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'57 Thunderbird gluebomb rebuild

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Tom Clayton loved living in the Hill country of Texas. Long stretches of un-patrolled, little-used highway, with lots and lots of twists and turns.
Others liked those roads, too.
One summer eve, Tom tried to show a Ferrari driver how well his '70 Torino could navigate those turns. It didn't go as Tom had planned.
Tom's Uncle Fred had a derelict '57 T Bird with a pooched engine sitting out in the back forty. Tom thought "With a little work, I can shoehorn the wrecked Torino's 428 and four speed in there", so out came the holed 312 and the torches were lit...
A few custom touches were needed to replace the damaged windshield and taillights on the 'Bird, and lot and lots and lots of suspension work and ballasting were needed to get the FE powered 'Bird going down the road and not ploughing through the ditches like his Torino did.
The Halibrands helped keep the new boots on the ground. The roll bar helped keep Tom's head off of his shoulders.
Once it was sorted out, Tom was happy. The Ferrari owner wasn't.
 
Comments always welcome.
 
 

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Looks like a nice little custom. Great work on it.

Later-

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That is sweet, love the '60 Buick tail lights.😎

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Nice rescue, love the canyon racer look.

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That is nice! Perfect blend of components. Halibrand style wheels just look right on 57 Birds.

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