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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:41 am 
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Front brakes and suspension look good!

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Back Brakes and Suspension look good!
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Next task will be installing the oil filter adapter and cleaning up some wiring under the hood.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:06 am 
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I've been making some progress on the wagon, Thanks to all the members who have answered my questions.

We're required to have a front licence plate here in Ontario, I searched but couldn't find any pictures of a licence plate bracket so I made this one.

Our plates are very flimsy, I always catch my pant leg on the plate on my roadster and bend it out of shape, this should keep the plate nice an straight.

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The next job will be going over the wiring,
The previous owner installed a rebel wiring harness and converted the car to 12v. The harness looks good, but I'm picky and the install could be improved, looks like some evenings curled up under the dash with a soldering iron are in my future!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:12 am 
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Well I finally got the seats all figured out and installed,
Special thanks to Lee - CS54 for the pictures!

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I made a new rear wood panel, mine was missing, starting with a cardboard template, then 3/4 plywood
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My car was missing one of the hinge brackets that attaches the hinge to the floor so I made a copy of the one I did have, it's not perfect but it works.
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Since the chrome trim on the wood panel was missing I made some up out of aluminum angle I had left from some Airstream repairs, should polish up just like the chrome
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I'm also working on cardboard templates for the tailgate panel, rear interior panels and kick panels.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:51 pm 
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The Wagon drove in and out of the garage on Saturday under it's own power.

I had done some wiring upgrades and wanted to make sure everything still worked.
I also wanted to hear it run!

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There's a small coolant leak, and the transmission doesn't seem to go in to gear quite right, probably a linkage problem, but she started right up and drove in and out of the garage!

I was using the router and needed to keep the sawdust out, think I'll need a bigger car cover!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:27 am 
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Well after a lot of long nights in the garage the Country Squire is on the Road!

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We drove her to my parents house for a BBQ on Fathers day, what a great ride.

She runs great but I've been chasing oil leaks, first the oil pressure sender, then the road draft tube. Then I discovered the real problem. The engine is so full of gunk and sludge that the drain holes in the head were blocked so the drivers side valve cover would fill with oil until it was forced out of the valve cover gasket. I'll pull the pan this weekend and work on cleaning out the sludge. 40psi of oil pressure at cruising speed.

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I trailered the car to the local Jeep dealer for a safety, I have a friend who works there. Everyone came out to see the car as it's clearly much cooler than anything they were working on, and right after I unloaded it from the trailer, it died :shock: , turns out it was just out of gas, have to get the fuel gauge working.

This is definitely on of the most fun cars I've driven, she's a keeper!

I still have some trim to install, lots of polishing and a few bugs to work out, but she's a driver after 8 months!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:20 pm 
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Glad to hear it is on the road. It looks great!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:12 am 
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Nice work on a good looking car.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 3:10 pm 
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Took the Country Squire on it's longest trip yet, the Waterdown swap meet and car show on Saturday, 200+km round trip.
The car exceeded my expectations, ran great at 65mph, held a consistent temp and oil pressure.

My dad wanted to go looking for parts for his truck and I insisted we take the woody. He wanted to drive his Ford Edge :( and didn't trust my old Ford, but after I pointed out that he and the car are the same age he relented and we set off. He got 2 thumbs up before we even left his subdivision and that changed his whole attitude toward my '54. This car makes people smile! at one point a Ford Flex slowed down, rolled down the window and a young girl took a selfie with my car in the background!

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:14 pm 
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Congratulations on getting the woody on the road!

Interesting that this was your 54th post.

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 6:12 am 
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Congrats Mark!

It's an amazing feeling to not only have your 54 running, but running and reliable.

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