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Posted By: Curtis Parisi
Posted On: Saturday March 21, 2020 at 3:17 PM
Hi Jeff, In doing a little research
I have attached a few photos of ORIGINAL paint cars for you showing how a Ranch Wagon would have come from the factory.
I also included brochure pictures which show the same trim as the original paint car photos.
The only pictures of a Ranch Wagon with Fairlane or Galaxy trim on the quarter from the wheel arch back is one MODIFIED car. These cars are
the owners interpretations which at least to me unfortunately are mostly not accurate anymore. I also think that the wheel arch/quarter panel trim makes the
car look like the bottom of the quarter panel is cut off since there is no color there.
My humble recommendation would be to leave this trim off on your model if your intent is to replicate a car as it would have come from the Ford Factory.
I see the three stars are factory. They are fine. The Genuine Ford Parts model has the stars and the Fairlane trim at the wheel arch which is not correct.
I wouldn’t duplicate what they did anyway even if it is white metal. You have a chance to make this model correct which they did not.
Please do not take offense to these comments as I only would like to point out what Ford actually did. Maybe someone could have ordered this trim but I doubt it
on the cheaper station wagon. 99.9 % of the cars would not have had it even if it was available.

Brown Ranch Wagon, 3 stars only

Green Ranch Wagon, 3 stars only

Yellow Ranch Wagon, 3 stars only

Original paint car

Original paint car

Original paint car

Original paint car

Original paint car

The only photo of a Ranch wagon I could find with the trim which is the owner referbisher's idea of what they wanted.

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59 Ranch Wagon-Feedback, Comments, Criticisms, and Concerns. by Jeffery Lane #27604
The model looks very nicely detailed..... my only concern.............. by Clifford Read #27604.1
Well, I think it looks fantastic. I love the colors and I am very much interested in owning one. (EOM) by John Merritt #27604.2
Yes, I have a comment! I better get one! what will be your second issue? by BenD Lampson #27604.3
What BenD said. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #27604.3.1
Ya Jeffy put me down for one also (EOM) by Tom Ciryak #27604.3.2
59 ford by rodger marley #27604.3.2.1
Make mine with the dog dish wheel covers. Unique for 1:43rds but very era typical for 1:1's. (EOM) by Frank Racibozynski #27604.
I agree, and would prefer them on the wagon. I may have missed it, by Rick Thompson #27604.
White metal Rick (EOM) by Jeffery Lane #27604.
Thanks Jeff! (EOM) by Rick Thompson #27604.
Oh yeah, and I would like a windshield on my model ;-) by BenD Lampson #27604.3.3
59 Wagon by Fred Lewis #27604.4
59 Ranch Wagon Subject Matter Photo by Jeffery Lane #27604.4.1
I like what you decided for issue #1....Any idea what issue #2 will be? (EOM) by BenD Lampson #27604.4.1.1
Hi Jeff, In doing a little research by Curtis Parisi #27604.5
Factory correct models. by Raymond Paszkiewicz #27604.5.1
Thanks for the feedback! Keep it coming... by Jeffery Lane #27604.5.1.1
PICS--Many collectors bought Brooklin's 1961 Ford "Fairlane" when standard fender trim was missing & by Frank Racibozynski #27604.5.1.2

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