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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. 61falconwagon
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  2. freebird101
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    agreed
     
  3. savoy_man
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    Hey Scott, how long before yours ends up back in my garage to get that straight axle? I suppose I should hurry up and get my other projects done so we can get to it. Can't wait til we take it to the track!
     
  4. HotRod55
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    Yes we should. There is a certain Model A Truck needing to be driven this summer. Then a Dodge to finish, then a Chebby motor to rebuild. Then..... yeah yeah yeah, I got the picture. Notice I said LONG term plan. I am just happy to be on the road again. Not looking to stop that anytime soon!
     
  5. Toymaker
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    This Badd A$$ Ford Gasser was the Class Favorite at our Eagle Field Fresno Dragways Reunion. I hope it returns in October, has a Ford Cleveland for power and runs HARD!
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  6. 57 300
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    The answers are here..... http://1957ford.com/
     
  7. Just Jones
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    Toymaker - that car is THE SHIT!! Do you have any more pictures of it, or can you post a larger one? I'd love to get a better look at it. I would gladly travel to Fresno to watch her race - hope its owner is on the HAMB a reading this thread!

    - Speed
     
  8. Just Jones
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    I went to the link for Eagle Field that Toymaker had in his signature, and there are some great racing pix there! Lots of old-school gassers, FEDs, and so on. Love the fact they're racing with a flag drop instead of a xmas tree - definitely old-school.

    Here is a little larger picture of that awesome '56 gasser pictured above ^ :

    http://ginamibellipictures.shutterfly.com/961#1111
     
  9. Toymaker
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    These photos were taken by HAMB member Neglected Steel, enjoy and join us Oct 9th!
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  10. dragrcr50
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    great action pics of the 56 thanks
     
  11. abs2278
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    I'm actually building one of the '55s posted above by "speedy". The car is making progress slowly, unfortunately. Its been put on the back burner as I am in the middle of moving from upstate NY to the Detroit area. Here are a couple of updated pictures prior to the move. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to body work late this summer.
     

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    My pride and joy.....
    523 Super Cobra Jet
    C-6, 4:11
    65 T-Bird seats
    65 Econoline Super Duty Axle
     

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  13. Just Jones
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    Here is the car in action!

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  14. Just Jones
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    And since im at it...

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  15. Just Jones
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    This one is from back in the day, and is evidently "lost". Too bad.
     

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  16. thunderplex
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    ...let's kick start this thread again.
     
  17. That blue altered wheelbase car is not the original Gunfighter. It was built by Albert Schaper from a stock Custom. I have a lot of the build pics on a disc he sent me.
    On that note, the owner/builder of the original Gunfighter, Gary Coe, just told me a few weeks ago that he has bought another Custom 300 tudor sedan, and will be building it with altered wheelbase and big Ford power. He said he has intentions of going 200 mph with it at the Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week. He said that it will recall the look of his old Gunfighter but wont be a clone per se. So, be looking for it in the next year or so, it should be a brute.
     
  18. Just Jones
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    Outstanding news! Thanks for posting. Please feel free to post any pix you may want to share of that blue 57 build as well - it is an amazing car.
     
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  21. Not a gasser, but since a couple altered wheelbase cars have been introduced, here's Gene Heidorn's AWB '56 with 427 high rise power.
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  22. One from this years Hunnert Car Heads Up
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  23. 57 300
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    Frozenmerc,that is a very nice car to see up close.Wally,the owner is a Gass to talk with.
     
  24. I didn't get a chance to talk with him, but it was a ton of fun watching him run it. That Y-block made some wonderful music running down the track. ;)

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  25. Yes they Do!!
     
  26. skywolf
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  27. OahuEli
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    What he said.
     
  28. OahuEli
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    I found that pic on the 'net awhile back. It made me sick to see this old girl in such bad shape so I Photoshopped it a little bit. Hope the roof don't fall down since I removed the pole!:D

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  29. bigd4xman
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    These cars are awesome with the correct stance, been on the hunt for one for a few years now, but they are hard to come by around here. My dad was going to buy us one when he was in remission from leukemia when I was 11, sadly never got the chance, the leukemia came back before we got all the money together, I distinctly remember only being a few hundred short of the price and the guy wouldn't come down at all. Car was a 56, had a 4 speed and souped up 428, slight gasser stance on a stock suspension, flat black and MEAN (DROOL). I'm gonna get one some day.....................
     
  30. OahuEli
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    Speedy thanks for starting this thread. I've wanted to build a '56 Crown Vic Gasser for years, if for no other reason than to watch the Purists hurl their Latte's through their noses. :D
    When I was a little kid in western South Dakota a neighbor had a red '55 or '56, don't remember which, Chrome Reverse's, Y-Block, no front bumper, set up like they did then ('60s). I really loved to hear that car come down the street and never forgot it. This thread brought that back.
     

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