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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. Bullsnake
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
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    I have one, all original, 223 six with a three on the tree. Pulling it down to paint it right now, going from black to red and white, too damn hot here in Texas for black. Wish I had a tri-power 390 to stuff in it, but on the other hand, my six gets over 20 mpg.
     
  2. 58_Ford
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
    Posts: 118

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    from Phoenix

    20mpg?! Thats awesome. I think Im getting about 7 :p
     
  3. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197

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    the old y-block finally died so we are building a new one 60 over 292 with 312 heads a mild cam and a 600 holly for now i love the sound of a y-block
     

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  4. Fairlane Mike
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
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    Love those 'Sevens and 'Eights!!!
     
  5. BigRy
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 83

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    from colorado

    Just picked this one up. Needs very little.
     

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  6. bigry nice lookin 58 looks like a great start
     
  7. BigRy
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    from colorado

    A little rust, but its Colorado, so not too bad. I was very happy to get it.Thanks.
     
  8. highpockets
    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
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    This is one I had owned since early 70s and then passed it on to my son a few years back. Nice car that belonged to my Grandma's elderly neighbor. It was a 332 4 barrel car with automatic,,dual exhausts. It took a long time to get it bought from him. It is now a 351C with 4 speed. 2nd picture is what it looks like after a moron in a 4WD Chevy runs into it head on. My son was injured some, but has recovered. The car is in my shop in pieces, but hopefully will be back on the road by spring/early summer.
     

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  9. 58_Ford
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
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    from Phoenix

    Desperatly need a windshield if anyone finds one. Im in AZ- No prob gettin to Cali for a short vacation
     
  10. 1954Bill
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 180

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    from Long Beach

    I have some Trim if you need some let me know also a few parts
     
  11. Damn, I picked up a VERY nice one for parts for my 58 Ranchero, ended up cutting it int little scrap pieces after robbing the parts I wanted because it didn't have a title.

    Sold it all and stepped into a 59 ElCamino. I get nostalgic every time I see Tuck's though.
     
  12. carbuff
    Joined: Jun 9, 2010
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    from Austin,Tx

    As someone who doesn't know these cars very well, but inherited a 57 with some extra parts, how much will interchange between the 57 and the 58? I have a new (reproduction) windshield, and some other various small items as well.

    Also, if anyone is in the market for a 57 project, I have a great one that doesn't need a lot to finish up. It's certainly not stock though. :)

    http://www.carbuff.net/57_ford

    Bryan
     
  13. tubby44
    Joined: Jan 12, 2011
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    from Long Beach

  14. dsr_54
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
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    I like the 57 & 58 fords. I have a 58 ford fairlane 500 2 door post.

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  15. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
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    Yeah ya'll are right about not ever seeing them! I haven't seen but a few in person my self. I do like them though...and usually if you can find em', there not that bad in price either.
     
  16. kev58
    Joined: Sep 3, 2007
    Posts: 24

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    Here's mine. Been driving it everyday for past 5 years. Just got the right hood off evilbay last week and now it is time to get serious about the bodywork and get some paint on it this year.

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  17. I've only got one of these.
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    Can you guess the build style?
     
  18. Kentuckian
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    I had this one back in 1968. Bought it for $200 with the chrome wheels on it. Was originally a 292 3-on-the-tree. I gave it a 427 4-speed transplant. It ran great until I exploded a flywheel one night street racing. Lucky for me the local NHRA dragstrip had a techman that made me install a blowproof bellhousing if I wanted to race there. That blowproof bellhousing saved me that night.


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  19. truckrod
    Joined: Aug 14, 2010
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    from akron,ohio

    58 ford was my first car, I still have the car. I've owned it now for over 40 years
     
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  20. truckrod
    Joined: Aug 14, 2010
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    from akron,ohio

  21. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
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    Fords were really sweet looking back then !!!
    Good post !
     
  22. idahoprime
    Joined: Apr 29, 2011
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    Best thread ever. Here's one i had about 12 or 13 years ago. I found it with it FACTORY 352 INTERCEPTOR engine. yes im still kicking myself for getting rid of this thing, it was a beast. 3 on the tree too HA. Technically this is a 500, but i never had chrome for it so it always looked more like a custom 300. I hate that 500 chrome.

    Here it is the day i got it:
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    And here it is sitting for sale after i rat-rodded it a bit and blew up that beautiful 352 :(:(:(:(

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    I did recently buy another one, ill post that below.
     
  23. idahoprime
    Joined: Apr 29, 2011
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    Here's the 58 custom 300 I own now. Been looking for a custom 300 2 door for years to avenge my earlier one. This ones got a 292 for now. Needs either a rebuild or an FE motor :cool:

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  24. slowford
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
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    This one is no longer around, but it is a '58 Custom 300
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  25. nice 58 idahoprime you going to sharonville sunday?
     
  26. ScottV
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
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    Don't have one, however I love 'em ... '58 Custom 300 2dr is top 5 on my "Lottery List" !!!

    Years ago a friend had a '57, when I asked him how he was going to build it he said " imagine Bob Falfa had a '57 Ford in stead of a Chevy " I said "Ummm ... Falfas car was a '55 " then he said " F*** YOU A$$H:cool:LE "
     
  27. idahoprime
    Joined: Apr 29, 2011
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    wait... whats going on in Sharonville!! Im TOTALLY out of the loop as far as shows go etc....
     
  28. its the kick off of the show season around here they close off the streets and park any place they can find room runs from like 9- 4 also mason street rods is haveing a cruise in at hooters in springdale sunday from 11-3

    there is our weekly cruise-in every sat on main strret in hamilton tonight and

    in fairfield there is a cruise every friday night at the corner of symmes and route 4

    and there is a cruise every friday in milford its huge
     
  29. Fortyfordguy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2002
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    This was also my first car. Rust bucket but cheap back in 1970 at $65.00. Learned my first lessons on body repair....not quality work mind you. I did manage to get it going and drove it thru my senior year at HS. Sold it to my brother in '72 and he sold it a year or so later. Swapped the old 223 Six out for a nice running 292 with 312 heads and 4 barrel. The Hurst Synchrolok shifter and duals rounded out the car. We never did get it in a final paint...red primer was as far as it got.
     

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  30. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
    Posts: 668

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    Heres mine...anybody else???




    -LUKEY-
     

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