PICS: A '56 Ford Thunderbird in a darker gray color, a car that I very much like the body style of but.......
this one is really unattractive to me for many reasons. It's way too high, looks stubby as a result, has a continental kit and a porthole hard top. Being restored, it should look good but is anything but, in my opinion. So, some photo edits were done, again, just to see what they looked like.
Lowered and sans the continental kit:
Partly dechromed and generally cleaned up a bit:
Changed in most respects: slightly sectioned, slightly chopped, mildly customized and darker gray paint:
You purists may find the edits offensive but I humbly disagree, with this car.
What do you think?
#2 please. Hate the continental.
@brush: Thanks. Do you also prefer the lower stance, as in photo 2?
I prefer pic 2. I have always thought the continental kit completely ruined the look of this otherwise beautiful car. The lower stance suits it well too Terry.
The stance looks good but for my needs the high the better, it seems in my old age I can no longer do the limbo to get into a low car.
@brush: Have to agree here, Brush. My former sedan, a 2015 Buick Regal Turbo, was great to drive and very fast, for a 4 cylinder car, but I had to work to get in and out and the back seat was suitable only for those who left their legs at home. Our current SUV, with 19" wheels, drives and handles well though not nearly as quick as the Buick. But. I step in and out easily, as to the passengers in front or back seats. I miss the Buick but prefer the SUV for utility.
#2 for me and the stance sits just like my Dad's 57. It did not sit high up at all.
Being a purest, I would lower the stance and get rid of the non original wheels.
@bob-jackman: Have to admit, Bob, that I like the original wheel covers better than the wire wheels, on this car. Here's your choice.