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    Well, it took 4 years, but it's almost complete. I've actually owned the car for about 30 years, but didn't really start putting it together until 4 years ago. Took the car out and washed it, clayed it, and waxed it. Things we can do in So Calif. I needed a little touch up work after reassembly, and I think the over spray from the air brush got on the car. All good now and paint is back to being like a babies bottom. Still need to mount the side view mirrors and fit up the fender skirts. Then the challenge is to see if I am brave enough to drive it on the public streets.
    Nyles
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    My first squarebird was white with a red and white interior. It's still one of the best looking color combinations there is. I can understand your apprehension driving it but you just have to bite the bullet and do it. The first road test is always the scariest. Good luck.

    John
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    • #3
      Congrats! The car looks beautiful.
      Keith
      Sedalia, Mo.
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      • #4
        It is stunning, Nyles.
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        "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
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        • #5
          Well done mate, looks great!

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          • #6
            Looking great Nyles.
            sigpicFrank
            1958 T-Bird "Trov„o Rosa" - "Rose Thunder"
            Thunderbird registry #61670

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            • #7
              Beautiful car! Nice job! Now it's time to use some no rinse car wash product when possible. I couldn't throw water on mine in NE Ohio.

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              • #8
                She's looking really nice Nyles. I don't know about using a hose, I always wash my Bird with the two bucket method. The last thing I want is water inside the doors.

                Chris.....From OZ.

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                • #9
                  It won't get washed often using the hose, but I did want to check to see how well I got the car sealed up. Did pretty well overall.
                  When the doors were apart, I made sure everything was cleaned up internally and then used a spray undercoating on the internals and made sure all the drain holes were clean and open.
                  Being in So Calif, the car shouldn't be getting to wet.
                  Nyles

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                  • #10
                    Have you planned out your first modification?

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                    • #11
                      Looks great - top marks!
                      And those tail-lights look so cool.
                      A Thunderbirder from the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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                      • #12
                        Looks real good. Wish we had some of that sunshine.

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                        • #13
                          Nyles, that is a thing of beauty! Nicely done. When you get a chance can you post some pics of the interior?
                          Scott
                          South Delta, BC, Canada
                          1960 White T-Bird, PS, PB that's it
                          Red Leather Interior!
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                          • #14
                            Will do. I may take it back to the upholstery shop, as I'm not totally happy with the fit in the back seat.
                            I'll also post once I get the chrom wheel centers on and side view mirrors mounted.
                            Nyles

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                            • #15
                              Nyles, I'm looking at the rear truck lock cover, looks like yours tips out to the side? Mine goes straight down.
                              Scott
                              South Delta, BC, Canada
                              1960 White T-Bird, PS, PB that's it
                              Red Leather Interior!
                              www.squarebirds.org/users/sidewalkman
                              Thunderbird Registry #61266
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