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Old 04-20-2022, 05:54 PM   #601
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Old 04-21-2022, 12:54 AM   #602
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- 1958 RANCH WAGON BODY TYPES -


- BODY TYPE 58A -



- BODY TYPE 59B - SINGLE SPEAR -



- BODY TYPE 59B - ANODIZE PANEL TYPE -



- BODY TYPE 78A - SEDAN DELIVERY

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Old 04-21-2022, 01:07 AM   #603
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- 1958 RANCH WAGON w TUBE GRILLE -

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Old 04-23-2022, 11:43 PM   #604
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1958 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon under restoration.
It seems that the 1958 Fords are gaining in popularity?
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Old 04-23-2022, 11:46 PM   #605
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Illustration of the 1958 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon from the Original Sales Brochure
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Old 04-24-2022, 10:04 AM   #606
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I could never get my head around the 58's; seems the grille is too big and the tail lights seem to not be in line. Probably an optical illusion, to me anyway.
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Old 04-24-2022, 11:38 AM   #607
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Photo shown in POST #604 is not a DEL RIO while the photo in POST #605 is.

Both trim levels had the same BODY CODE (59B) same as 1957.

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Neat 1958 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon wearing 1957 Ford Wheel Covers
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Old 05-04-2022, 07:57 PM   #609
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The grille looks much better than the US version.



I have to agree with you. Sometimes Canadian market cars/trucks were just a bit prettier or fancier than the American versions. But they sometimes didn't have the broad scope of options, either. I might be in the minority, but I love the looks of the '58 Ford. However, I'd say the grille on the American version was one of weaker styling elements on the car. It kind of looks like something a hot rodder made, which can be good or bad depending on your perspective.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:44 PM   #610
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1958 Edsel 2-door Roundup Station Wagon
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Old 05-15-2022, 01:31 AM   #611
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Check out this Video - 1957-1958 Ford Del Rio - Ford's 2-door Sport Wagon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf8rR9RiWvU
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I got a kick out of that video. Lots of good info except when it showed the picture of the '58 352 FE interceptor engine. the video showed what looked like a 260 or 289 V8 with an interceptor decal on the air cleaner and Y Block Thunderbird Special decals on the valve covers.

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1958 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon - Nice
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Old 05-20-2022, 08:37 AM   #614
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I have to agree with you. Sometimes Canadian market cars/trucks were just a bit prettier or fancier than the American versions. But they sometimes didn't have the broad scope of options, either.
I don't know, CAN and AUSSIE looked foreign to me.

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I might be in the minority, but I love the looks of the '58 Ford. However, I'd say the grille on the American version was one of weaker styling elements on the car. It kind of looks like something a hot rodder made, which can be good or bad depending on your perspective.
I agree on The 58. But it needs a few tweaks. Removing the GRILLE GUARD and the 'POWER-FLO' hood (using a '57) and shaving the grille header panel helps (IMO). The 58 FORD front end was meant to emulate () the 58 BIRD. If the same hood scoop design as used on the BIRD was also used on the FORD, it would make one huge difference (IMO)

As for the most beautiful, my choice is the 56 CROWN, VICTORIA and SUNLINER. Properly trimmed out it makes one beautiful car ...
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1958 Ford Fairlane with Grille Guard removed
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Old 05-20-2022, 08:53 PM   #616
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1956 Ford "Ranchero" made from a Crown Victoria.
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Old 05-21-2022, 04:12 AM   #617
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... it needs a few tweaks. Removing the GRILLE GUARD and the 'POWER-FLO' hood (using a '57) and shaving the grille header panel helps (IMO).
Below is a 58 with a 57 hood, grille guard delete and shaved header panel. It has a tube grille but I prefer the stock grille.

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^^^ Nice '58! I love the tube grill. ^^^
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1956 Ford Parklane Station Wagon - Nice
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