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 1957 T-Bird    

Jim Toler's 1957 Ford Thunderbird 

He has owned this car for the last 30+ years. It was a southern California car its' whole life and was amazingly clean. He brought it to CPR to have a mechanical restoration as he intended to start driving the car more regularly. He said he had the car painted and the seat recovered about 25 years ago. The paint looked amazing for being that old. The was absolutly no reason to paint the car. After going over the car with Jim - it was determined the engine needed to be overhauled, he wanted a modern overdrive transmission and updated brakes. The frame and under carriage were pretty dirty and had never had any restoration or mechanical work done. We decided to lift the body and copmpletely restore the frame, add disc brakes and the new transmission and then mate them back together. The whole process took approximately 6 months and the final product looks very good and functions very well. Below you can see some of the photo's from start to finish.    

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                         CPR

         260 S. Alma School Road

         Suite 122

         Mesa, AZ 85210

         Ph # 480-529-3700

       Email: tom@classicperformancerestoration.com  

 

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