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Another Barn find.. Little Christmas present to myself.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by iFlip, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950

    moefuzz
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    That is gonna clean up Nicely!
    Good score and especially good score that it has family heritage....



    Here's some interesting numbers for your car...


    Production = Model 58A Town Sedan with 118 inch wheel base: 52,060
    Base Weight is 3,376 pounds
    Original sticker price was $2,286 (again base price, add options from there)

    The side trim you have is called 'Bullet Side Trim' and is common to Fairlane Town Sedans only.

    Standard engine for the Town Sedan is the inline 6 (223ci @144hp) with optional power plants of 272 (190hp), 292 (212hp) and 312 (245hp) available to all models
    (HP figures are higher on Thunderbird models/engines)

    The 57 model styling is based on the '55 Ford Mystere prototype.


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    Movie Time!

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    (I love the "golf club" heads in the center console of the Studebaker concept -Who do they think they're foolin'


    moe




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  2. It's cool as hell and a rare trim pkg. even in the day! I ain't into 4 drs. so much, but some, like this one, I'd like to own.
     
  3. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    hombres ruin
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    Damn nice ride.. Well done
     
  4. robertsregal
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
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    Cool car,cooler story, enjoy the ride!!
     
  5. Travelin_man
    Joined: Nov 3, 2012
    Posts: 13

    Travelin_man
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    from Finland

    Looking good, congrats for the find. I like the side trim alot.

    - Ray
     
  6. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 2,342

    damagedduck
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    from Greeley Co

    Damn fine car there! i spotted one sitting on a farm just south of me, been there forever from the looks of it :eek: the pictures of it rolling out of the shed really hit home for me, we had to take down a wall to get mine out also--but when we did mine it was 5 freaken degrees out (right after a storm) mine was put away in 1959 after my Grand mother passed away,
    I love your story! more pictures PLEASE!!!!!

    pictures of mine are in my signure....
     
  7. More good news...Most of the "chrome" the guys were talking about is in fact stainless. 'Bout the only thing chrome on most '57's are the grille, bumpers, and handles. With alot of elbow grease and very few dollars it can be made better than new. I say "most" because Ford being Ford apparently left alot of details to the discrecion of the suppliers.
    That 57fordsforever website I mentioned earlier...in the forumn look at the area titled "supplier links"...has a complete list of all the suppliers known to carry '57 Ford specific parts. I'm still working on salvage yard links that are known to have '57 Fords.
    Rich
     
  8. iFlip
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
    Posts: 173

    iFlip
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    from San Angelo

    Went and rinsed it off..and the story gets better.

    Finally took some pictures of it with my camera instead of my phone

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    After, and it still has a little shine to it! :D
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    If you're wondering why the quarter panel and decklid are the only thing that is rusty, here's why..

    While telling stories about the car, my grandpa remembered Ivan(the Third cousin who owned the car before me) had a cop run into one of his cars, but couldn't remember if it was this one. Ivan had to take a leak so he pulled over and killed the lights, and mid-stream he heard the cop run right into his car :eek:.

    After looking closer you can see where they grafted the new quarter into it
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    and the bumper is pushed in on that side, so i'm almost certain it was this car.

    Now it's time to go eat some turkey and warm up. Then take her off the trailer!
     
  9. mark mulik
    Joined: Jun 24, 2012
    Posts: 9

    mark mulik
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    from Arizona

    Nice Find. Enjoy it as long as you can.
    the41er
     
  10. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    ss34coupe
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    That is a very cool find! Hope you just clean it up and drive it as is.
     
  11. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,274

    crashfarmer
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    from Iowa

    Very nice! Looks like it cleaned up pretty good. :)

    I had a 57 2 door hardtop given to me once, unfortunately they had run it through a demo derby first. :eek: :(
     
  12. iFlip
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
    Posts: 173

    iFlip
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    from San Angelo

    Thanks guys.

    60's mustang wheels will work correct? Kinda hard to push the car off the trailer with only 3 dudes and the front tires flat..:rolleyes:
     
  13. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,140

    Mart
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    Yeah, should do.

    Nice looking car - really like the side trim.

    Mart.
     
  14. it's cool and look forward to seeing it at a show....hope there are some early photo's from back in the day.....
     
  15. Skam213
    Joined: May 2, 2011
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    Skam213
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    absolutely awesome!!!!! good score!
     
  16. iFlip
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
    Posts: 173

    iFlip
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    from San Angelo

    Really going to try and make a push to make it to LSRU this year, but we'll see. I'm sure it'll end up at some shows up in DFW.
     
  17. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,188

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    the paint looks chaulky. i bet a little wax would shine her right up. cool 57, by the way.
     
  18. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

  19. motorgod7
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 136

    motorgod7
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    from chico,ca.

    Nice car, did you get all the hubcaps hanging around with it?
     
  20. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 4,772

    lippy
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    from Ks

    Cars are getting scarce out there. You have saved a bit of history. Nice find. Plus it has family ties. Cool. Lippy
     
  21. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    Buddy Palumbo
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    That'll make a nice cruiser . Good score .
     
  22. iFlip
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
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    iFlip
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    from San Angelo

    Sorry no new updates really..Just waiting on all the brake stuff to get here, figured i'd need brakes before i got it running..:p

    The more I think about it, the more i want to pull the motor/tranny and just go through them. However how hard is a 302/c4 swap in one of these? I plan on making this a daily driver eventually and i wouldn't mind knowing i can get parts for the motor just about anywhere.

    but a y-block is cooler... lol
     
  23. hallrods
    Joined: Feb 21, 2012
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  24. 3340
    Joined: Jun 4, 2010
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    3340
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    Nice! 4Dr Hardtop, Pretty Rare I,m Guessing, Nice Catch
     
  25. http://www.57fordsforever.com/ This is where all the 57 fords have gone.
    I really like your car. My dad had that model in 2dr's. The top was white and the trunk and down to the trim on the side ;' The front and botom was tan. The V bumberatte was an option. His had 57 T-Bird full disc's and skirts with a 312 /4 bbl and FX tranny. I drove it when I was 16 back in the early 60's and it really flew.
     
  26. Rodshop
    Joined: Sep 14, 2003
    Posts: 454

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    Cool car-WAY cooler with the Y-block. You should have any trouble getting parts for that engine. I don't know much about the Ford-o-matic, but somebody here can help you with that part. There are trans conversion options for Y-blocks.
     
  27. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
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    from Central Ky

    Not suggesting anything but this is a kind of cool 4 door Ive had in my pics for a while.
     

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  28. iFlip
    Joined: Jul 8, 2010
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    iFlip
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    from San Angelo

    Pic dosen't work, but i'd really like to see it!

    Spent today unloading it off the trailer, and trying to get it to run. She'll turn over no problem, but isn't getting spark. Changed the plugs/wires/cap/rotor with no luck.. Thoughts?
     
  29. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 642

    Never2old
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    from so cal

    The only problem motor I had with my '57 was when the ballast resister quit working.
    Try jumping across the terminals & see if you get spark.

    The story that goes with that (circa 1962) is that I was on my way up to Crestline to see my teenage love at the time, after ditching work (for my dad). It quit running and I pulled off the road the vicinity of Cucamonga and managed to find the problem.
    the chick didn't work out in the long run so I only miss the car now.
     
  30. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,563

    low budget
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    from Central Ky

    Click on it now.;)
     

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