I am happy to answer any questions you may have. We didn't like Padre Island so most of the time we just wandered around and stayed wherever looked good to us. To further reduce vehicle height, the rear leaf springs were moved outboard of the frame rails and the wheels were decreased in diameter from 15 to 14 inches. While based on the shorter wheelbase of the Ford Custom, the Country Squire still shared trim with the Fairlane. Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946—1975. All glass is good except windshield which is cracked.
Adopting styling elements of the Mercury Colony Park and the Edsel Villager, the Country Squire had a less angled front fascia with a wider grille, two large round taillamps, and redesigned tailfins with turn signal lenses. I get up to 24mpg on the highway not fully loaded. For 1992, as Ford redesigned its Ford and Mercury full-size vehicles, the station wagon body style was not included in the redesign. It has air shocks in back which is nice for leveling a heavy load. Shared with the Thunderbird, a 292 cubic-inch V8 produced 198 hp.
In the interior, it got new carpet, new seat foam and seat covers styled as the originals. Produced from the 1950 to 1991 model years, seven generations of the Country Squire were produced. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, I Want To Know. Check Out Our Other Collectable Items. Over its production, the second generation saw several minor revisions. To reduce noise and improve sealing, the station wagon was offered with two doors instead of four ; however, three seats were used, allowing eight-passenger seating.
In one example, the range-topping 429 V8 would see its output drop from 365 hp to 212 hp from 1971 to 1972. Car does not run,has been sitting for many years. For 1954, in line with all Fords, the Flathead V8 was replaced by the overhead-valve V8. It's not as large as the older wagons but still pretty big. It is located in nw Arkansas, zip code 72758.
Unsourced material may be challenged and. On the other hand the patina looks great so why bother? The option package was introduced, offering a deep-dish steering wheel, upgraded door latches to prevent ejection ; as an option, seat belts and a padded dashboard were offered. In my opinion this is exceptional for 1996 and for a vehicle that is almost 5k pounds. In place of a complete wooden body aft of the firewall, the 1949 Ford station wagon was designed with a steel roof, rear fenders, and tailgate frame. The front suspension is a configuration, with ball-jointed A-arms. Windshield and Rear Glass are Nice, and in Place.
Model has Great Potential in the hands of a Pro Builder. A safety lockout measure required that the rear window had to be fully retracted into the gate before it could be lowered. For the first time, the Country Squire was available with multiple V8 engines, with multiple power outputs available. In addition, the 429 was dropped, largely replaced by the essentially identical 460 V8. In contrast to the Country Sedan, two-tone paint was not offered for the Country Squire; while fewer paint choices were available, all were color-keyed to the wood exterior trim. The Squire name was also used on woodgrain-trim versions of the ; in 1976, Ford offered a Pinto Squire Runabout hatchback.
There is patchwork needed in several of the floor pans. To allow for a lower floor, the frame layout changed from a truck-style to a. As a full-size wagon, it could carry up to 9 passengers, if so equipped. By now, Dearborn was getting desperate as Chevy was outselling them 3 to 2, despite the mid-year introduction of the highly popular Mustang. For 1961, Mercury revised its model range following the discontinuation of Edsel, with the Monterey becoming a longer-wheelbase version of the Galaxie; in a change that would until their 1991 discontinuation, the Colony Park became the Mercury counterpart of the Country Squire.
We Combine Shipping and Apply Honest, Accurate Charges! For 1951, the Country Squire retained the dashboard of the 1950 Ford with the 1951 steering column. I have done a few things to it since I purchased it, I sand blasted the wheels, air cleaner andvalvecovers and had them painted candy apple red! General Motors introduced wood trim for the 1966 and in 1967 for the and. Initially, the standard engine was a 302 cubic-inch V8, replaced by a 351 cubic-inch V8 midway through the 1969 model year. For its first two generations, the Country Squire was based upon the and the that replaced it. It has the rear facing seat in back. The only rust issue described is in the tailgate area. Available for use with the side-facing rear seats was a folding table with integrated magnetic checkers board.