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Projects NEED ideas for building a wild kustom 56 ford hard top

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ltorch, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Ltorch
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 310


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  2. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357


    some ideas

    for the front:
    57 desoto grill
    56 meteor grill
    doubled studebaker pans

    canted quad headlights of some sort
    55 olds

    for the back:
    studebaker pans, like the victorian,
    backwards edsel wagon taillights, seen it somewhere looked cool.. like this < >
    extended quarters with conti kit in the middle, packards or 60 chryslers pretty common though..

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  3. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,435


    These cars are pretty well proportioned in stock form. The "A"brothers-built "Victorian" (pictured in the above post) would be hard to beat.

    The Cushenbery-built "Marquis' is the only sectioned one that I can think of...
    lots of custom fabrication with a real '60's vibe.
  4. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,435


    This one really knocks me out! It was posted on another board, and was known as "The Green Trash".:D


  5. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,440


    That body style doesn't need a lot of changes to make it "radical"..

    Instead of Packard, use '54/'55/'56 Cadillac and sink them so the top is level with the top of the fin...keep the back up light in them to confuse people, plenty of them around.

    Extend the rear quarters for the Connie Kit...and extend the stainless trim as well, confound Ford experts. Yes, stainless can be welded and made to look correct.

    I wouldn't chop it, the roof line is perfect the way it is...if you can find Crown Vic trim, use it as well.

    French the headlights using '54 Ford rims (see Ed Banes' '56 Ford in Kustoms Illustrated...or use '57 Chevy doors or '56 Olds doors...

    For the grille, keep it simple...use a tube type all the way across the opening and hide the park lites behind it.

    Bumpers - use '55 Chevy on the front, or find some '56 Pontiac split bumpers and use them front and rear. Also, '58 Edsel used a split bumper on the front as well...perhaps use the Edsel rear.

  6. john walker
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,117

    john walker

    why don't you find a beater to fully customize? i hate to see a nice stocker go that way. they're pretty awesome the way they are.
  7. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,982

    from California

  8. It's an old sweden built custom! A friend of mine own it in the 70's i it was repainted a couple of times under a short time and also got name changed to red trash and golden trash and finally marlon trash. Might get some pics if u want?
  9. Showrail
    Joined: Dec 22, 2008
    Posts: 36

    from Sweden

    Still around but rebuilt to original now, really sad.
  10. Roger Walling
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,144

    Roger Walling

    Ltorch, You would be better off selling your car and buying an unrestored car and start from scratch. You could end up with your dream car and money in the pocket.

    Ps, whats up with Australia? Did you have an unfriendly relationship with a kangroo?
  11. Ltorch
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 310


    I did sell that 56 ford hard top way to good to cut up its now in australia and I am searching for a new project maybe i will fine one from a junk yard and save it..And about australia it just sucks bec there are no car stuff ware iam at everything is real far to go see..and parts cars are priced like our driver cars ......

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