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Technical 1956 Customline

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by RacerJoe, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. RacerJoe
    Joined: Mar 20, 2017
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    RacerJoe

    I have been a quiet stalker/learner of this site for a year now and quite impressed. I'm past the halfway point on my custom 1956 Ford Customline. I will gladly share details/pictures/modifications soon but I'm wondering if anyone can help me identify this part. This one escaped the labeled baggy and has been blasted and primed. I want to finish painting it the right color, just as soon as I remember where it goes. There are slotted holes for a 1/4" bolt and it's about 6" long. It's quite the sturdy piece at about 3/32" thickness. Any idea where this goes?
     

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  2. texasred
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    could be a fender brace
     
  3. RacerJoe
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    Thank you for the reply. Well there was only one on the car and I can't think of any area where it would fit. I've mocked up the front clip and didn't have any extra 1/4" holes.
     
  4. texasred
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    maybe under the dash brace if holes are 1\4... throw it away and sooner than later you will know where it belongs:cool:
     
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  5. RacerJoe
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    That's a real possibility as the dash and interior are currently removed. I've looked around but can't seem to figure out where it might go as it looks pretty beefy compared to everything else under there.
     
  6. jeepsterhemi
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    Don't remember this exact piece but too heavy guage for an interior part in my opinion, maybe an exhaust or trans bracket of some sort......
     
  7. jimmy six
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    All Ford parts I have on mine have a part number stamped on them. Think 1956, no bar code, a stamping. I have a 56 manual with nearly every number and location. The paint and primer may have filled it in..
     
  8. RacerJoe
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    RacerJoe

    Thank you for the reply. I agree that it's too heavy duty for the dash. The car has a 302, C6, 9", headers, etc. So this part is not something I modified along the way but rather from the original car. I have subsequently converted it to a Mustang II front suspension and can't imagine it involved with that either.
     
  9. jeepsterhemi
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    Due to the bolt holes beeing 90 degrees apart, it looks like a support bracket between the engine and the bellhousing at the transmission flange (to help support on the starter side)..........I got one on my Slant six/ 4 speed setup......
     
  10. RacerJoe
    Joined: Mar 20, 2017
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    RacerJoe

    Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately it's not the case as the engine/trans have been replaced prior to disassembly of the car. The C6 trans has upper and lower bolt holes for the starter that are sufficient.
     
  11. DIYGUY
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    If you will join the 52-59 Ford social group and post your question I'll bet someone can help. I'm a member and have a 56 Victoria but I don't recognize that part.
    Good luck
     
  12. IIRC, that's a brace for the clutch/brake pedal box, should go between the pedal box and the firewall....
     
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  13. RacerJoe
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    RacerJoe

    Thank you for the reply. Would there be any chance you had a picture or drawing showing some details?
     
  14. The service manual doesn't have enough detail, you'll have to find a parts book. It's been a lot of years since I worked on one of these, but I recall a brace from the pedal box to the firewall (? or to the dash?) that looked the same or very similar.

    The reason I remember it is because it was unexpected and had to be disconnected to remove the pedal assembly....
     
  15. clcrown
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    The part is a bumper bracket,should be two of them
     
  16. jimmy six
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    I first thought that but I just had both my bumpers off for chroming and I did not have anything that matched it. There are added pieces at both the front and rear of mine that are semi flat and much heavier also the outer front are not like that at all, neither are the ones at the rear around the exhaust. Hey, I could still be wrong and often am.
     
  17. websters restylin'
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    Crazy steve is right. There is a nut made into the inside of the firewall that this bolts to and drops down to the pedal assembly. With dash out it should be easy to line up figure out
     
  18. I'm inclined to go with this as well. The part looks familiar and my '59 was taken down to the bare bones.
     
  19. clcrown
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    I looked at my 56 crown vic and Webster restyling is correct
     

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