View Full Version : johnbob's '59 White Convertible

02-01-2011, 06:32 PM
Down in Anything Goes, I put some information about Johnbob in Canada, modifying his '59 Tbird with a 454 BBC hooked to a 400 turbo cradled in a Camaro sub frame (works real well). I am sure we are gonna want to know what he had to do to fit that Camaro sub frame in and make everything work! Here is what he had to say.

"As you can see I have to finish up the interior.You can see where I removed the old suspension and fitted in the Camaro Clip.The track is right on and the stance is correct. I chose and ordered from "The Bird Nest" in Oregon and I found him through you folks.I was also able to repair vacuum wipers and found T-bird wiring diagrams, steering column breakdown and replacing the clock with a black faced tach (mistake) on your site.( real big help ) I also have to tidy up the engine bay and put my fiesta flipper hubcaps on I rebuilt my dash so as it is all metal. All-in-all I have power disk brakes with the booster on the firewall -- power steering hopefully a good shifter mechanism because I have had these kind of cars jump into gear unattended before and a rewire job. I am OK with the old Ford 9 inch diff -- just did a seal change and brakes. My body is in the most part rust free -- just a small hole in one rocker -- and a few scratches to repair." Here are the pix he sent me.

02-02-2011, 12:11 PM
I really like what you have done with the dash, great idea. To take it one step further, having a metal dash finished with the texture of the console would make for a great appearence. Does anyone know if and how that could be done.