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Old 06-08-2001, 03:30 PM   #46
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I have to agree with those Charger fans. A 69 loaded with a 383 just peeking up out of the hood has to be one of the most beautiful things in the world.
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Old 06-08-2001, 04:55 PM   #47
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Dre, got any pics of those cars?
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Old 06-08-2001, 05:09 PM   #48
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lizard king,

which cars?

here's my bird



that was the first day I got it. I have to scan some more.
I've got some of the 64 caddy somewhere at home...gotta scan them if you's interested.
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Old 06-09-2001, 05:53 AM   #49
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Very very nice looking bird
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How many of them around these days ?
I guess it's hard to find a really good one.
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thanks PrimeraMan,
she's my pride and joy.

If I didn't have the bird, I'd have the money to drop a DET in the g20. ( and probably enough time to get a doctorate in aqstrophysics.)

As for how many of these little birds are left, I was surprised how many are still around. There were about 45,000 made for the 55-57 model years. I'd say more than half are still around, and most of those in as good or better condition than mine.

Another interesting note, it's about as easy to find aftermarket (and original) parts for this car as it is to find aftermarket stuff for the G20.

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Another interesting note, it's about as easy to find aftermarket (and original) parts for this car as it is to find aftermarket stuff for the G20.

That really is interesting to hear that.
Are there lots of place's who make new parts for them, or are they just rebuilding the old parts ?
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One other thing....they do come in a hard top or soft top ?
Also do they come in a 4 door model, or am i thinking of somethink different ?
I remember seeing a T-Bird in the Auto Trader a while ago and I'm sure it was a 4 door similar to your one.
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The Thunderbird was never 4 door in the early years. It became a 4 seater in 1958. They had a snug fitting power top, detachable hard top, or both.

The first three years were the best - like Dre's. I don't like the 58-60 models as much but the 61-63 models are nice. I saw one the other day.
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The Thunderbird was never 4 door in the early years. It became a 4 seater in 1958. They had a snug fitting power top, detachable hard top, or both.

The first three years were the best - like Dre's. I don't like the 58-60 models as much but the 61-63 models are nice. I saw one the other day.
Thanks for the reply. That has cleared that up for me.
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I got both tops, but on the little bird, the hardtop is pulled off and stored, unlike the bigger ones where they fold back in the trunk automagically, like Lizard King was saying.
The soft top on mine does fold up behind the seat.

And Lizard king-
I'm with you, the little tbirds are the coolest, those mid ones were really weird lookin, and those 3rd generation ones are pretty cool.
I've heard that the batmobile from the 70s tv show was based off a 63 bird. anyone know?
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Old 06-13-2001, 07:53 PM   #57
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1970 plymouth superbird its just too fun to watch that wing move along like a sharks fin above all the other cars on the showfield.
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Old 06-17-2001, 08:01 PM   #58
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The first Batmobile was off a 60's Corvette Platform, I saw it before the 90's Batmobile was off a C4 platform also. I think it was anyways. When I saw you could see the V8 Eninge behind the Turbine fan.
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I love my old Triumphs, something about the smoth 6s and the Nice easy lines. I just have to wait a few years Till I get my Maters, then get a real Job and can afford to restore one porperly.
(I tried doing it on a budget and failed).


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Dont hold your breath on the 98octane petrol. I dont personaly think its any better than the current 96. They just added more Tolulene and other crap, but didnt actualy improve the quality. My japanses Civic runs worse on the 98 than the 96, and Iv talked to a few people who have said simlar things about thier older cars.
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All really Nice cars. I have to try to get some pictures and scan them of my 1967 Plymouth Valiant I bougt last month. I can get some pictures of the van our 1978 Dodge B-200 Cargo Van in there also. I'm getting a Bigblock 400 and TQ727 trans for $150 from this guy I know. I can't wait to build it up and stick it in my valiant.
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