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 » Sat 3. Oct 2009, 10:43

To be a trailer queen or not to be a trailer queen? Interesting photos. Thank you.
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Post by Shelby#18 » Sat 3. Oct 2009, 13:45

Theo, NOT TRAILER QUEEN! I drive my cars. :D Did you receive the PM I sent you?

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Post by Theo » Tue 6. Oct 2009, 00:52

;) That's exactly the answerI was expecting from you. But seriously, I would entirely understand if someone would drive it on a trailer. Great resto and great investment.
And yes, I've received your PM. WOW!!!
I'm thinking about creating a new section that covers these kind of activities. Maybe when I get home during the day.
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Re: 1959 Colony Park Wagon 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Resto

Post by 59lincolnrag » Fri 16. Oct 2009, 08:16

WOW ....!!
What picture will you use for the center fold??
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Re: 1959 Colony Park Wagon 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Resto

Post by trobbins » Fri 27. Nov 2009, 17:58

Hi, I am doing a similar project to my 59 Commuter Wagon. I have sanded and painted the frame with POR 15. I have ground all the undercoating off and am now about to paint it. I am considering painting the underside the same color as the car (white). I am still undecided about that. I am looking for a tailgate, windshield door seals, carpet, seat covers, and shift selector indicator. The bottom of my tailgate is rusted. I can cut it off and replace it but I cannot find anyone who can put the ribs in for me. Any suggestions?

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Post by Theo » Fri 27. Nov 2009, 18:23

Hi Terry, I'm afraid I can't be of help, but just wanted to mention that we also have a classifieds section. You might consider to post your request refering parts there. Good luck and let us see a few photos of your project.
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Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 2. Feb 2010, 13:04

Here are some of the newest updates....Hood and Hinges
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Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 2. Feb 2010, 13:21

Interior Headliner.....
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Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 2. Feb 2010, 13:25

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

Post by sidesho_bob1961 » Thu 4. Feb 2010, 10:03

Very nice restoration. Not entirely correct, but very nice. As with most restored cars, people tend to over-restore and detail to the tenth degree. For instance, the insulation on your hood was "sandwiched" between the inner and outer sheet metal as the hood was being pressed together prior to any painting process. Therefore, after the hood was painted, the insulation got the same amount of white coats of paint as the metal, therefore it should be stained white. I happen to be restoring a 58 Edsel (see my folder) and although my car will no doubt be nicer than it was originally built, I'm trying to make it the most accurately restored Edsel by not over-detailing it. Don't missunderstand me, most guys do it exactly the way you're doing it and that's the way they look the prettiest. The problem is, when uneducated observers look at a restoration, such as yours, they then believe that this is the way these cars were produced when new, which is not the case. If FOMOCO or any other manufacturer would have built these cars as most of us restore them they only would have been able to produce a couple hundred a year.

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