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Projects '56 Fairlane Gasser Project

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by The Human Wrench, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. ...very cool build...the first picture you posted hooked me...
     
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  2. GordonC
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    Good for you! A lot of cars that ran on the strip back in the day weren't running straight axles so your car will still look great. I don't know where the current trend of its only a "gasser" if it has a straight axle on it came from but you are correct. It is being overdone. Good for you for not following the sheeple!
     
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  3. On your rear lower quarter panel replacement, did you have to repair the inner panel too? I am working on the same repair and wanted to know what you did . Thank you!


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  4. Dan Todd
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    What are you or did you do for the rear suspension?
     
  5. The Human Wrench
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    As you may have noticed I've kind of stalled out. I had a partner to start with and we were going to share the cost 50/50 but when he found out I actually was going to spend some money he let me buy him out. So I haven't done much lately. Now to answer the last two questions, since it was going to be a track only car we didn't worry about the rear inner quarter. However, now I think I may change my mind on that. As for the rear suspension, leaf springs, ladder bars and a 9". Also, I have been re thinking the front suspension and may go straight axle there now rather than replace all of the parts needed on the independent front end. Also like most of these 56s the front crossmember is bad and it locates the lower control arms so it would be easier to replace when using a straight axle. Not going to have the nose crazy high though. Don't give up, this aint over yet.
     
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  6. OahuEli
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    It's good to hear you're still motivated to work on it. The 428 and top loader will make it a blast to drive.
     
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  7. What mounting location toploader tailshaft do you have?
     
  8. Don't worry, I'm still watching, and not moving any faster so don't get discouraged.
     
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  9. NewGuyOldFord
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    If this wasn't started so long ago I was going to ask you what you did with the new quarter panel scraps that you cut off to radius the wheel wells. I would have been interested in them. Great project.
     
  10. The Human Wrench
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    11264.jpg 11265.jpg 11266.jpg So, a little progress. The frame has been sandblasted and shot with Rust-oleum. Also an Econoline will give up it's straight axle.
     
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  11. The Human Wrench
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    Got the front crossmember made, 12309.jpg
     
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  12. The Human Wrench
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    Before I install the front cross member I thought I better get the sand out of the frame from the sandblaster, not to mention a lot of rodent paraphernalia. It's good to have a big winch truck. A BFH and the air gun and it all came out.
     

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  13. The Human Wrench
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    Welding in tomorrow. 12310.jpg
     
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  14. The Human Wrench
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  15. car doctor
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    Great job on your Ford so far!! Pictures IMG_20200520_154107.jpg IMG_20200520_154050.jpg of my altered wheel base 56 ford gasser. 57 Chevy truck front axle, 57 Pontiac rear, 390 bored and stroked, t-10 4 speed
     
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  16. birdman1
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    You could be one brand new for 19.56 a month in 1956!!
     
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  17. The Human Wrench
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    The Econoline axle is out. One side would turn the other side was full of mud and locked up. After a couple of hours of jacking with it I was able to get it apart without ruining anything. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  18. The Human Wrench
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  19. Jalopy Joker
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    another bit of inspiration from car show 6914 (2018_01_21 21_05_00 UTC).jpg 6912 (2018_01_21 21_05_00 UTC).jpg 6910 (2018_01_21 21_05_00 UTC).jpg 6908 (2018_01_21 21_05_00 UTC).jpg
     
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  20. Inland empire hot rods
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  21. Nice that you are sticking with it, slow and steady wins the race!
     
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  22. RmK57
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    Boss 429 with mid-80's A/R rocker covers.
     
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  24. Inland empire hot rods
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    Cool I didn't look close enough! Love it

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  25. birdman1
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    If I remember right,, the Thunderbird emblems on the fenders meant it has the 312 engine. I had a '56 I put a used police interseptor in after I blew up the 272. It was the cheap 2door hardtop. Stick with overdrive. I put on a factory 2x4 intake, Mallory dual pint distributor, and glass packs. Fast car
     
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  26. No, the 292 got the emblems also. The 292 was the 'Thunderbird' motor, the 312 was the 'Thunderbird Special'. Only the 272 got the plain V8 emblems.
     
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  27. AHotRod
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    Go man Go !
     
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  28. Inspiration
     

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