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Old 11-20-2017, 04:16 AM   #41
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Alaska Jim, We didn't get these true American 1957 and 1958 Fords in Australia, so I didn't pick that detail up. In their place, we got rehashed 1956 Fords.
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:19 AM   #42
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Alaska Jim, Seeing as you like 1956 Ford Parklanes, here is a picture of another one that I saw. This one has a modified grille and changes at the rear.
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:59 PM   #43
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The '56 and the '57's are great looking cars. I would take one of any model if one came along that I could afford. Thanks for the great pictures, and making me drool over them. lol.
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Here is a 1955 Ford Custom Ranch Wagon. This car is the promotional car for Cruzin Magazine, an Australian magazine devoted to street rods and customs. Australia never got these wagons, so this wagon would have been an import from New Zealand where they were sold new in Right Hand Drive.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:45 PM   #45
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Here is another Custom Ranch Wagon that has found it's way to Australia. This one is a 1956 model. While the Licence Plate reads Ex US, it is probably another import from New Zealand. NZ got these 1955 and 1956 Custom Ranch Wagons while Ford Australia never offered an American Station Wagon until 1959.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:19 AM   #46
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A few years back, I saw this imported LHD 1956 Ford two door wagon. Rear wheel openings have been enlarged.
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:20 PM   #47
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Top secret eh ? Fine with me.

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Old 12-05-2017, 03:09 PM   #48
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Sal, it must be secret, he has not offered any more info.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:03 PM   #49
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Yes Jim, just assuming it was a '54 Mercury 4 door wagon originally.

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Old 12-05-2017, 05:49 PM   #50
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Love those '56 Olds headlight rims. Saw them on a '.57 T-Bird once, looked great there too.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:51 PM   #51
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A couple of pictures of my '56 restomod ranch wagon.
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Your 1956 Custom Ranch Wagon looks good.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:12 AM   #53
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Sal, I think it was a '52-'54 2 dr Ford wagon to start with. I would have been easier than converting a 4 dr. there is a project '52 conv. up here with Mer. front sheetmetal, and I know that there was a Merc dash to go with the build at one time. It used to belong to my brother, but he sold it before it he did any thing with it. He just had to many projects, and still has probably more than he needs, but he is like me and likes them all , and just can't help but taking another one in if an empty space shows up.
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You are probably right Jim. A lot easier to bolt the front clip on a Ford, than to do all the body work to convert to a two door. Still a lot of body work to modify the rear quarters with the Mercury sheet metal and taillights. For someone that said I didn't really care, I sure am curious.

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Old 12-06-2017, 01:06 PM   #55
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Sal, you are right about the rear quarter panels. I would also like some more info and pictures of this car. It must be top secret.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:11 PM   #56
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Sal, I just checked his profile. He has only made 42 posts since 2012. He probably does not check in very often, or he just reads and does not post much. probably because of all the work he has done to the wagon does not let him have time to ck in.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:11 PM   #57
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Sal, I decided to catch up on my reading of my rod magazines, and came a cross a small article on this "Mercury wagon". It is on page 116 of the November " Street rodder" Magazine. seems the car started out as a '54 Ford 2 Dr. Wagon. Has frenched headlamps, '51 Merc. rear quarter panels and tail lamps grafted to the ford quarters. 15" wheels w/ Mercury poverty hub caps,. Powered by a 292 Y- Block w/ big cam, Holley carb, aluminum intake, pertronix ignition, T85 o/d trans and 4:11 rear gears. Interior is from a '54 Merc. says more info at http://bit.ly/2eCNMyn I have not tried to view the address yet. there are a few pictures of the car in the magazine of the eng. compartment and one looking into the interior from the open tailgate
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:24 PM   #58
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I tried to get to that web address, but had no luck. however I did find this-- the hot rod site is a pain in the but . to many pop up ads to wait through but it does not take to long http://www.hotrod.com/articles/mercu...erc-fan-built/
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:27 PM   #59
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Well I tried the link I first posted and it worked when clicking on it, but it did not work when I typed it in my search eng. It takes you to the same Hot rod site that I posted in the second post link. sorry for the confusion. If you read the article, near the bottom of the page , it says click to view all 9 photos in the article.

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Thanks so much Jim. I'll check it out. Good job. Your a good investigator.

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