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Picked up a '54 Customline the other day

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slackcat, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Sold my NHF Dart and bought a '54 Ford, 2 door post. Nice driver right now with the inline and three speed but will be getting a v-8 once I finish my '62 c-10. My first Ford so I will be looking for much needed advice in the future. Will be an adventure.:)

    Will post pics with my idears soon.
     
  2. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    damagedduck
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    from Greeley Co

    no pictures??
     

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  3. RidgeRunner
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
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    RidgeRunner
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    from Western MA

    Congratulations! One of my all time favorites.

    Had one as my first car when I started driving on the hi way in '60. Good handling, well balanced, good in snow, ran even with my cousin's '55 Chevy 6 2 dr, good mileage. Just don't try side stepping the clutch from straight off the floor getting off the line - take up the gear slack first - unless you want some experience with the inside of the tranny.

    Second one had a 352 in it, took a bit to get it to handle 1/2 way decent, never could get the balance the 6 had. Time comes for a third I'd be going with a SBF base to keep the nose weight down, retain balance.

    Ed
     
  4. mrconcdid
    Joined: Aug 31, 2010
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    mrconcdid
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    from Florida

    I left my wedding in a 54 ford convertable... the wife came too.

    MrC.
     

  5. OK, I took a photo of the car. Will be losing the dummy spot lights and getting v-8 in the future. The interior is pretty stock and in very good shape.
     

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  6. BOWTIE BROWN
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    BOWTIE BROWN
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    CHEVY MAN ? It happened to me too.
     
  7. BOWTIE BROWN
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
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    BOWTIE BROWN
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    SWEET,,,,,,turn dem lites out before you run the battery down. Now ya want to sell that pickup?
    "AND THE BOWTIE ROLLS ON"
     
  8. bulletproof1
    Joined: Feb 23, 2004
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    bulletproof1
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    from tulsa okla

    keep the hood hinges lubed.....
     

  9. Nooooo can do on my '62. All I have left on it is the bed and exhaust. That's one project my son will drive...........60mph on the high end.:D When he moves on to college out goes the 235/3spd and in goes a 350/4spd.

    I have one thing to say about the cars drivetrain.......it's no laggard.
     

  10. Thanks for the advice.
     
  11. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Squablow
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    Bust out the grinder and turn those white letter tires into wide whitewalls, would really look nice.

    I'd keep the 6 if it runs good but that's just personal opinion, looks like a pretty decent car. I don't even hate the spotlights.
     
  12. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
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    Hot Rod Elvis
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    NIce looking car, I like the Silver and Black paint-job!
     
  13. A 1954 Ford Customline V8 stick was the second car I had. You made a good choice there. [​IMG]
     
  14. vein
    Joined: Aug 9, 2005
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    vein
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    great ride! you should check out 52-56 ford cars group here.
     
  15. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    ss34coupe
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    Very nice! 52-54 Fords make cool rides and you don't have to break the bank to get there!
     
  16. flat34pu
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 453

    flat34pu
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    car looks great as is, would like to have one my self.
    rich
     
  17. Hey, just saw your thread. You had told me you were in the market, didn't know you had found one.

    Congrats, looks nice, bring it by sometime.;)
     

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