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  1. Texas57
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    In the 60's, in Massachusetts I would always take note of the Crown Vics, but I probably never saw more than 4 or 5. Where the heck are all these gorgeous CVs coming from??
     
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    I was going back through this thread looking at the pics.
    Question from a tri5 Chevy guy who really appreciates these Fords. If 55-56 are similar does a 57 and 58 share any similarities? Like chassis, suspension floor pan etc?


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    Mechanically the same. Lots of interchangeable pieces. The 55 and 56 are basically the same and completely different than the 57. 57 and 58 are practically the same. 59 was kind of it's own animal. Mechanical similarities but that's about it to the best of my knowledge.
     
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    This Five-Seven was # 2 to a 30 Coupe on my list in 1961, Gorgeous!!
     
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    Great! Thank you!!


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    Mechanically, much is the same or similar, but different, lol. top a-arms have different bushings/shafts. The wiper system is totally different and not interchangeable, First year for the FEs was '58, so v-8 drivetrains were not the same. Steering box/column different but the better design recirculating ball '58 box can be adapted to the '57 with some work.
    Like '57s, the '58 was built on 2 different platforms....the Fairlane models having a longer wheelbase. With that said, my short wheelbase 2 dr. Custom's (avatar)floorboards came from a rust-free '58 4 door Fairlane. I took a dozen measurements because I was sure they had to be different, but they were not!!
    The inner rear quarters ("trunk drops") came from the same car. EMS was not repoping those at that time. I had to shorten them 3 or 4 (?) inches by cutting a section out of one specific area that was the difference between Fairlane and Custom models.
     
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    It's like tri fives, except actually kool.
     
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    I like Tri 5 Fords, and I'm a Chevy guy. But for 1957 my favorite is the 300, not the larger version with a longer trunk.
     
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    Funny enough, I am a Chevy guy too. My dad worked for GM for 28 years, my brother works for GM, and I even worked for them for a while. I have owned almost exclusively GM stuff. But, I have also always kind of liked the 55-57 Ford’s and ended up with one in my lap 10 years ago.
     
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    I think I must have missed something. What was the first part of the post???


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    I just meant that all of these 55-57 Fords are actually kool, unlike their over played competitors of the same year range.
     
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    o_O They're both cool!....
     
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    I guess!...:rolleyes:
     
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    Oh okay, I get it. That makes sense now.
    If you get a chance come check out the jr stock thread. There is a ton of really cool tri5’s on there and these ones are legit fast cars! Plus as Jan & Dean once said “the stockers sure are pretty.”


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