1957 Swing Arm video

OhioTbird

Active Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2020
Thunderbird Year
1957
I'm a visual guy and considering adding the swing arm. Does anyone know of a video on how it works? I'm seen drawings but no video. Would love to see one in action.

For those of you that have one, I'm assuming it makes it easier for one person to operate? Does the soft top still fold and store behind the seats?

Thanks.
 

Ward 57

Active Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2019
Thunderbird Year
1957
Yes it can be done by one person. If it's stowed, fold back the seat back then grab the whole mechanism from the center and pull up and towards you the spring assist will let you drop it on the rear deck. Then pull the header up and over your head to open it up like an umbrella. Then you can secure the rear latches, then the side latches and finally pull down the header to latch to the windshield.
 
Joined
May 4, 2018
Thunderbird Year
1956
I'm a visual guy and considering adding the swing arm. Does anyone know of a video on how it works? I'm seen drawings but no video. Would love to see one in action.

For those of you that have one, I'm assuming it makes it easier for one person to operate? Does the soft top still fold and store behind the seats?

Thanks.
Would be beneficial to many
 
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