I purchased this 1965 Thunderbird about six years ago from a person that lived in California and was leaving the country. It is all stock. I have done a few repairs. For example, I converted the radio from AM to AM/FM and replaced the power window motors. I enjoy driving this great car and affectionately call her “Trixie”.
We have the same car, frost turquoise color, which is what I assume is your color. I am deep into the restoration process right now.
have had a few even a 58 ragtop now have 3 1962s one conv
Had a real low milage one a few years ago, problems kept popping up, mostly from sitting around so long. Sold it to a guy in Tucson that knew the car inside out and backwards, hope he did well with it!!
My buddy had one. During the gas crisis of the 70s he went to the front of the line. This caused many fights until his father, the owner of the Gulf Station in Freeport, NY started carrying a baseball bat to “explain”. The T- Bird with a 390 got 7 miles to the gallon. My 67 Cougar XR7 got a robust 15 mpg on premium.
I am beginning to work on restoring my 65 T-Bird am I’m looking for ideas on how to make this as painless to the wallet as possible.
I am trying to restore a 65 flip top
Everything’s very expensive and hard to get parts
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I have a 1965 Ford t-bird that needs to be restored for sale
How much n what kind
Ticket 36992 I’m trying to find out about my 65 Thunderbird I purchased recently with a 10 digit serial number starting with 5Y if anybody could help me out I would greatly appreciate it I have no idea what engine is in it I’m assuming a 390.
We have received the following response from our experts regarding your question:
We would need more of the serial number to identify the engine size.
The first digit is the year and the second is the assembly plant, in this case “Y” denotes the Wixom, MI plant.
Here’s a web site that will help you with the rest: https://www.tpocr.com/fordvin5.html
Have a great day!
Have a 66 T Bird 99% restored, need minor work, In Sacramento where to Look?
Thank you for contacting us. Being in Minnesota I won’t be much help on that, you may want to do a google search in your zip code.
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I have a 1961 ford Thunderbird!
When I first met my wife in 1980, she had a 67 T-Bird, pink, that i used to work on in my “foreign car repair shop” back when we called them foreign cars rather than “imports”
It was such a cool car and I wish we still had it. at the time, it was just an old car.
I recently bought a 65 Tbird as well.
I have the engine running tip top. I’ve got the original cruise-o-matic 3 speed completely rebuilt, and the parts were impossible to find. (If you are building one and it’s not original, I recommend going with the c4 or c6 transmission. Consult an expert though)
I have exhaust waiting to be installed, and then I have to start fixing the laundry list of improperly done “upgrades” and regular wear and tear, not to mention pure stupidity by the previous owners.
But….. she’s solid.
If you guys have any tips or pointers or good places to get parts, my name at yahoo is how to get me.
Beautiful ride! I love the color and the look of your original wheels/caps with the skirts! I am spending my covid enforced evenings restoring my ’66 Landau. While the market for ‘Birds isn’t as crazy as Mustangs, I enjoy learning about what differentiated the features and construction of the ‘bird with my wife’s 65 ‘stang. The ‘Birds are in a luxury class all by themselves.
My father had a 65 T-Bird, as a child I recall he smoked a corvette off the line and the only thing the guy could say at the next light was, “you’re not supposed to be able to do that”. LOL It was the first car I ever got behind the wheel and so wish I could afford to have one now. Enjoy.
Beautiful car. My father had one in the early 1970s. Loved it then and still do. Hunter Green. Yeah this would be fun to rehab. Congrats.
I am about to restore my 1965 tbird
We can handle any type of restoration project that you’re interested in and we would love to discuss it with you
Thanks for including my ride