> Hello all. For those who wanted to see the photos I was talking about in
> the Sikkens thread, they are now posted on alt.binaries.pictures.autos
> (which I never knew existed). Thanks to those who directed me there. I
> guess just look for the two posts by "krazcustoms".
> For those asking about my wagon, it's an all original '68 LTD Country
> Squire. I found it while going to some yard sales about 1/2 mile from my
> house, sitting under a tree and sunk into the dirt. I didn't pay much
> attention to it the first time I saw it because it I assumed it was rusted
> from the bottoms of the doors down. Plus, it was covered with leaves and
> really didn't look like it warranted closer inspection. Well, a few months
> later I decided to give it a closer look. There is NO RUST on this car at
> all, and the interior is perfect.
They always ARE worth that closer look.
Man, what a fantastic find! I've always had a soft spot for CS wags. I
especially love the 7-pass. versions with the 400 and fold-down way-back
seats. "Memories". Hee hee
Turns out the car was from Florida and
> has only been sitting in the dirt for about two years before I spotted it.
> It has 86,000 original miles and the owner told me it runs like a bear but
> quit starting a couple of years before I bought it (the solenoid and battery
> were missing). So far, in addition to the bumpers, I bought a battery,
> starter, solenoid, spark plugs and wires. However, all that stuff is
> sitting on the floor of the front seat. Too much other stuff to do right
> now to mess around with it. Plans are just to get it running, repaint (same
> color), tint the windows, paint the wheels body color and use the LTD cop
> car dog dish hubcaps I got at Carlisle for $5, and lower the front a little.
> I think it looks pretty good the way it was designed, so I'm not going for
> anything wild with this one. Sorry for the long read, Mike
Beautiful! Yeah, I know, what romance is there in an old wagon? For
God's sake, plenty, I tell ya! Sounds like a great find! I loved
watching BB wags smoke the SHIT out of 5.0s et al. at E-Town (Bill S.,
can I get a witness) pulling 10s with wood paneling! Those cars were
always my most favorite of the day.
My buddy had a '55 Nomad that did 12s. It took several stops to get it
from Norwalk, CT to Elizabethtown, NJ, but it was always good fun. My
other bud at the helm of the Cop 5.0 led the way at 85 in a 55 like some
sort of escort; people just parted for our lunatic train!
And, dude, projects find time for themselves. Stick around here, and
you'll find more knowledgeable help than you could imagine. Get
wrenching, get busy, and ask questions! There is NO shortage of
I'm very dlad to hear about your BB wagon project. Please keep us
apprised with the progress. And please post more pics when you can!
Best of luck,
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