Project: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

Gorilla Custom Motors is proud to present this Concours 1955 Ford Thunderbird, which was produced on June 18, 1955 at the Ford Dearborn factory. Painted in Snowshoe White and optioned with the 292 c.i. V8 engine mated to a Ford0matic Automatic Transmission. This bird comes with two tops; a new quality black canvass soft top, and a custom matching white hardtop with the favorite side porthole windows. It also comes with a storage stand and cover for the hardtop. A custom full car cover and a 6V battery maintainer is also included. We installed a protective clear film over the rear deck to protect the paint finish when the tops are on the car (see pictures.)

  • frame work light media blast and epoxy/repaint body removal
  • standard metal work included new rockers and new quarter panels
  • refinished in a single stage snowshoe white matched oem the original paint. reupholster this project with stock black and white 1955 Thunderbird Interior, repair power windows and the power bench seat. renew complete power brake system, replace all cylinders and brake parts
  • Holley 4000 4v carb on a 292 V8 engine with the FordOmatic Transmission.
  • engine 292 a standard rebuild with new crankshaft kit,
  • transmission standard seals, clutches and steels added a new torque convertor
  • overhaul carb holley 4000 teapot
  • suspension bushings
  • full canvass soft top install with all new weatherstripping and tack strips
  • custom removable hardtop
  • hardtop chrome custom
  • all components chrome replating and renewal
  • rechrome front and rear bumpers high plate chrome at wallys replace all hardware
  • replate grill
  • tires whitewall wide
  • rebuild the power steering system cylinder and renew all lines replace pump
  • renew cabin heating system replaced all air ducts and core
  • replace right window (cracked) replaced both window switches and wiring connectors
  • polyurethane super rubber coating in trunk
  • new carpet with sound deadener MACs Tbird parts
  • trunk mat prefer plaid silver and white
  • repair to original exterior lighting tail, head, turn install
  • removable tops leave marks in the deck when installed, cut and install 3M film.
  • check radio operation