1956 Ford Thunderbird "Custom"

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STEEL BIRD ( Custom T Bird )
Steel Bird is a 60's custom that was never finished.





PRO-TOURING 1955 THUNDERBIRD
1955 THUNDERBIRD WITH MANY MODIFICATIONS brought to you by HTTP://WWW.TBIRDSQUARE.COM: 1. Replaced original front suspension with Mustang II style with Power rack & pinion steering and disc brakes and air ride technologies 'shockwaves' 2. Narrowed rear frame to allow for wider tires 3. Narrowed original rear end 5.5" 4. Installed 4 link rear suspension with air ride technologies 'shockwaves' 5. Widened rear wheel tubs 2" for wider tires 6. Moved swing arm mounts in 4" because of widened wheel tubs 7. Narrowed folding top swing arm 4" to fit relocated mounts 8. Extended swing arms out 2" each side and modified to fit around new bucket seats 9. Relocated trunk hinges left to right and right to left and mounted on inside of support because no room after wheel tubs widened 10. Relocated trunk hinge mounting holes on trunk to fit relocated hinges 11. Installed bucket seats from 86 Tbird 12. Modified dash, welded up glove box and reshaped to form to 59 Tbird console 13. Made side engine vents functional and installed louvers on engine side same as outside 14. Welded up all holes in firewall and inner fenders where ducts and heater etc removed 15. Fabricated firewall support for new tilt steering column 16. Modified windshield wiper motor mount to fit 62 Tbird electric wiper motor 17. Moved antenna hole in fender back 2" to clear new duct for side vents and installed 86 Tbird power antenna 18. Fabricated headlight bezels to eliminate seam between headlight and fender 19. Moved front turn signals behind grill 20. Moved Exhaust outlets from bumperettes to rockers ahead of rear wheels 21. Installed tubes through frame for Exhaust pipe routing 22. Modified transmission mounting for AOD tranny 23. Modified frame 'X' member to allow tranny removal without removing engine 24. Modified original shifter for AOD tranny 25. Modified shifter mounting to fit new console 26. Removed bumperettes and bumper bolts from both bumpers 27. Fabricated custom grill 28. Modified trunk floor to fit new rear suspension 29. Fabricated new motor mounts for 5.0 engine 30. Repositioned radiator to vertical position for bottom hose clearance around rack & pinion steering 31. Modified front splash pan to fit repositioned radiator 32. Installed custom heavy duty front sway bar 33. Installed rear disc brakes





1956 Thunderbird Test Drive
Full body off the frame restoration





1955 Ford Thunderbird: Back in Black -- /BIG MUSCLE
It's been in the same family for the better part of 50 years. Been modified with performance and weight savings in mind, and is one of the sleekest looking cars we've ever come across. This 1955 Ford Thunderbird is no secretaries car, but a purpose built award winning street machine that was built in a time before resto-modding old cars was all the rage.




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