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Monogram: ''57 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 03:15 AM UTC


Ahead of starting a full build, here's an In-Box look at Monogram's '57 Del Rio Ranch Wagon.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 11:24 PM UTC
Excellent review Rowan, I look forward to your full build progress on this one. There are some really nice builds of this kit on various forums that I have seen, including this "Ranchero" conversion that showed up in my Facebook feed today.


Cheers, D
russamotto
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 08:38 AM UTC
I grew up in station wagons and will follow this build. I would rather see kits like this that people actually used and remember. I would love a '72 Plymouth Fury just because of the memories. We used to sit in the spare seats in the far back which had seatbelts we would tuck under the cushion. Used to fold down the tail gate and sit on it while we delivered news papers. Any family with kids back then had a huge station wagon.
md72
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:02 AM UTC
Ya know, it occurs to me that the Ranchero and El Camino are reverse mullets of the automotive work. Party in the front, all business in the back.
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 02:46 PM UTC
Nice review. I'll follow your wagon build.




Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 06:22 PM UTC
Excellent review Rowan. This model is a must have. Police car, bone stock showroom, daily beater, custom, so many possibilities.

Damian: That Ranchero is pretty cool.

Mark: Reverse mullet, that's a good one
Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 09:46 AM UTC
Cheers everyone

I'm looking forward to building this. I joked to Joel when I bought it that it was "Plan B" for my Blue Oval entry, little thinking that it might become "Plan A" because the decals for my Coupe would go walkabouts!

That Ranchero looks brilliant! I love the colour!

My Dad had a Hillman Super Minx estate in the 1960s and I loved riding in the back cargo space. There weren't any safety straps - we just bounced around like loose luggage and thought it was great fun! - no-one even thought about them in those days.

I remember us driving past a particularly grisly accident where the driver and passenger had gone through the windscreen and Dad telling Mum to hide my eyes (I still managed to sneak a peek, of course - then instantly regretted it!) - but there was always an "It could only happen to the other guy" mentality and quite a lot of resistance to the introduction of compulsory wearing of seatbelts.

All the best

Rowan