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Wagon Queen Family Truckster

 

1987 Ford Country Squire - Wagon Queen Family Truckster

Straight out of "Family Vacation" we are building a replica of the Griswold family's station wagon - the Family Truckster!!

Starting with an 87 Ford Wagon that was in great shape - no rust, runs great, AC works - everything works!!  The Family Truckster had a few quirky things done to it to make it special - the rear windows were shrunk, the fuel filler was moved to the hood, the roof rack was extended, taillights doubled, and of course - the crazy headlights - 4 per side.  We are working our way through all that, trying to recreate the car as it was on the big screen.  Check it out...

The starting point:

Stripping it down prior to paint, and making changes to windows and tailgate...

 The fuel filler is added to the hood, and removed from the quarter panel - filling is now done inside the car within a toolbox built into the side of the rear cargo area..

Roof rack is extended - doubling the capacity so there is plenty of room for Aunt Edna to ride up top...

Front end removed and being prepped for extra headlights - it takes two front ends to make one for this car...

 Headed to bodyshop and paint....