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1959 Edsel Ranger mild custom

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Eickmann, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Eickmann
    Joined: Oct 1, 2013
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    Eickmann
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    from salem

    This is my Edsel, still in the works. Plans include metal flake, lace paint, floating hubcaps, lowered, emblem shaving, cruiser skirts, and a custom '58 1/2 grill center. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1383235936.307593.jpg
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  2. Eickmann
    Joined: Oct 1, 2013
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    Eickmann
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    from salem

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    1958 grill center, in 1959 grill outter
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  3. Nice! Good job saving another one
     
  4. Eickmann
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    from salem

    This is a 2dr hrdtp, plans for drive train is stock 292 y-block with the 2-speed mile-o-matic transmission. Lemme know what you guys think


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  5. greg
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    Awesome work.
    Where did you get the inner wheel wells?
     
  6. Eickmann
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    The inner wheel wells were from a donor car. I have 2 parts cars so almost all rust patches are from another car


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  7. flynbrian48
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    I like how your shop is as poorly lit as mine… Nice work on the Edsel!
     
  8. chaco
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    from Modesto,CA

    Wow, nice work.


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  9. js4crzn
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    from Iowa

    very nice! I like the 59s.
     
  10. fireman 55
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  11. Eickmann
    Joined: Oct 1, 2013
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    Eickmann
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    from salem

    Removed 2 leaf springs from each side, sitting on 3 5/8in lowering blocks. Plans have changed, im installing 7in bags on the rear
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  12. afueldigger
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    hey Guys this is my 17 year old kid building this Edsel...... I am proud that I got him and his brother into this and kept them from following there peers into the tuner world of imports....The kid is learing alot and I am happy to pass on this dying skill to the next generation.......
     
  13. Falcondad
    Joined: Oct 14, 2013
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    from Tracy CA

    What are those skirts off of? They look good on your Edsel. Got a buddy in my car club building an Edsel ranger as well.


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  14. Ol Dawg
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    Gona be a sweet ride when you get it finished !
     
  15. afueldigger
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    Hey Falcondad
    Those skirts are a pair of NOS foxcraft 14 inch cruiser skirts.
     
  16. DarrenC
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  17. Looks good so far, this is going to be a cool ride. Nice to see a young guy getting in there and getting their hands dirty. Keep it up.
     
  18. Eickmann
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    Bought a good cardboard defroster duct for the car, came in the mail broken in half. So we glassed over it and its looks better than before and stronger!


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  19. unolf
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    Subscribed! Got a 59 2dr/ht as well. Full-size with style and the best is, nobody knows them. Nice Work on the body.

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  20. Your Edsel looks great - nice work. How hard was it to get the dash out?
     
  21. Eickmann
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    It wasn't to bad, i got as much as i could off of the dash before taking it out, Like all the cables and wires and gauge cluster.


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  22. One of my only regrets is passing on a '59 ranger hard top, so i could buy a piece of junk '54 ford. I would have a finished and painted car at this point if I had that edsel! Sharp looking cars
     
  23. 1954fordkustom
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    Man that thing is coming along nicely. I have a 59 ranger slammed with supremes on it. Dig these cars alot


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  24. Eickmann
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    That looks good! I like what you did with the separation of the two colors, never seen that before


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  25. Great work Dad! Passing it along will prevent this hobby from dying.
     
  26. Squablow
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    Very nice, I have a '59 Ranger 2 door post and I had to make most of the rear quarter panels for it, couldn't find donor parts, the thread is on here somewhere. Your work looks nice, and I do like the cruiser skirts too. Looking forward to updates.
     
  27. BigIron76
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    I like all the work you putting in this project!! Its good to see these cars getting some love! Nice work.


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  28. Dirtyrottenedsel
    Joined: Oct 29, 2011
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    from Stanislaus

    Cool man , edsels are a lot of fun , lets keep em rollin , u can check mine out on my profile pics , mild custom , did a few of the same things u did , i have 3 bitchen cars , but the edsel will always me my fav !!!
     
  29. Foppa
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    Cool Edsel !
     
  30. Eickmann
    Joined: Oct 1, 2013
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    Eickmann
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    from salem

    Update: my 4in Firestone Sleeve bags arrived. The lower mounting bracket we made from aluminum plate which sits under the existing 3in lowering block. Working on some different ideas for mounting the top of the bags to the frame, pics soon


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