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Old 06-09-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default Jack Hershey & "Shorty" Ewing's '57 Thunderbirds



This is a car show sight you don't behold everyday: Nearly identically modified 1957 Thunderbirds, owned by a couple of buddies who just wanted to pool their ideas together and build two beautiful mild customs with much in common. Jack Hershey of L.A...

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Old 06-09-2011, 08:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Jack Hershey & "Shorty" Ewing's '57 Thunderbirds

JB. Thanks. I was just looking at that book last week. Great book. Love the Edsel tail lights. Slim
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:00 AM   #3
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gorgeous pair!!!! I love custom t-birds
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: Jack Hershey & "Shorty" Ewing's '57 Thunderbirds

The Edsel tailights are a cool and unusual touch!
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:11 AM   #5
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Default Re: Jack Hershey & "Shorty" Ewing's '57 Thunderbirds

Thanks for the post. Two great looking T-Birds.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:14 AM   #6
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Default Re: Jack Hershey & "Shorty" Ewing's '57 Thunderbirds

Very good looking cars. I really like that modifications are clean and simple.

Does anyone know if either of these cars still exist?
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:27 AM   #7
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Great looking cars that look like you could have bought them from the dealer like that. Very Cool.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:42 AM   #8
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Default Re: Jack Hershey & "Shorty" Ewing's '57 Thunderbirds

those are some sweet looking tbirds!!!
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:26 PM   #9
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Default Re: Jack Hershey & "Shorty" Ewing's '57 Thunderbirds

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Less is more .....even in the model posing with the cars. Did you notice she wasn't sporting any ink or extra holes holding metal.She looks great.

BanjeauX Bob

Amen to that. I'd even be happy to have the radio pictured ... Zenith Transoceanic ... worth a nice price to radio collectors.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:08 PM   #10
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I have seen these pics in the past, I have yet to see a pic of the front of the maroon bird, Ive only ever seen it from the rear....
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:21 PM   #11
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Man, great pics, thanks for puttin' 'em up!! Hard to improve on the 'birds, but those boys pulled it off. Showin' some class....
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:40 PM   #12
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Default Re: Jack Hershey & "Shorty" Ewing's '57 Thunderbirds

When customized I think most of the 2 seater Thunderbirds are way over done & do little or nothing to improve the looks of the car. In fact most of them do not look as good as they did stock. These 2 both look great!
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:15 PM   #13
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Default Re: Jack Hershey & "Shorty" Ewing's '57 Thunderbirds

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Amen to that. I'd even be happy to have the radio pictured ... Zenith Transoceanic ... worth a nice price to radio collectors.
I love those taillights,that's just a great look.And luckily I own a few Transoceanics,too.

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Old 06-09-2011, 07:22 PM   #14
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Default Re: Jack Hershey & "Shorty" Ewing's '57 Thunderbirds

I've said it before elsewhere but this is an excellent book!
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:43 PM   #15
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I love the wheel opening reveal on the gold car...really great execution on all the other touches, too...
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Bringing this back up from the past, any other shots of these birds exist?????
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