1959 Colony Park Wagon 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Resto

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Re: 1959 Colony Park Wagon 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Resto

Post by Theo » Sun 18. Mar 2012, 23:59

Rick will sure get you the correct color code. I had good experience w. Mercedes Benz "Rauchsilber Metallic" from 1987 which is close.
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Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 20. Mar 2012, 14:16

Valve Covers / Klondike Gold, paint code 21903

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Re: 1959 Colony Park Wagon 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Resto

Post by nasty55ford » Sat 24. Mar 2012, 19:24

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Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 1. May 2012, 19:31

Some more progress...
The sills when purchased don't have the bead around the edges like the originals. So what does a guy do? Get'er done.
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Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 4. May 2012, 13:50

I am going to try weekly updates now that the car is coming to completion.
In this photo I had just purchased an NOS Rear View mirror that is styled perfectly for the Mercury. I am debating whether to use it for this car or the Parklane.
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Post by Theo » Sat 5. May 2012, 12:58

Beautiful. I clicked the photo of the dash board and one more time for a magnified view. Wow!! Really like the handwriting style lettering where it says defrost etc. The vertical lay out of the radio is nice too. Make sure to stuff in fresh tubes. Let me know if you need anything special on tubes. I have a buddy who has literally tons of historic high quality tubes.
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Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 11. May 2012, 13:14

Thanks Theo, I'll keep you in mind if I need tubes. I sure have enough radios that use them.
This week glass & interior trim!
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Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 18. May 2012, 15:05

Week 5/18
Hood / Grill / Moldings
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Post by austlinc » Sun 20. May 2012, 04:00

WOW! Looking great, I bet your itching to go for a cruise.

The front grill sets the front up quite well.

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Post by Theo » Sun 20. May 2012, 16:00

I like the white paint. Great off white color.
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