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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. teddyp
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    bump back to top and looking for these taillights the are lees that the don,t reproducd
     

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  2. luvzccr
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    here are some newer pics of my '58. put a big block 460 in it. ordered new coils for the front, and im gonna have it nose-high. tomorrow im hoping its not too cold so i can go slap a coat of white primer on it, and just make it look nicer until i can get the money and parts to finish her up. its about 70 percent done at the moment i'd say.
     
  3. wizzard23
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    Sorry to say we tore up sevaral of those, dirt trackin' in the early 70's. But damn it was fun!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Lebowski
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    I bought one several years ago from Country Classic Cars in southern Illinois. That's the last time I buy a car without seeing it first. The salesman told me it was from Texas and it was actually from Minnesota and was loaded with rust and bondo. He said it ran great but he forgot to mention the rod knock. I had nothing but problems with that car and eventually sold it for about $3K less than I paid for it.... :mad:
     

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  5. 58_Ford
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    What coils did you get?
     
  6. monkeyspunk79
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    Great thread. I love me some '58 Ford.
     
  7. easyissy
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    Here's what I'm working on:

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  8. luvzccr
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    damn that looks nice with the wide whites, cant wait to see what you do with it.

    and to 58_Ford i bought my coils off of rockauto, they were 17 inches in height i believe, from a 64 fairlane i wanna say? ill have to get back to you on that one
     
  9. easyissy
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    Thanks Luvsccr. I bet your's moves pretty good with that 460 in it. I kept the original 292 in mine. She's almost ready for paint.
     
  10. 58_Ford
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    Cool! Thanks- Im getting ready to do my front end- Much appreciated- DO you have any shots with the new coils installed?

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  11. rodeok69
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    I just picked one up. Love the body styling on these. About to put an AOD in it for cruising. New paint but the interior is untouched and beautiful.

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  12. 58_Ford
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  13. 58 ford , love your 58
     
  14. lukey
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    58_ford, can we get an engine compartment shot please?


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  15. mercmike430
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    OK, It's not a 300, but it wants to be.
     

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  16. Frankenstein57
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    Well this isn't quite a custom 300 either, pretty close. It's a load of fun at a car show, most don't know that Henry kept the 57 back, and planted the 58 front end and trim on. Mark
     

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  17. Kustom292
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    Ive had my 58 Custom 300 for almost 10 years now and hope one day to get it back on the road.
     
  18. 58_Ford
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    Means a lot Thanks!:)
     
  19. 58_Ford
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    Needs cleanin':)[​IMG]
     
  20. 58 ford is that an f/e? (im fairly certain it is )if so where did you get the fenderwell headers?
    i need some for my 57
     
  21. 58_Ford
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    I dig it!!!
     
  22. 58_Ford
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    Yes, its 66 390 bored .060. I made the fenderwells from tri-five BB chevy fenderwells.
     

  23. so did you just cut the flange (headside) off the chevys then weld on the f/e flanges? got pics or anything?
     
  24. 58_Ford
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    Ill search for pics. I was gonna start a thread a while back because FE fenderwells are non existent. Been searching for years until I finally decided to do it myself. They stick out a bit ( as in the pics above) but you can adjust the angles to compensate. I like the way they stick out. My car looks like models I built as a kid. Basically I cut the flanges off. Welded about 4 inches of 1 5/8 tubing at 45 degree angles to FE Flanges. Slipped the headers over the tubing and welded up. the BB chevy tube spread is real close to the FE
     
  25. id really like to see the pics if you find them
     
  26. 58_Ford
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    Ill see what I can find. If you come across any 57 side trim, as in the pic below, let me know. [​IMG]
     
  27. i have some ill send a pm
     
  28. 58_Ford
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    Im still searching for pics- here are a couple:

    This one shows how close the Chevy BB primaries line up with the FE. Notice that FE heads point down 45 degrees while Chevy is at a 90.
    http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o584/mcaincr/header2.jpg

    This one shows the finished headers with the 45 Degree extension tubes. Notice that the u- bend on the chevy tube in the back, is perfect for the 57 58 brake line
    http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o584/mcaincr/headernew.jpg

    This one shows the engine compartment and the wheel well.
    http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o584/mcaincr/fenderwell2.jpg
     
  29. 58_Ford
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    If you go this route- Be sure to measure your exhaust ports on your heads and get flanges that match or bigger. Ford messed with intake exhaust port size Fooor evvvver
     
  30. 58_Ford
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    Beautiful!
     

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