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

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Re: 59 Colony Park Frame off Restoration

Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 28. Aug 2009, 15:41

More progress :D
Hi Rick,

Well I've accomplished my goal of the day, getting the Merc in some
stealthy black epoxy sealer! Tomorrow I'll seal up all the seams while the
epoxy is still open, and Monday I'll start on the bodywork. Here are a few
shots for you.
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Re: 59 Colony Park Frame off Restoration

Post by 59lincolnrag » Tue 1. Sep 2009, 08:11

WOW....WOW......WOW......That is fantastic!! Can I send you my two 59 Lincolns?? ....Im too old for this
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Re: 59 Colony Park Frame off Restoration

Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 1. Sep 2009, 11:00

59lincolnrag wrote:WOW....WOW......WOW......That is fantastic!! Can I send you my two 59 Lincolns?? ....Im too old for this
Thank you for the compliments! Your work is coming along well also I see. Perhaps between the two of us we can turn out some pretty impresive cars. As for sending your Lincolns. I'm sure my restorer wouldn't mind, as long as you send them some funds also. ;)
I'm really getting excited on how the car is turning out, and I can't wait to take my first cruise in it. And I'm also putting some thought into which vehicle will be next....

All the best...
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Re: 59 Colony Park Frame off Restoration

Post by Theo » Wed 2. Sep 2009, 05:22

59lincolnrag wrote:WOW....WOW......WOW......That is fantastic!! Can I send you my two 59 Lincolns?? ....Im too old for this
Can't say it better. Thank you for posting.
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Re: 59 Colony Park Frame off Restoration

Post by 59lincolnrag » Thu 3. Sep 2009, 16:15

Massive amounts of Bethlehem Steel!!!!!!!
Since the begining man needed a manly vehicle to carry fishing gear ........he created the Colony Park !!
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Now all you need is a Chris Craft ...Continental........1956??maybe??

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Re: 59 Colony Park Frame off Restoration

Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 4. Sep 2009, 00:08

You know, that is not out of the question. I've been perusing the web looking for vintage power boats. Wooden ones are always at the top of my list. But I've come to the conclusion that my current funds need not be diverted at this time. I already have this cool set-up for the waterway's around the ol' farmhouse.
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Re: 59 Colony Park Frame off Restoration

Post by Theo » Fri 4. Sep 2009, 04:20

You bet. That's a cool set up indeed. We used to enjoy it a lot around our water side (No Paul, it's not salt water ,))
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Re: 59 Colony Park Frame off Restoration

Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 8. Sep 2009, 21:09

Some more shots...
I thought this next one was the coolest.....
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Re: 1959 Colony Park Wagon 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Resto

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Mon 28. Sep 2009, 16:56

A truly impressive resto. A frame off of this nature essentially makes the car better than brand new, since the build detail is extremely high. A great thread.
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Re: 1959 Colony Park Wagon 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Resto

Post by Shelby#18 » Sat 3. Oct 2009, 09:26

My restorer sent these yesterday. I'll be gone for two weeks, hope to have more when I get back!!!
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