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1958 Ford Custom 300, who else has one?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by plainphilthy, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. plainphilthy
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    We just got it back from Sims City for tons of fancy new paint. Who else is rolling around in these? Let's see em!http://<center>
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  2. scrap metal 48
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    I don't have one but that's cool. I like the ribs in the top...........
     
  3. plainphilthy
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    Thanks. Does not seem to be many of these around, to bad, it's a cool car with some good lines in it.
     
  4. 58_Ford
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    I just got one- needs tons of work- but I havent seen many around . more Fairlanes
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  5. I've had mine for over 10 years.
     

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  6. vertible59
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    There's an episode of Homicide Life on the Street where Brody, the photographer, drives one of these.
     
  7. fab32
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    My personal preference is the '57 but the real tragidy is that more of these didn't survive to be returned to the street as cool cruisers. Ford outsold Chevy in '57 but you'd never know it by the number of each you encounter.

    Frank
     
  8. Zombie57Ranchero
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    There was a really clean custom one in Car Kulture Deluxe not to long ago i think they called it the "Royal Coach"
     
  9. Deuce Roadster
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    The same can be said for for the year 1932 ... Chevrolet outsold Ford then also
    But you would NEVER know it by the number of each you encounter :D

    I like this one ... in Georgia
    but it is a 6 cylinder

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  10. 58_Ford
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    Im diggin them more everyday. I just pulled the heads off of the 390 that is in her. Looks like an 80s horror movie. Im gonna post pics in a few days
     
  11. davis574ord
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    sweet ride i have a 57 custom 300 4=door and love it lowered wth little whits and stock caps looks kool!
     
  12. F-ONE
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    The reason Ford outsold Chevrolet in 57 was not just an accident of history. Ford under Henry Ford II went all out, go for broke so to speak. Never before or since have so many models of the same platform been offered to the buying public. You had Customs, 300s, 500s, Fairlanes, Rancheros, wagons, hardtops 2 and 4 door in several different trims, convertibles, and retractibles. All this just in time for a recession.
    In 58 many models were dropped. Ford also turned its back on performance and really did not get back into the game until 1962. Hence the police interceptor, an engine for police and respectable citizens, not the greasy rock and rollers. This may be why the 57 was afterward dethroned by the aging Chevy body style as the car of 57. In the immediate years afterward there was simply no Corporate support of performance. The supply of factory after market parts and media that goes with it was not there. By the time Ford returned to the performance game in 62, the Y block was now a base engine in its last year offered in a car. Most 57s and 58s were y block powered except for the few offered with the Interceptor.
    Who knows, if Macnamara had not bought into the whole anti Elvis, hot rod and degenerating youth hysteria the 57 Ford may be known today as "the car" of the 50s.
     
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  13. Interesting tidbit...
     
  14. Jeff Norwell
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    ....Not to mention the inherit fact that the front crossmember rotted out so fast,... you could here it from day one.
    The rust factor on 57-60 Fords was a major problem.....And I say this LOVING 55-60 Fords.
     
  15. teddyp
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    had mine since 1988 drove it all over best car i ever had :D
     

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  16. 58_Ford
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    Dig your car Teddy! is that a caddy bumper?
     
  17. 58custom
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    Info at link in sig.
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  18. 6t5frlane
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    I dig em fer sure, but they seem to be the Red Headed step child of Fairlanes by some
     
  19. Alex Yohnk
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    My grandfather owned a ford dealership from 1949-1970. He said the absolute worst time was '57-60 because Ford decided to use recycled metal. He said the same thing......they were rotting on the show room floor.
     
  20. 58_Ford
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    Did you make those Headers?
     
  21. shoprat
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    That's Bullshit:confused:
     
  22. teddyp
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    no it,s the stock bumper with 57 chevy bullits with chome bullits on them and a 59 buick grille and that,s i have more fun with this car:D
     
  23. teddyp
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    i heared from some old timers that in the mid to late 50,s the big 3 started to use recycled steel that they though melting would kill any rust in the metal didn,t work and that,s why people said they started rusting on showroom floors also the designs left a lot to be desired with dirt and water would get in spots like over the headlights in 58 fords and plym,s they made patchs in 59 for a lot of the big 3 cars
     
  24. Alex Yohnk
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    Maybe, but in this part of the country, I have rarely seen a '57-'60 ford that didn't wave like lake michigan.
     
  25. Zombie57Ranchero
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    Crazy ive never heard that before :eek:!
     
  26. In the north east, these were notorious rust buckets. I had looked at a few in the '70s and all were beyond salvage, or at least beyond my skills and budget at the time. Which is a shame since they were good looking cars.

    Bob
     
  27. FLAT-TOP BOB
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    my pops car
     

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  28. Dago Red
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    I think I remember seeing this car in a driveway somewhere around 7th Ave. and Indian School back in the mid 90s.
     
  29. 58_Ford
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    I really like it!
     
  30. 58_Ford
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    Thats the one!

    Her name is Patty as in "Pass around Patty" . Everyone in certain circles in Phoenix has had a hand at her or on her.
     

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