Motortopia: Where your passion parks

Motortopia: Where your passion parks.

Why Join Motortopia? So you can participate in groups... Create Group! Join Club! Join Group! Invite Friends!

  1. cars
  2. bikes
  3. boats
  4. planes

Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “Nomad”

 

Zanting’s Profile Photo

Zanting

M–24
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

NudeAutoMall’s Profile Photo

NudeAutoMall

M–92
Pahrump, Nevada
United States

 

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

1955 Chevrolet Nomad

“Nomad”

 
Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
 

Head to Head

 

About “Lightning”

My 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX, equipped with a 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 engine, rear-wheel drive and a healthy dose of torque built on the MN12 platform.

I have owned "Lightning" for about 2 years now as both my main project car and previously as my daily driver.

Even with some of the issues she had due on one part to poor previous ownership and on another to the harsh climate here. I really love this car for a lot of reasons and I find it impossible to let it go.

I just recently got her off the road to begin the resurrection project after I found another daily driver (1999 Ford Escort SE). One of the biggest parts of this challenge is not working on her though, it is actually demolishing the old garage and building a proper one in it's place, so that I can actually work on the project properly and safely.

I will post the to-do list of everything I am doing to Lightning on here eventually.

To-Do List For 2011-2013:

Everything, seriously..

About “Nomad”

Use to belong to a friend that passed, one serious Rust Bucket that I use to tease him we were building a car around a title. He bought her off eBay as a "No Rust" car of course. Dock had a Corvette Drivetrain with one serious Big Block to drop in frunt, I only managed to buy the Nomad, none of the nice toys, so Rat Rod / Eco Rod she will become, something to look kool, but shooting for some serious gas mileage.

 

Specs for “Lightning”

- MN12 Platform
- 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 (281ci.)
- 205 hp @ 4,500rpm, 265 lb·ft @ 3,200rpm
- 4R70W 4-Speed A/T + O/D
- 2-Door Coupe
- 200.3" - Length
- 72.7" - Width
- 52.5" - Height
- 113" - Wheelbase
- 3,725lb Curb Weight

Mileage: 132,000 km's

Specs for “Nomad”

None yet.

 

Factory Options for “Lightning”

- Power Everything
- Independent Rear Suspension
- TCS / ABS
- Variable Assist Power Steering
- Leather Interior
- 6-Way Power Driver Seat
- 2-Way Power Passenger Seat
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player (Original Ford)
- Illuminated Keyless Entry
- Remote Starter
- Rear Window Defroster
- Moonroof / Sunroof
- Cup Holders
- A/C

Factory Options for “Nomad”

I think they fell out with the floor boards, or did they hang around till the fenders rotted off, don't know?

 

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Nomad”

The new floorboards and chassis are from a 4 door that was used as a stunt car in some movie. I'll have to do something cool with that camera mount under the passenger side headlight.

 

Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 4

 

Previous Photo Albums Next Albums

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of Nomad album
Nomad
Photos: 2
 

Previous Photo Albums Next Photo Albums

 

Vote This challenge has ended!

Points for Lightning Total Votes Points for Nomad
39 10 11

 

Comments on this challenge

Log in to post comments.

Read comments on this challenge

Log in to view challenge comments.

Download Drive Magazine Now!

Advertisements

    Special Offers & Deals

Advertisement

 

Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “Nomad”

Print your passion at Motortopia.com (http://www.motortopia.com)