1959 Ford Convertible

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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Oh, no wonder why it's had 40K put on it--the 351W and AOD! I read through the comments, and happened upon the freak accident story--which is why I prefer to do tire/wheel removal and installation myself. Because if something goes wrong, I'm responsible, and I have no one else to blame. Not to mention, I wonder if the owner's friends are all 'former' ones?

    But that would be a superb cruiser to own, if I had the money.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    The AOD would definitely be a nice upgrade, especially for cross country driving.
    Our 59 has the original trans. It works just fine for the cruising we do. But if I were to start driving it across America I think that would be an upgrade worth looking into.
     
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    Sold For $32,359 On 2/23/21
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Is it just me, or does that seem low for a last year Skyliner in this condition?
     
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    I think only that low due to unoriginal. Disc brakes, auto trans, I think replaced motor, improved suspension etc. Although if not going to a high end show , and just going to local shows, and to drive it to the beach for the weekend, this would be great.
     
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    I think you're right Mark. The things that make it safer and, lets face it, more enjoyable are the things that have brought the value down.
     
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    Jeremiah, if you want to have a real highway cruise capability, I would think that a Gear Vendors OD unit and a custom driveline would be nice, *if* your rear axle ratio is 3.00 or deeper. If it isn't, like a 2.74 or 2.47 ratio, those ratios are fine for interstate speeds. You want the RPMs to be 1800-2800 RPM @70 MPH.
     

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