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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Troublemaker427, Oct 11, 2006.
Dearborn FCA Nationals 2014
Cool shots, leaves fond memories, if you took the photos I was standing next to you in the 4th photo when he drove in!.................Al
Al, I must have met you. I was hanging with Ken Godsey. I was diving this.
Must have I hooked up with Ken around noon and had picture taken then by 1 pm I was headed home, I like your car, the Black and Red looks good, my Comet was that from new but now W.White with Red spear...I figured you to have a cyclone.................Al
Had these are couple years ago. Sold them and the Fairlane. Still have a 64 Caliente a 63 S22 Hardtop and a 64 Sports Coupe
Does anyone know if this was an original t-bolt? This car used to run at Milan and Norwalk for years. I believe it was painted brown the last time I saw it.
Here is a photo of the same car from the next year which was 1982. Paint and hood scoop changed. Sponsored by a Dodge dealer and says 440 Chrysler powered.
Yes, I believe the above car was the original "Hi Risers" car. It is still around in this configuration but lettered as the "Hi-Risers". The same fellow owns a clone of the original style "Hi-Risers" car too.
Burl Hawkins is shown here driving his Thunderbolt sponsored by Bill Doenges Ford of Tulsa, OK on July 5, 1964 at Tulsa Drag Strip.
The Wickersham Thunderbolt coming in on the trailer.
Why in God's good name would anyone chop this car? Bad enough it has that hideous scoop on it! Terrible thing to do to a T-Bolt!
Great shot. Haven't seen that one before. Looks like a capture from a film/video?
"Borrowed" this one from the Ford FE page. Mike Gray.
As I'm a huge fan of the Thunderbolt, I have to say that I've been reading this particular page for years.
I just wanted to say thank you as it has been both helpful and motivational as I built this.
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Sorry that is NOT a Thunderbolt.
Very cool car, sounds good too. I like you did it your way! Your little friend seems to enjoy riding along for fun keep cruising.................Al
The mods on the HAMB take their jobs SERIOUSLY and have closed threads for violations of the format of this board. Your build uses things that are frowned upon on the HAMB. Good luck but I would hate to see this thread gone for violations.
See this thread to see what I'm talking about....
Colin, I really like what you've done with your car! I'd drive it in a heartbeat!
Found this in the drag cars in motion thread
Percy Dowlen TBolt out of Ashland City Tn.
Supposed real thunderbolt on eBay. Can't get the link to load. Is it real???
Emailed seller for vin. Car is a T code 6 cyl
question, please,Thunderbolts were only two door sedans? I see now Sports Coupes being called THUNDERBOLTS
Well sometimes people just get excited and look past what they have wanting it to be something else. After doing so they believe it, rather than just being proud of the 2dr hard top. survivor they have. JMO anyway...................Al
so if the Tasca car is one of the 120 the a sports coupe was built by Dearborn Steel ,,,question//
The raeson for my question is the ALLAN MANN car racing in England,all the magazines and publicity are calling it a thunderbolt,i dont think this is correct,the car was built by HOLMAN MOODY,about 7 years ago
Found some more. If anybody has objections speak out LOL.
New attention from Detroit automakers was evident in low-production models built specifically for drag racing. Whereas earlier Super Stocks consisted of actual assembly-line vehicles fortified by high-performance V-8s, Ford upped the ante by dropping dual-quad, high-riser 427s into economy-segment Fairlanes wearing lightened bodies and serious rear suspension. By November, Butch Leal was secretly testing this ’64 Thunderbolt at Lions.
Found a few more I have not seen before.
Ford's racing group wanted to put 427-powered Fairlanes in the lineup for Grand National racing. When NASCAR said no, Ford promptly set loose its Medium Riser Fairlanes on dragstrip tarmac. Here Drake Viscome gets a hat in his Vindicator SS/C Thunderbolt.
Super Stock classes created lots of buzz in the sport, and encouraged car manufacturers to build factory drag cars, such as the Ford Thunderbolt. This is the infamous Strip Teaser owned by Thomas Esso Oil Company and driven by Howard Neal. Small-time drag racers were soon touring the country on the Super Stock and match race circuits. (Photo Courtesy David Giles Collection)
George Montgomery vs Bob Ford unusual match up.
It's a thunderbolt CLONE.
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