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Projects 57 Ranch Wagon Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Berzerk, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Berzerk
    Joined: May 23, 2007
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    Last Fall I picked up a 57 Ranch Wagon off a fellow Hamber to build into a driver. As everyone knows, time gets away from us and I have finally got some things done on it. It was a pretty solid wagon with a 292 and automatic that ran (needed transmission work). Below is a picture of the day I brought it back to Ohio from Illinois.

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  2. Berzerk
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    After getting it home, I installed a different transmission and got it running with a tune-up. It needed some metal work in the floors and quarters, as well as some re-dos of previous repairs. But after the metal work, it started coming around.

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  3. Berzerk
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    So, now after about nine months of work, this is where I am at...

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  5. Nice work. I had a 59 2dr ranch wagon in that same color combo. The 57/58s have a much better roof treatment though.
     
  6. RmK57
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    I like the willow green/ colonial white combo. Coming along nicely.
     
  7. Color combination is a knockout,gotta love the old Ranch Wagons. HRP
     
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  8. Man, that’s awesome!
     
  9. Excellent, I'll follow along. I have a '58 waiting it's turn...
     
  10. BuckeyeBuicks
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    from ohio

    Lookin good! I always liked that color combo. My aunt had a 57 four door Country Squire when I was a kid with those colors. My dipshit cousin totaled it and she ended up with a Rambler!!
     
  11. Sky Six
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    from Arizona

    its really looking nice, great job
     
  12. Jalopy Joker
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  13. philo426
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    I like that color combo,but this one is sharp too! [​IMG]
     
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  14. Berzerk
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  15. philo426
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    Folding rear seat frame!(Note the piano hinge)!
     
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  16. Sure is being made purdy!;)
     
  17. ring gap
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    That's a huge project...tweaks my bolts..sir I tip my hat to ya ...another one going back on the road...get it..get it!!!
     
  18. sololobo
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    sweeeet!! I loves me tu-door long roofs. had three myself and miss them all. Great work and love that color combo. Most excellent brother
     
  19. roll_low
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    Man this is looking great!! We are dragging our '57 home next weekend. This makes me anxious to start!
     
  20. i.rant
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    Excellent color choice,period correct always works for me. Looking good,stay the coarse.
     
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  21. Green is good. What colour will the inner fenders be?
     
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  22. Berzerk
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    5382913C-F125-4D14-B037-A1E9B2CB3479.jpeg Been staying off the computer, but still plugging away. I’ll post some more pics later...
     
  23. Nice color combo, I get more done when my ass is in the garage too...
     
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  24. I bet I have had a hundred people ask me what color green I used on our wagon, so I want to be one of the first to ask you the same question, it's beautiful. HRP
     
  25. 57 300
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    from Mn.

    Your talent shows..Thank you for bringing it back!
     
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  26. toml24
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    We had a 1957 Ford 4-door red on white Country Sedan Wagon. In the family until 1969.
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