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1962 Ford Thunderbird

The 1962 Ford Thunderbird was a master of deception. Remaining primarily the same as the 1961 model, Ford offered in its new Sports Roadster what had formerly been an aftermarket item: a tonneau cover for the rear seats. This fancy piece of fiberglass transformed the four-seater into the two-seater that many diehards missed so much. It even accommodated a convertible top.

The Landau joined the Roadster in its 1962 entry, featuring a vinyl roof. Ford offered an M-Code engine, a 390-ci V8 rated at 340 horsepower. Only 145 of these T-birds were made, including 120 Roadsters.

For 1962, 1,427 of the Roadsters were sold, 10,516 convertibles, and 62,335 hardtops. The base engine was a 390-ci V8 rated at 300 horsepower, with the M-Code the only available option.


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1962 T Brd Convertible Top

Is there an updated electrical system replacement for the deck and top?

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My 62 Thunderbird Convertible Top Opens But Top Does Not Go Down.

Thunk lid is slow and needs help on occassion. However the top does nothing. I am in the Los Angeles area.

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Wire Wheel Size For 62 W/disc Brakes

I have a 62 thunderbird convertible and it has disc brakes on it. I bought it as a roller and now ready to put wheels and tires on it, I really want wires and wide white wall radials but al the compan...

187 views with 7 answers (last answer 5 months ago)

Do You Have To Take Out The Engine To Replace The Transmission On A 62 Thun...

Looking at 15K for new brakes, drums, rebuilt transmission, generator...told the engine has to come out to get the transmission out. Is that true? I am stunned at what my mechanic is quoting.

152 views with 5 answers (last answer 5 months ago)

1962 T-bird Want Start

i have a 1962 T-Bird and when I bought it for $850.00 I was told it ran last sep and that it needed a battery silinolde sorry miss spell but and a starter I put these in but it will click but will not...

127 views with 10 answers (last answer 9 months ago)