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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “dad's toy”

 

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Zanting

M–23
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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mitchell

M–18
Lima, Ohio
United States

 

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

“dad's toy”

 
Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
 

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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 “dad's toy”

this is my dad's 1969 Camaro Z28, he bought this car when he was 21 and has had it forever! this camaro use to be painted the original camaro blue with racing stripes...now we are going to paint the car black with racing stripes.

 

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 “dad's toy”

383 stroker motor
makes around 600HP
too much to list...

 

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 “dad's toy”

custom black leather interrior

 

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “dad's toy”

everything has been done to this car!

 

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1969 Camaro Z28
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