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  • Orphan of the Day, 11-14, 1958 Edsel Roundup



    Craig
    Last edited by 8E45E; 09-14-2013, 04:47 AM.

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    i had no idea there was an Edsel wagon, two door to boot!
    \"Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat...a Studebaker!\"

    51 Land Cruiser (Elsie)
    Jim Mann
    Victoria, B.C.
    Canada

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    • #3
      Pretty unique, but those rear taillights are just ugly. Sorry.
      "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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      • #4
        Roundup ????? Is that a Canadian model ? Love them 2-door wagons! I had a '59 Villager, but it was a 4-door- - -now that was ugly !! StudeMann, get on Google and click images, then type in "Edsel station wagon". There were some beauties, especially the Bermudas. ( OOPS, found my own answer about the Roundup, just didn't know it was called that.)
        Last edited by j.byrd; 11-13-2012, 10:11 PM. Reason: found answer

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        • #5
          There's a really clapped-out Villager wagon in a mobile home park about 4 blocks from the beach here. I think it used to be brown, but the rust makes it hard to verify

          Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            Must be a very polite car, environmentally friendly and all, returning to the earth like that without bothering anyone, ha !

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            • #7
              Those rear turn signals send conflicting messages!
              Andy
              62 GT

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              • #8
                At least being strongly based on a concurrent Ford wagon; that 1958 Edsel should be a relatively easy resto.
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                Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

                Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

                "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by StudeMann View Post
                  i had no idea there was an Edsel wagon, two door to boot!
                  Apparently...not enough people did...could'a been the reason most of us still didn't know.


                  Originally posted by Andy R. View Post
                  Those rear turn signals send conflicting messages!
                  You beat me to it!

                  I also think that the name "Roundup" should more appropriately be called "Pucker-up!"
                  John Clary
                  Greer, SC

                  SDC member since 1975

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                  • #10
                    I must be a strange person. I've always liked Edsel autos from the time they were introduced for the '58 model year. I guess it was because they were "different". I even liked the "horse collar" grille. I think the nicest looking Edsels were the '59 models.
                    Rog
                    '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                    Smithtown,NY
                    Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                    • #11
                      Great car, another I'd like to buy if I could do my own paint and body work.
                      I'm surprised customizers of the period didn't jump on those tail light lens for their cars.
                      63 Avanti R1 2788
                      1914 Stutz Bearcat
                      (George Barris replica)

                      Washington State

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                      • #12
                        Those taillites were used on several customs, but were rare even then.
                        Klif
                        55 Speedster/Street Machine
                        63 Avanti R2
                        64 Convertible R1

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                        • #13
                          Raprice, I like Edsels too, but the 58 is my favorite, followed by the 60, even tho' it's sort of Pontiac-looking up front. In an earlier post some time back, I told of a 58, 2 door "post" (don't shoot me Bob P ) Highway Patrol Edsel that we almost bought. It had the E-475 (torque rating, not cubic inches) engine and a 3 speed manual with OD. What a tire burner ! My Villager wagon had "E's" all over the place, it was so strange because the E's were on everything, knobs, mats, seat covers, mirrors, etc. ! FoMoCo was mighty proud of that car apparently....for a short while, ha ! There was a guy in Ft. Worth that had a 57 Ranchero that he put a 58 Edsel front end on. It looked fabulous to this THEN 19 year old Falcon Ranchero owner ! Yep, neat cars. As usual, thanks for the pictures Craig, sometimes some interesting posts are the result.

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                          • #14
                            some Edsels were based on the Ford platform and the more expensive on the Merc. Still no orphan. More like a bastard stepchild. jimmijim
                            sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 1962larksedan View Post
                              At least being strongly based on a concurrent Ford wagon; that 1958 Edsel should be a relatively easy resto.
                              I can vouch for that. My older brother had a 58 Edsel Ranger 2 door. A friend had a 58 Ford 2 door. We bolted the front end from the Edsel to the Ford, arranged the letters down the grille to create a Fordsel. Easy peasy.
                              \"Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat...a Studebaker!\"

                              51 Land Cruiser (Elsie)
                              Jim Mann
                              Victoria, B.C.
                              Canada

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