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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 53vicky, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. There is a project 58 ford fairlane 500 for sale by me and i am seriously considering buying it just cause it is such a deal. however, it needs work and is a 4 door. But i would still think it would be fun to make kinda a mild custom out of it.
    Anybody out there with one? how is finding parts for them?
    could i see some pictures?
    especially of 4 doors.

    here is what it looks like.


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    any history or advice on 58s would be great.
    anybody have any reasons why i really shouldnt get this?


    any and all info please.

    thanks
    Luke
     
  2. ems customer service
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    57/58 fords are hot, mild custom so/so on this idea, but a modified street rod style would be asume, and lots of parts areavalable so fairly easy project
     
  3. BOWTIE BROWN
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    there is one down the road for sale but its a damn two door & cheap.
    "and the bowtie rolls on"
     
  4. I like a '57 better but a '58 would do in a pinch. Parts are easy to get!
     

  5. I like your '53 even better.
     
  6. thanks guys.
    yeah im gonna keep my 53 forever just cause it was my grandmothers first car and she saved it forever and gave it to me, so that car is going nowhere.

    ecs - yeah i was thinking paint it the same color, make it mostly original, but throw baggs on it, maybe bellflower tips, and get some cool pinstriping on it. but other than that mostly orig.
     
  7. btt?

    anybody have any cool 58 pictures??
     
  8. lonestarluck
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    I just got a '58 fairlane 2 door and I love it. Can't really chime in on any advice since I just got mine but I like 4 door cars and think theymake really cool customs.
     
  9. lawman
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    They were very nice cars in their day !!! Tom (Tired Old Man)
     
  10. teddyp
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    had my 58 for years love it not had to get parts
     

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  11. scrap metal 48
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    I agree.. Would make a really cool mild custom..........
     
  12. Fidget
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    Mine.
     

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  13. ems customer service
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    forget the bags, to much money and work for little if any increase in fun or resale value. 57/8 sit low anyways,
     
  14. FC49
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    Y-Block or FE motor? Nice thing about FoMoCo of this era is later engines drop right in. Only sticky part of the FE is fitting headers, but I'm sure someone makes a set for this app'n. When I did it, there wasn't anything available except those flat cast iron stock things that had the flow of a potato in the tailpipe.

    Frank C.
     
  15. 1954Bill
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    from Long Beach

    Thats COOL !!!
     
  16. 1954Bill
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    from Long Beach

    here's my 1958
     

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  17. Both 57 and 58s share many parts, 58 has a better steering box and many came with the first year FE motor, lots of aftermarket support including headers, check 57 fords international website for links, and answers to other questions.

    Zap-
     
  18. iamflashman
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    I love the 57 Ford but I also dig the 58 two tone schemes. Kind of cool how they flipped it in 58.

    The 58 also had a better wiring harness and windshield wiper setup, cowl drains that are steel instead of rubber so chances are that your floor pans are pretty decent.

    You can make it look like a 57 if you are concerned about that. They are basically the same car with some different front sheet metal and tail lights.
     
  19. iamflashman
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    FPA makes some excellent headers for FE. The trick is to use the 66 fairlane tri-y headers. The ones they make for 57 are just shortys. (link http://www.fordpowertrain.com/FPAindex/headers1.htm

    You have to make a notch in the cross member for clearance on the passenger side or you can shim the motor mounts. If you have the engine out already, just notch the crossmember, you won't regret it.
     
  20. Hot Rod Elvis
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    58's are cool..but no one likes em'. I'd take one anyday. In fact, I had a chance to buy one (forgot the model, I think it was a 300 custom) all black with www's and a red and white interior with a 332 for $5000. I just wish I would've had the money at that time.
     
  21. iamflashman
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    That is really awesome! The stance, the color, just a great looking car.
     
  22. haha i started this threads a longgg time ago, but it sold when i wanted to make my offer
     
  23. perfect!
     
  24. its for sale again!!!!!! found this same car on craigslist. dont know if some of you can see the picture but its a 4 door fairlane 500, anyone have some pictures of some 'customs' maybe with the side trim taken off and baggs
     
  25. jobbless
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    I love 58s. Way cooler than 57 & 59s.
     
  26. yeah i really like it, i also love 59s tho.

    this picture is what is inspiring me to get this 58 4 door and bagg it.

    i know these are 59's but i absolutely love this picture

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  27. czuch
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    from vail az

    57-58 same same. Get your parts at the mega part mart. (checker)
    They have so many things in stock I was surprised when I was working on the Country Sedan.
     
  28. The '58 500 side trim is awesome IMHO
    Get it, don't drag your feet and miss it again. :p

    I was looking for a mustang when I was in High School and this old boy also had a Yellow '58. It was in awesome shape and $2500 I think.
    But, No way I would drive an old Grandma car............right.
    It had this funny fold up hardtop thing that went in the trunk.
    Boy was i stupid when I was young. ;)
     
  29. ^ haha thats a good story, i always hear of people say "man i wish i would have bought that car when i had the chance" and i really dont want to be saying that as well about this car!
     

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