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Old 04-15-2012, 04:31 PM
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Default DJ's 1968 Ford Thunderbird

well figured id start a project log for my tbird...ill start with some basic info of the car

68 Tudor Landau
429cid ThunderJet V8 rated at 360 HP and 480 ft. lbs of torque
95K miles
original interior
9 inch rear with 2.80:1 gears open diff
Air conditioning
AM only radio with 8 track player
Power bench seat
true dual exhaust system with Flowmaster super 40s
wheels are off a lincoln town car but will be swapped out for the correct steel wheels with wheel covers

this is what it looked like when i got it home






first thing i did was detailed it because it was pretty dirty cleaned up real nice

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Old 04-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: DJ's 1968 Ford Thunderbird

Love the old T-Birds myself! That looks pretty solid.
While I have always owned Buick Rivieras, I would like to pick up a '61-'63 T-Bird for my next car.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: DJ's 1968 Ford Thunderbird

it is very solid
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:55 PM
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looks good!
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:04 PM
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thanks morgan

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couple things actually fixed themselves today...the blower motor and horn both started working again...they both didnt work yesterday
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:08 PM
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whats it got for a trans, a 3 spd...?
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:09 PM
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yep a C6 auto
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:30 PM
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first thing i fixed was the sequential signals...the inside light would stay on and only the outer 2 would flash...so i replaced the original mechanical sequencer with this electronic one from cougars unlimited...they now flash like they should






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Old 04-29-2012, 03:13 PM
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Default Re: DJ's 1968 Ford Thunderbird

just did a minor thing today...organized the truck...the jack, jack base, and lug wrench were just thrown in there...so i put everything where it belongs...I'm hoping to have a new interior in there by June

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:56 AM
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another minor thing i did over the weekend...degreased the motor...turned out pretty good...just need to repaint the motor now


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Old 05-21-2012, 07:46 AM
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Very nice car. I had no idea that some of them had sequential signals. The engine will look a lot better once those valve covers and intake are repainted. You'll just have to figure out a way to preserve that 429 sticker.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:50 AM
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Default Re: DJ's 1968 Ford Thunderbird

eh im not too worried about that...you can get replacement ones...and all 64-71 birds had sequential signals
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:47 AM
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Default Re: DJ's 1968 Ford Thunderbird

didnt do much to the car until today...painted the air cleaner housing and put the new decal on...looks awesome!



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Old 08-05-2012, 09:23 AM
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Man. I'm inlove with that car. Its in excellent condition too.

Nice work man. Don't touch the interior ;-)

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:25 AM
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im gonna fix the seat and headliner and thats gonna be it
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