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Customs The Fadeaway Ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,213

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. I think I saw that car somewhere within the last 10 years or so, but I can't place it. I have that magazine, but I'm pretty sure I saw it in person ...:confused:
  3. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    More info on that car HERE

    The car is sitting a couple of inches to high after the restoration.

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  4. DavidL
    Joined: Oct 6, 2006
    Posts: 82


    Why does it not surprise me that Rikster would have more details on this car? I'm glad it survived!

  5. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,213

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Thanks for the link Rikster... Interesting that the restored car sits so much higher than it did originally. It also looks like it has a different seat and dash... as well as motor, obviously...
  6. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
    Posts: 4,796


    I just saw it recently in a different old magazine where they pictured the dressed flathead but caption said "soon to be replaced by a 348ci Chevy". I had seen the car listed as being from Redondo Beach when pictured at some early shows. Great that it was saved and restored.
  7. red baron
    Joined: Jun 2, 2007
    Posts: 596

    red baron
    from o'side

    I am digging that car!!!! wow!!!

    edit: just saw the rebuild pic and yea it would look better lowered, but I am still diggin it!
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  8. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,502

    from WA

    Too high or not it's still a very cool build...interesting story Ryan...thanks again for posting these periodically and filling more empty little gray cells with info...
  9. Rikster, Are going to try and find this one for the GNRS also? Would be cool.
  10. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 967


    The article says that they replaced the original dropped axle with a stock height one and the car now runs smaller tires. I wonder why on earth they did that. It looks much better lower. I think it takes away a lot of the look sitting higher, but to each his own I guess.
  11. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,664


    And added a Barris crest ?? WTF ?

  12. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,127


    I love this car and great to see some more info on it. Are you planning on doing this to your sedan? I am sure you are not, just kiddin. Thanx for the cool topic. ~Sololobo~
  13. And PLEASE ditch the repop Fiestas.
  14. I agree. Those are not good.
  15. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,133

    RAY With

    Very interesting to say the least. I never heard of this build and its quite a different animal .Judging from the pictures the restorer did a great job as to quality. Thanks for posting all the additional information..
  16. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,862


    The redo doesn't do it justice.... but this pic does!!!

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  17. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
    Posts: 4,796


    Yeah, what's with that?
  18. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,191

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I read about this car a couple years back. Left a good impression on me. Probably in R&C. Damn nice ride.
  19. bob-o
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 313


    I love this car and I'm glad it still exists. Goofy add-ons and changes non-withstanding!
  20. johnny bondo
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,547

    johnny bondo
    from illinois

    if you also notice, they restored it with the wrong caps. the original ones are stock oldsmobiles. (which look way better then the waffle ones)

    also whats up with the barris tag? thats a slap in the face to the builder.
  21. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,213

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    It was believed to have been a Barris built car and I guess Barris even claimed it. However, a well respected and loved magaziner remembered the car and Art and informed the owners.

    I'm not sure why the crest is on the car now... Or if it still is...

    The important part though is that the car is safe and known.
  22. Great car it definitely sits too high now.

    It was featured in Street Rodder.
  23. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,314


    This is the first time I have seen a pic of the car with the top. It certainly adds an interesting touch to an already eye catching custom! Car
  24. modelAfan
    Joined: May 16, 2003
    Posts: 120


    wow a european inspired custom. Interesting....
  25. sic944t
    Joined: Apr 23, 2008
    Posts: 81

    from ohio

    yes this is potentially the best example of how bad a car sitting too high can ruin it i mean it really looks awesome low and awful high ... oh well
  26. Dirk
    Joined: Jun 13, 2003
    Posts: 251


    Jerry Wessner did a great article on it for Street Rodder magaazine.

    I got to know bud when he lived in Lakewood, and I would ask him about his car and his dad's shop whenever I saw him. One day he told me he was moving and he gave me a bunch of the trophies he won with the car. I am lucky to have them, and I brought them to the Street Rodder photo shoot. Here is a photo I took of Bud, the Fadeaway Ford, and the trophies I have.

    Bud's dad had a deuce 3 window that was a cover car and their shop did the work on the Johnny Taylor Ford. Bud latter had a '39 Chevy that he showed in the early sixties, and I have some trophies from that car too!

    Barris did nothing on the car other than photograph it.

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  27. Stoker32
    Joined: Nov 8, 2008
    Posts: 331

    from so cal

    Does anyone know of Bud is still around and if so, how to get a hold of him?

    I have his Dads old 3-window and it still has the same 348 that’s out of the fadeaway ford.
    Here’s a pic of the car now and when it was in 63.

    Any help is appreciated.


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