1955 Ford Thunderbird
Owner: Dwayne Peace, Tyler, TX
Builder: Matthew and Jonathan Peace, Torq’d Design Lab, Tyler, TX and Greening Auto Company, Nashville, TN
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Paint: BASF clear over a base Honda Red
Build Time: 9,100 hours build time over four years
Engine: Banks 6.0 twin turbo with Bowler 4L80E transmission.
Mustang II front end with triangulated 4 link rear 9-inch rear end
Hoped to build a Ridler contender from the start --
This T-bird is a family owned vehicle for 20 years
Full metal construction was completed by Matt and complete design work was done by Jonathan in their respective companies.
Once the body work was designed and constructed, Jesse Greening was called in for body and paint. Steve Tracy from Advanced Plating was
called in for the exact fitments and finishes for the moldings and trim. Paul Atkins stitched the interior for the European and exotic look and feel.
The Thunderbird was crowned the 2012 Ridler Award winner and has since won numerous best of show awards on both the indoor and outdoor
circuits this past year.
Choice Awards are presented to the runners-up to the prestigious Shine Award given at SEMA