon. Kind of rare. There's one advertised in the lates Antique Classic Trader. On the 2 dr deal, would think perhaps 59. That was the last year of the full size Ranchero which would have had similar tooling as the full size 2 dr. wagon.

Rory McNeil
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posted 11-30-2005 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Your theory about the 1959 seems to make sense, but I have personally seen a couple of 60 2 dr wagons around this area. It does seem that a lot of additional tooling would have been needed for such a low volume vehicle. I have owned 3 2 dr Ford wagons, a 58 Ranch Wagon, & 2 57 Sedan Delivery`s. I wish I still had them all now! The 58 & my first delivery were both crushed years ago, but my other delivery is living the "good life" in a local Ford Pro Mod racers mini museum. It shares space with among others, an original 70 Boss 429 Mustang, Hot Rod 34 Ford coupe (312 Tbird engine with 3 2barrels, chopped & channeled, still as built in the early 60`s), a 68 F100 with a twin turbo 390FE, tubbed with 14x32 tires on steel rims with stock hubcaps. This truck was bought new by the father. He also has an early Plymouth Valient, tube chassis with 392 Hemi street cruiser (wifes car!)

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F570rd
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posted 11-30-2005 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F570rd        Reply w/Quote
A friend of mine bracket races a 57 2dr Merc.wagon.I thought it was very rare being a hard top but later found all were as such.

Moneymaker
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posted 11-30-2005 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Gary (Kulutz)would know for sure but I'm pretty sure it was 1960.
He the oldest guy around here.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 11-30-2005 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof        Reply w/Quote
In 1961 you could still get a Tudor Ranch Wagon, somewhat rare, only 12,042 were built.

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[This message has been edited by 70SportsRoof (edited 11-30-2005).]

KULTULZ
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posted 11-30-2005 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:

Gary (Kulutz)would know for sure but I'm pretty sure it was 1960.

He the oldest guy around here.


Most likely am...

70SportsRoof is correct. 1961 was the last year of the full size Ranch Wagon (Body Code 59).

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

Moneymaker
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posted 11-30-2005 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Thank you.
That clears it up.
I have never seen a 61 two door wagon.

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Alex Denysenko
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Rory McNeil
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posted 12-01-2005 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Intersting, I have never seen a 61 2 dr wagon neither, but I`d like too! I`d like to see a 58 Edsel "Roundup" 2 dr wagon as well. Gotta love the oddballs!

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80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
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59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

70SportsRoof
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posted 12-01-2005 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof        Reply w/Quote
Here's a '61 project, lots of pictures http://www.fakesnake.com/ranchwagon.htm

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Gary M
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Moneymaker
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posted 12-01-2005 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Now that's cool!
Except for the 223 L6 that is.

Thanks Gary.

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Alex Denysenko
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The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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Rory McNeil
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posted 12-01-2005 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Boy, I`ll bet that missing side glass will be REAL easy to find!

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected] 1.32 60 foot
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA M/Stock 302 5speed. [email protected] 1.63 60 foot
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

KULTULZ
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posted 12-02-2005 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rory McNeil:

Intersting, I have never seen a 61 2 dr wagon neither, but I`d like too! I`d like to see a 58 Edsel "Roundup" 2 dr wagon as well.


1958 EDSEL ROUNDUP

Same body as 57/58 FORD RANCH WAGON

1957 MERC VOYAGER

Notice HDTP as was CHEV NOMAD/PONT SAFARI

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

[This message has been edited by KULTULZ (edited 12-02-2005).]

KULTULZ
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posted 12-02-2005 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
This is one heck of a project car...

I would make it a HDTP with a B Pillar and sliding quarter glass instead of putting a STARLINER quarter pillar on it.

Make one fine beach runner...

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

Whitson
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posted 12-06-2005 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
I had never seen or heard of that 57 Merc "Voyager". That is wild! Love to find one of those and drop a 430 in it.
I was a 2dr wagon guy in my teens....had a 57 2dr ranch, then a 58, then a 62 Falcon 2dr wagon.

KULTULZ
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posted 12-06-2005 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
The MERC wagons came through as HDTPS (2 and 4 dr) from 1957 to 1960. The 2dr. is hard to find.

I still cannot figure why FORD didn't base an EDSEL (58) wagon on the MERC platform.

What I was thinking is reworking the 57/58 RANCH WAGON door opening to a HDTP (MERC glass)(similiar to NOMAD) with a sloping B pillar and retain the sliding quarter glass. Then hang a 58 EDSEL front clip on it.

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

Whitson
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posted 12-06-2005 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
Ever looked at this site? Lots of neat old wagon pictures in there.

www.ephemeranow.com/wagons/stationwagons.htm

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