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Old 11-28-2018, 04:14 PM   #241
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Neat "made-up" 1955 Ford Park Lane Station Wagon. Very nice.
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:24 PM   #242
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Neat "made-up" 1955 Ford Park Lane Station Wagon. Very nice.




Yes, very nice job. Even included that '56 "Parklane only" piece of bright trim on top of the very back of the fin.


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Even included that '56 "Parklane only" piece of bright trim on top of the very back of the fin.

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...hmmph ... I did not know that ...



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Old 11-28-2018, 10:22 PM   #244
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Here is a close-up of that small chrome piece that is unique to the 1956 Ford Parklane and is not just a single chrome strip.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:07 AM   #245
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THANX! for that close-up mercman.


I never noticed that detail.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:09 AM   #246
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Neat 1957 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon towing a boat.
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:24 PM   #247
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I like those TIRES on that aquatone-blue and white '55 Ford 2-dr wagon (fake Parklane). Notice how they only have a little strip of black between the wheel and I.D. of the whitewall. So they're not really narrow whitewalls, nor are they the usual wide-whites.
What brand are those? What size are they? Are they radials? Available in U.S. ?
I wouldn't mind having a set of those on my '55 Courier which is also aquatone blue with same 10" dog-dish hubcaps!
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:42 PM   #248
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Rusty 1959 Ford Two Door Ranch Wagon for sale in Maine for $750 on Hemmings Web Site. Hope somebody saves it?
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:18 PM   #249
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I love the 2-door wagons. The Merc hardtops are bitchen along with the rest!
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:03 PM   #250
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Ambassador, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Mercury, Oldsmobile and Rambler all offered 4 door pillarless wagons in the late fifties, early sixties, but Mercury was the only manufacturer to offer a 2 door hardtop wagon.
The Chevrolet Nomad and Pontiac Safari are not counted, as they were not officially pillarless wagons.
As you say, Mercury 2 door wagons look great and were only produced for three years. This body style was deleted for 1960. The above picture is a 1959 model, the last of this body style.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:22 AM   #251
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Rusty 1959 Ford Two Door Ranch Wagon for sale in Maine for $750 on Hemmings Web Site. Hope somebody saves it?
Looks like there is a lot to work with there. You're right, hopefully, somebody does tackle it.
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:02 PM   #252
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Here's one I broke in 1968 fig 8 race
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:41 PM   #253
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A lot of these old Fords met their fate like this, pity, but back then, not many people appreciated them like they do now.
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Should have used a 4 door. Lol.


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Old 01-22-2019, 02:21 PM   #255
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Tried to use it as a bull dozer - didn't work too well - that was my last chance to race as I was drafted the next week - so that's where I left it -
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:00 PM   #256
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Another neat 1956 Ford Parkland Station Wagon. They sure look nice.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:44 PM   #257
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Just learning how to use this site, hope the picture comes through
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:42 AM   #258
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Welcome to Ford Barn Mike. Love these 56 Ford Parklane Wagons.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:36 PM   #259
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Ah Ha, somebody sneaked in and put a '56 Fairlane Victoria rear bumper on that two-tone green '56 Parklane wagon. But the wagon still has the original tailpipe that bends out toward the side. Anybody else notice. It also appears they left off the original wagon rear bumper guards.
Sandblast and repaint those ugly wheels and put a set of 10 inch dog-dish hubcaps on that wagon and it would look pretty nice.
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:58 PM   #260
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Tried to use it as a bull dozer - didn't work too well
I did use my '55 4-dr sedan as a bulldozer in 1989 to knock down two loads of 60 tons of dirt each down flat. It did work very well.
I had found a 8 ft long 1" x 24" plank that had been previously used as a workbench top and strapped it to the front bumper. The first couple of passes caused the top portion of the plank to break off, but by then, the mountain was levelled down enough that it didn't matter.
Later, I drove forward and backward over the levelled dirt to pack it down. That took a while since the car had G-78X15 tires on it back then.
There is an old polaroid instamatic photo around here somewhere of the car with the plank mounted on the front sitting on the levelled dirt pile.
I needed the dirt to fill inside the foundation I had built before I could pour the concrete floor for my new garage.
Those were the days!
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