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Thunderbird Racing

Post  Giobus on Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:35 am

Hi All,

Was directed to this Facebook page ~ Thunderbird Race Team based in Tauranga, New Zealand.

Where they have a 1965 Thunderbird Hardtop all dolled out for circuit racing.

Here's a couple of pictures or checkout their website for more.




Website:
http://www.thunderbirdraceteam.com/index.html

Flairbirds, more than just a Cruiser

Catch you all


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Re: Thunderbird Racing

Post  tony b on Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:01 pm

Yeah maybe but it is still a shed load of car to be floggin around a track don't you think.
Good on them I say.
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Post  DaveG on Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:17 pm

Yeah not sure I'd wanna be wide open heading down a long straight to a tight corner after 10 laps, just praying she'd pull up and turn in. but as Tony says good on them. Car looks pretty cool too.


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Re: Thunderbird Racing

Post  MMIII on Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:53 pm

'65 fenders with '64 tailights? yes/no?

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Post  DaveG on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:21 am

Good pickup MMIII,
Hadn't even noticed that, I'd say she's a 65 going by the roof badges.
Probably a little panel banging goes on so he uses what he can get hold of i'm guessing


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Post  65bird on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:13 am

MMIII wrote:'65 fenders with '64 tailights? yes/no?

I didn't now there was any difference in fenders for a 64-65 they both use the same fender indicators and have the same ridge ontop of the cars but the 66 is more flat there. I've seen guys put 64 tail lights on a 65 just because they love the bird symbol across their tail lights.
Very hard to pick out what year it is when a 65 has thunderbird lettering on the bonnet also.
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Post  Kiwibird on Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:40 pm

Runs different number plates front and rear, must be to fool the speed cameras! Laughing
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Re: Thunderbird Racing

Post  DaveG on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:55 pm

Hi Nick
64 - 65 differences cosmetic
Yep front guards are different 64 doesn't have the recess for the side feathers just has the name Thunderbird,
Different badges on the sides of the roof panel,
64 has Thunderbird across the bonett, 65 has Logo.
Tailights of course, plus 65 has sequential turn signals,
Middle of the rear bar 64 has Thunderbird 65 has Logo same as bonett. Cant think of any other cosmetic differences.


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Re: Thunderbird Racing

Post  65bird on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:21 pm

Yep your right Dave forgot about the recessed guards for the chrome feathers, my bad Crying or Very sad
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