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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Drew Burgess, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Drew Burgess
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 43

    Drew Burgess
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    Hey guys, it’s been a minute since I logged in. Life has been wild.

    Anyway, two years and counting and I still drive this thing daily. I love how this machine has affected my life for the better.
    Here’s some shots. 20190418_151334.jpg




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  2. Rusty J
    Joined: Nov 25, 2019
    Posts: 33

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    Hopefully nobody schmucks it up for you. Nice car!
     
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  3. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 453

    Casey Riley
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    from Minnesota

    That's a great car.
     
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  4. The main thing is how it makes you feel .
    You are not worried about it being a show car or trying to win awards,,,,you just drive it .
    That is what they were meant for and it makes your life better .
    That is really a good way to feel,,,,congratulations man !
    Cool car,,,keep it going .

    Tommy
     
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  5. LuckyFordGuy
    Joined: Jun 13, 2008
    Posts: 271

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    Nice car I love it
     
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  6. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,478

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    Looks like a pretty good daily. Keep on drivin.


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  7. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Good for you! Great looking ride, keep enjoying it to the max.
     
  8. e1956v
    Joined: Sep 29, 2009
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    My mom had a 59 when I was little.
    I still remember standing up in the front seat next to her when she was driving, with the mom emergency seat belt arm at the ready to shoot across my body if needed during fast stops. It a wonder any of us are still here
    Nice car glad you’re enjoying it.


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  9. Very cool! As my late model POS is about to get beyond the point of making sense to fix, I keep debating doing this too.
     
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  10. Drew Burgess
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 43

    Drew Burgess
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    This car was cheaper than a later model shit box, it’s fun and easy to fix. I’ve gone through many late model cars. They pass a point where they aren’t worth keeping up with anymore for sure. Payments suck also haha


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  11. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
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    from Indiana

    Good for you!! I DD my avatar. They are only machines!
     
  12. fordcoupeguy
    Joined: Apr 26, 2014
    Posts: 115

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    It gets to the point where it costs more to fix than its worth,and the cycle continues. We here are lucky in that we can keep an older car running and save money-LOTS of it. Most people think I am crazy but my house and all my cars are paid for-now who is laughing! Keep driving that thing as long as you can.
     
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  13. I got one myself, rides very well and I have some long $$ into it.
     
  14. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    goldmountain

    I remember both the city police and the local taxi company had fleets of '59 Fords. The dealer probably scored a good deal from Ford.
     
  15. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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  16. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,274

    manyolcars

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    I have been driving this one since 2000. Not every day because I spread the driving among many ol cars but its always ready to go. Been to 3 states in it. I overhauled,(not rebuilt) the y-block engine before I began driving it and it looks like its going to run forever.
     
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  17. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
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    I drove a ex Michigan state police 59 Ford for a while . Had the interceptor 352 . Wasn't much off the line , but from about 45 on up it was hard to handle.
    Nice car. I hope you drive yours forever.
     
  18. Peashooter67
    Joined: Sep 30, 2018
    Posts: 10

    Peashooter67

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    My almost daily driver.
    Need new alternator and or regulator and possibly a windshield wiper motor so I don’t drive it if I need headlights and or windshield wipers.


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  19. macdave06
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
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    That's awesome. Having a classic daily is a goal of mine.

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  20. Respect......and living in Asheville must be awesome...
     
  21. cool.....and nice looking Ford there !
     
  22. TCTND
    Joined: Dec 27, 2019
    Posts: 74

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    My pal had a '59 back in '63-'64. What I remember is that every time it went over a bump the radio stopped and we found a tube on the floor.
    regards,
    Phil
     
  23. Peashooter67
    Joined: Sep 30, 2018
    Posts: 10

    Peashooter67

    I miss being in Ashville with every part of my heart. Problem here is my Ashville is in another state near trussville.




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  24. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 445

    v8flat44

    Drew, i always liked 59s, what engine & trans. are in it ?
    Keep drive'n & smile'n !
     
  25. Hey from just over the mountains, through the gorge!
    Very cool Drew...I've recently acquired a 4speed (3+OD) to throw in the 54' and plan to do the same. Just haven't been able to with the low gear and 3 speed. I tried I-40 once, 70mph was nerve racking at that RPM! Glad to see you're out there gettin' it!
     
  26. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,274

    manyolcars

    galaxie roof.jpg

    I never liked the roof on the Custom 300. I refer the formal roof shown here on the Galaxie and I have a Galaxie parts car with good glass and trim but I recently got a 59 Edsel to strip for parts and it uses the same roof as the Ford
     
  27. Rusty Heaps
    Joined: May 19, 2011
    Posts: 598

    Rusty Heaps
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    Very inspirational Drew, I hope to see your car out some day.
     
  28. KandN Kustoms
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
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  29. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Good solid car that is comfortable to drive and easy and inexpensive to maintain. What's not to love.
    Yep there is a bit of a risk from it getting hit but it probably will still win a battle with a box with wheels and live to brag about it.
    I just sold my 20 year old (Only car I made payments on in 35 years) daily that needed engine work that would cost more than the retail value of the car. It was one of those with the sideways V8 that you have to lower the back of the engine down to change the valve cover gasket and it needed that head pulled because of a blown gasket. No percentage in having it fixed even though it was still a great looking and good driving car.
     

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