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Mystery Car Contest Week 7

This is a really easy one for you guy's...can anybody guess this car? Please be sure to read the RULES here... http://www.fordforums.com/showthread.php?t=124983
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I'm going to guess an Australian 1957 Ford Mainline Ute.
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1958 mainline {star grille}
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Ooooh...so close Ohio XB!! 65 mustang has nailed it though,well done.I told you guy's it was an easy one...I should have called it 'obvious car of the week contest' it was so easy.thanx...lukeh!!
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I guess the car I used for reference customized his then? LOL!!!

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1958 mainline {star grille}
geees ... you`ve gotta be quick.

love the old mainlines.

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I guess the car I used for reference customized his then? LOL!!!
i think that the australian mainlines and customlines were a year behind the usa models in the grills.


i used to have a `56 model mainline project car that i was talked into selling before it was finnished, been kicking myself ever since.

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geees ... you`ve gotta be quick.

love the old mainlines.



i think that the australian mainlines and customlines were a year behind the usa models in the grills.


i used to have a `56 model mainline project car that i was talked into selling before it was finnished, been kicking myself ever since.
In Australia...the Mainline was a utility,but a Mainline in the United States was a lower budget passenger fordor and tudor sedan.As an example,our Ford Mainline ute's in OZ did'nt come from the factory with chrome trimming around the front windshield,which was in tradition with the lower budget US Mainline models.Our Customlines in Australia from 1952 to 1956 were not a year behind America...but we got the Y-block a year after them in 1955.I believe the Customline was discontinued in the United States after the 1956 model range.Ford Australia based the 1957 Customline on the American 1956 Fairlane...and just added a V8 emblem to the grille.The Australian 1958/59 Customline and Mainline's were cosmetically based on a type of 1955 Ford Canadian Meteor.
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Interesting info and history lesson.
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wasn`t the `54 customline sedan in the usa the same as our `55 here in australia.
usa `54 front end = aust `55
'' '' `55 '' '' = '' '' `56
'' '' `56 '' '' = '' '' `57

seem to remember reading that somewhere , long time ago but so i could be wrong.??

my family had a maroon `55 customline with a worked 272 Y-block when i was a little kid. i can still remember that car and the sound it made even though i was only about 4 years old when dad sold it. i proberly remember that car more than anything else from when i was a wee-little-trouble-maker.

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wasn`t the `54 customline sedan in the usa the same as our `55 here in australia.
usa `54 front end = aust `55
'' '' `55 '' '' = '' '' `56
'' '' `56 '' '' = '' '' `57

seem to remember reading that somewhere , long time ago but so i could be wrong.??

my family had a maroon `55 customline with a worked 272 Y-block when i was a little kid. i can still remember that car and the sound it made even though i was only about 4 years old when dad sold it. i proberly remember that car more than anything else from when i was a wee-little-trouble-maker.
Incorrect 351cid...An Australian 1954 Customline is the same as an American 1954 Customline.The only difference is that the United States started using the OHV Y-Block V8 in the 1954 Customlines...but in Australia we got them in 1955.The Australian 1952 to 1956 Customlines are identical to the American ones year for year.
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