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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-13-2006 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I spotted this today at the body shop my car is at. It's powered by a 429/C6:

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cracing
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posted 01-13-2006 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cracing        Reply w/Quote
Wonder why there are so few 55-57 Fords left compared to Chev.?

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Fastymz
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posted 01-13-2006 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
WOW I think I need to go home now.
Thats an awesome looking Wagon. Why would any one take a nomad over that??? It would be so cool to blow away those ricers in a wagon.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-13-2006 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cracing:
Wonder why there are so few 55-57 Fords left compared to Chev.?


They kept running so people put more miles on them.

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-13-2006 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
First off!!! What gives!!! NO SNOW ON GROUND OUTSIDE??? Unless it's BLACK SNOW!

Nice car! Super job on nosing the hood-getting rid of that sunken into hood, ornament. Where's it from? How's your car coming along? In primer yet?

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-13-2006 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
We are having a heck of a January thaw right now. We're on our second day in the high 40s and it's not supposed to get cold until Monday. We've lost almost all our snow cover.

The '56 has Massachusetts plates on it, that's all I know about it.

They tell me they are shooting for getting it in primer the end of next week. They've totally straightened out both doors and right front fender which needed a lot of dolly work, and had to do lots of 'tuning' as they call it to make everything straight. {I guess they had to do a lot to straighten out my new repro hood. } It's skimmed in now and they said after they prime it they want to let it sit for two weeks to let the primer set real well and also to caught up with some of their other jobs.

Here she is as she sits now:

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Fastymz
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posted 01-13-2006 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Steve, they are doing a great job.

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adragon8u
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posted 01-13-2006 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u        Reply w/Quote
That is looking nice Steve.

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Big D
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posted 01-13-2006 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D        Reply w/Quote
When they were doing the body work on 6t6,, I took my Hight Pressure Washer into the shop to knock down SOME of the Bondo Dust..

They would sweep up everyday and in a couple days you never knew I had been trying to clean the place..

It's amazing how much dust is created..

MACH is looking great Steve..

Looks like it's about ready for primer.. Ya know,, It's not too late,, we can still throw some FLAMES on that baby..

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-13-2006 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
They're doing you right, letting it sit after primer. 2 stage or not, it kicks soon but still needs some cure time. And the skim coat can still have a little shrinkage also, I believe. Looks like they're using Rage brand filler. Good sh!t! That's a great shop! Love the visits! Could smell that skim coat! Oh Yeah!

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-14-2006 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Yes, it's supposed to be in primer the end of next week.

Mike and I cleaned the stainless this week and man what a ballbuster that was! 36 year old weatherstrip adhesive is tough stuff! It was worth it, though, amazingly most of it came out looking brand new and ready for another 36 years.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-14-2006 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Big D:
When they were doing the body work on 6t6,, I took my Hight Pressure Washer into the shop to knock down SOME of the Bondo Dust..

They would sweep up everyday and in a couple days you never knew I had been trying to clean the place..

It's amazing how much dust is created..

MACH is looking great Steve..

Looks like it's about ready for primer.. Ya know,, It's not too late,, we can still throw some FLAMES on that baby..


When we get the car back I'm sure we'll be cleaning bondo dust for the next year or so. Everywhere I look has a coat of dust on it now.

That's ok about the flames Big D, when I want flames I just put on my cool 'LaRevItUp' shirt you made me!

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MLariviere
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posted 01-14-2006 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere        Reply w/Quote
That looks great,Steve! Not a lot of filler in it. I'm sure that they will clean it out pretty good. The last thing they will want are airbornes flying around inside the car. More cleaning at the beginning will mean less work at finish time.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-15-2006 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Mike, if you could see what our immaculately detailed front suspension looks like now you'd cry. I kept telling myself "It'll be ok, it'll be ok, it'll be ok..."

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Buster
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posted 01-19-2006 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster        Reply w/Quote
Steve, that's one nice ride! I've always liked the 50's 2 door wagons, Ford & Cheby alike.

Too bad the American car companies don't do that anymore. They are SO CLUELESS to what THE American consumers desire. Sure, some will buy anything, just because.

Well fortunately, it seems that they might be starting to catch on with the introduction of the retro Mustang, Challenger and Camaro.

