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    Just picked up this 84 LTD Crown Vic Wagon.

    I've been wanting to get a Country Squire but have not had much luck with finding a straight, no rust one so when I saw how straight and rust free this CV Wagon was I jumped on it. I plan on repainting it and adding the woodgrain (anyone have any trim pieces laying around?)










    The interior is pretty sun baked, but in decent shape. If I come across a brown or tan interior in a junk yard I may swap it out.



    Anywho, just wanted to say hello.

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    I'd stop with just the re-paint unless you really have a woody for woody.

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    I don't know if all those plastic trimmy things are pop riveted or glued on, but they're a pain in the ass and impossible to find unless you buy a whole 'nother car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    I'd stop with just the re-paint unless you really have a woody for woody.
    Paint the whole car with woodgrain motif, and silver or whatever factory tutone stripe down the main body side. Reverse woody!
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    Nice find.

    The steel sides are kinda rare! I'd keep it that way and because installing all of that trim will be a nightmare. Gonna need a parts car for sure.


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    Tow package (dual exhaust)?

    I'll trade you a woodgrain for a steel side...
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    Your wagon is more rare because it lacks the wood trim. Personally I would painted a desirable color and enjoy it. Congratulations on the find

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    Enjoy the non woody wagon. You will have nothing but regret converting it to a woody. Looks like it needs a headliner, which is not that hard. Do the visors while you are doing the headliner. Looks good. Is that a locking or non locking wheel center that is missing ? I might have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    I'd stop with just the re-paint unless you really have a woody for woody.
    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Nice find.

    The steel sides are kinda rare! I'd keep it that way and because installing all of that trim will be a nightmare. Gonna need a parts car for sure.


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    Your wagon is more rare because it lacks the wood trim. Personally I would painted a desirable color and enjoy it. Congratulations on the find
    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    Enjoy the non woody wagon. You will have nothing but regret converting it to a woody. Looks like it needs a headliner, which is not that hard. Do the visors while you are doing the headliner. Looks good. Is that a locking or non locking wheel center that is missing ? I might have it.
    I'm not a wagon guy but all of this anti wood stuff X2. Non wood looks much better, and I prefer the Ford front end meself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxcpotatoes View Post
    I don't know if all those plastic trimmy things are pop riveted or glued on, but they're a pain in the ass and impossible to find unless you buy a whole 'nother car.
    Glad I was able to track some down!



    Just picked up a set of lower rear seat sections as the ones in mine were missing. Those rear jump seats are one of my favorite parts of the wagon.




    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Tow package (dual exhaust)?

    I'll trade you a woodgrain for a steel side...
    It is dual exhaust, but there is no hitch. I've not looked to see if there is evidence of a hitch being installed at one point - I'll have to do that tonight.
    Was dual exhaust a separate option or did it only come with the tow package?


    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    Enjoy the non woody wagon. You will have nothing but regret converting it to a woody. Looks like it needs a headliner, which is not that hard. Do the visors while you are doing the headliner. Looks good. Is that a locking or non locking wheel center that is missing ? I might have it.
    Yep, the rear fabric was gone and the front was hanging down and driving me nuts so I ripped it out too, I'll be replacing that after I know what color interior I end up with.


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    We've got coordinated jump seats! Kind of!



    Nice wagon. Can't say I agree with the woodification but you should make it yours and enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    I'd stop with just the re-paint unless you really have a woody for woody.
    This is my other vehicle, so I'd say yeah I probably do!


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    Red white and blue theme, white headliner, American flag paintjob, add wood sides.
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    Looking forward to seeing your progress.
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    I like the woodgrain, but I don't think I'd add it to a steelside car. One thing that I do not like specifically about the Ford CS is that side trim. Quite honestly its crap. The Mercury trim is much better.

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    That black clip with the spring is what holds on the merc trim. They bolt on. Need a hole with a nut on the other side and rubber seals in between. I can't remember where those red plastic clips go. They mount on a welded stud.

    You may consider just getting it wrapped in wood. Or maybe wood and the color of your choice for the rest of the body. Then use some select generic glue on trim. Perhaps as mentioned, paint on the wood. There are kits and places that specialize in that mostly for the old cars that came that way at least on the interior.

    Otherwise you would probably be better off finding a nice woody to start.

    It is yours but the steel sides do give you flexibility. I kind of like it. I used to drive one very much like that at my old job when it was new.
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    The spring clip with the stud is for the end of the trim on the doors, both CP and CS have them.
    The CP and CS trim is the same profile, the way they wrap around is obviously different.

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    That wrap idea might be the easiest, cost efficient and might even look the best. They can do amazing things with wraps. It can always be taken off if needed. Easy to replace if a panel is damaged. You would not have to weld studs, find plastic trim that will peel or break. Adhesive trim to fade or mismatch.

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    I didn't realize woodgrain was such a hot topic in these parts. Figured I would find fellow Woodgrain lovers here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Tow package (dual exhaust)?

    No sign of a hitch being installed








    H cross over:





    Man this underside is clean.





    Obligitory engine pic:



    That tiny rad will have to go. The PO admitted he went cheap when he replaced it.





    I'll have to look up that PN on the alt to see if its an upgraded.
    *edit, nope he went cheap on that too. $32 65amp valuecraft.




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