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.
PRO-TOURING 1955 THUNDERBIRD
1955 THUNDERBIRD WITH MANY MODIFICATIONS brought to you by
1. Replaced original front suspension with Mustang II style with Power rack &
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
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
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
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
17. Moved antenna hole in fender back 2" to clear new duct for side vents
86 Tbird power antenna
18. Fabricated headlight bezels to eliminate seam between headlight and
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
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
Jim and Judy Skinner's 1955 Ford Thunderbird
After years of hard work, the T-bird lives again! This is a Friday night
test and tune session at US131 Dragway to shake down the new car and obtain
a Competition drag racing lisence. Powered by a small block ford and C4
trans. Special thanks to Rocky at Troxell Race Cars. If you need
fabrication work, don't be a blockhead........call Troxell Race Cars!
1956 Ford Thunderbird 312 a/t
A friend's family car-one of several of their cars. This is a 312 4bbl a/t
and is every bit as beautiful standing next to it as it is in the video.
Cam is an Isky that is probably a little hotter than stock. Original hp
was in the very high 200 hp range & likely rated at 300. I can't remember.
This car was DRIVEN to a junk yard in 1972 or so and parked. Another video
I uploaded has video of the photos of the car before Kenny started fixing
it up. I don't want to hear any geezer say our generation is a throw away
generation. They did it too and worse. This car is a perfect example.
Notice where the Exhaust exits the
bumper -on both sides at the corners.
133105 / 1955 Ford Thunderbird
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/823x377
Thunderbird fans, save your angry E-mails—no real 1955 Thunderbirds were
harmed in the construction of this killer, take-no-prisoners Pro-Touring
T-Bird. Built from Regal Roadsters components, it features a tubular space
frame, a steel reinforced fiberglass body, and accessories like A/C and
power windows, this is the T-Bird you want to own if your other car is,
say, a Top Fuel dragster.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with the early T-Bird shape, and all that
is gorgeous about that Ford sheet-metal was recaptured in composite for
this red roadster. Regal Roadsters has laid up a gorgeous and well-finished
product that rivals any of the original steel in terms of straightness and
fit, and then someone spent a ton of time making it extra nice. There are
no waves, no ripples, no signs of the fiberglass substrate visible
anywhere. Gaps are excellent and everything lines up extremely well, from
the original-looking scooped hood to the flush-fitting deck lid. And once
it was all smooth and straight, 2-stage urethane in flaming Regal Red was
laid down over every square inch, including the bumpers and wrap-around
windshield frame, leaving you with an eye-popping roadster that is anything
When you pop the hood on this one, you'll find a 514 cubic inch Ford big
block V8, fresh out of the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog. But they
weren't content to just drop it in as it came out of the crate. First off,
you'll notice those Hilborn-style velocity stacks on top of the engine,
part of a modern EFI system that gives vintage looks with modern-day
performance. Right below the intake, you'll find a pair of gorgeous valve
covers, custom built for this application with a vintage Thunderbird logo
airbrushed on the faces. A compact polished billet aluminum accessory drive
system includes power steering and air conditioning, and features a single
serpentine belt just like a modern car, and it's all polished to a show
Look underneath and you'll find a full tube frame chassis, finished in more
Regal Red with polished accents. Front suspension consists of upper and
lower A-arms with adjustable coil-over shocks and a modern rack-and-pinion
system. Out back, there's a beefy 4-link, again with polished and chrome
plated links and coil-over shocks, and a beautifully finished Ford 9-inch
rear. There's a vented and cross-drilled brake rotor at each corner,
clamped by Wilwood calipers. And dig the gorgeous hand-made Exhaust system, which has been fully polished so
it matches the rest of the eye candy under the car. Wheels are
perfectly-sized polished aluminum Budnik 5-spoke units wearing Yokohama
The wow factor doesn't end there. Inside you'll find a completely
custom-built interior that is a modern interpretation of the already
gorgeous 1955 Thunderbird's cockpit. Done in gray leather, the seats are
deep buckets that are every bit as comfortable as the originals. The door
panels are recreations of the originals, including the cool engine-turned
inserts that stretch into the dashboard and frame the instrument panel. A
custom console has been constructed to house the shifter for the 6-speed,
while HVAC controls are in the dash in the usual location. The trunk is
beautifully finished as well, with matching carpets and side panels.
