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 on: Yesterday at 06:38:28 PM 
Started by wv 57s forever - Last post by JPotter57
Very cool John..that is good info.

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 on: Yesterday at 03:14:02 PM 
Started by RICH MUISE - Last post by RICH MUISE
I've got to get this done on mine pretty soon. I've got a question for those who have done this.... Can the lift be accessed for replacement after the car is totally assembled without removing the grille or hood? It looks like getting to the bottom retaining pin would be a looong reach with the hood.
I'm thinking of redesigning what Wighty came up with so the gas lift was inside a rectangular tube that attached at the top of the hinge bracket. There are 1/2 or so holes at the top of the bracket on either side. Do they have any purpose?

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 on: Yesterday at 03:01:22 PM 
Started by RICH MUISE - Last post by RICH MUISE
Very true...I just thought my Goodyear belt thing brought up a different scenerio than what we had been experiencing with big brands made in other countries. I figured most of them still had something to do with the mfg. process. Maybe even some still have something to do with quality control somewhere along the line. I was just surprised to see a statement that might as well just have been worded..."Goodyear has nothing to do with the enclosed part"

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 on: Yesterday at 02:04:01 PM 
Started by KYBlueOval - Last post by djfordmanjack
there you go
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-1959-Ford-Station-Wagon-Ranchero-gas-fuel-tank-Stainless-sending-unit-/351350638022?hash=item51ce2145c6&vxp=mtr#ht_247wt_1238

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-1959-Ford-Station-Wagon-Ranchero-gas-fuel-tank-/231513141188?hash=item35e7422fc4&vxp=mtr#ht_218wt_1238

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 on: Yesterday at 01:57:41 PM 
Started by BBoswell - Last post by djfordmanjack
sun visors ( look aftermarket NORS to me)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-58-FORD-PASSENGER-INSIDE-SUN-VISOR-NOS-NEW-B8A-6404104-BF-/400891470485?hash=item5d56fe6295&vxp=mtr#ht_294wt_1238

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-58-FORD-PASSENGER-INSIDE-PADDED-VINYL-SUN-VISOR-NOS-NEW-B7A-6404104-BF-/351351777561?hash=item51ce32a919&vxp=mtr#ht_294wt_1238

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 on: Yesterday at 01:53:28 PM 
Started by BBoswell - Last post by djfordmanjack
there's a bunch on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1957-1960-Ford-Ignition-lock-with-two-keys-ford-keys-/251891354667?hash=item3aa5e50c2b&vxp=mtr#ht_66wt_1238

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1957-1958-1959-FORD-GALAXIE-FAIRLANE-RANCHERO-IGNITION-KEY-AND-LOCK-CYLINDER-/391064671859?hash=item5b0d455673&vxp=mtr#ht_224wt_1001

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1957-1960-Ford-Ignition-lock-with-two-keys-ford-keys-/301234225945?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4622f58319&vxp=mtr#ht_22wt_1238

I have no idea if all these are really US made NOS but this  switch in the Motorcraft box sure looks  good
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-1956-1957-Ford-Mercury-NOS-Ignition-Switch-55-56-57-/391072788799?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5b0dc1313f&vxp=mtr#ht_63wt_1001

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 on: Yesterday at 12:55:03 PM 
Started by BBoswell - Last post by hiball3985
Don't know for sure about ignition switch but they do have many NOS parts.
http://www.greensalescompany.com

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 on: Yesterday at 11:46:47 AM 
Started by Limey57 - Last post by Limey57
Thanks, I've had problems re-chroming pot-metal (mazak) door handles before but the metal on these seems much less brittle.  It doesn't look too bad (see photos) but against new paint and re-chromed bumpers it just doesn't cut it.......  There's a big restoration show here tomorrow so I'll take it with me and talk to some of the platers that will be advertising there.








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 on: Yesterday at 11:34:30 AM 
Started by BBoswell - Last post by BBoswell
Does anyone know a source to get a NOS ignition switch and key tumbler. I have tried two of the foreign made key tumbles and one switch and have yet to get them in the car working. The tumblers keep falling apart. I decided to put one of the bad tumblers in and it would work but any key could start the car. Then on the switch itself one of the posts on the detached from the body before I could get the nut on to hold the wires. I would like avoid having to use a universal switch but I'm tired of all this foreign made junk and I have run of places to look.

I'm also still looking for a decent pair of original padded sunvisors . . . any color will do.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:12:27 AM 
Started by RICH MUISE - Last post by hiball3985
A lot of the things once made here have moved and it's not always the greedy $$ that are the reason. Many times we ( as in Government ) just regulate ourselves out of doing business
here.
Last three Intersate batteries I've bought were made in Mexico.
A lot of parts on new Fords are made in Mexico.
GM pickups are all made in Mexico.
I've bought many after market parts made in Mexico and have had good luck so far. I think the companies that have things manufactured there keep a lot closer eye and control on quality then stuff made off shore.
I've have boycotted Hershey Chocolate ever since they went to Mexico, I won't give them a break  :003:

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