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