59 ford wagon rear window

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  1. 59fordwagon

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    I have a 59 ford wagon. I'm toying with the idea of installing gas struts on the rear window. The original sliders were missing when I bought the wagon. Haven't found replacements. Has anybody done this?
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    It's an interesting idea, and you'd likely need two strong struts to lift it up, but have you looked around for replacement sliders first?
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Another question is, what are your plans for the wagon? Is it going to be a daily driver? Is it a hot rod? Are you hoping to restore it?
     
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    I have rodded it out. Stroked Windsor 408, beefed up AOD trans, 350 posi rear end, power discs. Many updates. Planning to paint it 1968 mustang highland green metallic.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Isn't that the color the Bullitt Mustangs were painted? If so, that'll be a choice color for it. And your drivetrain needs to be in my '79 Ranchero....
     
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    Yup, sure is the color. The Windsor is pumping 460hp @ 5800 rpm and 490 torque @ 4200 rpm on the dyno.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    That's fantastic! I would say that the gas struts would be right at home on a car like this.
     
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