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Projects 57 Ford GASSER...The Mortician! Big thanks to Hurst Tires!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gasser57, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Gasser57
    Joined: Aug 23, 2005
    Posts: 749


    I built this street/strip car back in 95'. After 13 years of racing and driving to shows all over the country, the stroked small block was tired out. I painted a car for a buddy that traded me a 429 SCJ with 4 bolt mains. It was in need of a rebuild, so it got a 523 stroker kit. Still in need of a LOT of chassis work to make this thing launch straight, because it rarely did, my good friend Lou Novotny helped me out with a nice 10 point cage and a few other old racer's tricks. 3 years of hard work and 2 back surgeries later, I finally got the old Mortician back on the road. My dad, the man I learned all my hot rodding and painting from, was a huge help as always. I had an old Millarkey ad in a 50's Rod and Custom with "kill sticker" decals for sale in it. I was an Airman, my oldest daughter Shelby is currently in the Air Force, so I always thought a few rows of Kill stickers would look cool. He made them up for me last week, so I had to post some pics. I've been very fortunate to have a dad that inspired me to love cars and taught me to build them. I'm even lucky enough to have my kids share the same passion. My oldest wears a picture of her 72 Maverick on her dog tags. On another note, I have read a lot of great reviews about Hurst Tires and the excellent customer service from Cody at Adams Hot Rod Rubber. I had a different opinion on the tires 10 years ago, but after reading numerous user's compliments on the HAMB about their love of Hurst, I decided to try a pair of their front runners, since I already had rear tires. I have to say, they look cool, ride nice, are well balanced, and people dig the look they have. Just like everyone here says, they company is top notch. So, as soon as I tune out a few bugs I'll be back at the strip to see what she'll do. There's an 8-71 blower in the near future, if all the plates, screws, and cadaver bones in my back hold up to the new engine.

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  2. Thirdyfivepickup
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
    Posts: 6,088


    sounds like its going to move as good as it looks!
  3. 32v
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 924

    from v.i.

    cool car and cool tires
  4. 76cam
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
    Posts: 643


    Bad Ass just plain and simple Bad Ass!!!!!!!!
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  5. BOP-Nut
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 746


  6. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,660

    R Frederick
    from illinois

    Yes, the kill stickers are awesome.
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 770


    I Love waking up in the morning to read great reviews like this.

    Big Thank You for the support , the purchase , and the kudo's

    Viva La Hamb!!!!!!!!!!

    Cody "HOTRODRUBBER" Adams
  8. AAFD
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 585

    from US of A

    Bitchin car man, just bitchin.
  9. 57J2
    Joined: Dec 13, 2008
    Posts: 141


    I've always liked 57 Fords, and yours is just plain wicked ! Perfect !!!
  10. SquireDon
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 600

    from Oregon

    Nice '64-'65 T-bird seats. That wrap around back seat is awesome.
  11. I like it I wanna go for a ride one day
    I will keep trying to talk joe into going to the jalopy drags with his 57 chevy
    to see who will get to put another kill sticker on there car .
  12. "T'RANTULA"
    Joined: Aug 6, 2011
    Posts: 658

    from Ohio

  13. Bitchin car! I love it.
  14. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,982

    from Michigan

    So, let's see the motor....
  15. monsterflake
    Joined: May 13, 2003
    Posts: 3,763


    10" ETs in the back? you don't see those very often!

    (looked again, are they 10" or 8 1/2"?)
  16. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,540


    i love it ! good to see a 57 ford instead of a chevy for a change
  17. Cool car, thanks for making lunch break all the better!
  18. Grumpy
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,565

    from NE Ohio

    Great job Kevin!
    Glad to see the 57 coming back to life. been along time since Ive seen ya in it.
    Looks great!
  19. bulletproof1
    Joined: Feb 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,080

    from tulsa okla

    id love to see more pics of this car....
  20. Gasser57
    Joined: Aug 23, 2005
    Posts: 749


    Thanks all. I'll see if I can shoot a few more pics.
  21. Your car has always been killer, tires look good! Thank you for your service, and thanks to your daughter for her service
  22. 49oldscoupe
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 546


    Looks good Kevin! The blackwalls make it look nastier and I mean that in a good way.:D
  23. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,188


    damn i love tht ford!
  24. Im so jealous!!! What a bitchin' machine!
  25. Yes more pictures!! I think its GREAT!
  26. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,892


    thats fuckin tuff...
  27. mustang552
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 170


    Great Job!!!
    I have one just like it to build, a cheap 2 -door post. did you radius the wheel wells? I always wondered what t-bird interior would look like in my '57.Thanks for the effort!(i was a jet engine man, USAF 1965-1969)

    Bet you know what CMFIC means!!
  28. Captain Chaos
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 589

    Captain Chaos
    from Missery

    Fricken awesome, I'd love to build one myself if I find a decent priced body , til then I'll keep tucking aways parts for a blown FE just incase that day comes : ))
  29. Red71
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 192

    from Illi-noise

    YAAA what he said!!! X2-- thats cool, how about some video of
    it hauling azz
  30. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,161


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