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  1. TonyU

    TonyU New Member

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    Thanks for the hospitality and for allowing me to be a part of this forum. I grew up facing the wrong way in the back of a 1973 Mercury Colony Park. I learned to drive in that car, took my drivers test in it and drove it to high school.
    I have always loved station wagons and after restoring my 95 F150 I bought the car I wanted since it was new. 1996 Buick Roadmaster Wagon with wood grain, collectors edition. Love that car.
    My Buick is in amazing shape. I found it in Hemmings, after a year of searching, from the original owners son. 59000 miles. I moved my 2019 Cadillac out of the garage to make room for the Buick.
    Again thank you for having me
     
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    HotRodRacer Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard, TonyU! Post pics when you can, we all LOVE pics of wagons. Sounds like a very successful search you performed to get the car you wanted.
     
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    Krash Kadillak Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm.......
    There's a possibility Tony that your low-mile RMW is known here by a member or two. Post up a bit of the unit's history that you know of, and we'd ALL like a few pics .

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Our main '91 - '96 B-body expert here is Mike (User name '81x11')
     
  4. TonyU

    TonyU New Member

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    Great. I’ll post some pics during the week and, as always, thanks for the resource
     
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    Hey Tony. Pretty Buick. Is that another oldie next to it in the garage? At the risk of starting a $h|+ fight, you did not sit the wrong way in the Colony Park. Ford’s forward seat, pre ‘65 and the DRFS subsequent to that seemed logical. I couldn’t ride backwards for a prolonged period of time. I totally get the egress thing as far as ease in and out. Fine for some, I always had to see what was coming, and not going. I love them all!
     
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    Welcome TonyU!
     
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    Yes. It’s a 1995 F150 that I restored with a lot of help from the folks at LMC Parts Corp. You are correct. In the colony park you sit facing the side. And I do love them all too. An older gentleman once told me that we don’t own them we only take care of them until the next generation. I sure hope when I die my boys appreciate these cars.
     
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    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    Welcome aboard TonyU. Sounds like a pretty nice wagon you have there. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos.
     
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    Welcome
    I recently sold my 85 Colony Park and am on the hunt for a Roadmaster with under 100,000 miles that isn't priced as new.
     
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    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    That's a new development!
     
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    Orthmann, great minds must run in the same channel. Not to talk about Mak in a third party way, but I thought there was a boat or something like that in his future. This is a most pleasant surprise. I thought the same thing when he wrote about the Buick. It’s always great to have Mak on line, and especially since he may be foster dad to another wagon!
     
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    Everyone, a boat is still on the plans!! The price of the boat and the annual upkeep I was prepared for, but it was a huge eye opener on the true cost of cruising for extended periods that slowed the rush down a tad. Another wagon? If the right Roadmaster or late Electra pops up, it would be hard to resist. But it would have to become my daily driver as I won't let it sit. As much as I spent getting the Colony Park back mechanically, I
    would not have driven as a daily driver without more work. Brakes upgraded, Suspension totally redone, seats recovered, tail gate rehung, and more and I just wasn't willing to invest that amount of $ into it. So I either drove it 20 miles a week or it just sat in my driveway.
     
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