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Old 01-01-2018, 04:05 PM   #121
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Thanks Tomjc for posting pictures of your 1954 Mercury Two Door Station Wagon. It looks absolutely stock, as Ford Motor Company would have made it.
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Here is a picture that I just found of a 1957 Ford Fairlane with the full Accessory Grille Guard fitted. These Bumper Accessories for the 1957 Fords seem to be few and far between.
I don't see your picture. May be my browser...

Is this a good shot?

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Start again - Here is a picture that I just found of a 1957 Ford Fairlane with the full Accessory Grille Guard fitted. These Bumper Accessories for the 1957 Fords seem to be few and far between.
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Hmm...

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



You must be allergic to wool as I seem to be having a difficult time trying to pull it over your eyes...

sheesh ...

... hmm... NOMAD - CROWN VIC - Later RANCHERO ... curses ...
It seems I am not the only one. FORD ENGINEERING missed a few classes too...

[quote]The 2-Door Pillared Hardtop



Let’s stop beating around the bush with such polite descriptions of the ’70s as The Great Brougham Epoch, The Faux Luxury Era, The Loose-Pillow Era, The Malaise Era, The Bordello Era, et al. In truth, the decade was The Stupid Era.



How the hell else to explain this roof design: Two stupid fixed panes that in no way way line up with or relate to each other. It’s as though PPG called up Ford and said, “Hey, we’ve got a couple hundred thousand little window panes in two odd sizes, and we really need to get rid of them. We’ll make you a deal.” and Ford replied,”Yeah, send ’em on over. We’ll make ’em fit somehow.” And so they did.

Incredibly, Ford actually managed to top that stroke of genius with what must be the stupidest name ever coined: The 2-Door Pillared Hardtop. How stupid did they think we were?
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:31 PM   #125
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Hmm...

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



You must be allergic to wool as I seem to be having a difficult time trying to pull it over your eyes...

sheesh ...

... hmm... NOMAD - CROWN VIC - Later RANCHERO ... curses ...
It seems I am not the only one. FORD ENGINEERING missed a few classes too...

The 2-Door Pillared Hardtop



Let’s stop beating around the bush with such polite descriptions of the ’70s as The Great Brougham Epoch, The Faux Luxury Era, The Loose-Pillow Era, The Malaise Era, The Bordello Era, et al. In truth, the decade was The Stupid Era.



How the hell else to explain this roof design: Two stupid fixed panes that in no way way line up with or relate to each other. It’s as though PPG called up Ford and said, “Hey, we’ve got a couple hundred thousand little window panes in two odd sizes, and we really need to get rid of them. We’ll make you a deal.” and Ford replied,”Yeah, send ’em on over. We’ll make ’em fit somehow.” And so they did.

Incredibly, Ford actually managed to top that stroke of genius with what must be the stupidest name ever coined: The 2-Door Pillared Hardtop. How stupid did they think we were?
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...ok....

Seems my browser is carousing without me...

Sorry for the double post and I cannot EDIT it...

Seems Oldmic hasn't a pleasing sense of humor and kicks when one tries to pull his leg...
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Kultulz says

"Seems Oldmic hasn't a pleasing sense of humor and kicks when one tries to pull his leg... [/QUOTE]"

I"ll admit my sense of humor is not as fluid as the engineers who dreamed up those panes .

We always referred to those idiosyncrasys as "opera windows".

They were always a fixture IN the "C" pillars . A term I believe that was a holdover from the horse drawn carriage days.

Just flat out STUPID but it was the 70s .

Never saw them on a 2 door wagon however.

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...damn...

We do think alike a lot...

I figured out (I think) what happened to my post. I cut and paste some text from the page I found this subject on and it must have sent this forum haywire...

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The vehicle shown- The smaller glass in the C-Pillar was an Opera Glass and the larger a Quarter Glass...

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How about the exterior pillar lamps on the LINC of the period?
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:03 PM   #129
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No, look at the picture in post #100. Talking about 1957. Not 1956.

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What on earth is that?
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:15 PM   #132
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Kultulz had asked

"How about the exterior pillar lamps on the LINC of the period?"

Couldnt find a Lincoln - will the exterior pillar lamps ( and more ) on this Caddie be good enough

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"How about the exterior pillar lamps on the LINC of the period?"

Couldnt find a Lincoln - will the exterior pillar lamps ( and more ) on this Caddie be good enough

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"How about the exterior pillar lamps on the LINC of the period?"

Couldnt find a Lincoln - will the exterior pillar lamps ( and more ) on this Caddie be good enough

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How did it get across the Malware...
Below is a mid-Eighties TOWN-



I am a big fan of LINC. These were nice cruisers in their day...
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^i^^^^^

Belongs to a buddy of mine.

Steve started with a really bad junk yard 56 2 door wagon and built his "What If" machine as a 1956 Ranchero.

Many people have argued with him who believed it was an original Ford build.

Its Y Block powered.

According to him there are a few of similiar builds scattered around the country.

If you are looking at the picture showing the view thru the rear window of his Ranchero , the white T Bird with its hood up is mine.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^i^^^^^

Belongs to a buddy of mine.

Steve started with a really bad junk yard 56 2 door wagon and built his "What If" machine as a 1956 Ranchero.

Many people have argued with him who believed it was an original Ford build.

Its Y Block powered.

According to him there are a few of similiar builds scattered around the country.

If you are looking at the picture showing the view thru the rear window of his Ranchero , the white T Bird with its hood up is mine.

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It is a damn fine conversion job! I like the CROWN trim-out and the PARKLANE badging. He's into detail isn't he?

Do you know if there are any under-hood shots online?

Regarding Y-BLOCK's. When I grew up (still in process) they weren't very popular but what they are doing with them now is something else.

BTW- I went by your house on the way to OC on I-97 last weekend, honked the horn and waved.

Did you hear me?
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How do you like this pair of 1957 Mercury Voyager Two Door Station Wagons. Very classy looking Wagons.
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From the movie Escape fron New York? Kurt Russell as "The Snake"
The above photo of a Cadillac? With Chandeliers.
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How do you like this pair of 1957 Mercury Voyager Two Door Station Wagons. Very classy looking Wagons.


Very nice, but I still like Oldmics best because of the M335 engine.

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