64 Squire coming together

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  1. martyk98

    martyk98 Well-Known Member

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    I did 8' wide rims on all four corners so I can rotate them. In retrospect, I should have 7" on the front. To sharp of a turn and I get a little rub on the top of the fender. The are BOSS wheels.
     
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    Well, I am going to be in trouble then. I went with the 20x10 torque thrust in the back and 18x8 in the front. Its a static drop with coil overs, drop spindle in the front and I four linked the rear end, also with coil overs so we could set the ride height.
     
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    How are the wheels and tires working out?
     
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    Hey Marty, thanks for asking. I'm not sure yet, it still up on the rack.
     
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    I might have been OK with 8" wide in front but with the Thunderbird spindles and disc brake set up, it might have changed my offset just enough to make the 8's a little too tight. The FDB set up is worth it. If you know anyone that needs rear quarter glass, there's a guy up here that is selling both sides cheap.
     
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    A little different then the set up I did, so hopefully it will be okay. What is FDB?
     
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    Front Disc Brakes
     
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    Got it.
     
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    C'mon Fred, pony up. How did the new wheel setup fit on your car?
     
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    Unfortunately, it's still on the rack. Hopefully by next Wednesday it will be on its first road test in 30 years.
     
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    I regret to inform all of you that have followed my cosmetic restoration of my 64 Country Squire, that I have sold the car at the Goodguys, Puyallup, Wa car show yesterday. I got an offer I couldn't refuse. If I can answer anyone's questions in the future, send me a PM. I am on the prowl for a 54 Mercury Monterey hardtop. Good Luck to all.
     
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    What a beautiful car. You did an amazing job on the restoration and the trim work is stunning. Well done and sorry to hear you sold it but I completely understand that money talks!
     
  13. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    I don't have a pic, but on SR 92 heading into Granite Falls, there's what appears to be a '54 4-door in yellow/black. Go East from SR 9, and when you get to Getchell Station (which has a traffic light and a Chevron on the North side of the route), go until the route curves to the right; as you go through the turn, you'll see a garage with a motorhome and assorted vehicles on the top of that hill.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    BTW, my dad's first new car he ever bought was a '54 Monterey, just before he and Mom were married. They traded it a couple years later, when my oldest bro Fred was born, on a new '56 Ranch Wagon.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Well, it sounds like you made a good deal and are happy with the results. Good luck in finding the Mercury you are searching for.
    And remember, just because you are currently without a wagon, doesn't mean you can't pop in from time to time and say hello.
     

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