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Old 01-03-2015, 06:35 PM
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Default Vintage Custom '59s By Bo Sandberg

I came across a picture of a highly custom Squarebird on Tumblr the other day (oddly, on a vintage trailer blog). So custom, it was hard to recognize as a Squarebird.



I did some digging and discovered that it began life as a '59 and was built by a guy named Bo Sandberg in Sweden in 1965. It's named Wild Bird, more info on it here, including build pictures. The roll hoop was made from the roof and the panel over the rear seats was made from a second deck lid.

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It was evidently shipped to the US. I wonder if it's still around today.

He had also built another more mild custom '59 convertible before called the Surfin Bird. It was built between 1961 & 1964. It features a custom toneau over the rear seats, 1960 style tailights, smoothed doors and a custom grille.



The most radical touch, however, were the Imperial like headlights.



This one evidently survives, and was seen as recently as 2003 at a car show in Sweden, although it now wears a '60 grille insert and the door spears have returned.



I don't remember seeing those here anywhere, and a site search for "Sandberg" came up empty.

The caption of this image says "The Deejays GTA version of Bo's Thunderbird at the 1968 SPR."
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:03 PM
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That bird was called "Wildbird" and was original painted in white with a blue and red stripe. Itīs in the hand of a close friend of mine, who lives about 1/2 hour from me, so it have never been in US for sure. He have 2 other Squarebirds as well. One cab and one HT with "mild modifications" incl. air ride. I have showed some pics from his HT on "Kiethīs" thread "59 build". The text about "Deejays" is to my understanding because a English Pop group with the name of DeeJays rented it for some promotional work.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:32 PM
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Very cool! Is it still in good shape? I'd love to see pics of it now.

The article I linked to said that it had been shipped to the US, but didn't have any more info on it.
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No. Itīs need a lot of work, but the plan is to bring it back to itīs past glory. It was so poorly done, so major work is required. But itīs in very good hands.
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Very cool, please keep us posted!
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Yes way too cool. Do keep us posted if you find anything else on it
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