This is my 64. A 1964 Ford Thunderbird, mostly stock, some new parts. Few things changed. I first noticed this car and thought it would be tons of work. But didn't get the truck I wanted, and wanted a big block car. So I asked how much it would be. The man said $500 and I bought it on the spot. It has most of the many options for its year.
- Cut out old cancered quarter panels, and trunk sheet metal
- Design new inner fender's "tubs" to fit my 50's and put in
- Put in new trunk sheet metal, and rear quarters.
- Paint dark metallic blue, with white top
- Dye faded carpet, in interior
- Fix power window lockout
I'm 21 and this was my first "REAL" car that I owned. I bought it when I was 15. I thought it was a pretty good buy for $500. Especially for as good as the interior is for its age.
I've put a new fuel pump on it, water pump, plugs, wires, gas tank, bypassed starter-neutral switch, air shocks in the rear, regulator, modified springs "leaf spring extensions", rebuilt carburetor. That was about it to get her on the road and drive her for the last couple months of high school. But she's been sitting on hold at home for last couple years due to college and joining the Marine Corps Reserve. Now I finally got some money together to get some stuff done.
Right now she has the stock 390 FE Big block. Maybe someday I can build a monster 428 for her.