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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Jan 6, 2016.
Aerostar front springs or Granada spindles if your doing a disc brake swap.
Thanks @Chris for posting some pics of my old 58. Here a few more. I hope to find a 57 soon. Too bad these things are usually so rusty.
Yes, I loved yours.
And yes, they are usually really rusty. One reason I've always wanted one and never did. The 58 I got is very, very dry...has a few pin holes in a couple places but original paint and very strait/solid.
Your Ranchero looks really solid Chris. What are your plans?
These things need just a few adjustments to make them killer! Heres a photo of the Ranchero thats been burned into my head.
YES! That is killer.
I'd love to paint mine a light blue, the interior needs redone so blue/white or two tone blue. I have a set of 55-56 Royal Lancer caps for it, I want to give it a slight nose down rake, and also have a set of torque thrust on back up. A very mild custom/hot rod. And I love it's an FE, in a perfect world, I would love to build a mean FE and put a stout 5 speed behind it.
For years I didn't care for these Fords but they have grown on me,especially the post cars with the shorter wheelbase.
Really don't see that many in the Midwest,rust problems as I remember. There is a Rancharo running around with an Edsel front clip I see from time to time that will get your attention.
Here's one I always liked:
And my new favorite '57 is this one Jeff Myers is putting together. Check it out here: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/jeff-myers-project-57-ford.1002181/
Ha I wasn't around yet! Good guess on cousins, I think it was two of my sisters, one brother and a cousin in the car.
Here's my dad's Fairlane 500 along with my Ranchero.
Here are a couple,
because 58 taillights are ugly.
Ranchero Custom Cab.
The highest compliment I can give, is this looks like it came from the factory this way.
I jacked these somewhere off the interwebs a while back.
Don't know anything about it.
That's my 57 in my avatar. 292 w/5sp. A lot of cool 57's here.
I have always loved the 57 Fords from day one. But mine is in serious need of a lot of love.....
Somebody's got to have a shot of Tuck's Ranchero. That things killer....
My 13 year old is wanting too start a car project of some sort. So far he's between an early Mustang, an air bagged ranger pickup, and a 57 Ranchero. quite a eclectic group!
Saw that red and white '57 right here in beautiful downtown Idaho falls..the man gets around. What a nice car!
I saw these at Midnight Mass a couple years ago, yeah, I know the 2nd one's a '59, but the 6 carbed FE has gotta cut it some slack no?
Chris..check out www.57fordsforever.com Everything you need to know about '57 fords including a list of '57 ford specific parts and service vendors. Of course almost everything that applies to a '57 also applies to a '58.
This is mine, almost done after 10 years. I got to drive it around the neighborhhod for the first time last month.
Most of it is OT for the Hamb, or at least the interior and drivetrain.
I asked Moose to photoshop finish it for me to get the reide height correct and add some ghost flames. Other than that, this is what she looks like now. I also just posted this on the California Rake thread. This is my first ever build and I'm proud to say no one but me has ever touched this car. The first one to do anything to it will be on the flames if I decide to go that route.
Texas57 Cool ride - cancel flames
Here's one I drug home from its rusting spot where it was parked in 1993 .
Her name is Annie . Named after the playmate in the Playboy (May 1967)I found under the front seat. 312 , 3 on the tree .
Paint it black and cancel the flames.
How about a Canadian trim '57.
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How many of those were made?
Surprised Johnny Taylor's 58 hasn't been posted yet. One of my all time favorites.
Here's my '57 I've had since 1976. Just finished the restore last year.
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