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Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Pahrump, Nevada
United States


1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


1932 A Deuce Coupe A Deuce Coupe Rust

“Rat Rod”

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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 “Rat Rod”

A Rat Rod, a true Rat Rod is a Ratty piece of Junk with the only true money being spent, being spent in making her go faster. Ifin the doors aint a flappin in the wind she aint a Rat.


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 “Rat Rod”

Just a 454 with a 671 pushing 4.88's, ought to pull a nice quarter.

Actually picked up a different 454 with a 400 Turbo, thanks to Keech. Nothing great but she's a running engine. Will be a nice interim while building the bigger 454.


Factory Options for “Lightning”

- Power Everything
- Independent Rear Suspension
- 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 “Rat Rod”

Fell off.


Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Rat Rod”

Chassis Works Mandrel-formed 4130 Chrome-Moly frame model 7115, with Ladder Bars and Tubular A Arms. Weld Racing Draglite Wheels. And a 12 Point Roll Cage, gotta have something to hold her together.


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