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Projects Hoopty Build: '53 Ford Mainline

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by V8Vixen, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Lowdownfab
    Joined: Jul 8, 2013
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    I was wondering where this car went.


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  2. b-bob
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
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    Definite improvement.!
     
  3. I noticed you updated the taillights,,53 Olds? HRP
     
  4. V8Vixen
    Joined: Aug 16, 2010
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    from South FL

    Yeah I believe Ryan bought it from you and then I bought it from Ryan.


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  5. V8Vixen
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    I did :) close... they're 55 Olds


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  6. V8Vixen
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    So glad to have her out and about again...

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  7. KIRK
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    Nice job, really looks good. The grille is right on.
     
  8. coonster
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    how did it handle with the 2 inch lower a-arm drop?
     
  9. flatheadz-forever
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    I like the changes you have made, looks great
     
  10. V8Vixen
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    It is infinitely better than before. No bottoming out, no rough ride. I did notice that when I had people in the backseat that the front was a little more loose though.


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  11. V8Vixen
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone :)


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  12. dana barlow
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    1. Y-blocks

    Looks good now for sure,great to hear she is riding nicely.:D
    I kind of like the shiny look the rain gave her,would look great shiny black.:cool:
     
  13. n847
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    Wow you guys have done some great work so far! 10x better!

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  14. V8Vixen
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    I agree lol only reason it's still flat black is because that's how she came and there's a lot if body work needed before time and money is invested into a nice paint job.


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  15. Kenny P
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    What a difference!
    She does look kinda sweet all shiny.
    So what's next on the list
     
  16. V8Vixen
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    Preferably paint, shopping around on the best way to do it. May do the body work and rent a paint booth and have Harvey spray it.

    Also looking into options for the rear end/trans so I can cruise on the highway without feeling like the motor's about to rev itself apart lol. Although I hear yours is in that boat as well. Now that the car rides nice, I want to avoid the trailer for the longer hauls and Mike won't have to give me such a hard time. :cool:
     
  17. Kenny P
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    Mine will run 60-65mph all day, she cries a little at those speeds, but not too bad. The rest of the gang likes to run 70 plus. :rolleyes:

    Maybe shoot Yohan an email, he has a newer rearend for his car that he may not be using, might be a bargin.
     
  18. V8Vixen
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    Same here. Mike said 65 in his Hudson but the wagon has OD so 70 plus sounds more plausible lol. I can do 70 but I'm sure the RPMs are through the roof at that point. I'm gonna pick up a tach for sure.

    I will def shoot Yohan an email. I take it his car won't be on the road anytime soon then haha.
     
  19. defc10
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    Wonderful thread
     
  20. sobpunx
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    Looks a ton better since you got it.

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  21. coonster
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    I got a 53 and a 215 with the 3 speed and at 50 mph I am at 2700 RPM!!!
     
  22. jon83
    Joined: Nov 16, 2010
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    slightly old thread.. but I like it. Nice little hot rod.
     
  23. I like it too, got my girlfriend to help me out in my 53! Keep us posted V8Vixen!
     
  24. The car looks extremely sharp, I am in the process of restoring my '53 Mainline and going with a 302. The 4'' drop is awesome, I was looking into Butch's cool stuff as they have a lowering block setup for the older fords. Where did you get yours?
     
  25. V8Vixen
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    Thanks!!

    The A-arm spacers can be found here:
    http://shop.kustomcarparts.com/1949...Lowering-Block-Kits-lowerkit-front-4956fm.htm

    The blocks are from Beltech, I got them through one of my distributors here at work (I sell Mustang parts but get lots of lines!). The part # for the kit is 6203. Let me know if you can't find it.

    Then I just got some Aerostar springs (Moog) and some shocks from Amazon. I can look up part #s and stuff if you need them.
     
  26. TexasDart
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    Maybe in the mean time shoot the top with some flake to match your door panels. Maybe paint the wheels the same color too. Might break up some of the black.

    Looking good!
     
  27. V8Vixen
    Joined: Aug 16, 2010
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    from South FL

    Door panels are actually back to black now. BUT, I am starting now to fix a couple rust spots and body spots that need TLC on the car and then the car will be repainted and the top will get some flake. :D
     
  28. VonMoldy
    Joined: May 23, 2005
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    Nice work really improving that car!
     
  29. OldStyle
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
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    Something New happened here ?? Liked this thread...
     
  30. BLUDICE
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    Love it when girls build cars!
     

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