Ken "Posies" Fenical has always keyed on the word "statement" when he builds a car. We actually never thought Posies’ flair and style would cross paths with a Piggly Wigglyin’, grocery-gettin’, Cub Scout haulin’ station wagon. It’s sort of like trying to picture June Cleaver slipping into Pamela Anderson’s thong bikini. Now there’s a statement. But a tuck here, an adjustment there, and one never knows how an image might present itself.

This very clean and stock 1955 Ford wagon (technically called a "long roof") first presented itself at a car wash with a "For Sale" sign in the window. Surprisingly, Posies kept passing by the car waiting for the price to come down. He waited four months and finally pounced on the car with money in hand.

Another month passed by, and Posies started to get a twitch every time he walked by somebody cutting on a body panel. He knew it was time to go to work on the wagon. First things first, so Posies went to work upgrading the chassis and improving the stance of the car. Fatman Fabrications goodies up front and Posies springs in the back seemed to do the trick. Posies replaced the original roof with a skin from a 1958 Edsel. This took much of the roundness out of the car. A Ford Motorsport SVO 351 was placed under the now-uniquely vented hood along with a number of Ford Motorsport cooling goodies.

Other subtle styling changes include the addition of a second stainless moulding blended to run underneath the original. The fuel door was even moved to maintain continuity. All stainless was polished to a high gloss, as was the Special PPG "Orange Krisp" paint, which coincidently has the same name as the car. Mouldings for the B-pillar were also custom-made similar to the ones used on the 1956 Ford Park Lane wagon. Inside on the B-pillar, matching mouldings accent the simple but slightly wild interior. Posies made the interior comfortable and functional. He also likes it cool and quiet, so Dynamat and High-Performance Coatings played a heavy role in achieving those goals. Actually, the coolest part inside is the Alpine GPS (Global Positioning System) mounted in the dash. Posies says he will never get lost and can find every Piggly Wiggly or hot rod shop in the country. He may also be dialin’ in various toy shops, looking for the possible Ertl die-cast version of the Orange Krisp.

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550 W. 3615 S.
Salt Lake City
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980 Brooke Rd.
Winchester
VA  22601
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PA  17111
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1 Parkway S.
P.O. Box 19001
Greenville
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Vernon
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