What did you do to your Tbird today?

Whiz

2003 SEMA Thunderbird
Tweetty is in her nest receiving a bit of TLC. The smile that this car brings to myself and others is something that warms my heart.

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1. All New suspension front and back including new spindles, upper and lower control arms and stabilizer links.
2. New rotors slotted and drilled with new yellow EBC pads and new front bearings.
3. Replace both cabin and air filter.
4. Seats pulled from car and all rust removed and repainted bolts and seat footings.
5. Deep cleaning inside and out including treating the leather seats over and over again.
6. Install an over head lift for the hard top.
7. Repair any scratches and pull one small dent from lower rocker panel.
8. Paint under car with Por 15 chasis black and silver where rust is beginning to form.
9. Repaint calipers yellow with Por 15 yellow.
10. Replace shift plate with a new one and installed a LED light.
11. Replace headlight housings and headlights with led. Removal of all bulbs marker lights, license plate light, and interior lights excluding dash lights with led bulb.
12 . Remove and replace Thunderbird script with new lettering to read Tweettybird.
That is more than a "bit" of TLC! Looking good, can't wait to see the 'after' pics.
 

FANZ

50th anniversary torch red
I was curious about my 05 Bird when it when it came off the line. It appears from the VIN that it was 1265 out of the 9200 plus made. The previous owner told me it was manufactured in August 2004. He said he ordered the Torch Red 05 earlier in the year of 04. Love this car!
 
I gave the 2003 Bird back to my wife with 67,700 miles on it. My 2011 Cadillac CTS coupe has been in the body shop since Nov. 11, 2019. Finally fixed. had to wait for a quarter panel from GM. I did not like driving the Insurance rental cars. Ugh, Nissan, just a utility vehicle. Las Vegas Collision INC. did the work. The quarter panel was pushed in while my car was in a parking space at a casino. Hit and run, must have been a big pick up truck with long wheelbase.
 

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Slowly getting there ..... next

1. Seats need to be dyed yellow... pretty worn.
2. Seats bolts and anchors need to be sanded and repainted.
3. After installing new shift indicator plate the protective plastic stuck to the indicator shifter plate. This lifted the finish but I managed to take off the remaining finish and brought it down to just a shiny almost piano finish black....looks pretty good ..lots of elbow grease.
 

Whiz

2003 SEMA Thunderbird
Looking good! That’s a lotta work but the results will be worth it. What coil-overs did you go with? I’ve got some H&R lowering springs going in today. Mine was originally dropped 3” in back and 2” in front, it’s too low. I’m hoping these springs bring it about halfway back up so I’m off the tires when I hit any kind of dip in the road. If this doesn’t work I’ll need to spend a lot more for coil-overs.
 
Looking good! That’s a lotta work but the results will be worth it. What coil-overs did you go with? I’ve got some H&R lowering springs going in today. Mine was originally dropped 3” in back and 2” in front, it’s too low. I’m hoping these springs bring it about halfway back up so I’m off the tires when I hit any kind of dip in the road. If this doesn’t work I’ll need to spend a lot more for coil-overs.
I just bought Munroe Coil strut assembly and all mevotech suspension parts . My mechanic said the original strut assembly were worn finished with a car with only 80 000 km.....original parts on this car were not god at all. I figured anything must be better than what the car came with.... very badly worn out.
 
Thank you for your kind words. I will take a few pics when Tweetty is completed. Seats are next, just finished painting the seat anchors and bolts. Then finally dying the seats inserts yellow this weekend wish me luck there first time doing that.
 

Whiz

2003 SEMA Thunderbird
The rear had originally been dropped 3” in the back, 2” in front. Wasn’t practical to drive when I got it, any dip in the road at all and I’d be on the tires. H&R “lowering” springs got it halfway back to stock. Sits just right now.
 
The rear had originally been dropped 3” in the back, 2” in front. Wasn’t practical to drive when I got it, any dip in the road at all and I’d be on the tires. H&R “lowering” springs got it halfway back to stock. Sits just right now.
That "slammed" look looks pretty sex, but, as with everything practicality has to be considered.
 
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