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'57 Ford Reference Pictures- Interior? Engine?

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Anyone has some good reference and pictures of the interior and engine?

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I spotted this excellently restored '57 Custom Tudor at the Goodguys Nationals at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in September 2012. Here are my interior pictures (taken through rolled up windows, as the owner was nowhere to be found):

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Hope these help a little bit!

Art

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Use Google Advanced Search for 1957 Ford, and then click on "Images" at the top of the page--more pics than you can shake a stick at--you'll find not only pics of engine bays, but will also discover a great way to research real cars for the models you want to build!

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Awesome.

Del Rio wagon is high trim level 2 door wagon. Think Ford Nomad

They sold 46000 in 57, more than the Nomad in total

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Del_Rio

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2-door wagons came in 2 trim levels. The Ranch Wagon was the basic car, the Del Rio was the upmarket car. The Courier was essentially same car as sedan delivery.

You could technically get the E code motor in any of them, or F code motor too.

F code supercharged Del Rio with T-Bird wires in the plans here.

Ranchero easy to convert too, though R will probably do at some point.

Ranch Wagon

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Del Rio Ranch Wagon

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ooh that wagon is mega kool, gotta have one of those. was this even announced as being in the works? seems like its straight out of left field, aside from revell releasing the 57 ford sedan. I never even knew Ford produced a competitor to the Nomad.

I would put down for a Ranchero too.

and I missed it before but now they are reissuing the BRE 510 companion 240Z. great move. actually some other potential buys there too, for instance that Boxster. I am guessing the German branch will be releasing that one? and a 59 Caddy hardtop? is that a reissue or brand new?

jb

From the beginnings of factory assembly-line station wagons (Model A, 1929) onward, Ford traditionally outsold every other carmaker, and in some years, outsold all other American producers of station wagons combined. Remember that Ford advertising slogan "Ford, America's Wagon Master"? They truly earned that title.

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Ford's high end 2 door wagon in '56 was the Parklane, again based on 2 door Ranch Wagon

Doesn't share much, definitely not roof

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Parklane

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This is homely as it comes, but someone will like it.

Also, Ford Country Sedans and Country Squires were 4 doors, quite a bit different, as were the 4 door Edsels.

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Ford's high end 2 door wagon in '56 was the Parklane, again based on 2 door Ranch Wagon

Doesn't share much, definitely not roof

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Parklane

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This is homely as it comes, but someone will like it.

Also, Ford Country Sedans and Country Squires were 4 doors, quite a bit different, as were the 4 door Edsels.

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The 4dr wagons are not all that different, body-wise than the 2-dr versions, Lee. The only differences are the sides, shorter front doors, added rear doors, and of course, a B-post in between the doors. Same with the interior side panels.

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'58 Edsel wagons were all based on Ford station wagons. FWIW, an Edsel station wagon should be a relative breeze to kitbash, as the AMT/Ertl '58 Edsel front clip will graft right on to an accurately done '57 Ford wagon body. Of course, the side chrome is Edsel, and Edsel's "Boomerang" taillight bezels would need to be scratchbuilt, but it's all quite doable (I did a '58 Edsel Bermuda in resin almost 20 years ago).

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'58 Edsel wagons were all based on Ford station wagons. FWIW, an Edsel station wagon should be a relative breeze to kitbash, as the AMT/Ertl '58 Edsel front clip will graft right on to an accurately done '57 Ford wagon body. Of course, the side chrome is Edsel, and Edsel's "Boomerang" taillight bezels would need to be scratchbuilt, but it's all quite doable (I did a '58 Edsel Bermuda in resin almost 20 years ago).

Art

Some kit came with the Edsel station wagon taillights and bezels as a customizing option. I just can not, off the top of my head, remember which kit it was. I don't think it was AMT's '57 Ford? I know I have a set somewhere in my collection.

Scott

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YEAH!

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I am not a Ford fan, but I like the Del Rio. I see this one around town and I got to have this kit when it comes out.

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I'm liking this. image_5.jpeg

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I'm liking this. image_5.jpeg

SMILE! I'm diggin' that too!

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Don...that is gorgeous! Thanks for posting...TB

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Don...that is gorgeous! Thanks for posting...TB

I posted the yellow wagon, which I think is beautiful! The wheels are a tad too big, but that's just my opinion. I'd be more on board with 19" to 20" rims. Regardless,. that's one stellar full size Del Rio!

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...plan is to build the chassis from the '57 sedan with the engine of my choice (FORD, of course). I expect the floorpan to be different (aside from the body), but not much else. I can get a head start on this now. I can't wait!

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Dual-carb supercharged??

woooooooooooooooooooooowww

Where has that setup been all my life?

If you like that, you may like this setup I did on my '57 Fairlane....

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Cool. Nice build, paint looks perfect, BMF too. Me likey.

They used to run two in series, first one pumping into second one, for 12-16# boost. Doubt many survived it, bottom ends on Y's in 50's not up to that. Blows the top right off the popper.

Still, RS5 Stude motor worked like your setup, really like it. Geez, I love me some VS57 and VR57 Paxtons. And wagons. and 57 Fords.

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