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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DementedStefan, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. DementedStefan
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
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    Me and my girl went to pick this baby up for about 6 months ago. It's in really good shape. I need to cut the coils some more. It's getting a shiny white pearl paint job & a set of Supremes, then we're done.

    The day we picked her up:

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    As she sits now:
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  2. Al Consoli
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    I love Rocket Birds !:D Nice car !
     
  3. vertible59
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    Your girlfriend has excellent taste in automobiles!
     
  4. parksquijada
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    from norcal

    Nice 62, where's the baby moons?
     

  5. JEBUS!!! That thing is SWEEET!-MIKE:eek::D:cool:
     
  6. pauliesocial
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    wow thats a beauty of T-Bird.... bet she gets some looks from guys when shes drivin it... i know i would give her the Thumbs Up... sorry if that sounds rude but i love a gal that drives a nice hot rod thats done up right
     
  7. Nappy
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    from York, PA

    Nice!
    How much of the coil did you cut? One loop? I have one that's awaiting that same treatment and wondering how much to cut.
     
  8. lostn51
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    That is a nice ride, I am looking at a 62 convertible right now white with red interior 55,000 original miles. If I get it, thats the car we are taking on vacation this year:D
     
  9. DementedStefan
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    Not much of an update, it's not even an interesting picture BUT this is how the Thunderbird sits now, waiting for her new paint job. We're gonna drop her of at the paint shop this Saturday.[​IMG]
     
  10. Salty
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    Hmmm I've always liked these cars....due to the body lines being like they are have you thought abut a two tone? Gloss pearl on the bottom and a darker contrast color on the top?
     
  11. DementedStefan
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    We have talked about some silver (or darker) flake on the roof but she wants it all white...just like my wagon but shiny:D
     
  12. DRUGASM
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    nice lookin ride. one of my favorites is the one OZ Kustoms did. It was in Rod and Kulture within the last year or 2. I think it was a red color with gold leaf for the pin striping. keep the pics coming.
     
  13. Salty
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    Aight.....how bout the same color throughout BUT some heavy flake on top? Thats just an aweful lot of white....

    needs somethin to break it up a smidge (my opinion....which dont mean squat)
     
  14. Derek Mitchell
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    Very cool. Wouldn't mind finding one of these for a daily.

    Good luck with her.
     
  15. hotrod-Linkin
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    there was never a rocket bird era for thunderbirds...this design is known a bullet bird...
     
  16. 61TBird
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    If you are using NEW coils up front,DO NOT cut more than 1 1/2 coils.
    Here is my '61 "Before and After"...

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    They were brand new coils and I cut off 1 1/2.
    You can see what a difference it made,and I haven't bottomed out yet.
    I also have the hubcaps back on.
     
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  17. T_Bird Guy
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    Here is mine with 1 3/4 coils cut out of the front and 2 1/2 inch lowering blocks in the back.
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  18. DementedStefan
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    Flake would have been cool, but she wants it all white and i know she wont change her mind. She keeps telling me how clean and nice my all white 59 wagon looks:)

    My friend cut 1 1/2 coils and that was too much, i cut 1 coil and that was too little. I'm gonna cut another 1/4 this weekend...i rather cut it two or three times and get the desired height than cut too much one time. Thanks fot the input:)

    T_Bird Guy & 61Bird, show me more pictures of your Thunderbirds, please.
     
  19. 61TBird
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    Check my profile,I have a couple in there.
     
  20. T_Bird Guy
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    Here is the only other 2 that I have on file. The first is soon after I bought the car.
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  21. Strange Agent
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    Sounds like you got a cool girlfriend on your hands.
     
  22. Crusty Nut
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    That looks rad, but would look even better if you put the skirts back on.
     
  23. DementedStefan
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    Alright, new paint & wheels...
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  24. big creep
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    hell yea looks way better!

     
  25. DementedStefan
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  26. vegas paul
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    from salina, ks

    Picture of the girlfriend???
     
  27. That looks totally beautiful!!!! Love the headliner
     
  28. Albie
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
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    Awesome ride.
     
  29. BLUDICE
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
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    WOW, that is sweet - do I see a white fuzzy headliner?
     
  30. Muttley
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    Awesome, DO NOT let her put fenderskirts on it.
     

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