I also liked the 2 door Crown Vic's as well. I think the last year was in 1984 or 85. But, once again they quit, only producing the 4 door SHO Taurus and then the Mercury Marauders a 4-door car as well, which was a crime as far as I?m concerned. Unlike the earlier 2 door Marauders. Then patting themselves on the back boasting how great they were being the first to have a 4 door car running NASCAR. Like anyone cared outside of them. Look at the NASCAR Taurus? it looks nothing like the 4 door production Taurus. They made it look like a 2-door car. I really think they?ve been clueless for the last 20 years and I don?t know if it?s stemmed from management or the designers. I really don?t understand what?s been going on at Ford for the last 20 years as well as the other two major American car Companies. But they?ve been out of touch with the consumers.

Sorry for the rant, but this had been bugging me for quite some time now. I do feel better now, thank you =)

mellowyellow
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posted 01-19-2006 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
The last three paint jobs, covered up the bottom with HD alum foil. Cheap enough to keep it clean. The reality is that the bottom should be done last. But...suspension can be covered well by squeezing foil over the parts. I even had it on the coil springs.(it's also great for engine cmpt detailing} When I painted my own, would get cardboard boxes and make a "skirt" around the entire car, including wheelwells. It worked!

Steve: If they wouldn't be offended, Mike and you could cover that suspension up in about 1/2 hour. Groveling on the floor is a small sacrifice when a MachI bottom is not covered! If your already did the rear springs, they are easy to cover along with rear end-wipe it well!

66HIPO&more
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posted 01-19-2006 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more        Reply w/Quote
Your Mach is coming along great Steve.
Can't wait to see its continued progress. Keep the pics coming.
The wagon reminds me of one my Dad had. I saw photos of it recently.
J.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-19-2006 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mellowyellow:

Steve: If they wouldn't be offended, Mike and you could cover that suspension up in about 1/2 hour. Groveling on the floor is a small sacrifice when a MachI bottom is not covered! If your already did the rear springs, they are easy to cover along with rear end-wipe it well!

They said they'd bag it before they sprayed anything, they know that we've done a lot of work on it, in fact one of the guys said they keep having guys that stop in tell them what an awesome job they did on the suspension and they have to keep telling them "No, the owner did that..."

All that's on it is the bondo dust, but it is everywhere. We haven't done the rear suspension so they can do whatever they want to that. We plan on doing the underneath when it gets back.

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74merc
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posted 01-20-2006 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc        Reply w/Quote
heh, bondo dust...

a good way to lose stuff in plain sight.

Did the wagons not have the hood ornament or did they just get rid of it?

It looks kinda neat on my 55, although I don't think my car will ever look that good.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-25-2006 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Spoke to my bodyman today, he said they have it all painted in blue tinted primer and it looks nice. He said I'll be 'very happy.' I'm going to check it out Friday.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 01-25-2006 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
Steve,

Make sure you take your digital camera Friday - then post them here, Dude!

I'm happy (and a bit jealous of your progress) and excited for ya!

Ryan

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posted 01-25-2006 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
If you saw some of the checks I've been writing lately you wouldn't be so jealous.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 01-26-2006 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
If you saw some of the checks I've been writing lately you wouldn't be so jealous.



mellowyellow
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posted 01-26-2006 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
Yeah! Sorta like buying your own birthday presents! My Christmas present to me, from me, is in the garage! I bet it's going to look great-as shaking hand strokes off another check! LOL! Know the feeling! Always look forward to the tour of the shop! hint'hint!

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posted 01-26-2006 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
It's making me question my sanity, that's for sure!

Then I remember my car's the cheapest job in the shop and I feel all better. Most of their customers are rich guys that dump a pile off and then just want to pick it up a year later with a full gas tank and cupholders and ready to guy. One of their customers, I think it's the guy with the wagon, as a matter of fact, does a new car every year!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-27-2006 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I spotted this today at the body shop my car is at. It's powered by a 429/C6:


You should see this wagon now, it's totally stripped to bare metal. I guess it's getting new clothes. I would have snapped pics but the shop was closing and I had to get out of there.

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mellowyellow
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posted 01-27-2006 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
How did it look "in the nude"? What color is the new paint job going to be. That's a neat wagon!

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-29-2006 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I didn't have time to ask about it at the time. In the nude it was pretty silver colored...

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posted 03-18-2006 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Here's what it looks like now:

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mellowyellow
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posted 03-18-2006 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
Ah! The ravages of time......and SALT! Still, a NEAT car! Looks like the did something like metal spraying on the pass. door. Can't quite figure that out. It'll be cool when done. Is the party from Mass. the same person who owns the other wagon. Hooked on 2 dr. wagons! Neat cars.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-20-2006 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
That's a good question, especially since they are both Ranch wagons from Mass. I'll have to ask. If that's the case that guy has WAY too much money!

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