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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NITMARE, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. NITMARE
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
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    Just picked her up today. Neighbor has had it sitting by his garage for 5 years unmoved asked him about it a little bit and he told me he'd let her go for $500.

    I know there are a lot of 57+ effie haters out there but fuck it I think they have potential. Gonna drop it on bags and then repower with a yet to be determined V8 mill. Would like to pick up a Y block motor but likely gonna end up with a cleveland powerplant as I have one waiting. No matter how you look at it ya can't beat it for 500 bucks. Took me about an hour to get her running again and even took it around the block. I am stoked on this thing already! Been wanting to do a classic truck daily driver for awhile now and this one kinda fell in my lap. If you guys see a car you've always wondered about just knock on the door....every now and then it pays off.


    Where I picked her up
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    Put a tire on the front of the dually and pushed it down 5 houses, haha

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    Foot print gas pedal...check!
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  2. Holy crap you got that for $500?! :eek: Great score! Dig the big back window
     
  3. 231ramona
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    I love 57 Fords of any kind. The surfer foot gas pedal is worh almost as much as you paid for the truck. Great score. Good luck with it.
     
  4. Suburban Viking
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
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    from Atlanta

    I've always thought they were so ugly they were cool.
     

  5. LEE 01
    Joined: Mar 27, 2007
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    from illinois

    if it's not rusty, it's a steal for 500. I have a running 57 y-block for sale if you want it, I'm in Illinois.
     
  6. Jay Rush
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    Why do 57 f100 never have the headlight rings on them did people take them off and use them for a Frisbee? good looking truck
     
  7. MEDDLER1
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    I love these trucks you my man got an fn deal!
     
  8. NITMARE
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    Thanks guy, I still can't believe I scored it for 500.

    Looks like she needs a new distributor and the carb could use going through but other then a few hiccups every now and then it's mechanically pretty solid. Gonna work on getting the stance/ wheel tire combo right then just drive the thing for awhile with the current setup.

    Lee_01 -PM sent
     
  9. G V Gordon
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    from Enid OK

    X2 on the smokin' deal. I personally love the second generation of F100s.
     
  10. Javier
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    $500 ???? Holy Crap what a deal hiccups or not.Congrats.57s rule
     
  11. 1946chevytruck
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  12. Deyomatic
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    Wow, that's wild. I have a '60 that had a Y. Use the Cleveland.
     
  13. scrap metal 48
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    Looks like you got a good deal.......
     
  14. Flynn's_57
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    from Nor*Cal

    Thank GOODNESS! I was gonna exclaim "NOOO!! JUST LOWER IT AND DRIVE IT!!"
    But you beat me to it.

    I love those single-headlight '57's!!!
    And yours looks purdeeee. :)

    (A suggestion? Bias-ply blackwalls on white steelies w/dog-dish hubcaps and a suitable [NOT extreme] lowering job... 3-4 inches? That would be cool as hell and all it needs!)

    Oh, and I gotta ask, is a NIT-MARE some kinda horse?? :D :D :D

    >Justin
     
  15. DirtyThirty
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    from nowhere...

    HELL!!! I paid that for mine and it featured flat tires, no motor, and no trans!
    Killer score...
     
  16. Huntfamily53
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    from AZ

    57's are one of the coolest...I have a 53 but I also have a soft spot for the 57 and would have jumped at the 500 dollar deal. That one looks in awesome shape and it runs!
    Good score!

    I think you should leave it at the ride height now but thats just my opinion. Clevelands are cool too...that is what will be in my 53.
     
  17. change the wheels and drive it. does it have the 223 6 in it. 57's are tough to find as everyone wants the single headlight model over the 58'-60's. $500 for a 57' custom cab running is a score.
     
  18. Good score. I guess it does pay to approach the owner occasionally...might just end up with a kick ass little 57!!
     
  19. NITMARE
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    I went through your entire build thread last night, that thing is SICK my man! Never woulda thought of going the gasser route with one of these but that thing is rad.
     
  20. NITMARE
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    I'm always open to suggestions man, and I think we are pretty much on the same page.

    Oh and the name....nicknamed "nightmare" and that's the only version that was available to fit on my plate back in the day on my car. ( but that was a Mustang and we don't talk about those here ;))
     
  21. Great deal...welcome to the club of '57-60 "non-haters"

    Lots of good threads on the HAMB about how we got our stance down to acceptable...mines a long bed too, and they look great low IMHO
     
  22. Javier
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    I think he's right about that:D
     
  23. CRUZN60
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    Great looking truck.
    GREAT DEAL.
     
  24. NITMARE
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    I actually like the long beds when they are sitting low also. She'll be a good bike hauler too.

    So far I am considering going hunting for an 03+ crown vic IFS. Anybody have anything good or bad to say about that swap? Seems like a good route to get a steering rack, discs, and a drop all in one shot without going to an Art Morrison or the like.
     
  25. Lumpster
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    DANG ! 500 BONES?!?!?!?!?!? Dude, thats not a deal..... that truck is practically stolen! I hate you!....lol
     
  26. There's some good information on this thread:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324368

    A really cool way to go about it on the cheap:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=153730

    If the parts had been around when I started mine (1999) I probably would have gone the dropped I-beam route with front discs. As it stands, I use a Mustang II with dropped spindles and 1980's Mustang GT springs.

    The 2nd thread above is great, by lodaddyo here on the HAMB...

    The Crown Vic front seems to be the cheap, plentiful, source right now for IFS, as Volare's were a few years back. I haven't seen one done, so I don't know how clean they look under the hood. A Mustang II set-up has it's pro's/con's but they sure look clean when you pop the hood.

    Hope this helps...

    BRT
     
  27. NITMARE
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    Thanks a lot BRT!!

    I'm now thinking I like the looks of the way lodaddyo did his. Plus I could knock it out this weekend and be half way there already.

    Btw, your rig has a killer stance to it also
     
  28. 100% Matt
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    Holy Shit! $500! Your must have some wicked good karma. Did you feed the homeless or walk a little old lady across the street?

    I drop my 58 using reverse eye mono-leaf springs up front and putting the axle over the springs in the rear. Dropped the truck 5 1/4 " easy.

    Congrats on your new ride!

    100% Matt
     
  29. FoMoCoPower
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    Nice looking long-bed,great price too.
     
  30. Big Khaunaa
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    i'm going to crown vic if i keep mine but it may have to go to one of the people that have made offers on it
     

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