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  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Featured Classifieds: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon

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  2. Rolleiflex
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    I'm amazed someone hasn't snatched that up. Even when first listed at $18K I thought it was a good deal.
     
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  3. Ryan
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    If it's anywhere near mechanically sound and as rust free as the description, this is an absolute steal.
     
  4. guthriesmith
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    Yea, that one caught my eye too. But, I’m not in the market for any more old cars to keep up with right now. :oops: That would be a great one though. :D
     

  5. Neat car! @guthriesmith I need it so I can be a part of the CM 55-56 Ford club.
     
  6. guthriesmith
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    Yup! You need that one to haul the family around in. :cool:
     
  7. Roothawg
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    Yeah, I have been pitching the idea of a matching wagon to our 55 to the wife. Dan, all of the cool kids are driving them, well owning them anyway.
     
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  8. 51504bat
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    I've got over 8K my '54 Ranch Wagon and the 302/AOD combo is still not installed. If its as nice as it looks in the photo it is a steal. Can't build one for that.
     
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  9. Jalopy Joker
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    even Bears think that they are Cool 20210310_081015.jpg
     
  10. dana barlow
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    1. Y-blocks

    That looks like a good one. PLUS it's got a 312!!!!~
    Some don't know how useful wagons are;
    I have loved wagons,from my first old used wagon { the #3 car I ever got}back in 1964,she was a 1957 Ford Ranch Wagon.*****than!
    I used it as a tow car for my race cars an grocery getter,even did some camping in it!
    That started a tend,so I've own 18 wagons now,always used, and used as tow cars.
    My race buddy's had pick-up trucks,but I got better MPG an I have always been able to lock up my tools an parts. Even the newer wagons,as long as you don't buy a want-a-be a wagon{Small one} can dub up as a pickup truck.=
    I got a call from Lin Walker, weekend before last, about he saw an add, about a free> Ford 292 Y-block 2bbl carb engine,in Davie Fla.,< That's only 30 miles away.
    So I called the guy{Jim},Said he was tired of tripping over it,,,it was left over from when he put a 460 FE into his 1960 Fairlane.
    I drove up to Davie that sat. AM.
    Jim said,no way your going to put that "Y" Block in your Magnum Station wagon? I had made sure over the phone,that he had a charrypicker before going up ,for loading.
    I have one of my own at home. I'm too old to pick up big shit any more by hand. Told Jim,let me try,if not;I'll go get a trailer.
    I didn't know as,Jim didn't tell me ,the Y-still had the auto tranny still on it!!
    No matter,I had prepped=my wagon for the trip to pick up. Magnum's have 3 rear floors,taking out floor #1 gives 8in. more deep to rear space,flopped down rear seat,an placed big flat box from my new washer last month. Most wagons have extra space under rear floor.
    Swung complete Y-with tranny forword in too wagon/tired it in place with some rope too the tiedown loops the wagon comes with, in the back. I closed an locked the rear hatch pretty as can be!
    Jim just watched with his mouth open when the hatch closes AOK>
    Best part is it was free*,but also Jim said it had run fine an only has 65000 miles on it< clean looking as well=show room clean almost!
    I'll do more checking it out,if good enough,I'll put my carbs an standard tranny on it/paint ,replace my now tired Y- in my old hot rod.
    With out blowing a ton of time an $ on a rebuild "Y"
    We'll see.
    Maybe lucky I didn't get stopped on the way home,I looked like low chopped top Mex'n Taildragger all the way back,LOL ,, I guess I should of had helper bags !!
    See wagon's canbe COOL !
     
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  11. That looks to be a extremely nice wagon and I remember a while back Randy was looking for a wagon, I guess he has had his fun and ready to send it down the road.

    I have become a wagon guy since building the boss lady's '54 Ranch Wagon, If we didn't already have a wagon I would be all over it. HRP
     
  12. Malcolm
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    I've also had my eye on that car! The color combo, wheels/tires and just overall stance and appearance are great.
     
  13. The white with black wheels is a good look!
     
  14. hotrodjack33
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    WTF...am I really THAT far out of the loop? I realize that Wagons are hot...but 18K is now a good deal? (I see it's 14K now;)) I guess I should be happy with what I have, cuz I won't be able to afford anything ever again:mad::(
     
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  15. Ryan
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    Y'all can just buy it for me then... Be a good beach cruiser in Hawaii...
     
  16. You would look good in that wagon, you could haul scuba gear to the beach and Hamb swag to the post office.

    I'm not a artist but I bet Moose could put the Atomic Industries logo on the door and you would be set. :D HRP
     
  17. Roothawg
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    Yes.
     
  18. hotrodjack33
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    Shit...that's what I thought:(
     
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  19. Ryan
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    I wish someone would just buy it before I do something stupid.
     
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  20. Ryan go ahead and buy it! HRP
     
  21. I've had my eye on that for weeks....Surprised it hasn't sold.....I like it...
     
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  22. MikeRose
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    I've been watching it too. Really want a 55-57 chevy wagon but this thing is cool looking. If I were close I would've bought it already if it's as nice as it looks. I haven't had great luck buying cars over the internet.
     
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  23. Jeff Norwell
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    Been watching it as well.. one helluva deal.
     
  24. Pardon me, would have any Grey Poupon?


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  25. 51504bat
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    Buy and sure enough the perfect deal on a '40/41 p/u will come along.:cool:
     
  26. AmishMike
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    Any real experts on here about “ranch wagons”?.? Dad had 55 or 56 ranch wagon. I thought it was “ranch” because interior brown & cloth had ranch style cattle brand marks on brown nagahide (sp) part. Brand symbols. Anybody see or comment. 292 with 3 speed blew out tons of water/fuel & ate exhaust systems. Brother loved to beat on it until old man sold it
     
  27. Phillips
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    Yep, been watching that one too. Just something about a good old Ford sedan, wagon or pickup in black or white. Reminds me of a wagon version of this gem, a missed opportunity when it sold on here years back.
     

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  28. bluesman
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    Ryan I really appreciate the post!!!, I myself can’t believe it has not sold..great car..for a great price...hard to find these 2 door wagons in this shape...thanks guys for all the love on the reply’s...I have a guy coming tomorrow I think he is going to pull the trigger..I will keep y’all posted..
    Thanks Randy
     
  29. Ranch Wagon denotes a 2 door wagon, they also had Ranch Wagon script on the car.

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    The 4 door Ford wagons were called Country Squires.

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    I don't recall ever seeing the cattle head on the seats. HRP
     
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  30. ken bogren
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    The regular painted 4 door wagons were Country Sedans, The Country Squires had the fancy wood-look trim on the sides.
     
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