'70 squire: back to the road

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  1. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Nice shop!
     
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    Tryloff Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I searched a long time for the right one
     
  3. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    I'll say! I must admit I am bit jealous. Plenty of room to work on the Squire now.
     
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    Now that you have that nice shop dont give up on that wagon. I'm enjoying your posts and how your methodically working on it
     
  5. Tryloff

    Tryloff Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the encouragement. Today was a good blow though. I found 2 rust holes in the floor and the tank and sender are essentially garbage. Neither one of those are available as reman for the wagon, so I'll need to find a parts car somewhere. In the mean time, I have a 53 panel truck that is close to being finished.
     
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    Let's see the '53 :bananaman:
     
  7. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    It'd be cool if it were a sedan delivery with a flip nose.
     
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    Poison_Ivy Dogzilla Fan

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    Historical partying is going to take place, in there. It looks like a lot more fun restoring than the wagon
     
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    It breaks my heart a little though. The owner had already pulled the straight 6 out and dropped the 350 in. He also converted it to ifs and a ford 8.8 rear with disks. I like original. But, if this will keep it on the road, I am okay with it. I may move that build to a different thread.

    In the mean time, if any of you run across a 69/70 country squire in driving condition for sale, let me know please. I think my best bet at this rate it's to find a cheap decent driver with a 302 or 351 and swap in my higher optioned parts. I know of a yard in georgia with a few ltd's. Not sure if they have wagons though.
     
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    Poison_Ivy Dogzilla Fan

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    The 350 weighs about as much as the original heavy-casted Stovebolt Six. Now, there's a weight shift towards behind where the front axle used to be. So, the handling should improve. I doubt that you would regret the stopping power of the disc brakes, once you get it to the point to where you'll be able to drive it. Ford or not, what does it matter. Ford and GM used to share parts, anyway. Not frequently. But, it has happened
     
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    I won't disagree with any of that, but they're not making any more original 53 chevys. And this makes one less out there.
     
  13. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    A year ago, I knew of someone with a fully original '53, just in slightly rusted condition. So there are unmolested SD trucks still out there.
     
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    Yes, there are.
     
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    Well guys, the wife wanted to get in on the wagon fun. I picked this 84 grand wagoneer up yesterday. It has a few issues but is nearly drivable.
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    20181010_122821.jpg of course, I had to do a little shifting around in the shop to open up my lift bay.
    Dont fret, the country squire is not given up on. It's only on pause while I am searching for a donor car. I have a friend in Hershey, PA this week at the auction looking around for a car or some parts for me. I will start a different thread for the waggy. Be on the look out if you want to follow along.
     

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