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Hot Rods Pix of '55-'57 Ford Gassers - the "other" Tri-Fives

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Just Jones, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. rat nasty
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    I should have a few more updated pics this week!as of now the car has the front end complete (soon to come new avatar)!as for the grill and headlights! door handles are on and working along with the door windows rolling up and down!looks like i will be going to the machine shop to get my motor and will be doing the mock up with it this week!stay tuned!!!!!
     
  2. OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    Looking forward to it.
     
  3. BEAR
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    nice nice
     
  4. Just Jones
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  5. Cut55
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    Thank you! There IS a difference!
     
  6. rat nasty
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    some more progress!I know the distributor is on the wrong side but...
     

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  7. 35chevymaster
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    Just finished my 56 "gasser" what do you think ?
     

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  8. OahuEli
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    Thats cool!
     
  9. rat nasty
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    too kool!now you got my kids wantin one!
     

  10. very cool , but it looks more like 60 edsel from its grille lol
     
  11. tom turner
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    petersons, chassie, circa 1972
     
  12. Blk210
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    Man i wanna get a 55 ford bad, my old man tells me stories of his car he street raced back in the day, 7 inch slicks, 2 fours thunderbird intake on a 312, and a stick!! I will put one together for him if its the last thing i do. He always tells a story of how when route 355 here in MD was two lanes with tar strips every so many feet his slicks would chirp when racing every time he crossed one of those stips!
     
  13. Eightydeuce
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    Found a couple "new" one's.

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  14. rat nasty
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    whats up...bump
     
  15. OahuEli
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    Hows the wagon coming?
     
  16. OahuEli
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    Yup, what a find!
     
  17. rat nasty
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    got lots done but still lots to do?
     
  18. OahuEli
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    Lets bump this puppy to the top. Any more pix anyone?
     
  19. OahuEli
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    Yeah I saw that. Thats one nice car!
     
  20. FordMaverickFanatic
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    Here was my dad's first hot rod first ra na 351C/C6 and then later a 460/C6, hopefully he's gonna buy it back soon...

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    Might've said this before but the red 55' mainline posted earlier is my cousins car, he has a straight axle setup for it and it's gonna run a 466 BBF with a c6

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  21. Normbc9
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    Here are a few more Y Block '57 Ford's. I called these the "Chev Gobblers." They got that name from being first to the finish line at LADS and Colton.
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  22. Just Jones
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  23. Just Jones
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    . . . and here is the original survivor gasser from the '55 Ford Bard thread mentioned a little earlier (Posted by Harm's Way):

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  24. Just Jones
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    Bump for the weekend warriors!
     
  25. Lost Creep
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    Speedy Jones, hope you don't mind receiving a compliment from a Tri-Five Chevy owner. Started reading this thread yesterday and found myself really enjoying the pics and posts. As I was nearing page 24 I was wishing there were more pages. Some very tuff cars in this thread you started and hopefully alot more to come. The 55-57 Fords def have "the look".

    Eddie
     
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  26. bulletproof1
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    rumor has it 3wlarry is the new owner of this one.
     
  27. Just Jones
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    Hey Creep - Really glad you're enjoying the thread. Speaking for myself, but I'm sure most HAMB gasser lovers would agree - that pretty much any golden-era gasser really gets our blood pumping, and it's very hard to beat the looks of the tri-five Chevys, but it's really surprising how hard it is to find examples of 55-57 Fords. I know there had to be lots of them ripping up the tracks between the late fifties right up to the early 70s, but I've really had to dig to find the pictures I've posted here.

    I hope some other HAMBsters can continue to contribute as well - I can never get enough of seeing tri-five Ford gassers.

    Soooooo . . . anyone? Anyone?
     
  28. rat nasty
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    on the dyno @ DALE MEERS RACING with my engine guy @ COMPETITION AUTOMOTIVE & MACHINE & the carb guru SCOTT from dale meers racing also!great guys and great talent!I couldnt ask for any better!
     

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  29. 57 meteor
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    hello everyone, just found this thread and thought i would post a couple of my 57 meteor Rideau 500. it was originally raced here in Ontario in the late 60's and early 70's and I recently purchased it after sitting for 30 years. it's currently powered by a 428cj w/c6 auto. I also bought the 427 high riser that was in the car back in the day with the intent of rebuilding it and getting it back in the car.
    Enjoy !
     

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