• Steven

    on March 10, 2011

    Fantastic series of shots and resulting restoration. It was an emotional trip back to my early childhood in the '70s when a similar CS was our family wagon. Thanks for sharing, Rick.

  • rick ambrose

    on May 17, 2009

    Just loved looking at your photos, especially the final two in the same location 40 years apart. We had a 1966 Country Squire as well with incredible options for the time - power seats, power windows, air and an am/fm radio! I have come to believe the 66/67 Squire and the 1968 Colony Park were the high watermark years. Hope you enjoy it for 40 more!

  • Rick Otis

    on December 23, 2008

    studio721 - thanks for your comment. You're right - I just replaced the voltage regulator, readjusted the left front brake, changed oil, and other similar stuff. Rick

  • studio721

    on December 19, 2008

    Very beautifully restored Country Squire! You have a great car there and White Post did a fine job on it! Despite that...I can tell you first hand that you never stop working on them;) Have fun with it and it is great it has been in your family all that time.

  • Rick Otis

    on November 26, 2008

    Kenny - thanks for your comments. Maizie has been in the family since new. By 2005 I faced the decision of finding someone who wanted a low mileage car that was fundamentally sound (not likely, especially with a rusted out frame, minor body rust, and eroded paint), do some of the restoration work myself (I didn't have the time or facilities, altho my father and I have done so for other cars some of which are pictured in this gallery), find a restoration shop (White Post is nearby), or find a 'recycling' yard (aahh!). Having a family attachment to Maizie, I couldn't do the latter -- so a restoration shop was my only choice. While White Post did a better-than-new job, maintenance continues -- I just put in a new voltage regulator...
    Good luck with your car. We had a tan 1970 Squire which is essentially the same. They're a lot bigger and more complex than the mid '60s wagons. They also have the "magic 3-way tailgate"! I recently saw a red 1969 Squire nicely redone by the owner. When I get a chance, I'll post a picture.


  • Guest

    on November 26, 2008

    Such a beautiful car. I love the country squire wagons, growing up in the 60's. My father worked for Ford and we had a few of them thruout those years. I have a 69' Country Squire now that I am attempting to restore myself,but unfortunately I don't have the time or money to do such a fabulous job as White Post does. Hopefully mine will come out half as nice as your's did. Hats off to White Post, Superb craftmanship.Kenny.

  • trick Skiver

    on August 4, 2008

    This is a fantastic restoration. This is the type of quality job most of us dream of being able to acheive on our own cars.
    My grandfather had a 1965 Ford Custom station wagon that I remember riding to the dealership to pick up with him when he bought it (new). I would restore it with the same love and care yours received if I had it today.I did end up with the next wagon he bought though!
    Great car. Great restoration shop also.

    Patrick Skiver

  • Chris

    on August 4, 2008

    I appreciate what you've done here. I'm nearing the completion of the restoration of a '68 Ford Ranch Wagon that will duplicate the first car my father ever owned new. Rick, kudos to both you and the restorer. Enjoy driving it!

  • Guest

    on August 3, 2008

    Fantastic Car! I think it is far better than new. My comliments to the restorer. It's great that you still take her for long rides.