This is my fully restored Turqouise 1955 Thunderbird and my Dusk Rose 1957 Thunderbird currently undergoing a frame-off restoration. The one pictured is identical and belongs to friend in San Francisco. See the progress pictures on the 57's webpage.. www.cardomain.com/ride/2201226 or click on link to the left.
The 55 has just been finished after a 4 year frame-off restoration. It has the original fully rebuilt 292 V8, rare factory 3 speed with overdrive, removable hardtop and soft top, and is finished in 1955 Thunderbird Blue. The 57 will be done summer of 07. It has the original fully rebuilt 312 V8, Fordomatic transmission, removable hardtop with porthole and soft top. It will be finished in 1957 Thunderbird Dusk Rose with all white interior. The first picture was taken at the Anchorage Park Strip show and shine 3 days after completion, August 6, 2005.
click on link at left for the 1957 Tbird below
removing engine, 09/2001
seperating body from frame after 46 years
refinished frame with all new suspension, ready for prestart
steering column rebuild
body receiving paint
back to my garage after paint
assembling body parts
ready after 4 years..