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Hot Rods 56 Victoria- no more gold chain required - new pics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gnn60gt500, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Well de-gold chained my 56

    Tore out the rack and pinion, adjustable steering column, billet steering wheel, got rid of the Foose wheels-

    Before
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    After
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    Almost done with the break in miles on the new motor as well- hoping to go to throw it on the dyno soon and see what it puts down

    Need to do something with the rear end before I can take it to the track :)
     
  2. Nice car and a big improvement on the exterior. HRP
     
  3. Nice!! That car really lends itself well to the dog dish hubcaps. How's the interior look now?
     

  4. studebakerdave
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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    IMG_0195.jpg that is a good looking car. this is one my son did 25 yrs or so ago. stock hub caps and lowerd.
     
  5. kleinbike
    Joined: Dec 1, 2011
    Posts: 41

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    from Nor Cal

  6. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
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    Wow! Traditional styling really does look better.
     
  7. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,680

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    Looks good. If it were mine I'd put whitewalls on it.

    What did you replace the R&P with? Did it/does it have power steering? The Armstrong steering is about my biggest complaint with my own '56 (in my avatar).
     
  8. Amazing -- total change in the car's character. Love it.
     
  9. magneto57
    Joined: Feb 20, 2012
    Posts: 125

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    clean & cooool.............rich
     
  10. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    I remember this car from when it was first shown on here. I am not a fan of bigger mags, but I really did not think the car was ugly. The rest was so nice that the old wheels did not "steal the whole show"...if that makes any sense..
     
  11. i dig! the blackwalls actually look pretty nice on there.
     
  12. I like mag style wheels on the 56, just nothing bigger than 15s. That said, I think it needs a little more shiny.
     
  13. 1blown57
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
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    from Florida

  14. rd4pin
    Joined: Feb 2, 2010
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    from louisiana

    The car looks good with both wheels but, better without the big mags.
    I too feel the mags don't really hurt the looks of a fine looking Ford.
    However, your car, your call. It looks great without the "gold chains".
     
  15. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
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    from Phoenix,AZ

    Thanks for chucking the "Foose Donk wheels" and putting it back the way it belongs :D Just read another whiner bashing the HAMB on another site because he put 22" Donks on his '53 Chev and was "taken to school" :rolleyes: Some folks just don't get it,glad you are showing the way.Sent you an invite here:http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/group.php?do=manage&groupid=332 Hope you join the fun and share.
     
  16. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    So much better! Nice car.
     
  17. TomP64
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
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    from Vancouver

    I'll go against the grain here and say i liked it more before. Now it looks much more "low budget" and if it's anything like my 61 Meteor wagon the same people that say "I like it except the big modern rims" no longer like it when the widened steel wheels and factory dog dish caps are put on it at great expense. "It looks like an old mans car now" they say.
    Can't win!
     
  18. Soo much better! Looks great.
     
  19. Much better! This site needs more '56 Fords:D
     
  20. 30FordNerd
    Joined: Oct 5, 2012
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    Great improvement.
     
  21. 1000 times better than before. Completely different car now.
    Congratulations.
     
  22. I second that!
     
  23. john walker
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
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    they sure are great looking cars, especially with a good color scheme like that. been on the lookout for a fairlane hardtop, even though i don't really need another project.
     
  24. I like it alot! Bring it to Village Center tomorrow night....7pm.
     
  25. Hey where at on Village Center? By Eastlake/Vons?
     
  26. goatboy
    Joined: May 9, 2009
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    from kansas

    i too will go against the norm (on here) i like the new ok, but i really like the old, sorry jus my 2c
     

  27. My car did have power steering with the rack and pinion- and after talking to numerous people at shows/ cruises - I just went back to non power "armstrong" steering with a rebuilt box.

    I am running 155s up front with the new wheel/ tire set up- so does help with the muscle needed to park the car- but at speed car goes down the road much much better then before

    My dad has a 56 Ford convertible (you can kind of see it behind mine in the before pic) He has the stock power steering on his- and we both agree- his is nicer in parking lots- mine is nicer on the open road-

    Oh yes- and after seeing my car...my old man imnmediately went out and dumped his Boyds for a set of chrome smoothies :D
     

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