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1955 Ford Thunderbird
Status: Currently Own

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  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. Frenched in headlights 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
  34. Moved hood scoop ahead 4" to clear tri-power air cleaner
  35. Removed nose and trunk emblems and side V8 emblems
  36. Engine is a 302 stroked to 347 naturally aspirated with a Demon Six Shooter and Vintage Air Front Runner System and Pro Comp Aluminum heads, roller rockers,roller lifters and cam and ceramic headers

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Performace
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Exterior
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Interior
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Audio & Video
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Special
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Modifications

Major Upgrades:
Stroke-increase, Engine Swap

Engine Mods:
Exhaust: MagnaFlow, Ignition: Mallory

Suspension & Drivetrain Mods:
Shocks: RideTech

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