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Old 07-22-2009, 03:19 PM
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1965 Thunderbird Pro Touring Setups?

I'm still very new here and I have search for any kind of answer to my question but lucky no answer so now I can ask my question flat out

I have decided to setup up my 65 TBird as a Pro Touring/G-Machine car, so what can I do Suspension wise to improve my 4700 pound beast? I am a bit of a man on a budget so if there are any kind of swaps I am up for that info as well.

My entire suspension is about 85% stock, I have just install a pair of air shock on the rear...

Help Me out Peps!

P.S. I got a lot more questions so look out for them LoL.

Thanks for the read or reply

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I emailed Dennis Carpenter and he directed me to FatManFabs, who gave me this info for anyone how might be interested...

The T bird is a cool ride! You are correct re better sway bars, shocks, and fat tires to get it to handle. We have dropped spindles (pg 17 our website) that use disc brakes. Check KYB or Bilstein for shocks (or come back to me if you don’t see a listing-they don’t seem to know all the interchanges). I think Addco, or Larry’s Thunderbird’s in CA may have the sway bars. Airride has front and rear air suspension kits if you are into that. As to the brakes, the 9” rear presents no problems, since regular rear disc brake kits would fit. You do need to identify the bolt size and pattern on the axle flanges. Mike Goldman in Meridian , MS (601) 681-9900 is one of our better dealers, and worked with us designing a 13 “ rotor combination with a Wilwood caliper. He may be able to assist you as well. Good luck!
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