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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:24 am 
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Hi all! Just signed on and would like to do a quick introduction.
I'm from Europe (The Netherlands to be precise) and recently acquired a 54 Country Squire. Apart from that I own a few other classics amongst which a few Ford trucks (65, 73 and 78), a 59 GMC 100 and a 64 Cadillac.

Well anyway, I found this Country Squire recently and fell in love with it. It has been dormant in a barn in Oregon since 1969. It shows wear consistent with basically a 15 year old car, but of course the long time in storage does imply certain patina, however the car is structurally sound and has no rust through anywhere. I even have the original bill of sale with it from the Ford dealer in McMinnville, OR. It is mostly all original, even the muffler is FoMoCo and seems the first.
It's a 9pass Squire with the original OHV V8 and Fordomatic. Has powersteering.
I have just started the project of reviving it. My plans are to get it back to well running and driving technical spec with new suspension, brakes etc and serious maintenence but leave the rest of it in as much original untouched condition as I can.

I have signed up here since I suspect I will probably need some of your knowledge to source certain parts. Looking forward to reading up and chatting along!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:46 pm 
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Gotta love a wagon, welcome to the site.

You will find all the active members are willing to offer assistance.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:22 pm 
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Welcome - car does look good.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:15 pm 
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Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:01 pm 
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Here's a little update. I've been putting a lot of work into the wagon. After sitting since 69 it requires extensive technical work, but the biggest set back was the engine turning out to be seized.
I have all new brake hoses, cylinders and shoes in it, new shocks, bushings, tierods and seals. Engine is running again with one new piston, all new rings and resealed. All new ignition.
Serviced and resealed trans and rear axle.
Powdercoated rims, new big fat Coker white walls.

It now runs and drives! I'm over the moon with it.
Runs nicely.
Still need to fix a few electrical gremlins but it's really making good progress now.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:55 am 
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Great looking wagon, anyone would be happy to have that wagon in their garage.

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