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1957 Ford Thunderbird – JS

The Beginning of the 1957 Thunderbird Restoration

This is how the car arrived to us ready for the Wilson Auto team to work on.  We are going … Click to see more

1957 Ford Thunderbird – Sandblast, priming and painting the frame

Now that we have removed the frame, the restoration can begin. Here are pictures of the frame during sandblast, prime … Click to see more

1957 Ford Thunderbird – Cleaning the underneath for the new tinted bed liner

We removed the old undercoating on the bottom side of the car. Once it was clean, we sprayed on a … Click to see more

1957 Ford Thunderbird – Painting the Engine Bay

First we We removed all the parts inside the engine bay:

Then we cleaned, sanded, prepped and then painted:

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1957 Ford Thunderbird – Lowing the Body onto the Frame

After the restoration work on the frame was complete, we lowered the body back onto the frame:

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1957 Ford Thunderbird – Installed Disc Brakes

Here is the restored frame assembled with and a disc brake conversion:

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1957 Ford Thunderbird – Rebuilt engine and transmission Installation

Here are pictures of the rebuilt engine and transmission being installed in the Thunderbird.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird – Rebuilt Transmission

The transmission of the Thunderbird was rebuilt and then painted.  Here are some pictures of the process.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird – Rear Axle Gear

The rear axle gear was rebuilt. Then we cleaned it, painted it and installed it into the Thunderbird.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird – Engine

We removed the 312 Engine and had it rebuilt. After rebuilding it, we cleaned and painted all the accessory brackets. … Click to see more