New to me 1955 TBird and a Lost member of Thunderbird Forum

Was waiting on a guy to swing by this evening so as long as I needed to warm the shop up I started on the rear leaf springs. The '55 springs were shorter than '56 frame/spring pockets than I have. Moving the spring pocket/perches wasn't worth it. I'd have to move both to keep the axle centered in the wheel well. In the middle of wrestling with it and making little headway I sat down for a minute and was looking down at my hands... and felt very fortunate. Fortunate to have the beautiful family that I do. Fortunate to live where I live. Fortunate enough to have a bad day or even skin a knuckle...
 

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Quite a bit done on the '55 Tbird today. I'm still sick as a dog but I just went slooooow... Pulled the '56 rear leaf springs back out had to make a few modifications and Chase some threads to do it right.
Car originally came with *some* of the power steering components. Not enough to bother with going back to original. Found a guy in California who was willing to trade components so I'm now back to manual steering up to the pitman arm. Going to try to retrofit a power steering gearbox and pitman arm to what I have.
Everything is just mocked up right now, I'll be getting new U bolts, tie rod ends etc. But the car needs lots of mocking up with the custom stuff the original owner had in mind before settling on new wear parts.
 

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