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Old 12-09-2017, 04:46 PM   #61
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In Post 24, I showed a 1961 Ford Falcon Two Door Wagon that I saw in the USA. Imagine my surprise when I attended a local Swap Meet in Australia and saw a near identical 1961 Ford Falcon Two Door Wagon, a recent import from the USA.
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:21 PM   #62
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Yes, I agree. Other than the galaxie full wheel covers on the other one, they appear identical.

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Old 12-09-2017, 07:48 PM   #63
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The car in post 24 doesn't have the roof rack & it's rub strips.

It's unusual that you came across two that are so similar, and they're still around.

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Old 12-09-2017, 10:19 PM   #64
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Here is another picture of the 1961 Ford Falcon Two Door Wagon in the USA. The Owner must have changed the 4 Stud 13" Wheels for 5 Stud 14" Wheels, otherwise the Galaxie Hubcaps would not have fitted. It is a pity that the front and rear hubcaps were not matching. The rears are 1962 Galaxie and the front 1963 Galaxie XL, judging from the Spinners. The same setup was on the other side. He could have put the matching Hubcaps on each side, which would have looked better. As has been mentioned, these are two different wagons. I had never seen one prior to seeing the one in the USA, then a few months later, I see a near identical one here, which is absolutely incredible.
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:46 AM   #65
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yeah, you just don't see them very often up here in Alaska. there used to be several here in Anchorage in the mid '70's but the owners never wanted to sell them, and they all seemed to have gone to the great scrap yard in the sky, as I have not seen one up here for at least 15 years now, maybe longer
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:08 AM   #66
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I had never seen one before this year when I spotted one in California, then spotted a second one a few months later after I returned back home. Unbelievable. we had Falcon Wagons in Australia, but they didn't receive the annual upgrades that the USA models received, and no two door model was ever offered. Also, our local Falcon Wagons were shorter that the USA Wagons. The extra overhang of the USA models was too much for our road systems.
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:59 PM   #67
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Here is another Ford 2 door wagon from my files. 1954 Ford Ranch Wagon in Australia, still wearing California Plates.
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:13 AM   #68
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I always wanted a 52-54 2dr wagon , never got one. guess I did not want it as bad as some others.
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Here's my '55
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:10 PM   #70
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BlacktopScraper, you didn't attach a picture?
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Old 12-24-2017, 03:48 PM   #71
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Merc built the ONLY 2-door hardtop wagons ever manufactured

All other hardtop wagons were 4 doors (moredoors as I like to refer to them)

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Here is a larger picture of Lowriders 1960 Ford Courier. All 1960 Ford Couriers had side windows like this one.

This was the last year for the full size Ford Courier. For 1961, this body style was transferred to the compact Ford Falcon.
Actually (and I am not trying to correct you here) there was a 1960 and 1961 2 DR RANCH WAGON (Series Code 61 - Body Type Code 59C) and a 1960 and 1961 2DR COMMERCIAL RANCH WAGON COURIER (Series Code 69 - Body Type Code 59E).

The Series Code is found within the VIN so that ID'ng one can possibly be made easier.
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Merc built the ONLY 2-door hardtop wagons ever manufactured

All other hardtop wagons were 4 doors (moredoors as I like to refer to them)

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Kultulz says

"Coffee decaf this morning?

You forgot about the NOMAD and SAFARI wagons..."


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No - those mentioned machines used a "B" pillar.

Therefore they are classified as sedans.

The Merc hardtop wagons did not use any sort of "B" pillar and went directly to the "C" pillar.

Even the use of the "C" pillar term on the Merc hardtop wagons is a debatable topic since the rear windows were not compleatly captive.

They could have been referred to as the "D" pillar.

For simplisticity sake lets just call the Merc hardtop wagons as using an "A","C" and "D" pillar.
Noting the missing "B" pillar since no hardtops have "B" pillars.

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"Coffee decaf this morning?

You forgot about the NOMAD and SAFARI wagons..."
No - those mentioned machines used a "B" pillar.

Therefore they are classified as sedans.

The Merc hardtop wagons did not use any sort of "B" pillar and went directly to the "C" pillar.

Even the use of the "C" pillar term on the Merc hardtop wagons is a debatable topic since the rear windows were not compleatly captive.

They could have been referred to as the "D" pillar.

For simplisticity sake lets just call the Merc hardtop wagons as using an "A","C" and "D" pillar.

Noting the missing "B" pillar since no hardtops have "B" pillars.
Hmm...

Got me again. I was thinking of the no glass frame door and did not think of the B-Pillar...


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sheesh ...

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Actually (and I am not trying to correct you here) there was a 1960 and 1961 2 DR RANCH WAGON (Series Code 61 - Body Type Code 59C) and a 1960 and 1961 2DR COMMERCIAL RANCH WAGON COURIER (Series Code 69 - Body Type Code 59E).

The Series Code is found within the VIN so that ID'ng one can possibly be made easier.



So I'm assuming a 1960 Courier is the same as a Ranch Wagon minus the 2nd row seat.

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Old 12-28-2017, 08:24 PM   #80
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So I'm assuming a 1960 Courier is the same as a Ranch Wagon minus the 2nd row seat.

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(IMO ONLY) ...

They are coded (and badged) differently and I think it is mainly trim detail, the COURIER being a stripped basic trim level.

It was just a cheaper way for FORD to provide two similar vehicles on the same platform.
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