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Hot Rods 58 fords extinct ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fullhouse296, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. This may explain why I prefer the '57, '59 and '61 Fords. The '60 was another rust boat for some reason. I like the '64 Fords too.
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,326


    they didn't rust out around here, and yet we don't see them.....

    And this is a big improvement, right? :)

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  3. Hutkikz
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 92


  4. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,588


    I totally agree. There was a thread on here a while back with a '57 that this conversion and it looked terrific. The "Bug-Eyed Look" was the one thing about '57 Fords that I never liked. In fact, the only thing better about the '58's were the headlights
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    I think this is a good example why I'm glad a lot of '57 model cars didn't come with quad headlights. I've actually never been a fan of quad headlights in general.
  6. Yep. Did this to my '57 and haven't regretted it.

  7. 59Apachegail
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,380

    from New York

    IMHO I think the 57 is uglier than 58 no offense intended. I dig the quads but if I had a 58 I would replace the grille to something one piece and fit four tail lights meant for a 61 Fairlane or a 61 falcon.

    I wasn't around during the time and I am a chevy guy... my 2 cents

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  8. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,317

    Barn Find
    from Missouri

  9. Dominick Hide
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 219

    Dominick Hide

    Extinct? You wouldn't know it if you were at Pistons & Paint yesterday, four 58 Ranchwagons, five if you count the Edsel... IMG_3020.JPG IMG_3014.JPG IMG_3034.JPG IMG_3023.JPG IMG_3054.JPG

    Sorry, don't know what happened to pictures of the other two. I am sure I took them...
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  10. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,967

    from Quincy, IL

    I think the '58 Ford passenger car grille most closely resembles the '58 T-Bird grill, especially with center bar removed like the white car in post #72 immediately above.

  11. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,686


    One car I'd really love to have would be that Edsel Roundup.
  12. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,528

    from Diablo Ca.

    When I was hunting cars, i found plenty of 58 fords. I was looking for 59s, so walked on by. The 58 model year for any make was harder to find. I really wanted a 58 Caddy.I quit hunting about 09 though, when my 59 ElCamino came home.
  13. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    I've always liked the front of the 58 Fords but hated the taillights and one of the biggest things I like about the 58 Rancheros is that they have the, round, 57 taillights.
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  14. donno21
    Joined: Jan 31, 2015
    Posts: 94


    I know I'll get flamed for this, BUT... Every thing built fro '57 thru 62 was FUGLY!!!
  15. Penetrator
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 514

    from SK CAN

    Here ya go jcmarz, Meteor6.jpg Meteor3.jpg

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  16. I would take a '58 if a nice one came along. There was one for sale a while ago in the HAMB classifieds that was real nice.
  17. What year would be better for '58 cars?:rolleyes:o_O JW
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  18. Dchaz
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 481


    The green and white wagon is mine. You have no idea how shocked I was to see that many 58 2 dr wagons in one place. In three years I've only seen 1 other 2dr and 1 4dr in person.
  19. Dchaz
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 481


    Try , I've been doing a lot or searching for a complete kit to rebuild the front end on mine and I think I remember seeing them on there.
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  20. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

  21. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    Were you born between '57 and '62??:p:p:p

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