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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 53mercury, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. 53mercury
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    http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/gaffney1951
    /CIMG0201-4.jpg

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    http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/gaffney1951
    /CIMG0201-1.jpg
     
  2. 53mercury
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  4. That thing looks pissed!
     

  5. 1950Effie
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    from no where

    Those square birds are killer looking rides. Looks fantastic!
     
  6. I like everything about that car!
     
  7. I don't see many of these, nice car.
    All of a sudden I'm getting an inspiration from your car - a drawing of a custom Ranchero.
     
  8. Hdonlybob
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    Very nice !!
    I really like the wheels.....
     
  9. welcome to the hamb allways good to see more squares

    ive seen your bird over on squarebirds.org i believe
     
  10. Ebert
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  11. It looks like it is going to eat everything it comes up behind! Awesome!
     
  12. Senica
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    LOVE that year!
     
  13. oldman2
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    Wheel and tire combo look good on your bird.
     
  14. 53mercury
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    Thanks for the comments. I can't take much credit for the basic car as it looks pretty much the way I bought it. I did totally redo the interior, several layers of sound deadener. When I first drove it back to CO from CA it was like riding in a portable sauna and your right foot felt like it was in an oven. When i got it back home the first thing I did was wrap the down pipes from the shortie headers and build aluminum heat shields for the trans tunnel, made a huge difference. Also added new stereo, speakers and amp, Pro-Car buckets up front with modified 66' power bases. Under hood I added A/C, 130amp alt, an over sized alum rad and a shroud and clutched fan from an LTD and did away with the puke tank. When I get back home this spring the 390/COM is being replaced with a 433 FE stroker (estimated 500hp/500ftlb) and a built AODE trans with a stand alone computer. Planing on a home built 4 link coil over set up for the rear. Sorry for the ramble, but it helps keep me motivated.:) Mike
     
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  15. Toast
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    from Jenks, OK

  16. scrap metal 48
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    Very cool looking ride.. Had a rare 58 convert once.. Wish I had it back..........
     
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  17. truckncoupe
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    Very nice looking TBird for sure!
    Thanks for sharing!
    :D
     
  18. Nice looking T-Bird.

    I see that you said it has shorty Headers. Any idea which Brand & model they were for?

    I built a set for one (long tube) & they took forever to miss everything. I'd like to have a backup set.

    Thanks Movin/on
     
  19. 53mercury
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  21. paintcan54
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    Nice bird, always did like thoes square birds.
     
  22. FritzTownFord
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    I used Ford Powertrain headers on a couple of cars - FE's. They are by far the best made headers I have ever used. They are not cheap, but cheap headers are curse forever.

    Hay, let's se some interior shots - you photo link doesn't seem to be active.
     
  23. Roadagent2
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    A lot of people don't like this model of T-Bird.....when you really look at them, there is so much style.....look at all the other cars in 1960 and you will see whay I mean....other than the vette, there is nothing of interest.

    I like it a lot....demands respect on the road. Thanks for sharing!:)
     
  24. 61 chevy
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    :confused:
    i wonder what that means? :confused:
     
  25. 53mercury
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    Sorry no pics of the interior yet. Out of town until mid April so will have to wait till the then. Mike
     
  26. flynbrian48
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    Nice! Makes me want to get back to work on mine.
     
  27. josh77
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    Definitely a body style on my bucket list. Nice car.
     

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