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  • #31
    Mine is definitley going back from whence it came, it's already resting comforatably in a ziplock baggy. So many nice things come in a ziplock bag. Mike

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Petrolhead View Post
      Just kidding, I love her dearly, almost as much as the latest Rod & Custom magazine with the '52 Cadillac convertible custom on page 38, the one with the sensual lines that looks even better with it's top off, great chassis, big headlights, tuck 'n' roll... mmmmm... tuck 'n' roll.
      speaking from personal experience, I'd say the '52 would be cheaper to maintain.....
      sigpicBill
      Thunderbird Registry 21903 & 33405

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      • #33
        I consider the ROT sheet for my '59 to be as much a part of the car as the drivers seat. I would never dream of keeping it if I ever sell the car. I can keep it in much better shape with my documents for the car than putting it back in the seat.
        I had posted pictures of my ROT sheet and data plate quite some time ago. If anyone wants to see the pair again let me know and I'll repost them.

        Vern

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Petrolhead View Post
          A good idea, but once it's laminated there's no turning back. Personally, I would do an extra copy of each and laminate those to keep in the glovebox, and put the unmoleseted original paper copies away in safe place.

          I had some stuff laminated once thinking it would preserve the items, which it did, but I subsequently learned that they weren't as vaulable and collectable once laminated.
          Freakin' ding-bats at VINZ (where cars are checked for road-worthiness on arrival in NZ) tore mine in half getting it out from behind the rear seat - WHY they ever needed to take it out is beyond me.

          So I lined up the two halves neatly, photocopied it and laminated the the copy, I carry it in the glovebox. The orginal is carefully kept inside a zip-lock bag at home.
          A Thunderbirder from the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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          • #35
            My Interior Work On Rose Has Started

            This thread seems to have turned into one on the proper caring and feeding of ROT, Build or Broadcast sheets! Lets see if I can get it back on track as my Interior Work On Rose.

            Yesterday, I went by to take some more pictures and get some details straight on the color scheme for the interior. So I posted a few pix on the web page. You can see them here. There are not many, just of the ceiling insulation, and a couple of pix of what the interior looked like before they took out the seats.

            http://thunderbirds.fortunecity.com/...rdInterior.htm

            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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            • #36
              Very nice Ray...like the 'old looking' insulation.
              Happen to know what he used for the adhesive?

              And the color scheme....?

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              • #37
                My Interior Work On Rose Has Started

                Hi Cathie,

                I will ask him what he is using for adhesive when I go there later today and let ya know. As for the color scheme, I will let the pictures speak for themselves when I get them posted.

                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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                • #38
                  My Interior Work On Rose Has Started

                  Cathie, he said that over the many years he has done interior work that they used a number of different glues only to find, many years ago, that Weldwood Contact Cement works best of all in gluing the roof insulation in place.

                  For gluing material to the various interior forms of the car, he uses 3M glue in a big, sealed bucket, with hoses on it. You just pick up the hose with the nozzles on the end, spray the area you want glued and lay down the material in place. It will not go anywhere once glued... I watched him as he worked on one of the back interior pieces.

                  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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                  • #39
                    My Interior Work On Rose Has Started

                    You may want to bookmark this web page if you want to keep up with what they are doing with my interior. I have added a few more pictures today showing the new headliner being put in place, and the work about to begin on stripping the various rear parts of the old black and white vinyl. The area under that piece (and the bottom of that piece) in front of the package tray that wraps around both seats was showing considerable surface rust. Nothing really bad though. That will be cleaned and treated before that section is put back together again. It appears that these pieces are the original vinyl covered pieces, unlike the seat covers. Those arm rests in back, for those who do not know, are not metal, like that long wrap around piece, but made from some type of plastic. During the week, I may be adding pictures every day, or every other day, as the work progresses..

                    http://thunderbirds.fortunecity.com/...rdInterior.htm
                    Last edited by YellowRose; July 24th, 2009, 12:20 AM.

                    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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                    • #40
                      I've read a few things about weldwood before, thanks Ray for confirming a solid product...

                      Awesome website and information, as usual! ....
                      ...you are a dynamo!

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                      • #41
                        My Interior Work On Rose Has Started

                        Thanks, Cathie! I am glad that I was able to get the information you requested. It has been interesting to watch them work on things. It did not take him long to get the headliner area out and cleaned up and the new headliner in place. I took him my bag of new interior hardware to replace all that old hardware that was showing its age. That was one of the best deals I found on eBay! Each section of the interior's hardware is bagged in small plastic bags, and a numbered list comes with it as to what each plastic bag is for. I got it from donmona777 on eBay, and the company name is The Loose Screw. They made them up for the Squarebirds and maybe the other Tbirds also.

                        I just checked eBay and they no longer list the Squarebirds kits. BUT, they do list the '64-'66 kits. They have 62 different interior hardware kits. I searched by their eBay name and got this.

                        http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/donmon..._sopZ12?_rdc=1

                        One could always write them and see if they could put some more Squarebirds kits together. I know that the others on here who bought them found them to be an excellent buy.

                        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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                        • #42
                          Screw sets

                          Hey Ray,
                          They put them up for sale on Ebay and they will be gone for a few days, then they post them again.
                          Just checked they are listed again! Item # 250471058008
                          Richard D. Hord
                          Last edited by Richard D. Hord; July 24th, 2009, 07:15 AM.
                          sigpic'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
                          Registry #33436

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                          • #43
                            Saved to my favorite sellers list!

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by YellowRose View Post
                              I just checked eBay and they no longer list the Squarebirds kits.
                              Hi ya Ray

                              I just had a look as I'd be keen on a set for my '62 (Both me and my car have a screw or two loose), and I found the Sqaurebird kits listed by way down the sellers' list, after the light bulbs. here's the direct link to the Squarebirds kit

                              Cheers

                              Alistair

                              http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1958-...Q5fAccessories

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                              • #45
                                My Interior Work On Rose Has Started

                                Thanks for letting us know where you can find the hardware kits now. When I looked at their some 62 item list, I did not see it.

                                I have posted a few more pix of the work that was done today. Not much posted, but he is getting there. There is some other work going on in the background that I will tell you about and show in due time... but not now...

                                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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