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  • #16
    Originally posted by Richard D. Hord View Post
    Hey Wildcat15,
    I would like to see some pic's when you get the chance. Stupid question what is PM? Also your name Wildcat15, not from Kentucky are ya? Hope to here from you soon, have a good safe trip.
    Richard, PM is short for personal message. Within this forum we can communicate between one another and not have it part of the public forum, it's the forum's version of e-mail.
    Ken
    1959 J Convertible
    1960 J Hardtop

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    • #17
      Biege leather interior

      Hi Jay,

      Your picture did not show that you tried to post. If you have not left yet, you can email it to me at rayclark07@gmail.com and I can post it for you. And as far as I know, Jay is not from Kaintucky!

      Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
      '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
      "It's Hip To Be Square"
      Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

      Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

      http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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      • #18
        Biege leather interior

        Here is the picture that Jay sent me. Also some of his comments. First the comments.

        "Nope, been an Iowegian all my life minus my service to the USAF. BTW, the local High School teams are the Wildcats and I was born on the 15th of a month."

        In the picture, you will see the darker beige of the dashpad, and center console, though that has some shadow on it making it look darker. The seats are light beige, though they look white. But look at the steering wheel and open insides of the door and you will see the difference. The seats look white, but they are supposed to be light beige. Here is the picture.
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        Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
        '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
        "It's Hip To Be Square"
        Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

        Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

        http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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        • #19
          Jay, great looking interior, very eye-catching.

          Recently, there was a 60 convert on ebay that had a total color change to blue. The data plate decoded to gray body with beige leather interior, that sounds like a great combination, shame someone changed it.
          Ken
          1959 J Convertible
          1960 J Hardtop

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          • #20
            YellowRose,
            Thanks for getting the pictures from Jay.
            And Jay, when you get back I hope you read this. Man she is gorgeous. That really looks great. I have some time on deciding to change my back to original or not. My wife likes the red and white, but it is my car ha!!!!ha!!!!ha!!!! Thanks guys!
            sigpic'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
            Registry #33436

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            • #21
              Didn't the beige interior cars also have a beige headliner instead of the more common white headliner?
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              The 1960 Ford Thunderbird. The WORLD'S most wanted car....

              VTCI Member#6287.

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              • #22
                Biege leather interior

                I think these cars did have a beige headliner, but when I checked Automotive Mile Posts for the 1960, it does not state that. Perhaps Jay when he gets back, or someone else with this interior color scheme can tell us.

                Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
                '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
                "It's Hip To Be Square"
                Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

                Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

                http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                • #23
                  Richard,
                  If you like the interior you could have a new vin plate made to match, most vendors supply them,
                  Kev.

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                  • #24
                    Rockin Kev,
                    Yea I know I've seen them, but I hate not trying to put her back the way she was produced. Over the years when I belonged to our local car club and helped judge. I hate seeing a $20,000 or $30,000 FORD car or truck with a Chevy motor in it. It just ain't right. Don't get me wrong there is a lot of nice cars and trucks that have been restored a had somethings changed but I respect the person more that took the time and put them back the way they were produced. I guess I need to get over it. But that beige and tan interior is beautiful.
                    sigpic'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
                    Registry #33436

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                    • #25
                      There's a nice shot of a biege leather interior in both the small and large size '60 brochures.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Richard D. Hord View Post
                        Rockin Kev,
                        Yea I know I've seen them, but I hate not trying to put her back the way she was produced. Over the years when I belonged to our local car club and helped judge. I hate seeing a $20,000 or $30,000 FORD car or truck with a Chevy motor in it. It just ain't right. Don't get me wrong there is a lot of nice cars and trucks that have been restored a had somethings changed but I respect the person more that took the time and put them back the way they were produced. I guess I need to get over it. But that beige and tan interior is beautiful.
                        It depends what you want. I've found the people I see with full on restorations don't really drive them. Since having two isn't really in the cards right now I want a dependable driver with nice riding radial tires and that turns,stops and doesn't over heat. None of those were factory options in 1960. Most of my mods can only be seen by the trained eye.
                        If I had a prestine Sunroof or something, yes. I would keep it as close to orig as possible. I will have one someday!!
                        As for using the Chevrolet drive train, sure it goes a little against the grain putting a Chevy motor in a Ford. Being in GM parts for years (decades) I can honestly say that for a street rod . . . Bang for the buck a GM Hi Perf crate motor is the only way to go. A buddy I worked with (he just retired) has a 40 Ford coupe with a 330 horse 350 in it. He got it to drive. It runs like a tall horse.

                        It's really all in what you want.
                        John Byers
                        1960 Convertible (Orig owner)
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                        • #27
                          Thanks byersmtrco,
                          Don't get me wrong I love anything pre '80. I'm a old car nut, always have been and always will be. Besides my '60 Thunderbird, I have a 1978 Diamond Jubilee Edition Thunderbird. She is all original except the duel exhaust, chrome mud flaps and of course battery and tires. She is probably a number two car and I plan on keeping her that way (she was my first love). I just think more of a car owner that has spent some time to get these old cars back to original. When you modify one someone always has more money than the other person (kinda like keeping up with the Jones) When my wife brings her camera home from work and the weather here in Kentucky breaks, I will post some pictures of them both.
                          sigpic'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
                          Registry #33436

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                          • #28
                            Hey ! My first TBird was a blue Diamond Jubilee in '89! Loved that car.. got me hooked. I ended up selling it back to the guy I bought it from and bought a white '90 SuperCoupe.
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                            Mike Lemmon
                            '59 Raven Black Hardtop

                            http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=2461

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                            • #29
                              1960 beige interior

                              hi guys,
                              My son found a great model of a 1960 convertible. Everything works,doors, steering wheel,trunk and hood. The engine has the chrome dressup kit.
                              The exterior is red like my car,but the interior is beige just like the picture you showed.It is identical. I don't know if it comes with a white exterior but if you are interested in an address,let me know. I think it was pretty expensive.

                              sal
                              Sal III

                              60 T BD

                              Thunderbird Registry # 33126 - VTCI # 11138- CTCI #02521

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                              • #30
                                Richard,

                                I'll look forward to those pics.

                                Sal,

                                Sunstar makes the red/beige 1/24 diecast. Quality is good. I have a couple of em. They didn't quite get the nose right. It doesn't come to enough of a point. Great detail though. About $25 I think.

                                I did find a 352/Sunroof. It's a little rough. $4000.
                                I might go look at it.
                                John Byers
                                1960 Convertible (Orig owner)
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