1970 Ford Thunderbird

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    jwdtenn Well-Known Member

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    I've always loved this design. The only true fastback Thunderbird there ever was.

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    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    My perfect version would have the 69 T-Birds front clip on it, but I do like the 70-71's from the firewall back!
     
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    I always imagined it with the Mercury Cyclone GT front end - complete with hidden headlamps.

    Why did the lower priced Merc get the upscale feature?

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    That Mercury Cyclone front end is so beautiful. Always thought the vinyl top rage really hurt the looks of these cars and the Torinos.
     
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    [​IMG]One of my favorite Nascar from that era.
     
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    annap01gt Blue Safari

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    Absolutely - David Pearson, the Wood Brothers and a 429 Merccury. That was a dream team.
     
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    This really looks like a Charger and a Mercury had an offspring! Tough looking ride.....
     
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    That might look like you could 'make it fit', but it wouldn't. The '67 - '71 Thunderbird is not the same basic body design as those mid-sized Ford Torinos / Mercury Cyclones.
     
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    Yes, different designs and sizes. But the Cyclone "look" could have been adapted to the Thunderbird. The front end look is otherwise very similar, and I question the decision to drop hidden headlamps for the Thunderbird after being standard for 1967-69. I suppose we will never know the "why" issue.
     
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    Think for a few grand more I’d rather have the 26,000 mile one.
     
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    Especially since the hidden lamps look so good on the full size ‘70 Ford LTD models.
     
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    I plan to check out the one in southern IL (Carbondale) on Sunday.
     
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    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    Well jwdtenn, did you check it out?
     

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