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DJ's 1968 Ford Thunderbird

well figured id start a project log for my tbird...ill start with some basic info of the car

68 Tudor Landau
429cid ThunderJet V8 rated at 360 HP and 480 ft. lbs of torque
95K miles
original interior
9 inch rear with 2.80:1 gears open diff
Air conditioning
AM only radio with an 8 track player
Power bench seat
true dual exhaust system with Flowmaster super 40s
wheels are off a lincoln town car but will be swapped out for the correct steel wheels with wheel covers

this is what it looked like when i got it home






first thing i did was detailed it because it was pretty dirty cleaned up real nice

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What are your plans for it?
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make it look like it did when it rolled off the line in 1968
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Your gonna need some engine paint. lol.

Looks good man. Truck sittin outside now?
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no lol not yet anyway...hopefully the car will be in the garage in the next few weeks
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couple things actually fixed themselves today...the blower motor started working again and so did the horn...they didnt work when i got the car yesterday
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lol i figured id just try the horn and it honked haha
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Are you sure it's going to fit in the garage? lol
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sweet! looks like a damn good start, looks clean.
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looks good!
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Are you sure it's going to fit in the garage? lol
yea it should lol
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Interior looks to be in pretty good shape. Good luck man!
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me throw some chrome mags on that thing and hype it up. screw factory look
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meh...its hyped up enough lol
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first thing i fixed was the sequential signals...the inside light would stay on and only the outer 2 would flash...so i replaced the original mechanical sequncer with this electronic one from cougars unlimited...they now flash like they should




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just did a minor thing today...organized the trunk...the jack, jack base, and lug wrench were just thrown in there...so i put everything where it belongs...I'm hoping to have a new interior in there by June

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another minor thing i did over the weekend...degreased the motor...turned out pretty good...just need to repaint the motor now


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Looks good man... even just pulling a few things off and repainting would make a big difference until you can do everything.
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yea...when i get the new carb here soon im gonna do the intake manifold and the valve cover gaskets could stand to be replaced lol...hoping to have it painted by the end of summer
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god i came a long way on the car...heres what i did

painted air cleaner



new carb



new valve cover gaskets

tune up

correct wheels and tires


overhauled the brakes


old master cylinder(this is what happens if you dont change the fluid)



fixed battery tray
















undercoated the floor



got a repro window sticker



ford brochure from 1968


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they had power seats then? wicked
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they had power seats then? wicked
yea and the seat still works perfectly too...power windows and locks were optional too
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car has disc brakes too obviously....and all the power i could ever want lol
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