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Projects The Wagon Ford shoulda' built, so we did!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rocket's Hot Rod Garage, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,282

    from Seattle,Wa

    I've been waiting to see this since you mistakenly had it in the background in some other pics, great job!

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  2. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,677

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    I’m still waiting to see it so far this thread way too light on pictures.
    Let’s see this thing in pictures during the build and finished.
    Now :D:D
  3. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,415


    We need as many pics as you have since some of us can't read! Seriously, I'm going to really appreciate this thread as when I "finally" get to my '56 Meteor Rideau Victoria I'll be swapping the upper to a much better lower of a '56 Ford. The Meteor has good floors but bad body mounts and some weird damage to the lower quarter panels; the Ford has very good quarters and body mounts and bad floors. I know I have to transplant the top at the B pillars and I'll splice where that three inch band of stainless lays in case of any major errors it can disguise it. But the inner B pillar needs to be splice as well obviously. I've done this job thousands of times in my head around 3:00 in the morning cause I can't turn off my brain to sleep! More pics pleas...
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2020
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  4. It was decided that to us the biggest design flaw of the wagons & what needed to happen to create the "sport wagon" look was some major, major surgery in the gate & back window department. We really liked the wrap around windows & roll down back window of the early 60's Falcon wagons & full size Fords Wagons.

    We're extremely blessed to have a wrecking yard that has a bunch of 50's & 60's era cars that we could study and..... CUT UP! o_O

    We cut the back half off a full size Ford wagon in hopes of re-purposing the C-pillars, gate mechanisms & other parts.


    After shortening down the C-pillars & making some temporary bracing we began to dial in the flow of the car we where looking for.

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  5. What a gorgeous car! More, more, more
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  6. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,517


    Please keep the pictures and commentary coming.
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  7. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,284


    X's 2!!
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  8. swifty
    Joined: Dec 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,702


    Hey that's my mates Mainline Ute and it's a 55 with the Aussie 57 side trim. We got this body style from 55 through to 59 in ute and 4 door sedan versions. Ford Australia used Mercury and Canadian trim to update the 57 to 59 models.
  9. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,936


    Patiently waiting for more pictures. Amazing work! And love the finished product!
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  10. Awesome....thanks for doing this. I'll be patiently waiting to find out how you did the back half of the roof's SS (chrome?) trim. That is an awesome car.
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  11. razoo lew
    Joined: Apr 11, 2017
    Posts: 412

    razoo lew
    from Calgary

    I often do not agree with @Blue One , but this time he is correct. Need lots of pictures, we will not be bored.
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  12. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 6,152

    anthony myrick

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  13. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,869

    Bandit Billy

    I've seen enough. No need to go any further. Been done before.

    Reverse phycology, Mrs.BB uses it on me so I thought I'd give it a go. ;)
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  14. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,779

    from oregon

    Man, ya gotta want it pretty bad, that's a s#!t pot of work.
    Gonna be way cool!
  15. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,614



    We need more...

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  16. Dang! A little patience? Personally I prefer some for-play before the big dance but....

    So should I even keep posting built pictures? Or do we truly live in a day where everyone has to have instant results?
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  17. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,415


    Is it that #2 Highway debate? Edmonton-Calgary or is that Calgary-Edmonton? Why can't you guys be more like Red Deer, right in the middle! LOL
  18. Imwalkin
    Joined: Jul 29, 2004
    Posts: 539

    from Tucson, Az

    I love to see the details in the build as you go. great car!!
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  19. djfordmanjack
    Joined: Apr 10, 2010
    Posts: 26

    from Austria

    this wagon is a traditional milestone car in modern day ! First pics I saw on the internet from the Pomona entry it immediately popped up dozens of questions, how did they do this, what did they use for that,...and look at THIS....
    So YES, please keep on posting the build pics whenever you have time. looking forward to learning about all those big and minute details that went into this super gorgeous ride !
  20. Nothing short of incredible guys. Yes, please keep the pictures coming.
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  21. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,712

    from Michigan

  22. Yes, we all still want to see the progress pics! :D I had already seen most of the finished pics in other threads here. I love seeing how you did it all even more! :cool: Thanks for taking the time to walk us through it. :)
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  23. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 30,456


    LOVE it. Yes we want to see the details. :)
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  24. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 3,029


    I think we were all impatient because it was taking you days to post pics of a car that was already shown completed all over the internet.
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  25. Stunning car!!
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  26. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,712


    C'mon now, please post the build pics. That wagon is absolutely amazing! Here is another nice Ranchero conversion I see at local shows here on Kent Island. I like the way the back seat folds up- kinda like a "rumble seat"... 20190504_110746.jpg 20190504_110802.jpg
  27. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,967

    from wareham,ma

    keep going with the thread, kinda a spoiler there with the finished shots as I was hoping to see this come togeather with a finished car at the end ,but as you said ,instant gratification these days.
  28. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,865

    from DFW USA

    Yeah, I really didn't need the finished photos, as they are plastered everywhere on the internet. I'm much more interested in the build and how you overcame a lot of the challenges to get the car looking just-right.

    And it does... you outdid the Nomad. Can't wait to see more.
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  29. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,044

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    I think most all enjoy seeing how you did it,so yes ,post on n on Thanks
    I love wagons,I've own 18 wagons over time.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2020
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  30. 18n57
    Joined: Jun 29, 2007
    Posts: 577


    I was/am enjoying the build pictures...please continue. Maybe the internet show-offs could play elsewhere for awhile.

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