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Old 09-13-2021, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Unusual extra side trim on 1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria.




Seen at a local Car Show a 1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria with extra "side trim" added. Is this something that Ford Motor Company Authorised?
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:39 PM   #2
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No and neither should have anyone else!
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Hi Mercman, here is a '56, (I believe), that has EVERY extra trim
known to man, installed on it.


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Here is a larger picture of the car Lanny referred to.
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JC Whitney made a fortune off of that one!
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And now, even JCWhitney is gone. I think they sold ALL of their stock items to that one owner, and had nothing left to sell.
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Isn't J C Whitney now CarParts.com?
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RH drive and red interior on blue car. Most strange.
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Red Interior in Blue and White 1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria.
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:16 PM   #11
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the car is from aus. called razzel dassel
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If it don't go - chrome it!!
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Way to destroy the looks of two beautiful cars.

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Hi Mercman, here is a '56, (I believe), that has EVERY extra trim known to man, installed on it.
Not really. It doesn't have the factory optional "cow-catcher" bars on front and rear bumpers.
Doesn't have the factory optional gravel guards on front and rear fenders (they have something specially made there). Also doesn't have the factory optional stainless rocker panel guards, (again something else especially made).
None of the body side trim is original, it's all custom made.
The sun visor is not the factory optional part. That one must have been specially made or an aftermarket offering in Australia.
Look at that radiator grille. Even it has been radically modified with more grille-bars than the factory parts.
Looks to me like somebody had a lot of time and money on their hands that they needed to ruin the looks of an otherwise nice looking car IMO.
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Needs a continental kit and clearance lights on the mud flaps to be complete.
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Another angle of this Australian Ford Customline.
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Seen at a local Car Show a 1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria with extra "side trim" added. Is this something that Ford Motor Company Authorised?



There is no way this is an Aussie model. All they had was the 4 door sedan. It must have been a US model brought over and converted to RHD. My question is why a red interior?
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Herman Munster is correct. This is a fully imported model converted to RHD.
This is an illustration for the Australian 1957 Ford Customline Fordor Sedan.
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Australian 1956 Ford Customline Fordor Sedan.
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Australian 1955 Ford Customline Fordor Sedan.
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