Darrel Arment
August 1, 2008

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The Details
Jim and Diane Hatcher's '56 Thunderbird
Engine
Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP) GT-40 crate engine
Pro Products Typhoon intake
Pro Products 70mm throttle body
Pro Products 70mm mass air meter
24-lb/hr FRPP injectors
K&N air filter
Crank trigger ignition
Taylor plug wires

Transmission
Ford AOD four-speed automatic

Rearend
Dana solid axle (4-inch narrowing)
2.39 gears

Exhaust
Hedman headers
Flowmaster mufflers
3-inch dual exhaust

Suspension
Front: '56 Ford with 1-inch cut springs and 2-inch drop spindles, Monroe gas shocks
Rear: Leaf springs moved into the frame for clearance, Monroe air shocks

Brakes
Front: Granada disc
Rear: Large drum
Ford dual master cylinder, stainless brake lines

Wheels
Front: Coy's C-5 polished five-spoke, 17x7 inches
Rear: Coy's C-5 polished five-spoke, 18x8 inches

Tires
Front: Hankook Ventus Sport K104, P225/45ZR17
Rear: Hankook Ventus Sport K104, P235/45ZR18

Interior
Refurbished gauges; tachometer and clock converted to electronic; Custom Autosound stereo, Kicker amp, and Polk speakers; Ron Francis wire harness installed by Jim Hatcher; Carriage Works steering wheel; original seat with seatback modified to look like bucket seatbacks covered with ostrich leather and Ultra Vinyl by Vintage Fab and Bob Sipes of Independence, Missouri; Vintage Air heat/cool unit