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by ranchbird
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Custom Wheels for '55 Bird
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Custom Wheels for '55 Bird

If you go to page 3, titled My 1956 ford thunderbird, greetings from Texas. He has pictures and sizes that might help you figure out what will fit even though there probably bigger than what you would use.
by ranchbird
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 56 bird minus continental kit
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: 56 bird minus continental kit

I agree about more modified 55-57 Birds, you see a lot of late fifty to mid sixty resto- mod corvettes on the TV auctions. I think the small birds lend them self to the same treatment.
by ranchbird
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 56 bird minus continental kit
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: 56 bird minus continental kit

Sounds like it will be a nice car, how about some pictures.
by ranchbird
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Shifter Boot Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Shifter Boot Problem

I had the same problem with mine, Its like the rubber had a oily feel to it so I took some rubbing alcohol and wiped off the inside where it slips over the housing and it seems to be staying on.
by ranchbird
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: carpet
Replies: 1
Views: 182

carpet

Got a question I've been wondering about since I installed my new carpet, why is there a slit sewed in the carpet to the right of the shifter on the tranny hump.
by ranchbird
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Electric Tachometer Conversion for '55 TBirds
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Electric Tachometer Conversion for '55 TBirds

Great idea and a nice looking installation .
by ranchbird
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Manual Transmission Shifter Ball Options?
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Manual Transmission Shifter Ball Options?

I guess they were on 56-57 birds, if you go to thunderbirdseast.com they have a picture of a restored one for sale.
by ranchbird
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Manual Transmission Shifter Ball Options?
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Manual Transmission Shifter Ball Options?

I would think the 55 would be the same, are you sure its not covered up by the carpet.
by ranchbird
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Manual Transmission Shifter Ball Options?
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Manual Transmission Shifter Ball Options?

Its actually the original chrome surround and boot, the picture not real clear.
by ranchbird
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: What attaches here?
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: What attaches here?

I looked at my 56, its a one owner about as original as it gets and there is nothing in that hole.
by ranchbird
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 56 bird minus continental kit
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: 56 bird minus continental kit

I have installed a 55 license plate light works great. The wheels are 16x7 front and 17x8 rear they should work rather nicely according to my calculations. The 8.8 rear end width is 56-1/2" compared to stock one at 57-1/4". And I did remove the front guards to match the back.
by ranchbird
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 56 bird minus continental kit
Replies: 8
Views: 416

56 bird minus continental kit

P1030021.JPG I can post pictures now with the new system, so here are some pictures of my 56 in the works. Purchased from original owners family, Parked in garage since 1968 original paint and upholstery replaced carpet and seat cover very nice original chrome. 312 3spd od both tops. Rebuilt front ...
by ranchbird
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Manual Transmission Shifter Ball Options?
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Manual Transmission Shifter Ball Options?

I would have posted a picture but couldn't figure it out and finally gave up.
by ranchbird
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: Manual Transmission Shifter Ball Options?
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Manual Transmission Shifter Ball Options?

Funny you should ask, I have always liked the looks of the white Hurst knob. What I did was get a white one with the 3spd pattern then I drilled it out slightly larger and used a tap that matched the size and thread of the stick in my 56, looks pretty cool. Its been a while since I did it so I don't...