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Nice Job Marcelo.
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Now u need a '59 to park between them!!!
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Great find & the color your really wanted too!!

I'd have to use go back with the original wheels & hubcaps though- just my opinion. You could also flip the RWL tires in at that time too...

Enjoy the ride....
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Thank! It's funny, the one thing I did not like about the 58' was the electric windows. They're not bad, I just like crank up windows - less likely for something to malfunction.
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I'd have to use go back with the original wheels & hubcaps though- just my opinion. You could also flip the RWL tires in at that time too...

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I kind of like your wheels. Are they 14" or 15" ?
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I kind of like your wheels. Are they 14" or 15" ?
I think they're 14's.
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Here’s the documentation that came with the car.


I don’t know what an original shop manual looks like, but this looks like it could be the genuine article. It even smells like cigarettes!


“First Printing – 1959 Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan”


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Here’s a quick picture I snapped off just before taking Lucille for a short ride this past Sunday. Given her condition, I really shouldn’t be driving her anywhere, but I just couldn’t resist.

She stalled out about a mile down the road. Cranked her back up and headed back. That five minute ride put a smile on my face for the rest of the day…
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Hi Marcelo, I see ya got what looks like the original '60 shop manual. Also the Operator manual, though not in the greatest of condition, but you have one. Did the seller happen to have a copy of the ROT/Build Sheet? If not, when you get poking around inside, you might find it in the seat springs, under the carpet, inside the center console, up under the dash or anywhere else someone might have put it. It will be something worthwhile keeping if you can find it. I see you could not resist driving her again and I don't blame you! I guess the first thing you will want to find out is why she dies on you. That could be a number of things. Bad gas, not getting enough gas to the carb, or through the fuel pump, clogged screen in the gas tank, bad carb. You name it, but I bet you figure it out. Good luck with her. I see you have named her Lucille!
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I think the shop manual is a repro. The cover should look like this.
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Hey Guys,
Just my opinion, a original shop manual is nice to have. But not nice to use I have used mine so much the pages are separating from the spine! I got me a reproduction and it is made a whole lot better
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I got one for my '59 on disc. It's real convenient. You can print out just the pages you need and there's no greasy fingerprints to worry about.
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