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Customs 56 Thunderbird build... (the T-bird guys are going to hate me...)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Insane 1, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,382

    David Gersic
    Member
    from DeKalb, IL

    This is one reason I won't pay a "restoration shop". I can do crap work on my own, for free, so why pay somebody else to screw up the job? At least I can aspire to doing the work the right way.



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  2. Insane 1
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 973

    Insane 1
    Member
    from Ennis TX

    I posted a pic. of the handle earlier, and got the pockets welded in today.

    Not shaving the handles, just the recess, and the pass. door lock. Kinda hard to understand but there is a clip that holds in the lock that is hidden under the weatherstripping, but had to shave that as well.
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  3. mammyjammer
    Joined: May 23, 2009
    Posts: 506

    mammyjammer
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    from Area 51

    Still looks like a Thunderbird, still has the Y block and you are displaying quality workmanship.
    No hate here!!!
     
  4. Insane 1
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 973

    Insane 1
    Member
    from Ennis TX

    Here are a few more pics to keep this updated...
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  5. Insane 1
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 973

    Insane 1
    Member
    from Ennis TX

    I've needed to update this thread and will have to backtrack a little bit. Here is how the car looks as of now, working on all the gaps..
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  6. Insane 1
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 973

    Insane 1
    Member
    from Ennis TX

    One of the things I did was smooth out the rough casting of the door hinges and get them ready for chrome.
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  7. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    loudbang
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    This is going to be GOOD. :)
     
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  8. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006

    koolkemp
    Member

    If you are talking about Chevythedoggys post, it's because he's a self centered pos who always has to be the center of attention, unfortunately I've had the displeasure of knowing this person for far too many years... one of those guys that give the hobby a bad name, because of the way he treats people and takes advantage of them. The quality of this build is miles above the pic posted, that car is what this car would have become had it been " completed" by the fist shop. Awesome build! Absolutely nothing to hate here!!


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  9. Insane 1
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 973

    Insane 1
    Member
    from Ennis TX

    Thanks guys!

    Got the car a little lower tonight with a set of tried and true Aerostar springs. I did take a half a loop of because the first time it wasn't even anywhere where I wanted it. Also had to build new shorter sway bar ends, but not a big deal.
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