My 68 Country Sedan

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  1. Blueoval76

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    Ok here are some pics of my 68 Country Sedan. I picked it up in November just outside of Chicago and drove it home about 2 1/2 or so hours with no issues. It did miss all the way home and I bought it like that but hoped it was just the carb as the owner stated and I noticed they did a complete tune-up on it. Once I got her home my bro who is a mechanic messed with the carb and said it needs to be rebuilt. I pulled the original 68 2bbl out of the rear storage and he rebuilt it for me. She now runs flawless with no issues and 144K on the clock. It does not look to be ever touched but who knows. The guy I bought it from was the interior guy for American Auto Restoration in IL and he did an awesome job on the interior an put a vinyl top on her. So far I haven't done anything besides put in an aftermarket stereo system. I only have a few outside pics but here she is.


    This was stopping at Steak N Shake in Gurnee on the way home from buying her.
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    These are the only pics I have of the interior that were taken by the previous owner in the listing. The only difference is I added 5 1/4" 2 way door speakers and a Pioneer head unit in an under the dash mount.

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    I currently have a parts car that I just picked up and there are a few small odds and ends to swap but otherwise I will be parting it out. It is a 390/Auto 3.25 rear and 10 passenger. The next plan for the wagon is a set of Hailbrand replica wheels from JD Wheels. I think these will set it off nicely and still look period correct. I also plan to do an electronic conversion, and cut the front springs to lower the front for a rake. I like the classic look and would have done that if I was around back then.

    Here is a couple pics of the parts car.

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    Nice looking wagon! Congrats! Love those smoothies!
     
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    Great wagon! Looks beautiful. The only thing I would do is get rid of the rust-trap known as a vinyl roof. They are a maintenance pain in the jaxie, and they will, almost invariably get water under them somewhere, sometime, and cause rust. It can be bad enough to require an entire roof replacement. Ugh. have to say, the parts car looks fantastic! Come to that, your parts car looks better than my daily drivers!
     
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    Awesome Ford Wagon! Welcome from another Ford nut!
     
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    looks good BO:thumbs2:
     
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    She's a peach!
     
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    That does look nice. Do you have the jump seats in the back? I can't remember who off hand but one of our members has a set of white ones for sale.... I'll see if I can find it.
     
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    Mine does not have the rear seats but the parts car does however I prefer not to have them as all my chairs and stuff for the car shows fits perfect in the storage area.

    Thanks for the compliments guys. :tiphat:
     
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    I can relate..... when I get the Beateor on the road I'll remove the jump seats, won't get rid of them but just store them. No more kids to put back there and hope it'll be awhile before grand kids so the trunk space will come in handy...... and my dogs just won't sit still in those little seats:p
     
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    How is the frame from your parts car? I need one for my 67 country sedan and I beleive the 68 is the same frame. I to live in Wisconsin and my frame has seen better days. Let me know.
     
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    68 parts car

    Is there something possible we could work out?
     
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    Congrats on your wagon - very cool!
     

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