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Old 11-14-2021, 05:12 PM   #501
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Early and Update models of the 1956 Ford Two Door Ranch Wagon. This "entry model" was based on the Mainline Series. Notice the added Tril on the updated model.
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Old 11-14-2021, 05:22 PM   #502
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The blue one also looks like a '56 base Ranch Wagon with '55 or '56 Mercury front clip, bumpers, and tailights.

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Hi scicala, in my rush, I never picked that up.
Here is a picture of the Updated model of the 1956 Two Door Ranch Wagon
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Old 11-18-2021, 11:10 AM   #504
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As our family grew in size during the early '60's, my '55 Pontiac 2dr sdn became very limited. We started looking a station wagons. I have always liked 2 dr sdn so I migrated towards a 2dr wagon, my wife said absolutely no, a new wagon had to be a four door.
We were always planning ahead so it took us a couple years to gather up the money for a new car, unfortunately the kids were growing and the 2dr Pontiac stayed the same.
In 1963 we finally opted for a new wagon, an Olds. Not many months after we got the Olds wagon my wife informed me that she was PG.. Never did get a 2 dr wagon..
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:55 AM   #505
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Neat 1956 Ford Parklane Station Wagon
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Old 12-12-2021, 04:58 PM   #506
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1958 Mercury Voyager 2 door Station Wagon.
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Neat 1956 Ford Parklane Two Door Station Wagon.
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1957 Mercury Voyager 2-Door Station Wagon.
These are great looking Station Wagons.
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1954 Ford Customline Two-Door Ranch Wagon. First year for the OHV V8 Engine.
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Old 12-28-2021, 04:23 PM   #510
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Only in the U.S. was the OHV engine - Canada still had the flathead and kingpin front ends. I think Australia got the Canadian version.



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1954 Ford Customline Two-Door Ranch Wagon. First year for the OHV V8 Engine.
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Old 12-28-2021, 06:27 PM   #511
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Paul, You are absolutely correct, the Australian 1954 Fords retained the Flathead V8 Engine, as illustrated in the Ford Australia Sales Brochure.
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The Australian '54 Ford also still had the king pin front spindles, and the same wheelbase as the '53, that was about 1/2" or 1" different than the US Fords. I don't remember if it was longer or shorter, but if you put a US Ford and an Australian Ford side by side, you can see the difference.

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Old 12-28-2021, 09:02 PM   #513
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Note the position of the front wheel is not central to the cut-out on the Australian 1954 Fords, as they were built on the 52-53 Chassis with the 115" Wheel Base while the USA Built models were on a new 115.5" WB Chassis
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1954 Ford Customline Ranch Wagon, owned by HOTRODPRIMER
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1954 Ford Mainline Ranch Wagon, owned by new Member, Brian from New Zealand.

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1959 Ford Two-Door Ranch Wagon - Sweet
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^^^ I always loved those "airplanes" (or whatever they are) on the quarter panel. ^^^
Actually, I love a lot of things about the '59 Ford, one of their best designs ! IMHO
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