Frame-Suspension

56 Leaf Spring Specifications and Advise

  • Author: Jesse Raine
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 57

Assembly Tips when mating the Body and Frame

  • Author: Gerald Snyder
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 57

Wheel shimmy

  • Author: Mitch Reed
  • Year: 2012
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 48

Shimmy

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 2012
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 26

T-Bird suspension changes for handling improvement

  • Author: Multiple Authors
  • Year: 2011
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 16

57 T’Bird body mounts

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 64

1957 T-Bird Body Mounts

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 64

Sagging Springs

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 52

1955 T-Bird OD Cable

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 52

1957 Thunderbird Rear Shocks

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2009
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 52

1955 Thunderbird Field Modifications

  • Author: John M. Smith
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 18

56 ‘Bird Front End Heigh

  • Author: Jim Dinunzio
  • Year: 2007
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 18

My 55 Issues

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 47

Tech Tip 10 Reason For Skirt Rub

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 24

Rubber Mounting Bushings

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 41

Alignment Plate

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 42

1957 Rear Leaf Springs

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 53

Left Front Spring Spacer

  • Author: Jay Raine
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 38

1956 Thunderbird Frame Reinforcement

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 37

Taking the Body off the Frame

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 46

Left Front Spring Spacer

  • Author: Dave Tulowitzky
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 47

Chassis Reinforcement Plate

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 42

1955 vs 1957 Tie Rods

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 42

Authenticity – 1956 Frame Welds

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 48

1957 T-Bird Rear Springs

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 50

Loose Steering Remedies

  • Author: Pete Shields
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 41

Wiring and springs

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 37

Authenticity – fasteners and finishes

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 48

Winter car storage tips

  • Author: Old Cars
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 44

Stock shocks

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 44

The shocking truth – air shock

  • Author: Pete Shields
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 53

Authenticity – inner and outer tie rods

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 47

Rear shocks

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 51

Springs measurement

  • Author: Pete Shields
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 49

Authenticity – getting ready for the regional

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 55

Authenticity – original black paint – gloss or satin

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 52

Air shocks

  • Author: Serviss
  • Year: 1998
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 50

Shock absorbers removed from D.O.T. hazardous material list

  • Author: Old Cars
  • Year: 1996
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 44

Reverse shackles

  • Author: Greg Garmer
  • Year: 1995
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 45

Steering hops and jiggles in left turns

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1988
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 38

Serial number stamps on 1955 frame

  • Author: Lois Eminger
  • Year: 1988
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 25

Front alignment

  • Author: Fred Artus
  • Year: 1988
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 38

Power steering system

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1987
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 39

Alignment diagnosis guide & adjustment manual

  • Author: Bill Brown
  • Year: 1986
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 30

Authenticity – Similarity of 1955 & 1956 items

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1986
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 15

Replacing idler arm seals & bushings

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1985
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 29

Authenticity – Steering gear

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1985
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 34

Outside front dimensions for the 1955 frame

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1985
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 22

Replacing seal in steering box

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1985
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 38

Frame markings

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1984
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 25

Handling stability of a 1955 T’Bird

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1984
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 20

Power steering cylinders

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1984
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 20

Checking front end looseness

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1983
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 17

Re-arching leaf springs

  • Author: Roger Hayes
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 15

Re-arching leaf springs

  • Author: James Lewis
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 10

Car not level left to right

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 31

Shock absorber supplier

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 27

Body height fixes

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 21

Replacing 1956 frame with 1955

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 18

Tie rod ends for 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 30

Frame alignment

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 30

Frame restoration

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 28

1955 frame measurements

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 23

Replacement shocks

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 25

Rear spring replacement

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 14

Front spring replacement

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 37

Shimmy during turn

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 25

Power steering control valve seals

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 31

Ball joint replacement

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 29

Authenticity – Rear spring clamp finish

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 11

Authenticity – Finishes undercarriage & suspension

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 10

Chassis replacement

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 23

Finishes, undercarriage, fuel system

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 10

Finishes undercarriage & rear axle

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 10

Authenticity – finishes undercarriage & rear axle

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 10

Serial number on frame 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 38

Steering gear failure 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 32

Body shimming

  • Author: George Barlow
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 18

Serial number on vehicle frame

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 32

Hard steering 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 32

Ball joint remover

  • Author: Doug Thrasher
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 15

Another ball joint remover

  • Author: Doug Thrasher
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 15

Extra metal on 1956 frames

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 28

Frame steel welded to 1956

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 40

New springs 1955

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 30

Sway bar

  • Author: Wilson Irvine
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 22

Power steering correction

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 42

Paint, auto frame

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 33

Power steering control valve 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 32

Power steering control valve 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 27

Power steering & power brakes

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1976
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 25

Steering gear

  • Author: Ted Otcasek
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 21

Ball joint

  • Author: Ted Otcasek
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 21

Serial numbers

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 29

Hard steering 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 28

Front springs interchangeable

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 10

Power steering valve, pump position 1956

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 19

Steering sector & worm

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 22

Fuel lines

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 22

Rear springs and clamps

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 15

Rear spring clamps

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 15

Left turn only shimmy 1956

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 12

Power steering valve and cylinder interchangeable

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 16

Correct power steering hose numbers

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 16

Chassis detailing

  • Author: W.C. Butts
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 7

Correct idler arm for Thunderbird

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 18

Correct paint for frame and under fenders

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 18

Steering wander – check idler arm

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 19

Coil spring shim for left spring

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 12

Serial number location on frame

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 32

6-leaf rear spring on 1956

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 15

New power steering bushings help shaking

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1972
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 28

Bad feel in the steering

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1971
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 21

1955, 1956, 1957 power steering units interchange

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1971
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 3

Springs and shocks for a 1957

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 20

Spring anti-squeak pads available

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 9

Correct model Koni shocks to use

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1970
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 9

Re-arching rear springs

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 13

Bottoming suspension

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 13

1955 power steering on a 1957

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 10

Front end replacement

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 5

Increasing strength of suspension

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 6

Vibrations in front end

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 2

Power steering conversion from car

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 2

Idler arm repair

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 2

Frame flexing

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 2

Stabilizer bar conversion

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 12

Improving ride

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 1967
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 9

Shimmy repair

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 1967
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 8

Adding power steering

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 1967
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 8

Replacement of springs

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 1967
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 4

Improving handling

  • Author: Gino Pasquini
  • Year: 1966
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 4

Plating & chassis assembly

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 1966
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 8

Chassis restoration

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 1965
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 6

Suspension modifications

  • Author: Harry Zapolski
  • Year: 1965
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 5

High quality grease

  • Author: Harry Zapolski
  • Year: 1965
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 7

Front-end shimmy

  • Author: Hugh Harris
  • Year: 1965
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 2

Power steering shimmy

  • Author: Kelly Jewell
  • Year: 1964
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 4

Noisy rocker arms

  • Author: Editor
  • Year: 1964
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 2

Ball bearing idler arm

  • Author: Lester Stevenson
  • Year: 1964
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 4
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