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Projects Progress report,,1954 "Ranch Wagon" (Update)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. My last up date was in October of last year and there has been slow but steady progress,,


    We started installing the glass and the door glass went smoothly but the side sliding glass was a problem,,the window channel that is available today is not as deep a channel and because of the height it needed spacing upwards to be flush with the side of the car,,not 1/4" below.

    So a filler piece was made to space it up,,naturally the new glass had to go back to the glass shop and be trimmed.

    Long story short everything works good.


    The major hold up on the interior was the material ladyhrp wanted was back ordered,,twice and then they told us it wasn't available anymore,,Damn!

    So we took a day off work and went to a upholstery warehouse in Duncan,South Carolina and found what the other shop told us don't exist!

    Cats outta the bag,,the color is going to be green and white,,


    Dave sewed up some of the green wind lace where we could get ready for the headliner.


    While he was working on the wind lace I was installing the sound deaden/insulation material on the ceiling.


    The next part of the puzzle was to install the headliner,,it turned out OK but there are a few wrinkles to be dealt with.


    Today,,we tackled the windshield installation,,glass,rubber and stainless in a hole it is supposed to fit in but really don't want to,,I know now why glass men charge what they do,,it is a PITA!

    But it's in,,


    before I quit for today,,the dash was re-installed which would have been simple if I hadn't lost all the screws and nuts and bolts,,:rolleyes:


    I also wanted to post a photo of the T-shirts I had printed for Brenda's Flower Shop,,If your new to this thread Brenda's grandmother Jessie bought this wagon in 1954 and used it in her flower shop business for many years. HRP

    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
  2. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


    That's cool that it's been in the family that long. Looks great nice work
  3. HRP,

    Lookin' GREAT. This one has been a long road for ya'. I like the color scheme.

    You always have COOL stuff.
  4. Yes,Her grandmother bought the car new and replaced it with a VW 21 window in the mid 60's and he passed it on to my wife.

    We dated in this car and I borrowed it when I had a band to haul the equipment,,we even haul our kids in the car until a front spindle self destructed and the car was barked for about20 years.

  5. 58custom
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 398


    Great car, great pix and a cool history.
  6. Thank you Frank,,it's just been 8 long years so far,,I do hope 2012 is the year I finish this car. HRP
  7. Looks great. I like those two door wagons. Glad it's getting done.
  8. Sinister
    Joined: Jan 19, 2004
    Posts: 710

    from Oregon

    Great progress, and a very beautiful wagon. Nice work, HRP!
  9. Circus Bear
    Joined: Aug 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,238

    Circus Bear

    I've been following this wagon for years. It's really looking good. glad to see your wrapping in up.
  10. rodncustom
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,317



    Looks awesome!

  11. Looks great Danny. Love that color green.
  12. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,723


    Looks very nice, I'm sure after working on 1930's cars making the change to late model stuff is a bit different. Maybe now is a good time to post a "before" photo. Look forward to more progress. Bob
  13. What a great car, and a wonderful story!

    ...I second the "before" photo!!!
  14. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,806

    60 ford

    That looks great. Thanks for the update.
  15. Rex_A_Lott
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,019


    I've seen the before pics, definitely a labor of love. Inspiration for those who have stalled projects! Looking Good
  16. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 35,928


    Love it! Long time coming. Thumbs up from here!
  17. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,539

    from WA

    Looks great...really glad to see you getting it back on the road...... especially since it has so much history with your family.....! Gona be sweet!
  18. bluesman
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 325

    from spring tx

    Hey Danny looks good! are u starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel? btw how is the deuce sedan?I still think about that car:rolleyes:Randy
  19. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 606

    Hot Rod Elvis

    Awesome job so far! Like like the color combo too, don't really see many in that forest green.
  20. racinman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 952

    Member Emeritus

    Looks Good Danny! Keep up the good work...
  21. wkends
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 570

    from Kentucky

    The wagon is looking great! I guess this one is a keeper after it being in the family all those years.
  22. GaryM
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 215


    you know how much I love a wagon....and a two door wagon is even better.
    Love it, man.
    Just wish Fred was here to enjoy it with us.

  23. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    diggin' the interior colors...
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  24. Gremlinguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 499


    Looks real good HRP. It will be ready for a canned ham in no time..
  25. thepolecat
    Joined: Mar 24, 2009
    Posts: 687

    1. S.F.C.C.

    man that think is sweet. can wait for it to e 100% done
  26. Saw your post on who's the oldest guy on the hamb and linked to your photo/build progress on Fotki......really, really nice work!!....I'm a HUGE wagon guy as well as a ford nut too!.....the 2dr wag's are where it's at, just gett'n harder to find especially in original condition.....I'm looking for one myself, have found a couple of candidates, but time and $$ seem to not coinside, when I need them too!.....planning on a aquisition by june or so......won't be long now and you and your wife will be enjoying your 54!......good luck finishing her up!......later, Doug
  27. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,692

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    now where is the 21 window bus.... you next project I hope...
  28. 48 Chubby
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,014

    48 Chubby
    Member Emeritus

    The wagon is looking really good. If these are the latest pics, I'm guessing that you won "The Great Battle of the Beauty Rings".
    This one is a keeper for sure.
  29. rld14
    Joined: Mar 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,609


    Very nice Danny!

    Can't wait to see the finished product! :D
  30. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,271


    What a sweet Ranch Wagon. The color combo rocks, great car all around. ~sololobo~

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