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New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds available.

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  • New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds available.

    I have made and received a run of detent shift plates for the 1958-1960 Thunderbird. Get them while they are still available.

    These plates are a necessary part to rid your 1958 1959 1960 Thunderbird of sloppy shifting and popping out of park. If your shift lever or shift collar are worn, you need to replace these also.



    The part replaces the worn detent plate in the shift flange.



    The column shift assembly for an automatic transmission car is shown here:



    For more information and to order click here: http://www.squarebirds.org/detent_thunderbird.htm .

    Instructions for installing the detent plate can be found here: http://www.squarebirds.org/detent_installation.htm



    Alexander
    1959 Hardtop
    1960 Golde Top
    Alexander
    1959 Hard Top
    1960 Golde Top
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    RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

    so how much for shipping to norway?

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    • #3
      RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

      I have calculated out the postage to Norway and to the United Kingdom. There will be no extra charge. The $2 shipping will cover the postage and the packing envelope. Unfortunately, I will not be able to track foreign shipments as I can with domestic shipments.

      Alexander
      1959 Hardtop
      1960 Golde Top
      Alexander
      1959 Hard Top
      1960 Golde Top
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      • #4
        RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

        Thanks allot. ill order one at once. btw where did you find that nice overview of the steering console?

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        • #5
          RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

          It's from the 1949-1959 Ford Illustrated Parts book. Some of the Thunderbird vendors use these lllustrations in their catalogs.

          Alexander
          1959 Hardtop
          1960 Golde Top
          Alexander
          1959 Hard Top
          1960 Golde Top
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          • #6
            RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

            I sent out the first shipment to those orders that I received by Sunday. I received a few more orders by mail today. I will send them out this week.

            I had wanted to put tracking on the packages, but the post office has a bizarre requirement that the package needs to be at least 3/4 inch thick to get the first class rate. If I wanted to track the packages I would need to pay $4.05 for Priorty Mail per package plus the tracking fee.

            You should all receive the orders within a week. The international orders were also sent out today.

            Alexander
            1959 Hardtop
            1960 Golde Top
            Alexander
            1959 Hard Top
            1960 Golde Top
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            • #7
              RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

              I received the Detent plate today. It looks great, and thanks a lot.

              Reon
              60 Golde Top

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              • #8
                RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

                I am glad you received it so soon. I would like to hear your experiences installing the plate and how it improves how the car stays in park.

                Alexander
                1959 Hardtop
                1960 Golde Top
                Alexander
                1959 Hard Top
                1960 Golde Top
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                • #9
                  RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

                  I just put the new detent plate in my 1959 Hard Top. It has never been so firmly in park! The old detent plate resembled the one on my 1960 with the wide park slot. It may have been a midyear design change. I would like to know of the variations of detent plates that you find.

                  I will be making up improved detent plates for the 1961-63 Thunderbird shortly. Today, a good friend of mine had his 1962 Thunderbird pop out of park and into reverse. The car went through his garage door.

                  Alexander
                  1959 Hardtop
                  1960 Golde Top
                  Alexander
                  1959 Hard Top
                  1960 Golde Top
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                  • #10
                    RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa


                    My car should be coming back from the paint shop in a couple of weeks, and then I will be putting in the new dash pad. I know the wheel has to come off so that will be a good time to install the detent plate. I'll let you know how that turns out.



                    Reon
                    60 Golde Top

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                    • #11
                      RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

                      got it and thank you,. will let you know how it goes,
                      mark

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                      • #12
                        RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

                        Hi Alexander.
                        Installed my new plate yesterday and that lever now LOCKS into park - it's GREAT! It actually "clicks" into place.

                        Everything went together just perfectly.

                        My '60 had the typical '60 design with the wider oval. I don't know why Ford decided to change that detail - the narrower oval seems more secure.

                        thanks again for all your work on this!
                        Casey

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                        • #13
                          RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

                          You must have it posted somewhere - I just haven't stumbled across it - how much??? To zip code 81212.
                          BTW, I see a listing on e-Bay for this item and the graphics look SUSPICIOUSLY like they were taken from your site! Or, maybe it's YOU selling them on e-Bay???


                          Matthew
                          1959 Turquoise HT
                          www.geocities.com/mvonhobe/thunder
                          http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=13517

                          Matthew 1959 Indian Turquise Hardtop
                          Tbirdregistry RegistryNumber=13517
                          http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdatasheet.aspx?RegistryNumber=13517

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                          • #14
                            RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

                            You can order them here: http://www.squarebirds.org/detent_thunderbird.htm .

                            There are a few more plates remaining. Orders received by PayPal or postmarked by April 28, 2006 will be remain $20 each, plus the PayPal surcharge and $2 shipping to anywhere in the continental USA. Orders after that will be $25 each.

                            Alexander
                            1959 Hardtop
                            1960 Golde Top
                            Alexander
                            1959 Hard Top
                            1960 Golde Top
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                            • #15
                              RE: New Detent Plates for 1958-1960 Thunderbirds availa

                              I got mine yesterday in the mail and it looks great. One went for 54 bucks on ebay yesterday.

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