The Ford Thunderbird is a rear wheel drive automobile which was manufactured by Ford in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. The Thunderbird created a market niche that eventually became known as the personal luxury car.  

The Second to Fourth Generation Thunderbird convertibles were similar in design to the Lincoln convertible of the time and borrowed from earlier Ford hardtop/convertible designs. While these Thunderbird models had a true convertible soft top, the top was lowered to stow in the forward trunk area. This design reduced available trunk space when the top was down. The trunk lid was rear-hinged; raised and lowered via hydraulic cylinders during the top raising or lowering cycle. The forward end of the trunk lid contained a metal plate that extended upward to cover the area that the top is stowed in. With the top down and the trunk lid lowered, there is no sight of the soft top. The overall appearance was a sleek look with no trace of a convertible top at all. No cover boot was needed.

For 1965, sequential turn signals were added, flashing the individual segments were added, flashing the individual segments of the broad, horizontal tail lights in sequences from inside to outside ot indicate a turn. Also new for 1965 were standard from disc brakes, and doubled sided keys.


We will be repairing some wiring problems and reinstalling the under-dash paneling. 

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Removed the old wire fuse box.

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The new fuse boxes have been installed.


Finished this project and it will be heading home.

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