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  • A '58Tbird/Stang You Gotta See!!

    Brandon sent me this link to a 1958 Tbird with much of a Mustang interior and underside in it. You gotta see this TbirdStang to believe the work done on it. When you get to the link with the pictures, click on each one for a larger view. And it is available for sale or possible trade, out of Arkansas! What beautiful workmanship! It certainly is not an original Tbird, but it is alive and well and still with us! Thanks, Brandon!

    http://southernstreetmachines.com/58_tbird.htm


    Here's the link to the bird that was cross-bred with a stang! I have a 97 Mustang convertible and the dash looks about the same in this car as in mine!

    Brandon

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  • #2
    How much are they asking for it -- just curious.
    Bart
    1960 Hard Top/430
    Thunderbird Registry Number 1231

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    • #3
      That is some fine work. Not my cup of tea but you have to admire the workmanship. I have to say that the headlights look really weird though...I reckon shorter lights on an angle may have worked better.
      Just my two cents worth.
      sigpicBill
      Thunderbird Registry 21903 & 33405

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      • #4
        A '58Tbird/Stang You Gotta See!!

        This car has been around for awhile. According to the web page it was featured in the November 2004 issue of Super Rod magazine. This car is listed in "Old Car Trader" and "Hemmings Motor News" for $28,000. The contact information is listed on the web page. I don't know if it is still available or not. It does not seem to have A/C in it, unless it has one of the after market units in it. It may not appeal to all, but there has been a lot of really good workmanship put into it. The underside looks like a new car that just came off the assembly line. So does the rest of it.

        Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
        The Terminator..... VTCI #11178
        Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or Call (Cell) 210-875-1411

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        • #5
          I see the A/C Vent on the dash photo of the interior. I don't see the compressor in the engine compartment though. How would you like to work on that engine -- what a deal
          Bart
          1960 Hard Top/430
          Thunderbird Registry Number 1231

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          • #6
            I would tend to agree with Penelope that it really isn't to my taste BUT to have that vision, research and implement the Mustang motor,interior & accessories and to pull it off that's outstanding.I on the other hand still prefer the period correct classic of the way they were built.

            Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada

            NOTE: If it sold for $28K that's not a bad deal at all, with that content and motor.
            Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
            Thunderbird Registry
            58HT #33317
            60 HT (Sold )

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            • #7
              I like a good custom as much as anyone, but that one does nothing for me. Impressive work, but I find that the headlights just don't fit right, I don't like what was done to the top edge of the front bumper to try to blend it into the body, the Mustang dash doesn't have half the style of the original and I think the color is bland. Other than that, I love it.

              BTW - It says it's a '58, but it's got a leaf spring rear.
              DGS (aka salguod)
              1960 Convertible - Raven Black, Red leather
              www.salguod.net

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              • #8
                The car looks quite cool, but what the h*ll have been done to the headlights? No offence, but they just donīt fit. At all.
                Seats looks great, dash, hmmm, instrument, naaa, and the steering wheel? w h y ? ? ?
                sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
                http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

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                • #9
                  I remember this car from around this time last year being posted on here. I guess it must means something if this '58-59 is truely STILL for sale....
                  sigpic
                  The 1960 Ford Thunderbird. The WORLD'S most wanted car....

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                  • #10
                    Jon you make a very good point. IF you are going to " resto mod " anything make sure there is a market for it down the road. It's not a very good way of tying up capital without getting a return on investment.

                    Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
                    Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
                    Thunderbird Registry
                    58HT #33317
                    60 HT (Sold )

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                    • #11
                      Keep it stock and nobody can complain.

                      But that doesn't mean that you can get your money out of it either.
                      Bart
                      1960 Hard Top/430
                      Thunderbird Registry Number 1231

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                      • #12
                        I just donīt understand why all the beuty is replaced with black poorness...
                        sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
                        http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Anders Myrberg View Post


                          The car looks quite cool, but what the h*ll have been done to the headlights? No offence, but they just donīt fit. At all.

                          Seats looks great, dash, hmmm, instrument, naaa, and the steering wheel? w h y ? ? ?
                          I agree. The grafting of the later MUSTANG lamps just doesn't go.

                          I like the front buckets and the recovering of the origional rear bench to match. The dash panel looks good somewhat, but I wonder if one from a later BIRD (same period) would look more appropriate. The steering wheel has an air bag which does not look correct at all. I would consider a column from say about a 79 BIRD to where it would have a tilt feature but fit more within the theme (IMO).

                          It is an art to make an early car appear more modern. I think this gentleman had a MUSTANG donor and decided to use that instead of cruising salvage yards. But he is talented.

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