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skybluethunderbird1960
12-31-2016, 09:06 AM
It seems like the ash tray inside my 1960 Tbird is missing the metal insert. I can't verify this since I can't find a picture of the inside of the ash tray. Mine has like a slit space inside it which gives me the impression that the insert is missing. Could someone show me a picture of what the inside of the ashtray is suppose to look like? Thank you

olevet
12-31-2016, 10:43 AM
It seems like the ash tray inside my 1960 Tbird is missing the metal insert. I can't verify this since I can't find a picture of the inside of the ash tray. Mine has like a slit space inside it which gives me the impression that the insert is missing. Could someone show me a picture of what the inside of the ashtray is suppose to look like? Thank you

Let me get another cup of coffee in me and I will go take a pic
for you.

olevet
12-31-2016, 10:52 AM
There are 2 and yes there is an insert or the actual ashtray it's self this is a pic of one I bought and not done anything with yet

I can't post the pic because I can't resize it

But yes there are 2
I have them if you need them

Tbird1044
12-31-2016, 08:05 PM
Here is a picture of what the insert looks like. The plate next to the insert is something I made to mount switches in the ashtray. Since I don't smoke and no one ever will my car, the plate replaces the ashtray insert. ;-)
I have an extra insert if you can't find one.
Nyles

olevet
12-31-2016, 08:53 PM
Here is a picture of what the insert looks like. The plate next to the insert is something I made to mount switches in the ashtray. Since I don't smoke and no one ever will my car, the plate replaces the ashtray insert. ;-)
I have an extra insert if you can't find one.
Nyles

Great idea on those switches, Im the same way about smoking in Mine , WHEN i get it going again LOL
Like I told him I have a few extras laying around also
What do those switches control?

Tbird1044
12-31-2016, 10:00 PM
1. Power door locks
2. Power Antenna
3. Electric fuel Pump
4. LED Map light under Radio
;-)
Nyles

sidewalkman
01-18-2017, 06:38 PM
Here is a picture of what the insert looks like. The plate next to the insert is something I made to mount switches in the ashtray. Since I don't smoke and no one ever will my car, the plate replaces the ashtray insert. ;-)
I have an extra insert if you can't find one.
Nyles

Hey Nyles

How hard was it to make those inserts? I am adding a couple of push button switches for inside lights in the front ashtray and a couple of 12V charging points in the rear and that insert is perfect? What's it made out of and factor in I suck at fabrication!

Tbird1044
01-18-2017, 08:09 PM
It wasn't too difficult to make. I think I saved the template for form.
I made it out of a piece of stainless steel, bent it, and then put it on the buffer to shine it up. The touchest was to cut the rectangular slots for the switches. I used a cutting wheel on my dremel to cut the slots.
It you want me to mail you the template, let me know.
Nyles

Dakota Boy
01-18-2017, 09:08 PM
Were lighted ashtrays an option back then? My car's ashtrays have clips that hold a bulb; and a circular pattern of little holes in the ashtray catch bin to let the light shine through and into it.

The wiring harness was old as dirt, so I assumed it was original. I have it working again; although only the rear ashtray remains in my car due to the aftermarket shifter being on the console.

sidewalkman
01-19-2017, 01:41 AM
Were lighted ashtrays an option back then? My car's ashtrays have clips that hold a bulb; and a circular pattern of little holes in the ashtray catch bin to let the light shine through and into it.

The wiring harness was old as dirt, so I assumed it was original. I have it working again; although only the rear ashtray remains in my car due to the aftermarket shifter being on the console.

Mine has the small bulb, same one as the dash lights that fits in a little holder that clips into the ashtray. Ebay has one at a stupid expensive price but it shows what it looks like.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-Lincoln-Continental-Premiere-Convert-Thunderbird-ORIG-DOOR-ASH-TRAY-LIGHT-/161728438387?hash=item25a7c42073:m:md-mtv-QtcnUr2DztU-yHvQ&vxp=mtr

I always thought if you could graft the small auto shifter from a Baby Bird into the console it would look really slick!