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  • #16
    My list for the year is body work, paint, complete interior, rewire, disk brake upgrade, a/c install, driveline rebuild, pulling my hair out and banging my head against the wall.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by DKheld View Post
      Oooo - that's an easy one for me.

      I've decided NOT to catch the engine on fire again this year.



      You guys check your fire extinguishers and make sure they are ready to go.
      Good call, I will add not catching the engine on fire to my list too. Out of interest, where do you mount your fire extinguisher ?
      Jon
      Deepest Hertfordshire
      Old enough to know I'm right...
      1960 Hardtop T'bird
      1961 Hotchkiss M201

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Yadkin View Post
        As little as possible. Have to make time to get my 74 Fiat Spider put together.
        Nice, my first car was a 73. That little girl pretty much set me on my road to working and fixing cars. Dad helped me buy and tow it home, left it up to me to figure out what it needed to drive it.

        Finally sold it back in the 90s up in Idaho. So if anyone stumbles across a 73 Spyder in Idaho with a full Abarth rally suspension, custom 17" wheels, a built 2.0 motor with dual webbers and a custom chrome roll bar, she was my first build.

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        • #19
          So it's another winter, what's the plan for this year?
          Now that my engine compartment is spiffy clean, there's no more exhaust or oil leaks I'm going to tackle the interior. Not really that much to do, I put in Dynamat and new carpets but the front seats are in need of some attention. I've sent away for the leather dye kit and will be rebuilding the foam in the seats, specifically the bottom inch unless I find the entire seat foam is shot in which case I've got a guy!! He's already re-stitching the seams.
          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
          http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_g...ibrary/trl.htm

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          • #20
            My plans?

            Summer looms so just doing more miles in the '66 is what I want to do!

            Oh, and now I'm a professional car detailer I hope to get the old girl looking sharper!
            A Thunderbirder from the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by sidewalkman View Post
              So it's another winter, what's the plan for this year?
              Now that my engine compartment is spiffy clean, there's no more exhaust or oil leaks I'm going to tackle the interior. Not really that much to do, I put in Dynamat and new carpets but the front seats are in need of some attention...
              Where can Dynamat be positioned other than under the carpeting? I have relatively new carpet and don't intend to pick it up. Where else, interior or trunk, can Dynamat be positioned?

              Dean

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Deanj View Post
                Where can Dynamat be positioned other than under the carpeting? I have relatively new carpet and don't intend to pick it up. Where else, interior or trunk, can Dynamat be positioned?

                Dean
                Behind the back seat, on the doors under the door panels, firewall, trunk floor, underside of trunk. Pretty much any place you have rattles it helps, but under the carpet is the best, gets rid of road noise and helps with the heat from exhaust pipes
                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
                http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_g...ibrary/trl.htm

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                • #23
                  Agree with Scott firewall and trunk for sure .
                  Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
                  Thunderbird Registry
                  58HT #33317
                  60 HT (Sold )

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                  • #24
                    My priority should be a front disc brake conversion.Needs some body work also.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by newyear View Post
                      My priority should be a front disc brake conversion.Needs some body work also.
                      You may be in luck. You have a '58, therefore no firewall booster bracket BUT... We happen to have a member who has a spare. (no, it's not me) - Dave
                      My latest project:
                      CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

                      "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
                      --Lee Iacocca

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                      • #26
                        59 Convertible

                        Just got this back from the top shop. Working on the interior (a 60 in a 59 car). Next spring I go under the car for a trans rebuild, disc brake conversion, and full front suspension. Hope to make the summer cruise nights....

                        Chris
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                        • #27
                          Chris she is coming along nicely and like the seats
                          Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
                          Thunderbird Registry
                          58HT #33317
                          60 HT (Sold )

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by p38fighter View Post
                            59 Convertible

                            Just got this back from the top shop. Working on the interior (a 60 in a 59 car). Next spring I go under the car for a trans rebuild, disc brake conversion, and full front suspension. Hope to make the summer cruise nights....

                            Chris
                            Nice, you need to hack off the tail pipes though
                            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
                            http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_g...ibrary/trl.htm

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                            • #29
                              Whole new exhaust going in also...

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by p38fighter View Post
                                Whole new exhaust going in also...
                                Nice, I've done 2.25", when I was under it I noticed that the PO had obviously dragged the rear bumper and it's got a tear in the bottom right corner, and it's not perfect regardless, so I'm thinking I might make cutouts and run 3"s tip out the backs
                                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
                                http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_g...ibrary/trl.htm

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