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Pacific Grove, California, United States
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1957 Ford Thunderbird
Body-Off Restoration Completed August, 2017 with Starmist Blue Exterior, Two Tone Blue Interior, Gloss Black Powder
Coated Under Carriage, New White Top, Headliner, Glass, Latches and Rebuilt 312 CID Engine
Body off Restoration Powder Coated Undercarriage
Rotisserie Starmist Blue Paint New Two Tone Blue Interior
New White Top New White Headliner
312 CID V8 Engine 245 BBL Horsepower
Complete Engine Rebuild Automatic Transmission
Power Windows Power Steering
New Power Brakes New Brake Lines
New Fuel Tank New Fuel Lines
Radio AM/FM/Tape Player Air Conditioner
Chrome Spoke Wheels New Cooker W/W Tires
New Chrome/Stainless Trim New Exhaust System
Electronic Ignition New Alternator System
All New Glass Factory Tonnau Cover
Early in 2004 a Quality Assurance Engineer from North American Aircraft Corporation decided to do a full body-off
restoration on his 1957 Thunderbird.
He proceeded to completely disassemble the vehicle including; removing the engine, transmission, undercarriage
components suspension / steering components and separated the body from the chassis.
The chassis and all undercarriage components were powder coated gloss black. This powder coating included: frame,
suspension components, steering components, brake components and rear axel housing.
After frame was coated, new brakes, brake lines, gas tank and fuel lines were added. The engine and transmission
were professionally rebuilt and assembled into the chassis. The rolling chassis was topped off with four new
chrome Kelsey Hayes type 14 inch spoked rims and new Cooker radial whitewall tires.
The body was sent out for a rotisserie Starmist Blue paint job. After painting, body and chassis were mated at his
workshop. It was later sent out to Prestige Thunderbird, Santa Fe Springs, CA, for a complete new interior, seat
upholstery, dashboard, all panels and a new white top, headliner, glass and associated hardware.
Once back in his garage he proceeded to finish the rest of the restoration process. Unfortunately, The Engineer
fell ill in 2009 and passed away early 2010 without completing his project. The car was covered and in his garage,
where it remained for the next nine years.
Needless to say when I purchased the car in March of 2017, it was not running and many items had frozen over time.
The car had been run at some point during the restoration, as the odometer indicated five miles had been put on the
car. Odometer currently at 110 miles.
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Auto blogThu, 15 Nov 2012
Nearly every automaker doing business in the SUV or pickup truck segments offers a package designed to improve the off-road capabilities of its wares. But, of course, not all such factory kits are created equal. How, then, to separate the wheat from the chaff? Gather each of them up and put them through their paces, naturally.
The folks from Four Wheeler and PickupTrucks.com joined forces to run just such a comparison test, with the winner named the Ultimate Factory 4x4. A total of seven vehicles showed up to the fight: the 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, 2012 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X and Xterra PRO-4X, 2012 Ram Power Wagon, and 2012 Toyota 4Runner Trail and Tacoma TRD T|X Baja Series.
With the contestants in place, the whole crew put each vehicle through a battery of tests that included skidpad and acceleration measurements, a hillclimb, a rocky stairstep course and a rock garden. Considering the nature of the beasts, on-road ride and comfort were not part of the routine.
New truck! Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show has been searching for the perfect new truck for a few weeks now, soliciting help from all corners in the process. Last night, Fallon made the announcement that the Ford F-150 King Ranch - in all of its cowboy glory - had been picked as his big winner.
To add some more spice to a storyline that now dips deeply into the realm of the advertorial, Fallon also announced a contest to see which Ford dealership would get the privilege of selling him the King Ranch. Dubbed "Fingers on a 4x4" The Tonight Show has invited 10 dealer reps from around the country to keep their hands on Jimmy's F-150 for as long as possible. Last salesperson standing wins.
Watch Fallon make his pick and introduce the dealer reps below, and be sure to click on the second video for a live-streaming feed of Fingers on a 4x4 in action (the contest seems to be going strong).
The 2003 Ford F-Series Super Duty (shown above) introduced the 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel supplied by Navistar, and while that is an engine Ford would love to forget, it's now one step closer to putting that particular problem behind it. Automotive News is reporting that Ford has settled a class-action lawsuit brought on by problems with this engine that started right out of the gate and ultimately broke up the 30-year relationship between Ford and Navistar.
Owners and lessees of 2003-2007 Super Duty trucks and E-Series vans equipped with the 6.0-liter Power Stroke are eligible for deductible reimbursements of between $50 and $200 from the original five-year/100,000-mile engine warranty, while Ford is paying out as much as $825 for out-of-warranty engine repairs. These repairs may include the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler, EGR valve, oil cooler, fuel injectors and turbocharger, but are only covered if the components failed before six years or 135,000 miles.
In total, Ford has agreed to pay about 50 percent of the value of the repairs and deductibles paid by its customers who submit a claim before the end of this year, and $150,000 is going to the 16 named plaintiffs in the case; Navistar was not included in the lawsuit.