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Hot Rods Pix of '55-'57 Ford Gassers - the "other" Tri-Fives

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Just Jones, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Just Jones
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    Here is a place for everyone to post their favorite '55-57 Ford Gasser pictures. I'm going to kick this off with some historic photos, some of which I know belong to other HAMBers here.

    I hope they won't mind my posting pix of their cars. After all, they are kick ass, or they wouldn't be here!

    I am working on a '55/56 Fairlane gasser myself, but I'll wait to post pictures of it until it is a little closer to being finished.

    In the mean time - HERE THEY ARE . . .

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  8. bbc 1957 gasser
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    killer thread i like the other tri5s :cool:
     
  9. Just Jones
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    Here is a real beauty, and a recent build by HAMB Alliance Member 56 Gasser (appropriate handle, I think):

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  10. 60 ford
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    Great thread, I hope it gets a lot of action. Love the old Fords.
     
  11. I like this one...

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  12. Just Jones
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    ^ ^ ^ Freakin' BEAUTIFUL '57! The guy nailed it.
     
  13. koolkemp
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    There was a wild 57 that was owned by a girl if I recall, was a magazine feature car in the 70's , I dont have any pics of it but I am sure someone here will...please post if you do!
     
  14. that yellow 57 looks great ...tooo bad its got a 454 chevy under the hood
     
  15. Just Jones
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    No kidding? Even with a car as big as a '57 Ford, I don't think that would having an engine that big would make it C Gas, either. I was guessing (hoping for) 352 FE or something like that.
     
  16. Ramblur
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    How about Modified Production?

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  17. xhotrodder
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    Everyone has an opinion, I think the guy ruined the yellow 57 Ford. Those cars look better lowered.
     
  18. dragrcr50
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    great thread, i just bought a 57 ranchero with a bbc and 4 speed and im gonna gasser it for the street . love those old fords... it already has radiused wheel wells ...
     
  19. Just Jones
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    Hope you consider doing a build thread, lots of us would love to see how you decide to build it up.
     
  20. dragrcr50
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    oh I will , gotta finish the henry j first then ill knock it out ...stay tuned :cool:
     
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    Xhotrodder, keep in mind that the gasser "look" was really more a case of form following function, not a customizing fashion craze . . . at least not until later on with the advent of Street Freak variants.

    Lowering is really much from the "custom" camp, traditionally speaking.

    The whole idea with the Gasser stance was to obtain maximum traction at launch while drag racing through weight transfer. It was early tech, and primitive by todays standards to be sure, but so are flathead powered model A roadsters with buggy spring suspensions.

    But to each his own. Im curious though - why "X hot rodder"?
     
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    Ok, last one from me for tonight . . . hoping to give this thread some momentum!

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  23. Just Jones
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    Here is one for the weekend:

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  24. Model A John
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    Some cool cars there. Love those straight axle Fords!
     
  25. 57 300
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    OK,so its a S/G car.
     

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  26. 57 300
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    All I can say is its a Gass hit'n the throttle on this!
     

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    In a word.......Ishka!
     
  29. Just Jones
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    A few more . . .

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