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Chandler-Phoenix AZ recomendations

I have a co-worker that has retired and is moving to Chandler Az. the end of July. He has a 57 T-Bird convertible and a 67 Mustang convertible. If you look above the T-Bird in the first picture, you can see the hardtop for it covered up on that shelf, he has a track attached to the ceiling of the garage with a little electirc hoist on a trolley that he lifts off the top and rolls it onto the shelf. He is looking for recommendations on trustworthy mechanics, and body shops in the Chandler-Phoenix area. As you can see by the pictures that I have, he is picky about workmanship, the bottom side of both of them are just as clean as the engine compartments. Neither of these cars are trailer queens, he drives everywhere. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks.




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Just general maintenence or more restoration type stuff?

A couple clubs to look into
http://www.copperstatemustangclub.com/

Arizona Classic Thunderbird Club..........1955 - 1957
P.O. Box 5008, Carefree, Arizona 85377
Contact: Barbara Blair at (602) 488-3145, or E-mail [email protected]
Chapter #35, Classic Thunderbird Club International
The Arizona Classic Thunderbird Club was founded October 11, 1970. The purpose of the club is to promote admiration, ownership, care and maintenance of the 1955-57 Thunderbird. Our club has grown from six charter members to over 200 members today, with over 130 classic Thunderbirds.

Vintage Thunderbird Club International - Central Arizona Chapter..........1955 - present
8534 N. 49th Dr., Glendale, AZ 85302
Contact: Patti Hausser, 602-437-5121, or Email
Cruise, monthly meetings, picnics, annual events, Xmas party, regional event for VTCI Southwest Region. To become a member of our chapter you must be a member of the Vintage Thunderbird Club International. The dues for VTCI are $26 per year & the dues for our chapter are $16 for a total of $42 per year. Our chapter was founded in 1972 with over 58 memberships (mostly couples).

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BTW, thats the WORST time of the year to move here

68 coupe, 557+glide...
http://members.cox.net/darkknight302/68nwrear.jpg
84 Gt 'vert, 95 engine, AFR 165's, stock cam, performer with 600 holley
[email protected] in the AZ summer heat
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BTW, thats the WORST time of the year to move here
Thanks for the club contacts, at least with those clubs they can head him in the right direction for repairs. As far as general maintenance or more restoration type stuff, both, he tinkers with his cars, but anymore than that he hires it done. His cars are basically done, but he is always looking at improving them. He just had the dash pad replaced on the T-Bird, because he said it was starting to look dried out and wanted it changed before it got in the Arizona sun.
He doesn't have much choice on moving now, he put his house up here on the market about a month ago, and it has sold already and will be closing by the end of July. He did not think it would move that fast. He and his wife just flew down there about 2 weeks ago for 10 days, found and bought a house, I think on Nolan street or ave.
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Hopefully he'll have a good size garage :-) This is a pretty good place for owning a convertible. 3 months out of the year it's hot, but the rest of the time it's perfect.

Another good site
http://www.cruisinarizona.com/carshows.html

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84 Gt 'vert, 95 engine, AFR 165's, stock cam, performer with 600 holley
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