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Old 03-17-2020, 08:13 PM   #341
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I hate those rubber band tire setups.
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:18 AM   #342
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Yes, those look like '55 or '56 Mercury fenders.
Actually looks like the entire Mercury front clip, including the two layer bumper.
I like it ! (not the wheels and tires though).


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Old 03-19-2020, 10:10 PM   #343
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Updated and slightly customized 1957 Ford Two Door Station Wagon.
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:57 AM   #344
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Nice 1956 Ford Custom Ranch Wagon wearing 1955 Mercury Wheel Covers.
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Old 03-24-2020, 03:55 PM   #345
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There is a what if Edsel Retractable convertible made out of a Ford that showed up at a car show on the Pacific coast a time or two.
I have not seen it but I have seen pictures of it. I think it was a 58.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:58 PM   #346
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Regarding the Edsel Retractables, please refer to this Thread. It shows both 1958 and 1959 Edsel Retractables. The creators have done a very good job on these conversions.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...el+retractable
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:54 PM   #347
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They don't come any nicer that this 1959 Ford Two-door Country Sedan. This is was the last year that Ford offered the Country Sedan as a Two-door Wagon. In 1960, the only Two-door Wagon that was available was in the Ranch Wagon series.
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Old 03-31-2020, 11:16 AM   #348
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I have to respectfully disagree about two door Country Sedans. All year Country Sedans were 4 doors. The car pictured I'm guessing is a '59 Del Rio Ranch wagon with a country sedan emblem, and possibly added trim.


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Old 03-31-2020, 06:38 PM   #349
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With respect to Scicala comments about the 1959 Ford Two-door Country Sedan that I posted, I respectively would advise that Ford actually sold 8663 of this model. As mentioned previously, this was the final year that Ford offered both a Four-door and Two-door Country Sedan. The Two-door wagons were also available in the Ranch Wagon series, but the last of the Two-door Ranch Wagons was 1961. Please refer to the Original Sales Brochure for the 1959 Ford Two-door Country Sedan. Coincidentally, the wagon in the illustration is painted the same colour as the one that I posted pictures of.
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Old 03-31-2020, 10:16 PM   #350
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Nice car, mercman. Even back then with so many models, it is/was easy to get confused. My other car is a 58 Chevy Yeoman 2dr wagon. Everyone that sees it asks me if it is a Nomad. I tell them that ALL Nomads from 58 on were 4 doors, and top of the line wagons.
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:39 AM   #351
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I guess I stand corrected. I was going by my Encyclopedia of American Cars which hasn't failed me until now. It lists all Country Sedans from the mid-50's on up as 4 door only.


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After doing research, it appears that 1959 was the only year that Ford offered a Two-Door Country Sedan. The restorer of this beauty has added the Washboard Trim on the rear wheel cut-out. While this trim was standard on the Ford Fairlane 500 and Galaxie Sedans, Hardtops and Convertibles, it was never fitted to the Station Wagons.
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:45 PM   #353
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I had a 59 Ford 2 door sedan in HS that the Ford dealer foreman had traded in. It was all black with grey interior and had pinstriping on the dash that really looked cool. It had the trim around the rear wheel well with the stripe that went to the rear bumper, but didn't have the 'washboard' trim. Looked different.
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Old 04-05-2020, 09:39 PM   #354
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The 1959 Ford Fairlane, Custom 300 and all Wagons never received this trim behind the rear wheel. It was only standard on the Fairlane 500 and Galaxie models. In Australia, we got the four-door Ranch Wagon for the first time a Ford Wagon was offered, and a lot of dealers fitted this trim to try and make it look more up-market.
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:18 AM   #355
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I have to respectfully disagree about two door Country Sedans. All year Country Sedans were 4 doors. The car pictured I'm guessing is a '59 Del Rio Ranch wagon with a country sedan emblem, and possibly added trim.

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'Del Rio' 1957/1958 only.

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Please check out Post 349 which is a page from the original Sales Catalog. The illustration and description lists the Two-Door Wagon as a Country Sedan?
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Please check out Post 349 which is a page from the original Sales Catalog. The illustration and description lists the Two-Door Wagon as a Country Sedan?
Here's the 1959 4-DR WAGON TRIM LEVELS -
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:57 AM   #358
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"Sal, You must know by now that oldmics sent me just here to aggravate you ...

'Del Rio' 1957/1958 only."


Yes. I was aware they built base Ranch wagons and Del Rio versions in '57 and '58. Just never realized they made a '59 only Del Rio with Country Sedan emblems. My encyclopedia was wrong (or just called it a Del Rio).
I don't think Oldmics would do that to me. I thought he liked me. Lol


Also, being informed that I was incorrect one time was enough for me. Extra times doesn't help the self esteem much for me.


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Old 04-06-2020, 04:52 PM   #359
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According to my "Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975", this Body Style is listed as 59D and was sold as a "six" or V8. Total sales of this Two-Door 1959 Ford Country Sedan is listed as 8663. As I live in Australia, I have not seen one, so can only rely on what the book says as well as the illustrations in the original Sales Catalog.
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My Encyclopedia of American Cars also says body style 59D and 8663 built, but calls it a 2 door Del Rio. Not Country Sedan. All the '59 Country Sedans it says were 4 doors. I've never seen a '59 2 door Country Sedan either, except for the picture in this thread.


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