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I bought my Thunderbird in August of '07 and I'm slowly fixing the problems the previous owner neglected.
It's an "early" '61 (March 9) Raven Black/Red that has had one re-paint(p/o) and except for the dash pad,still has it's original interior.
I'm also on the VTCI forums(same username)and the HAMB(61Tbird).

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This is after I lowered the front
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Interior shot(the day after I bought it)
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Annual Brizio Street Rods Open House
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Goodguys 16th Summer Get-Together
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:44 AM
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Nice Ride, I especially like the Red & White interior.
Nice to see some under the hood shots as well.

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Old 06-06-2009, 11:58 AM
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Nice Ride, I especially like the Red & White interior.
Nice to see some under the hood shots as well.

Chris....From the Land of Oz.
The Interior trim was painted White long before I bought it and it's kinda grown on me.
For an under the hood shot...that won't happen until I clean up under there Think rattle can gold painted valve covers and air cleaner,a blue engine and at least 15 years of built up crud.
It's one of those "if I detail this part,it's ALL coming apart" deals.
As it is I drive it as much as possible,that way I don't feel bad about how "crusty" it is under the hood
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David the " under the hood " shots can certainly wait until you make up your mind which way you want to go That's the beauty of owning these classics is you get to put your personal flair on it unless you are restoring period correct
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Nice car Ray. Did you use dropped spindles or just cut the springs? I agree, it's tuff to do just a little work in a nasty engine compartment as one thing leads to another and soon the engine is on a stand with parts all over the shop. I usually try to get all the parts I'am going to need together, plan out all the changes I want to make and then have at it. Mike

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Did you use dropped spindles or just cut the springs?
I cut 1 1/4 coils off of a new set of springs.
I have yet to "bottom out" on the bumpstops. It still rides nice and handles well.
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Here's a recent pic from last Saturday at the Road Zombies BBQ...



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These "latest" pics are from the annual Strangers Car Club BBQ yesterday at San Jose History Park.

I arrived at 6:45am and ended up getting the BEST spot in the place...




and playing around on p-bucket...
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Nice Pix Dave! Did you happen to get any Tbirds grouped together? I am still looking for good group pictures for the 2010 calendar front cover. As ya'll are out this summer showing off your Tbirds, remember to send me pix, and especially, if you can corral a gaggle of Tbirds together for a group shot!
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Hey Ray,
Wouldn't that be a flock of Thunderbirds
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