1949 Ford Other
The '49 T-Bird started out as a 1995 Thunderbird (50,000 miles on the car), but it is registered as a 1949 Ford. The front fenders, hood, grill and bumper were removed and replaced with fiberglass fenders, hood and roll pan,and with a 1951 Mercury mouth piece and a 1953 Corvettegrill. The trunk lidand bumpers were removed and replaced with fiberglass trunk lid and roll pan. The rear fiberglass fenders wereglued over the existing fenders. Everything wasFrenched; the antenna, headlights, parking lights, license plate and tail lights (blue dot). The car was painted a 1966 Corvette Nassau Blue (base coat/clear coat) with pearl white ghost flames. The motor is a 3.8 fuel injected V-6 Ford crate engine which now has less than 10,000 miles on it. The engine compartment and under the hood were dressed up with polished stainless steel. The interior is the '95 T-Bird with custom velour upholstery and '49 T-Bird embroidered on the front seats and 2 pillows in the rear. The dash is stock, with climate controlled AC, power windows, seats, antenna and remote mirrors. It rides like a dream,as in 1995, the Lincoln Mark VIII chassis was used in the Thunderbird. We take it everywhere to car shows, Vermont, Maryland, Panama City Beach (Emerald Coast Cruise), Ft. Walton Beach (Burning Up The Beaches where they featured it on National TV), Biloxi (Cruisin' the Coast), The Hot Rod Power Tour (Florida to NJ) and the Key West Power Cruise, Daytona Turkey Run, John Stalupi's Cars of Dreams in West Palm Beach where we won Best of Show prior to 2000. We have many trophies; Best Custom, Best Engine, Best of Show, Best Interior. We won Summit Racing's on-line Best of Show. We have the usual dummy spots, fuzzy dice, mirror muff, wheel spinner and a scrolling license plate that you can put up to five 120 character messages.