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by fordrodsteven
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: Poor health forces sale of 1955 Thunderbird project
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Poor health forces sale of 1955 Thunderbird project

For sale 1955 Thunderbird project. The original frame has a little rot on the passenger side where the frame turns up to go over the rear end. Also included in sale is a 1956 frame to go with the car. The car is mostly complete. Needs some body work and an interior. Drivers rear quarter repair is st...
by fordrodsteven
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Seats?
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: Seats?

Where are you located? I live North of Boston, MA and might have a solution for you if not too far.
by fordrodsteven
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: LED Instrument replacement bulb?
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: LED Instrument replacement bulb?

The signal lights on my 1957 are very dim and hard to see, especially in the day time. Often times I don't realize that they are still on after several miles. Anyone know if there are direct replacement LED bulbs - something where I do not have to modify any wiring but just plug and play?? As alway...
by fordrodsteven
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: 1967-1971 Thunderbirds
Topic: Led taillight bulbs
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Led taillight bulbs

I'm pretty certain you can put in LED's and it will be brighter. I think you might run into a problem with the directional circuits. I think just replacing the standard bulb with an LED might not draw enough amperage to make the flasher circuit work properly. You might be able to put a resistor in-l...
by fordrodsteven
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 55 Standard ride height needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: 55 Standard ride height needed

Hi, I'm not sure if that will tell you exactly what you want. If they are running a different tire / wheel combination than you are it will be at a different height. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Exactly...
by fordrodsteven
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 55 Standard ride height needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: 55 Standard ride height needed

http://www.flawebmaster.com/tbird/rideheight.jpg [/quote] Hi I want to run mine at or about standard ride height, just want to locate the rear axle better to improve handling and prevent tramp etc..... My body and chassis are in different post codes at the moment, so measuring the height of the rea...
by fordrodsteven
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1957 Coyote conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: 1957 Coyote conversion

Take a look at the pictures in this post on page two. It might give you some insight on how to do what you want. Titles "57 T BIRD, 306 FORD MOTORSPORTS TRANSPLANT, TCI C4"
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10366
by fordrodsteven
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 55 Standard ride height needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: 55 Standard ride height needed

Hi Chaps I am installing a 4 link on the back of my 55. The body is off so I have just the chassis to work with. I was going to mock the whole thing up with the leaf springs/rear end still on, but obviously with the body off, the whole unit is sitting a bit high. Can anyone tell me the stock ride h...
by fordrodsteven
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Modified/Custom Thunderbirds
Topic: 1957 Coyote conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: 1957 Coyote conversion

I see it's been a couple of weeks and no one has responded. I know people have installed 390 FE engines and small block Ford's (289 / 302 windsor family). The only real issues I've ever been told was getting the engine to sit without having the exhaust / manifold hitting on the steering box. I don't...
by fordrodsteven
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Reference Pictures for Rear Quarter Panels
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Re: Reference Pictures for Rear Quarter Panels

JimsTBird wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:21 pm
FORDRODSTEVEN...

Pictures of the rear clip of both sides would be great..thank you very much.
Try these pictures that I took today.
shot of bottom.jpg
pass side frm wheel well.jpg
passenger side.jpg
driver side from wheel well.jpg
driver's side.jpg
by fordrodsteven
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Reference Pictures for Rear Quarter Panels
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Re: Reference Pictures for Rear Quarter Panels

Thanks, but not quite what I was looking for...I need pictures of the underside of the rear quarter, from the wheel opening to the bumper, as detailed as possible because I have to fabricate some of it. I have a rear clip for a '56 in my garage. I can take the pictures you want. Do you want drivers...
by fordrodsteven
Sun May 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: help needed for my 55 bird
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: help needed for my 55 bird

A proper installation would be to weld in the replacement post. I suppose it could be done without cutting away too much and fitting in the new post. I don't really see any way to weld in a new door post without disrupting paint.
by fordrodsteven
Fri May 24, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: TRIM TAG TRIM DEVIATION
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: TRIM TAG TRIM DEVIATION

1957 is a very late production November 20 VIN 395309. Has a factory porthole hard top & convertible top. Also has a tonneau cover. Color is AA & trim XA. THANKS FOR THE REPIES. Isn't November 20 an early Thunderbird? Seems to me that they would be building the '58 model year cars by November of 19...
by fordrodsteven
Fri May 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Turn signals / brake lights not working on '66.
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Turn signals / brake lights not working on '66.

I answered your questions at the other ford Thunderbird forum. You probably need to replace the bulb. There is a troubleshooting procedure I attached for the brake lights. Your back up lights are switched through the neutral safety switch. The back up lights also use the same fuse as the windshield ...