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Features Ford Thunderbolts Photos Wanted

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Troublemaker427, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Thanks, good info!! Have you od anyone else got some pics of this car??
    Yeah I know Im askin a lot..........

    Brad, awesone story! Youe ever take your wife bacK? Cruzin In Norma Jeane's Caddy, too cool!
     
  2. Troublemaker427
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    Was his last name Kukendall(sp?) If so, he had some GOOD cars.
     
  3. Troublemaker427
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    Here you go. A few old ones and one current. All the same car. Many feel this was the first funny car.
     

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  4. Thank you!!
    Much appreciated.
    Doc.
     
  5. Brad54
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    That was his name...I have his contact info sitting in a file somewhere...I put it in a "safe place."
    I haven't gotten back up there to have a Sonic Burger in the Caddy yet. Because I'm an idiot.
    You know, thinking about it, that's the kind of road trip that NEVER comes along in a lifetime. I need to make that happen next month.

    Brad
     
  6. Do it man, then come back here and gloat like a son of a bitch!!
    Hey, I would!
     
  7. 29 sedanman
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    What did these cars have for front seats? I have heard they had van buckets and some had a bench. Does any one know what they actually had?
     
  8. Mr. Mac
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    This is a cool thread. There's a guy that lives down the road from me that has a Thunderbolt and Ronnie Sox's comet. Ive known him a long time and never seen them out of the garage. And no he won't even think about selling them.
     
  9. prime mover
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    they had real basic bucket seats out of A-100 dodge vans and econoline vans they were both real similar.
     
  10. Brad54
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    The Super Stock Mopars of the time had buckets out of A-100 vans, on non-adjustable aluminum stands.
    I'm not sure what the T-bolts had, but I think I remember hearing they used Econoline van buckets.

    Brad
     
  11. Mutt
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    This one was the one Reggie Jackson owned. Ric Johnson sold it to him, and then bought it back after the fire at Reggies garage. I don't remember what number it was.


    Mutt
     
  12. 6t5frlane
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    Somebody put a pic of Darrell Drokes 65 T-Bolt..........Please
     
  13. SnoDawg
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    Those was known as Bostron seats found in the early A100 Dodge vans and Econolines. They was used becaues of the lighter weight.

    Dawg
     
  14. dukeofsho
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    I have like 20 High Res pics of a real M/T thunderbolt that was on ebay several years back (was going to make a clone). I think it sold for a couple hundered thousand. The problem it that they are somewhere on my 2 harddrives. I run into them every so often. If you still need them I'll find them.
     
  15. Troublemaker427
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    Is there anyway you can get me a few current photos of the Sox Comet? I've heard that car was in OK. but have never seen it. A photo of the T-bolt would be cool too. I'd love to see the Sox car!!
     
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  17. Troublemaker427
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    Here ya' go....
     

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  18. ProEnfo
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    .CC
     

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  19. There are pics of a couple real ones in my Thunderbolt album, the white ones are real, the maroon one is a clone...

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  20. Mr. Mac
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    Next time I go by there I will snap a couple of pics and send them to ya.
     
  21. Troublemaker427
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    Thanks, I really would appreciate that!!

    Thanks to everyone who posted photos! Anymore out there???
     

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  22. Troublemaker427
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    :confused:
     
  23. Here's a couple from Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana drag racing in the '60s,:

    Conner Ford, Rockport, IN
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    Oh, don't overlook the go-kart he's match-racing in the other lane -- believe it had 3 McCulloch chainsaw engines and was revved up with the rear axle raised off the ground with some kind of wedge and then it was slipped out when it took off.
     
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  24. and "Pappy" Greenfield, Clarksville, TN
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    --and if you look closely in the right background you'll see Pappy's 409-powered A/Street Roadster
     
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  25. BigMikeC
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    Heres one, but if you want it you'd better hurry!
     

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  26. Troublemaker427
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    I called, it just sold!!!LOL I see your on the yahoo group too....:D
     
  27. Troublemaker427
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    Great photos!!!
     
  28. Mr. Mac
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    Here you go Tmaker, This is a pic of Ronnie Sox comet and a Thunder Bolt that was raced by Burl Hawkins out of Tulsa. Took these pics today.I can tell you a couple of cool stories about the T Bolt
     

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  29. How about this one? Humpin Henry !

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    I took this picture in Clovis NM about 5 yrs ago, it is currently being restored in Portales NM
     
  30. Troublemaker427
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    Great shots guys!! Thanks!! Keep them comin'!!!!!
     

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