“Sweet Mary”

“Sweet Mary” is in memory of my late wife, who passed in 2003. I found her in 2004 and since she was nearly rust free and very straight, I proceeded with a seven year stem to stern, top to bottom restoration, customization and modernization project that was done in off-season stages that time and money allowed. It was as finished as a custom can be called that in 2010. The modifications included all of the following (and then some):

Body
1958 Hood, Tubular Grille & Molded Headlight Hoods, Shaved Doors & Trunk Deck, Remote Keyless Entry, Frenched Headlights & Tri-Bar Halogen Lamps, Power Antenna, Extended Fins & Tunneled Taillights with LED Lamps, Cruiser Skirts & Stainless Lakes Pipes, Accent Pinstriping

Interior
Modified Dashboard, Flaming River Tilt Steering, Lokar Shifter, ’65 T-Bird Seats, Center Console & Trim, Custom Door Panels, Tucked & Rolled Seats & Headliner, Matching Trunk Interior, Pioneer Sound System with CD Changer, Power Windows, Vintage Air A/C & Heating, Accent Pinstriping

Chassis
Power Rack & Pinion Steering, Dropped Front Spindles, Power Disc Brakes, Ford Performance AOD Transmission & Fluid Cooler, 9-inch Rear End with 3.50 Gearing & Positraction, Front & Rear Air Technologies Suspension System & Ladder Bars, Hidden Painless Custom Wiring System, Cragar Wire Wheels & Coker Wide Whitewalls

Engine Compartment
FE 390 CID, 380 HP V8 (Rebuilt & Balanced), Bored .030 Over, Custom Oil Pan, Forged Pistons, Performance Cam, Ceramic Coated Edlebrock Intake Manifold, Edlebrock Aluminum Heads & Holley 750 4 Bbl Carburetor, Custom Painted Aluminum Valve Covers & Air Cleaner, MSD Electronic Ignition, Custom Exhaust System, Ceramic Coated Ford Performance Exhaust Headers, High Capacity Aluminum Griffin Radiator with Overflow & Auxiliary Electric Fan

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