Saying hello

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Saying hello

Post by 58VoyagerJPG » Fri 21. Sep 2012, 06:53

Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum and just want to introduce myself. I recently acquired two 1958 Mercury station wagons. One is a 4 door Commuter with a 383 motor in it and the other is a 2 door Voyager with a 430 in it. Both are bone stock and complete cars. I stumbled upon them when I answered an ad on our local craigslist for a '71 Torino Squire wagon. I normally would have passed that over but the drivetrain description caught my eye. It was described as having a stock 4 bolt main 351C 4V motor. In a wagon? I said to myself " Go take a look." Found a factory M code wagon and then saw sticking out of thirty years of weeds and covered with leaves the 2 wagons. And then there was a '70 Ranchero parked against the fence. Long story short I made the previous owner an offer for all four cars and moved them to my storage so I could clean off the decades worth of debris and see what is there. I'm going to need lots of help as I've never owned a 50's vintage car only mid sixties cars or newer but they called to me to just get them the hell out of there and to a better chance to run down the road again. Thanks in advance for being here. It's going to be a blast. I'll post pics of how they are today and then share the progress.
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Re: Saying hello

Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 21. Sep 2012, 10:45

WOW Excellent! Thank you for joining the forum. Could you please add the photo of the other '58 wagon. Also which are you thinking of starting on first?

I just finished the restoration of my 1959 Colony Park this year. Here is a link. viewtopic.php?f=84&t=1331

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Post by 58VoyagerJPG » Sat 22. Sep 2012, 06:18

I will post more pictures later today as the '58 Commuter 4 door is coming home today. In the next few weeks the plan is to clean the decades worth of stuff out of each car so we can see what is there and what may be missing and then start the disassembly process on the newer cars first. The Ranchero and the Torino Squire will probably be sold first to generate the necessary funds to do the Mercs. We'll see how it goes. Thanks for the interest.

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Re: Saying hello

Post by vanscooter » Sat 22. Sep 2012, 16:25

Great score !! Love the 58 two door wagon. Good looking car. Get them rolling. Vanscooter

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Post by 58VoyagerJPG » Sat 22. Sep 2012, 23:40

Just wanted to post some pictures of the 4th car in a group I recently purchased. It's a 1958 Commuter 4 door wagon with the 383ci Marauder power plant and the push button automatic. Hoping to get the decades of mouse droppings and other bad stuff cleaned out next week or so. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
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Re: Saying hello

Post by Theo » Wed 26. Sep 2012, 09:36

Wow, looks like a project. Welcome to the forum
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