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Old 08-14-2012, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dgs View Post
You can get an HD sway bar and an add on rear sway bar and better shocks, but that's about it, as far as I know.
I'd like to know how to acquire said bars. My '64 has a skinny little front bar only and I'm used to cars with a front bar as big as a radiator hose as well as a decent size rear bar.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:13 PM
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Default 1960 Thunderbird Performance Restomod-Help

Check with the Tbird parts houses listed in the Advertisements Forum. They have them, or at least the Bird Nest does. If you don't have a Bird Nest catalog, check their website. That information is there also.

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Old 08-15-2012, 08:25 AM
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I found them in Bird Nest. That guy's got nearly everything, and is cheaper than Mac's. I just ordered over $1100 in rubber and chrome.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:55 AM
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What this poster wants to do with his personal BIRD is entirely possible and yes the car will handle much better. Now items like tubular A-Arms is a stretch for me personally (cost @ they would have to be fabricated). But front/rear sway bars and arm bushing upgrades are entirely possible and not costly (and there is available a rack upgrade).

If one just studies POLICE Packages and how they made a 4,000lb monster into a handler will realize it all as possible.

The early 352 can be bored to accept the EDLEBROCK heads easily. And there was a 390 block in 1958/1959. It was the 361 EDSEL engine (352 stroke).

If you want a 2" drop, just use GRANADA spindles. Cheap way out. Lower the rear with blocks or custom made leaf springs.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:05 PM
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These guys do a 12" rotor and with 4 piston calipers
With 1 1/2 or 2" drop spindles
The brake kit run apx $1,600.00 plus shipping

Its the same kit I'm planning on running in mine.
He sent me some photos they are a willwood caliper and look pretty good if you send me your email I can send you his email address and the photos
No ossifer, I'm not as think as you drunk I am.
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