It's been six years since I reported in Rod & Custom about a 1960 Thunderbird custom project underway based on some Eric Black illustrations that had appeared in R&C the previous year. That project never took off, but the illustrations managed to inspire another second-generation T-bird enthusiast. Now a slight variation of Black's original concept is under construction at Hollywood Hot Rods (HHR). Most of the sheetmetal modifications (including the chopped top and reshaped fins) are very subtle, but required an extensive effort to achieve. On a stock body, the spears lose their shape once they get past the rear wheel openings, widening to match the bumper. Altering that to match Black's design involved an extensive amount of reshaping to the quarter-panels and the rear bumpers. Take a look at the amount of work involved in extending this fabulous Thunderbird's side spears all the way back to the bumpers.