If you're looking for something a little different with a lot of horsepower and enough
eyeball appeal to bring home a trophy at virtually any show you attend, I
can't think of many cars that do it better than this one. Fully sorted,
beautifully finished, and an absolute blast to drive, this red roadster
truly does deserve to wear the Thunderbird name. Just wait 'till you hear
it, then you'll understand. Call, click or visit
http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
Classic 1956 Ford Thunderbird for sale - (Louisville, kentucky) 56 Ford Thunderbird for sale
www.gatewayclassiccars.com 1928 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan. This well-kept
all steel classic is powered by four cylinders on a conventional ladder
chassis with mechanical brakes. The L-head engine, rated 40 horsepower, displaces 200.5
cubic inches and is twice as powerful as the Model T's, also lighter and
more efficient. No longer was it bolted to the complex and outdated
planetary transmission, but to a modern three-speed gearbox with a dry
multiple-disc clutch. Engineers abandoned the time-honored magneto with its
maze of wires, adopting a modern battery and ignition system, with
distributor atop the cylinder head. Also new to the Model A was a
centrifugal water pump and fin-and-tube radiator all making the car easier
to maintain and more reliable. This vehicle is located in our Louisville
showroom, for more information please call 812-294-1555.
1964 Ford Thunderbird Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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1964 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
The Thunderbird ("T-Bird"), is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor
Company in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955
through 2005. When introduced, it created the market niche eventually known
as the personal luxury car.
For 1964 the Thunderbird was restyled in favor of a more squared-off
appearance, which was mostly evident when viewing the car from the side or
rear. Hinting at its roots in the previous generation Thunderbird that it
evolved from, the new model retained a similar grille design with dual
headlights. As before, the new Thunderbird continued to be offered in
hardtop, convertible, and Landau versions.
Ultra Rare and Beautifully Restored. Original Owners Manual Included.
390ci Factory 4bbl V8
FMX Automatic Transmission
Edelbrock Aluminum Heads
Edelbrock Performer 390 Intake
Chrome Ford Racing Valve Covers
MSD Ignition System
All New Flowmaster Exhaust System
Front Disc Brakes, New Calipers and Rotors
Period Correct Rear End
Chrome Braces Under the Hood
All Original Body
No Convertible Top
Raven Black Paint
Pristine Body Lines and Gaps
"Thunderbird" Script on Hood
Tonneau Cover, Roadster Kit
Doors Operate Great
Trim and Bumpers Look Awesome
Straight Solid Body, Margins and Gaps are Pristine
Door Lips and Jambs are Beautiful
Floorboards are Solid
One Patch on Driver Side
Chrome Wheels with Thunderbird Centers
Michellin Pilot Sport AS Tires 255/45/18 Front and Rear
Lipstick Red Interior
Sliding Steering Wheel
Door Panels are Beautiful
Beautiful Seats, Front and Back
Dash is Gorgeous
Backseat with Seatbelts
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1956 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop Convertible on GovLiquidation.com
http://www.GovLiquidation.com - This 1956 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop
Convertible has been sold. The Ford was located in Auburn, CA.
To view a current list of available Trucks and Other Vehicles, visit
1956 Ford ThunderBird hardtop convertible. Vin # P6FH268870. Production
code 16DPI163. Had 62,325 miles. 225 horse power V8, 312 cubic inch
gasoline engine with dual Exhaust.
Automatic transmission. Hardtop can be removed. This is a very nice
presentable runner, driver classic T-bird with original Continental kit.
The car appears to be all original except for a repaint some time in the
past. Interior is in good condition. Tires are in very good condition. The
Thunderbird drives and stops well. There is a rip in the head liner (see
photos). All gauges are working except the clock. The radio is not working.
There is no soft top with the car. This car could be driven home from the
site. We encourage you to come out and see the 1956 Ford ThunderBird.
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1964 T Bird Street Rod "One Bad Bird"
A 1964 Ford T-Bird with a late model Cobra Motor in it...Been in the same
family since it was new...cool car with a cool story behind it...Check it
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1955 Thunderbird pre restoration, factory oddities
Beginning restoration of a 1955 Thunderbird. The paint code on the data
plate does not match the color the car left the factory. Do not know if
this mistake should be preserved or if it does not matter. Would love some
1962 Ford Thunderbird 390 V8 - Nicely Restored Classic Car
I thought you might like a look at this very slick 1962 Ford Thunderbird.
It's still powered by the original 390 FE series V8, backed by a 3 spd
automatic trans. It's in very original condition, with only a light
restoration. The paint is slick, there interior is well kept, and the car
runs great. This would make a really fun cruiser. I hope you find it
interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St. Louis, MO
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