Dr. Cyclone is still at work!

Who is Dr. Cyclone?

Some of you long timers know Tom Wilson as Dr. Cyclone. For you new folks, Tom builds body parts for B-17 airplanes for a living and 68/69 Cyclone body parts as a passion. He buys the dead Cyclones and similar to Dr. Frankenstein he cuts them up, makes new parts and brings them back to life. If you have been around these cars for very long you know body replacement parts are almost always needed for a restoration but no one makes them. At least not until Dr. Cyclone went into his lab!

We have previously shown you some of the rare and needed parts he has stamped out on his press but here are some of his newest creations. Tom has agreed to give us a little tech session at our Talladega Family Reunion. He may even bring some of his parts for those of you who might need some. I already have my order in so get in line!

We have not been able to get him to do any Torino parts yet. However, many of the Cyclone parts are interchangeable but certainly not all. Everything in this post except the rear quarter panel patches and the Spoiler II header panel will work on a Torino/Talladega or a Cyclone!

What new parts does he have?

Most of you are probably interested in this downshift lever reproduction.

 

 

This is the rear trunk opening lip that always rusts out.

 

This is the rear trunk opening lip that always rusts out. This photo shows it tacked into place.

 

This is the mold for the Spoiler II header panel that goes in front of the hood on a Spoiler II.

 

If you have rust in your lower door panels you will need these patch panels as well. These panels will work on a Cyclone or a Torino/Talladega.

 

Both the driver and passenger side lower rear quarter panel replacement patches are available. These are the parts behind the rear wheel that always rust.

 

The inside of almost all trunk lids look like this. This is not visible without removal of the inner trunk lid support structure.

 

If your trunk lid is rusted like most of them this outer patch panel will fix you up.

 

If you need to replace the outer trunk lid panel you are going to also need to replace the inner panel and Dr. Cyclone has that as well.

How do I get mine?

If you want any of these parts or others from the Dr.’s shop you can reach Tom by text or phone at 770-757-1508 or email at hawks405@bellsouth.net. The Dr. may even be able to deliver your parts to the Talladega Family Reunion if you order soon enough and you plan to attend or know someone from your area who will be.



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About the Author: Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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  1. Alan Miller says:

    Hopefully a few more Cyclones can be saved . Keep up the good work .

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