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1954 Ford Crestline Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bluejester, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. bluejester
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    Well I'm kind of new to the HAMB have been reading for a while. I managed to pick up a 1954 ford crestline 4 door, its a barn find that has been sitting since 1979. It has a 239 Y Block with an old fordomatic. I'm posting my build pics so far so please let me know what you think.
     
  2. bluejester
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    Ok I uploaded pics but they didn't show up, they are jpg is the jpg file size limit 488.3? Maybe I didn't do it right HELP!!!
     
  3. n847
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    welcome to the HAMB...i've helped already I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE i CAN DO!
     
  4. bluejester
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    You Lie, theyr'e uploaded they just don't show up
     
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  5. bluejester
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    how about now
     

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  6. bluejester
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    cool got it fingered out now
     

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  7. bluejester
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    Engine
     

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  8. bluejester
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    Trunk
     

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  9. bluejester
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    In the barn I found it in
     

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  10. bluejester
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    Let me know what you guys think of her
     
  11. plodge55aqua
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    Welcome to the HAMB... Nice Ford.....
     
  12. PhilJohnson
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  13. bluejester
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    Phil, I love your tag, I have more pics I will be uploading in the next couple of days
     
  14. PhilJohnson
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    Thanks :) I'll be on the look out for those pictures. For some reason I don't see many people fixing up those old 52-54 Fords.
     
  15. cactus1
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    Welcome aboard. Here's mine on the way home from the HAMB drags last year.

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    And here's an engine pic for inspiration.

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    Sent from my iPhone using TJJ sucka!
     
  16. vein
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    come and join over to the 52-56 ford group. looks like a good project!
     
  17. Jalopy Joker
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    cool project, so what are your plans for it?
     
  18. Rick Sis
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    Looks like a really nice and solid project. I have a soft spot for these, because my first car was a '54 Ranch Wagon with a 239Y. Get busy with it and maybe we will see it parked next to Cactus1 at the HAMB drags this year!
     
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  19. n847
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    Nice work man...You can attach multiple pics at one time you know...
    RUSTYNUTS here we come!

    cactus you have a nice ford!

    Thats an inspiration!
     
  20. bluejester
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    I initially just plan on getting it running and drive it around a bit, it also needs a drivers floor pan installed and both rockers, after that I am thinking satin black with air bags and wide whitewalls with dog dish hubcaps from a 54 truck but we'll see how it progresses. i am laid off from work for the next ten weeks so I should be able to get quite a bit of work done on it. Also is that intake an aluminum and is it a 239 block?
     
  21. bluejester
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    Also am in the 52-56 ford group.
     
  22. bluejester
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    I don't know why they don't fix many of them up, they have beautiful lines and make great cruisers.
     
  23. Rex Stallion
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    I like the original color, what is it?
     
  24. daddy_o's_diner
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    Love the '54's.

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    Good luck with your build.
     
  25. n847
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    Daddy'o' that thing is awesome...I enjoyed your build page!
     
  26. virgle36
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    Very nice I just picked up a 54 crestline with a starit 6 I agree I love the lines of this car, and I also too need floor boards :(
     
  27. U-235
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    Back around '59', my best friend traded his 51 Merc coupe (black, nosed and decked with skirts and lowered in the back) for a 54 Crestline (he was up dating)...he proceeded to nose and deck it, rounded the front hood corners, shaved the rear door handles, replaced rear tailights with Olds units, lowered it in the back and added fender skirts...then repainted it "Robins Egg Blue"....it was a beautiful car..
     

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