Love the windscreen,where did you purchase?
@57 bluebird I'm going to make your photo the photo of the week, so if you have any other photos to upload here, please do so!
An exceptional restoration that. Having spent 5 years and 40k USD to restore my own 57, I wonder how much Max had to spend on this job?
That is one beautiful bird!!!
Love it! the front grill just gives it that "mean" look coming down the road
Thanks, my son and I are restoring both of them. Started with the Town Landau. We are replacing the top and headliner right now. Got everything removed starting on sanding top and getting ready to primer it. Interior is all out and the windshield. After we get that done then we'll tackle some minor bodywork on the 428 car.
I am jealous of that 428!!!
Also have the 390 Cali Special
Great looking car.
I posted up some pics in an album. Good luck on the power windows - My drivers side ended up being one of those surprises. Finally ended up direct wiring that window to the battery. if I put it all the way up, it always got stuck no matter what I replaced.
Thanks Silversurfer. My next big project is power windows, originals are to far gone and I have tried everything to fix them but I guess I have to break down and buy the over priced motors from larry'so. I would like to see the pics you have, I have tried to find a 66 around here to see how things go back together but no luck yet.
Wow! I have to get all my pics together of my 66's re-birth. You did an awesome job. Love to compare notes sometime. The vacuum lines were a pain but it was cutting edge technology back in 66 (-:
Nice ! I love these 67 to 69 ! Beautiful design
thanks Markus. It was never my intention to go away from it being all original, but i believed it needed upgrades. i too rebuilt the 1956 312 y block last year, but this year went away from it being all stock.
i used a 1957 intake manifold, street warrior Holley carb, and Sanderson ceramic headers. all in all it runs perfect.
Nice restore, but you spent a lot of money, I can see. I like your engine. I have a newly restored engine on my 1957. Am very tempted by your headers and carburetor setup.
Looks fantastic! I've looked everywhere and can't find a trailer hitch for my 05 retro bird. Any suggestions????? Thanks in advance.
Through body exhaust.
Restoration is always a work in progress. There will always be something to do. Soldier on!
its gone through some changes in the last 3 1/2 years and still not satisfied.
Thanks for liking my Bird. Thought the beautiful background sure complimented my bird! Thanks again for liking
It is cool that your '56 has remained in the same family since new. Fiesta Red is my favorite color for the '56 Thunderbird. Keep us up to date on your plans for the car.
I'm adding now!
Anymore photos you can share?
Beautiful, and the car ain't bad either. Love the wide-whites but then again I'm a little biased.
She would suit my 61 Bulletbird convertible well too ;-)
Part Jaguar and part Ford. Jaguar designed the AJ Series engines for the DEW98 platform. Ford put them in Lincoln LS and Ford Thunderbirds. If I get lucky there's another AJ variant 420hp 4.7L Aston-Martin V8 Vantage engine in the car's future.
Thank you for the kind words. Wheels are factory 2003-2004 Jaguar S-Type R Zeus wheels. Front are 18"x8" p/n 59774 and rear are 18"x9.5" p/n 59775. Tires are standard Jaguar sizes. Front 245x45 and rear are 275x40. Tires on mine are Michelin Pilot Super Sports. I run Jaguar recommended high-speed tire pressures 36psi front and 38psi rear.
ETA You might try Midwest Wheel as a supplier. They also do great wheel refinishing work if needed.
I love the replacement wheels you used. What is the brand, number, and source? I think I would love those on my red 2005 TBird. Your car is awesome.
It's easy to edit the title. It's fixed now. @hellsvampbiker
I dont know how this got posted under my pic ....its a 1958
Hmmm i put 58 in the post with the pics
Looks like a 1958 Thunderbird rather than a 1956.
A beautiful car! Thanks for sharing!
This is my fathers 57 in front of my little Texaco Station!
Took the little bird to check out the big bird.
My wife and I had the honor of being photographed with Miss Parton on the set of Christmas of Many Colors.