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  • Debra's '60 Tbird Pix

    Here are a couple of pix that Debra, in Colorado, sent me of her '60 Tbird with a Turquoise interior. The interior picture was taken before she had the dashpad replaced. Yes, it looks like it is leather. Here is a pic that Deb just sent me showing what the dashpad looks like after it was replaced.
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    Last edited by YellowRose; May 1st, 2012, 07:20 PM. Reason: Additional picture

    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

  • #2
    looks like it has the leather option... since the seats and door panels are only one color.
    http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...ryNumber=33517

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    • #3
      Instrument Help

      Ray,
      Thanks for all your great information. It's been very helpful!
      Debbie #38435

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      • #4
        Hey Debra,
        Looks like she's a keeper
        Richard D. Hord
        sigpic'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
        Registry #33436

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        • #5
          Christine

          Thanks, I sure enjoy driving her. Looks a lot like Christine except the interior. I wanted to name her, trying to decide on a good name, but my hubby thinks its silly.

          I was thinking Lucille, Peggy Sue, or my daughter likes Norma Jean. Lol.
          Debbie #38435

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          • #6
            Car looks nice, thanks for saring the pics with us.

            Looks like the original '60 interior too, less that nice looking new dash pad.

            I hope you figure those guages out...

            -Jon in TX.
            sigpic
            The 1960 Ford Thunderbird. The WORLD'S most wanted car....

            VTCI Member#6287.

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            • #7
              Debra's '60 Tbird Pix

              Glad to help, Debra and I hope you get the gauges figured out. The fact that they worked before they did the dash indicates to me that they might have not re-installed the gauges correctly. If you have more difficulties with the gauges or need more help, post in the 1958-1960 Squarebirds Forum where I put the information.

              As for a name, sure, she deserves a name! Call her what YOU want to name her.

              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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              • #8
                Dash Problems

                Well I am going to take her back to the upholster and let him take a shot at making it right - along with your excellent instructions. I had printed out the dash replacement instructions for them when I originally took it in, and they said how helpful those were. They were not so happy with the wiper motor instructions on the other hand (electric replacement). They put that in for me too while the dash was out. So I'm picking up new shocks today and that is the next project for me. Maybe we can tackle that this Saturday.
                Debbie #38435

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                • #9
                  Debra's '60 Tbird Pix

                  I am glad the dashpad instructions were a big help to them. Regarding the electric windshield wiper install, we had no problem with doing mine. When installing the wiper motor switch in the same place as the original they must make sure to leave a gap behind the white toggle switch to the dash, as the two speed wiper switch rotates in and out as you turn it, unlike the original one. Not doing this can make you think the switch is broken. Also, don't put the knob on the new wiper shaft, snug up to the chrome bezel or you will not be able to turn it. It is a two speed setting and as you turn the knob to the right the shaft needs to go in and out, like on a groove. So if you put the knob too close to the chrome dash bezel the knob will not turn or move.

                  If you have any additional problems or need help with the gauges, or other parts of your Tbird, please post up in the 1958-1960 Squarebirds Forum in the post that I created for you there. This way, we can put the technical stuff up there, and leave this thread for future pictures. Let us know up there how you come out with the gauges and what they did to fix the problem.

                  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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                  • #10
                    Hey Debra,
                    Yep "Christine" (if you have not seen the movie, you need to do so! Not a Thunderbird but still is a awesome movie) Some have heard the story, but here we go again
                    We went to pick her up and she had a manifold leak and sounded just like "Christine" the movie car when she came to shop after her night excursion and was burnt!
                    My wife hates "Christine" and "Christine" knows it! We have had several occasions where if "Christine" knows wife is going with me, she will stall, die or not even start I know this sounds crazy, but if "Christine" and I are together she has never let me down. She also has an attitude! If I'm tinkering with her and get mad, I have trouble getting her started. Any other time I have no problems!
                    I have never seen a women and a car so jealous of a man's attention in my life! They gotta realize, I love them both and have plenty of love to share
                    Richard D. Hord
                    sigpic'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
                    Registry #33436

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Richard D. Hord View Post
                      ...They gotta realize, I love them both and have plenty of love to share
                      Richard D. Hord
                      Richard, how can there be so much love in one man for so many? - Dave
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                      • #12
                        Christine

                        Richard,

                        Lol. Yes I have seen the movie, a long time ago, but I remember. That is awesome! I end up driving by myself quite a bit, but not because of the car. My hubby works and I don't right now. My daughter loves to ride with me when she comes around. I had my engine rebuilt last spring, so it runs great. I have matching numbers on the 352 engine and car. The old shocks definitely bounce more when i have passengers, but hope to get that done soon. Bought them yesterday. My hubby is convinced I can install them myself, so we will see. Lol. My dad owned the bird for about 15 years, then gave it to me. I drove it in a parade years ago and fell in love with it. It sat in our garage for about 5 yrs. before I had the $$ to redo stuff. My boys did the brakes. The transmission was shot, so did that last spring as well. It's my favorite thing to drive around and listen to tunes on the old AM radio!
                        Debbie #38435

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                        • #13
                          Deb's 1930 Model A

                          Here is a pic of Deb's other ride, her 1930 Model A and what she has to say about it.

                          "This model A belonged to my dad. When he died he had four. He had already given me the Thunderbird five years before that. It had a ground up restoration before he bought it. It runs as great as it looks. It is in original condition, no modern conveniences. This photo has me in the passenger seat, daughter in back, and my son driving! It's a beautiful car but I still enjoy driving my bird the best!! Deb"

                          Here is the pic!
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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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                          • #14
                            Looks like our Dad's were "car" related. I can remember helping my Dad restore his '30 A very similar to yours. Pretty sure ours was a 4 door Murray body - at the time no one was making the interior wood but the patterns were available - what fun we had cutting that wood out. Ours had the trunk on the back, dual side mounts, and tail lights, heater etc - a highly optioned A for it's time. Too bad we sold it though - actually traded it for a coupe which we never liked as much.

                            Now I have my Dad's Tbird also! (he bought it new)

                            Nice looking cars !!!!

                            You'll have to post your vin and see how close our cars are in production time. Mine was built Aug 25 0Y71Y186576. This is the build sheet found in the springs on the upper portion of the back seat.

                            Our cars just might be twins!




                            Eric
                            registry 5347

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                            • #15
                              You are right, sounds like they had the same interests. My VN 0Y7Y190173. I think our model 63A is the same, color the same, tranny, etc. my trim is 87 to your 56. Mine is turquoise leather interior, all one color. What is yours? I don't have that tag out of the seat. Looks like our numbers are about 4000 apart though. I think that makes mine after yours, 02N.

                              The A is a four door Murray. The inside was redone in the original style with the wool type upholstery. It's very nice, kind of a dark green moss color. Did yours have wooden wheels? I wish I did have the trunk on the back, I like that look!
                              Debbie #38435

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