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60-63 Thunderbird Gasser. Has anyone seen one

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by thedreamer, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. thedreamer
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    I think one would look cool but I can't find any pictures of one so I was wondering if anyone has seen one and might have some pics of one.
     
  2. thedreamer
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  3. el Scotto
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    People looked for smaller lighter cars to race generally.
     
  4. AnimalAin
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    Actually, in all the times I ever went to the drags, I don't recall ever seeing one as a stocker or modified production, let alone a gasser. Not saying it never happened, but they surely weren't common.
     
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  5. Dave 39
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    Nobody has ever seen one and for a good reason. Dave
     
  6. mammyjammer
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    They look heavy...and they are MUCH heavier than they look!!!
     
  7. T.L.
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    I hope I never see one...
     
  8. thay were used to tow race cars
     
  9. benchseat4speed
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    x2.
     
  10. Giovanni
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    Have you ever seen Thelma and Louise? What they don't show you is the crater that tank left in the bottom of the canyon... I love 'em, but they're a bit, um, a lot too heavy to race
     
  11. snaptwo
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    Don't have a pic of it but there was one ,a 66 that raced C/G at Bako a few years back, big assed 460 and ran the 9s, . The owner passed and it sold pretty cheap as I recall. It was heavy !
     
  12. thedreamer
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    Thanks for the info guys. I should have omitted 1960 because it was the pointed nose that I thought would look cool in the air and I like the fins on the 61as well. Just trying to do something different but will move away from this idea.
     
  13. Giovanni
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    It would look cool. Don't let the masses knock down your dreams, just might not be the most competitive racer
     
  14. 69f100
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    id do it, a good amount of them had big blocks. make it an "XXL" gasser or just a drag car. would be fitting for the era
     
  15. el Scotto
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    What era would that be?
     
  16. Barn Find
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    I've seen some Squarebird ('58-'60) stock car racers and replicas. And I'm pretty sure people are using them as demolition derby cars to this day, but no drag cars.
     
  17. 59KUSTOM
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  18. raidmagic
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    Just for the fun of it I just went and Bing searched "1962 Thunderbird Gasser" and saw just about every other car under the sun built as a gasser but a Thunderbird.
     
  19. bobwop
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    you will create a freak if you build a gasser from a T'bird of that era.

    good luck selling it in the future.

    there are so many "different" cars that would be better suited to your gasser build
     
  20. GassersGarage
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    Talk about a "White Elephant".
     
  21. How about a squarebird gasser? Looks like a 60.
    [​IMG]
     
  22. I think a Titanic gasser would be more nimble
     
  23. 69f100
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    early sixties. the XL f100 drag truck
     

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