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57-60 ford truck gassers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by pops90gt, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. pops90gt
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    Being a drag race person for a number of years, racing and building fox body style Mustangs. Recently very interested in nostalgia drag racing, having a few 57-60 Ford trucks setting in my barns. I was thinking of building one up. I have been looking for pics or ideas, so does anyone out there help me out. THanks:)
     
  2. Uncle Scooby used to have a '59 or '60 that was his shop truck that was '60s gasser themed. looked pretty damed good. He had big n little American 5 spokes on it with cheaters on the rear and skinnys on the front. Left it sitting stock ride height and a pretty smooth interior.

    Let me see if I can find a pic or two for ya.

    Nope no luck can't get it the search to go back far enough. Maybe drop unclescooby a PM and ask him.
     
  3. I don't think they raced many of those back then, it more about lightweight and big power. There are always exceptions. They make great racecar haulers, though.
     
  4. ididntdoit1960
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    from Western MA

    like this one
     

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  5. anteek
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    A barndoor has better aerodynamics.
     
  6. TinShed
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    LOL:D Dare to be DIFFERENT!
     
  7. Verminator
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    check out DirtyThirty's Gasser truck. 460 Ford powered, and laughs at aerodynamics !!!!
     
  8. DirtyThirty
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    from nowhere...

    HA! Yeah, Pat....it's a brick alright. :D
    It's also in a million pieces, at the moment.:(
    As long as the Mayan's aren't correct it should be less parts and more truck again before 2013!!

    Actually they are pretty lightweight for trucks, at least, and have a short wheelbase, plenty of room for tire and engine/headers, and are cheap as shit. I like those attributes...

    Got some pics of it in my albums.....
     
  9. Retro Jim
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    I would really be interested in seeing how the front end would be set up that you are going to use .
    I am going to be building a 50 Ford tudor gasser tis summer or next winter . I have a wide old Ford straight axel from the late 50's or early 60's that is heavy that I was planing to use . It's a 5 on 5 pattern but not sure of the exact year . I will be using a 1970 Ford 429 and 4 speed toploader for mine with a 4.56 or 4.88 rear . I am building this on a shoestring budget .
    I would love to see how your's does turn out . I love older Ford trucks but that's one thing I don't have .......yet .
    I am going to be checking out a 1930's early Ford truck today that would be a perfect candidate for a gasser truck too .
    Keep us posted !

    Retro Jim
     
  10. DirtyThirty
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    from nowhere...

  11. pops90gt
    Joined: Nov 30, 2011
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    :)

    The 57-60 trucks have the straight axel with 5 on 5 1/2 bolt pattern, I am thinking of changing over to a disc brake setup. I have a 302 that is bored an stroked to 360 with a C4 that is going in. Right now the cab is back on the frame, and getting the bed back in shape. I have a few of these trucks so I'm swapping parts . I also have another one that is going to be the tow vehicle, that one is the big back window model with a 460 .
    Thanks for any info.
     

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