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Edsel Roundup Longroof 2 door wagon - Love wagons!!

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  • Member since
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  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Edsel Roundup Longroof 2 door wagon - Love wagons!!
Posted by treehuggerdave on Friday, April 9, 2021 9:48 AM

No, this isn't a "Jimmy Flintstone body."

I built this long before his came out.

This is a part resin and part plastic body. I started with an R&R Vacuum Craft body that was just terrible, but it had all the "bones" for a fun project. I already had several plastic Edsel kits with a great front and beautiful chrome, so I chopped off the front of the resin kit halfway through the front windshield, and did the same to the plastic kit, and I married the 2 together.

The only problem was that the resin body didn't have the chrome molding going from the front fender into the doors, so I added that and it came out pretty good, and I foiled it.

The hood was already open, so I hinged it, and used some aftermarket decals for the engine, and some aftermarket photoetch for the body script.

 Click on the images several times and they look better.

Pretty front end.

 

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, April 9, 2021 11:39 AM

Oho! Nice touch there.

      I like all forms of wagons of course with the 57 Country Squire being my all time favorite. The 64 was a close second. Even with the body style changes there was still something about Wagons that set them apart!

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 9, 2021 12:18 PM

Nice job on the surgery!  Engine bay looks stellar 

Thanks,

John

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, April 9, 2021 2:11 PM

That is so cool! YesYes

Like a good photograph, a good model (or a picture of one) sometimes (or perhaps rarely) conveys a mood or a feeling. This one does that for me.

-Greg

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    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, April 9, 2021 6:29 PM

Beautiful! 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, April 9, 2021 6:40 PM

Yeah, it's a beuty! Very nice paint job and I love how you can't see the heavy mods nor cutting here - top job here! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, April 9, 2021 9:29 PM

Very nice work. IIRC, the ford family just put one up for sale not too long ago. Would be nice to be in a position to bid on it. Wink

Jim Captain

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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:01 PM

Awesome, really well done and the "wide whites" are a nice touch!

Gil
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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, April 12, 2021 12:04 PM

Tanker-Builder

Oho! Nice touch there.

      I like all forms of wagons of course with the 57 Country Squire being my all time favorite. The 64 was a close second. Even with the body style changes there was still something about Wagons that set them apart!

 

I'll tell ya TB, my wife and I owned a 67 CS Wagon and it was really really a nice car. I bought it in 1975 burned out under the hood, rewired it, new hoses, brakes lines, carb etc, put on a new hood, repainted the nose and that was our daily driver for several years as the kids seemed to be multiplying on us lol ! My wife loved the dual action tailgate. She was very short so appreciated being able to swing it out not just drop it down.

Never was much on Edsels but what a great job the OP did on this wagon !

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    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, April 12, 2021 1:14 PM

I didn't know Edsel made a wagon!  That is one cool looking vehicle, and you did a great job in building and painting it!

I remember when the first Edsels came out in 1957, to my sixteen year old brain, it was the neatest car ever!  I tried to get my Dad to buy one, but no luck with that!  He was in his Buick mode, at that time.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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    March 2013
Posted by LonCray on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:20 AM

That is an absolutely gorgeous model of an absolutely hideous (IMHO) car.  Your workmanship far exceeds that of the folks that built the 1:1 version all those years ago. 

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