1955 Ford Fairlane wagon

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  1. jaunty75

    jaunty75 Middling Member

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    Spotted this the other day at the local auto buyer/seller/trader shop where I bought my '73 Olds Delta 88 last spring. It's got snow on it, but it's not my car to be brushing the snow off of. Obviously a bit of a resto-mod. It wasn't for sale. A note in the windshield said "in transit." This dealer gets cars that people have won at auctions, fixes them up for them, and sends them back. Something like that. This one looked like it didn't need much.

    Certainly a love-it or hate-it color, I think.


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    I like it even the colour is fine for me, the only thing the that I would want to change is the front rims I'd want a different offset on the front.
     
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    That color will make it easier to spot any new rust-through :vomito:
     
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    If it doesn't blind you first.
     
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    I"ve always wanted to pick up a Beech super Bonanza and paint it yellow. :bananaman:
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    Y-block with a McCullough supercharger? It would be worth looking to see if it's an original F-code wagon. The F-code was the 312 with the McCullough.
     
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    The F code was only offered in 57 and the 312 was not offered in 55. If it has a McCullogh, it is the aftermarket one and is not the same as the original. I tried to get parts for an original from them, and was informed they turned all service parts over to fomoco. It was a one and done project for them.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    Ah, you're right, I wasn't looking at the model year. It's too bad they couldn't see their way to sticking with it.
     

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