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New Build 1957 Ford Del Rio Station Wagon Updated 9/16

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Just finished up the 1955 Gasser ( Tom Daniel Badman) which I posted earlier today under glass so I have started another build which is the 1957 Ford Del Rio Station Wagon (2 n 1 Gasser Kit) which I have already backed halfed for the four link in the rear and I have also chosen a 429 engine for the power plant plus the paint.

So here we go !

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This should look great !!!

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Love that paint combination .

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You're off to a great start! Still love a tubbed car and your colour choice is great..  Keep  'er goin'!!

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Thank you all for the encouraging comments ! and as usual this will probably be a slow build since I will have some scratch building to do on this build.

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I also like the color combination. I'm interested in the wheels you're using, are they  two piece ?

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Whoa ho ho ho!!!!!!! That'll work right there. Man that looks tough!!!

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David,

Yes the wheels are two piece wheels ,center is resin and outers are aluminum.

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Was able to get in a little bench time this evening which I will be removing the engine mounts so that I will have room for the headers for the 429 engine that will be installed on this build. So I have started scratch building the engine plates which as you can see they still need a little finish work to have them done plus I have started to box the frame rails and I will also be giving it a go with parts from Scott at Futurattraction which is a rear 4 link set up and a Ford nine inch with a disc brakes.

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A little update on the Del Rio Wagon.

 I have started some of the scratch building for this build so first is to scratch build the fuel cell which is basically done so next I will shoot some primer on her to make sure it is nice and smooth then figure out where I will drill holes to run the fuel lines.

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Was able to get a little bench time in today so I started to modify the interior since I have tubbed the chassie and I also had to make some modifications to the interior which surprisingly went pretty good so for. I'm not sure as of yet if I will keep the front bench seat or use bucket seats with a center console but I'm swaying towards the bench seat.

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Boy love what im seeing so far ,i will be following this one for sure , love the torque thrust rim package.

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Thank you Brian !

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Small update :  I have added hold down straps to the fuel cell and it's in primer and I will add the fuel fittings and lines later since I haven't mapped out where I want to run them yet. I'm contaplating on doing a rack and pinion steering system which I have a rack and pinion in my parts box and front lower control arms also to accommodate the rack and pinion steering which I will attempt to modify for better fitment..

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Looking forward to more on this one.

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Hey, you confirmed that the wheels r two piece,but where can you get them

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Shaun,

Wheels are made by VCG Resins and can be ordered from there web site.

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Was able to get in a little bench time in this evening to scratch build the front engine plate mounts which I installed to the frame but they do not look to pretty at the moment so I will clean them up after the glue has cured.

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Few mock up photos with the high rise on and trying to decide which carbs to use . Chrome  Revell Kit Carbs ,Barry Grant Demon Carbs or Holley Dominator Carbs ? 

 

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I was able to get a little work in this evening on this build and after looking at the high rise manifold I decided that it looked a little to high so I cut off about a 1/8" off to shorten it a bit then I also sanded down about 1/16" underneath where the carbs would sit on top.Then I made a small plate to put in between the top half and bottom of the manifold so it would look more uniform which now you can see the difference in the height in the last picture of the last post and the picture in this post which to me looks a lot better.

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Agreed, the shorter manifold looks much more realistic.Nice start Seth.

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Your manifold looks far more realistic now. How are you planning to handle to hood clearance issues ??  I like the Ford Thunder Bolt style, but there are many other options including having the carbs. out in the breeze.  

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Great craftsmanship on this build!

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Thank you Wayne, David & John ! 

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Exceptional Seth. Man, I love those '57 Fords. I have ALWAYS thought they looked way better than the Chevy.

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