Help Indentify my Wagon

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  1. BiggMike

    BiggMike New Member

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    I know it’s a Mercury 1967 I think but I don’t know if it’s a colony park or a commuter wagon. It has a 390 in there if that helps
     

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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    IIRC, the Colony Park back then was the wood side, and that makes yours the Commuter. If you give me the second digit of your VIN, I think I can look up which specific engine you have. And BTW, nice wagon! If you haven't already, you should do a short write up in the Intro section.
     
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    BiggMike New Member

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    I will definitely do that now that I know what it is. I’m having THE hardest time finding parts for it. The rear end or axel just went out on me and there’s is next to no information about these anywhere. I don’t know what I’m going to do!
     
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    Jim 68cuda Well-Known Member

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    Front fender is '68, not '67.
     
  5. BiggMike

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    After a little more research you are Correct I think it’s a 68 Merc Commuter Wagon.
     
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    Krash Kadillak Well-Known Member

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    Good catch, guys.

    And that a BEAUTIFUL wagon, BiggMike!

    I think you're going to have to go by the VIN to pin it down, as to whether it's a '67 or a '68. There's a possibility it could be '68, just with a swapped '68 nose. (Same basic body for those two years - the front ends would be interchangable.), If it is a '68, you're missing the rear side marker reflector (or maybe a light). Here's some pics of those two years.....

    From the '68 Mercury brochure, a 'Colony Park. For some reason, Mercury didn't show your Commuter model in this particular brochure. Basically the same as the Colony Park, just no 'wood'. Notice the marker light on the lower rear quarter panel area. If yours is a '68, it SHOULD have a light in this same location. There were no marker lights on the '67's - 1968 was the first Federally-mandated year for them.
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    And here's a '67 brochure page showing a Colony Park, with a teeny-tiny image of a Commuter as well. Note the absence of marker lights, and the addition of that nice air extractor grill trim on the front of the fender - purely decoration, I think.
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    '68 Commuter, from the internet:
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    A different '68 brochure image:
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    From our gallery here on the forum, a '67:
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  7. BiggMike

    BiggMike New Member

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    Mine is a 68 commuter wagon for sure. Took it to a muffler shop and turns out the guy used to have one so. I know what it is now. He did tell me good luck on trying to find parts for it. It was the reason he got rid of his
     
  8. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    And I was incorrect, it's not the second digit, it's the fifth digit. As for the rear axle, there are numerous threads on them on here, you only need to search.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    I agree with KK. It would seem strange if it were a '68 that it wouldn't have the rear side marker light. It seems it would be easier to swap the front grille and fender extensions than fill in the side marker light holes on the rear quarter nor can I think of any reason why you would want to do that.
     
  11. BiggMike

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    The emblems have been shaved off
     

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