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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:52 pm 
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Accually sort of a "returning member", but haven't paid dues for a while. I have a resto-mod '54 Ranchwagon on a '97 Linclon Mark VIII platform. I have been claiming the project to be 75 to 80% complete for a couple years now. Well, parts wise thats true, maybe more, but fabrication wise......I keep finding steps I hadn't calculated originally. I am revisiting you all now searching for info on the Glass roof (Mercury "Sun Valley" ) feature. I believe it came only on the Hardtop modle, and that included the '55 and '56 Ford Crown Vic modles. I recently discovered a Canadian outfit that is selling a reproduction piece and I am seriously concidering retro fitting one into my project. The roof hight on the Ranchwagon is quite a bit taller, so my thought is to fabricate a Psudo Crown Vic effect right behind the Sky Light piece that will serve as a bridge between the two elevations. QUESTION; has anyone ever reto fitted the Glass Top into a non factory original roof? I can buy the plexiglass piece and the rubber gasket but not quite sure how to facilitate the headliner blend unto it? I haven't yet found any photos of the structure around the opening. Anybody out there able to give me direction? Photos, drawings etc.?????

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:40 pm 
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I've often wondered how that project was going. Your old frame was re-purposed as a platform to work under the body of my car. You can see it on pages 3 and 4. viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3457
As far as pictures go, I don't have the glasstop installed yet so I can take a few pictures tomorrow of the opening. The '55 is a different shape than the '54 so you may have to revise your plan. I know this because I sourced a NOS piece from a guy in Detroit who had bought it for his '55, it didn't fit and it was stored in the attic for a number of years. The '54 reprinted Ford manual shows the stack up of seal, chrome, plexiglass, etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:50 am 
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Ron, welcome back.

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Photos of the Ranch Wagon,, 348 images and the Wagon is finally a driver!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:07 pm 
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I took a few pics. Let me know if you need any more.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:09 pm 
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