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Old 10-04-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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Lookin for ideas for a 55 ford coupe. post some photos to give some ideas.

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Old 10-04-2005, 12:41 AM   #2
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my 56, not much to look at right now
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Old 10-04-2005, 12:44 AM   #3
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Old 10-04-2005, 05:55 AM   #4
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Here's our 56..old shit photo
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Old 10-04-2005, 01:48 PM   #5
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I just picked this up and am looking for ideas.

The door handles have been shaved, and the floors and trunk look great with no obvious rust. The back has what looks to be 3.5" to 4" lowering blocks. Front needs to be dropped. The car is not running, but the PO said it never ran after he modified it to run w/ an alternator, so we will see.

It was yellow and white.

I was thinking it would lok great on the ground with a two tone and multi carbs on the Y block with lake pipes, but I am still thinking on what to do.

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Old 10-04-2005, 05:43 PM   #6
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no one has any thoughts or photos?
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Old 10-04-2005, 06:02 PM   #7
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no one has any thoughts or photos?
'55 Olds headlight doors
(steal some) '55 Merc wagon taillights
put the Customline side stainless back on
cherry the stock grille
make it low
spinner hubcaps: '55 Buick, Fiesta, or Lancer
paint it black

optional: louvered hood, side pipes (no more than one outlet)

no: skirts, fuzzy dice, flames, graphics
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:41 PM   #8
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My 56 sedan has the customline trim .I cut out the middle of the grill and bent a 2" exhaust pipe and mounted 2 53 merc bumper bullits on it for a grill.It's lowered 3-4",is satin black and has white tuck & roll.Running gear-69 351 winsor and 4 speed.I'd post pics if I knew how!
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:42 PM   #9
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I forgot to mention its nosed,decked and shaved.I am considering chopping it 4".
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:57 PM   #10
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The 56 sounds nice. I would love to see some photos.

I am leaning towards putting the trim on, and lowering it and possibly doing a shiny top, flat black body.

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Old 10-04-2005, 08:34 PM   #11
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I am leaning towards putting the trim on, and lowering it and possibly doing a shiny top, flat black body.
Noooooooooooooo! Shiny all over!!!!!! All the trim! Slammed to the ground.....Trust me you won't be sorry.

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Old 10-04-2005, 10:55 PM   #12
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here are some pictures of the one we are doing at our shop. It has been sectioned 2 1/4" and We are getting ready to chop it 5". Scott
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:31 PM   #13
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There are some sweet '55-56 Fords in the Kustom Kemps of America Commemorative Book. I personally love the blue/white one on page 107: '55 Pontiac side trim, mercury taillights, lowered, '57 Caddy hubcaps. Sweet! (Sorry, can't post a photo, but I personally think EVERYONE should buy a copy of the book; it is loaded with really good (and bad) custom ideas.)

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Old 10-07-2005, 12:11 AM   #14
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Lookin for ideas for a 55 ford coupe. post some photos to give some ideas.

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Well this isnt a coupe,its a crown vic but it is a 55, and some more info i found this car was built in 1957 instead of 1958/60 like i thought...

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2108481
Oh yeah the car started life as a convertible,then they added the crown vic roof dont know why yet trying to find that one out....
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:29 AM   #15
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here are some pictures of the one we are doing at our shop. It has been sectioned 2 1/4" and We are getting ready to chop it 5". Scott
man,,, BCG, you KNOW i respect your work and all, but i gotta say (as a few others have in the thread you have about this bitchin car,,,) choppin this thing is gonna take away from the impact of the section. sectioning is becomming a lost art that most dont bother with, and you nailed it with the subtleness on this car. PLEASE dont chop it!

LOL back to your scheduled thread already in progress
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:34 AM   #16
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Oh yeah the car started life as a convertible,then they added the crown vic roof dont know why yet trying to find that one out....
that car is friggin sick... lots of awesome details, i just cant figure out why they started with a droptop.
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:48 AM   #17
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Mine, imported from California about 2 years ago. Runs 302 and AOD.
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:59 AM   #18
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Or.............. for a different side trim idea try this..
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:36 AM   #19
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man,,, BCG, you KNOW i respect your work and all, but i gotta say (as a few others have in the thread you have about this bitchin car,,,) choppin this thing is gonna take away from the impact of the section. sectioning is becomming a lost art that most dont bother with, and you nailed it with the subtleness on this car. PLEASE dont chop it!

LOL back to your scheduled thread already in progress
I totally agree!
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:13 AM   #20
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I love 55-56 fords..a very sweet style..here was mine...gone now.....
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