57 Ford Thunderbird Restoration

Robert brought us his 57 T-bird after stalling out at the body shop.  Destined to be a hot rod decades ago by the owners father, it had never reached completion.  We are completing the final assembly after paint, and putting the puzzle back together to a mostly stock restoration.  Many missing parts, but otherwise a beautiful car. 

57 T-bird - inbound
57 T-bird - inbound
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Dash removed
Dash removed
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Engine in
Engine in
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engine in
engine in
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Engine bay assembly
Engine bay assembly
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engine bay assembly
engine bay assembly
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bearing conversion
bearing conversion
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Idler arm bracket (missing)
Idler arm bracket (missing)
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Used heater, brake and shifter parts
Used heater, brake and shifter parts
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Recondition of old parts
Recondition of old parts
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Primed and painted
Primed and painted
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rear of engine detail
rear of engine detail
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Throttle linkage detail
Throttle linkage detail
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Suspension detail
Suspension detail
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Disc brake conversion
Disc brake conversion
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Rad/condenser
Rad/condenser
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Crank Pulley Damaged - removed
Crank Pulley Damaged - removed
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Prior install/removal damage vs new
Prior install/removal damage vs new
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tool destroyed after removal
tool destroyed after removal
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Dash installed
Dash installed
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Shifter located/installed
Shifter located/installed
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Cluster assembly
Cluster assembly
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Cluster Assembled
Cluster Assembled
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Cluster installed
Cluster installed
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Finishing dash wiring
Finishing dash wiring
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RetroSound BT radio w/factory knobs
RetroSound BT radio w/factory knobs
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Instruments working
Instruments working
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Cluster together
Cluster together
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Engine near complete
Engine near complete
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Engine near complete
Engine near complete
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Rear bumper/exhaust installed
Rear bumper/exhaust installed
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Door assembly
Door assembly
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Door / Glass assembly
Door / Glass assembly
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Dash nearing completion
Dash nearing completion
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Windshield and trim installed
Windshield and trim installed
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Windshield and trim installed
Windshield and trim installed
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Interior awaiting seat
Interior awaiting seat
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Seat slides restored and installed
Seat slides restored and installed
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Seat slide detail
Seat slide detail
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Interior complete
Interior complete
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Engine - first start