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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
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posted 11-12-2003 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
file://C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\Owner\Local%20Settings\Temporary%20Internet%20Files\Content.IE5\4N9ZEI31\57-13[1].jpg

This car is just badd a$$ nice SCOOP too.


Why would any one want a 55-57 Chevy when they could drive one of these awesome Fords. I really do think these Fords look better then the Chevys.

Heres his website,

http://home.comcast.net/~robert.lewis23/roberts57.htm
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SCOOP

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 11-13-2003 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, the '57 Fords difinetly have nicer sleeker look than the Chebby's do. Ford made the best looking car in '57...then again, I am a little biased (check sig)

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Gary M
'46 Ford pickup
'46 Ford pickup-Mutt
'57 Fairlane 500
'70 Mustang SportsRoof 63B

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Fastymz
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posted 11-13-2003 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 55-56 are real sweet too. I don;t know why I don't see more of them around. From what I've read they made plenty of them. But even at HAN you maybe see a hand full. Where as you can't go to a stop light without seeing a 55-57 chevy.

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SCOOP

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 11-13-2003 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been in love with that 57 Robert Lewis's} but I'm preduced as it looks like a twin to mine out in my garage same radiced wheelwells no bumpers,sept mines piss yellow and 427" powered,and his is faster an runnin

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 11-13-2003 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been in love with that 57 {Robert Lewis's} but I'm preduced as it looks like a twin to mine out in my garage same radiced wheelwells no bumpers,sept mines piss yellow and 427" powered,and his is faster an runnin

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Fastymz
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posted 11-13-2003 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bob any picutres ?
I have had many people tell the 50's cars are alot harder and more expensive to keep up and mod then a 65 Mustang. I'd like to have one some day. But I think I better stick to my 65 for now. They sure do look cool. And it's more in line with the Classic HOTROD look I like.Any time we see a cool car my wife will ask me would I have that one in my fleet too. Can't have to much money or to many cars. Now wifes one's more then enough.

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SCOOP

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 11-13-2003 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are not really any harder to up keep than Mustangs. I've never found my '57 to be any harder to drive or anything. Condition is another thing...Mustangs became special cars almost right away...but 50's cars (save for Chevy 2 doors, Vettes, and T-Birds) were just everyday cars. I haven't seen as many rust issues as in Mustangs, but those Y-blocks are harder to find parts for, and the trannys suck. But the '57 is the first year of the 9". And it doesn't take many mods to make a mid 50's Ford stand out in a crowd. My Fairlane is gonna be on Air-Ride 'bags and roll on 16" American Racing Torque II...and solid black

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'46 Ford pickup
'46 Ford pickup-Mutt
'57 Fairlane 500
'70 Mustang SportsRoof 63B

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Fastymz
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posted 11-13-2003 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If or when I get one. It'll have to be modded for sure. I'm not a restore kinda of guy. I like the idea of a 460, 5spd and 4.11's.

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SCOOP

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 11-13-2003 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
If or when I get one. It'll have to be modded for sure. I'm not a restore kinda of guy. I like the idea of a 460, 5spd and 4.11's.


That sounds like it'd be a sweet combo Scoop...put it in a stripped down model, like the Custom Tudor, like these http://1957ford.com/asp/carlist.asp?modelid=13 ...very


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Gary M
'46 Ford pickup
'46 Ford pickup-Mutt
'57 Fairlane 500
'70 Mustang SportsRoof 63B

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Fastymz
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posted 11-14-2003 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those are the only one's I'd want.

Don't need power anything expect for Horse power.

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2.26 60'S
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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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mellowyellow
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posted 11-16-2003 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More 57 Fords were sold than 57 Chevs but they were just not as popular with the car crowd. For one thing, the Why blocks were not as fast on average. This would be open to debate, but believe the 57 Ford had more rust probs along with 57 Mopes, than the Chev. And they ALL became rust buckets in the salt belt. Because of the overall popularity of the 57 Chev, more were fixed and a huge aftermarket developed. I still like the 55 and 57 T-birds. Wish I'd had one.

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Fastymz
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posted 11-16-2003 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pete I'd take a 55-57 T-bird any day.BUT they are way out of my price range.

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SCOOP

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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