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  • Ryan ~ Wudro's New Wheels....

    "Hello Ray.
    My name is Ryan, username Wudro. I havenít been on the site for awhile, but Iím back! Iíve found another 1960 Thunderbird Project, similar to my original one. With one difference, it is rust free and most of the bodywork has been done. Iíll use parts off of both to help with the build. Iím driving back to Phoenix from Las Vegas with it in the Trailer today. Iím wondering if I can send you the VIN and we can get it Registered in the Thunderbird Registry. Please let me know how to proceed with that. And Iíll check if the data plate is still on it when I get it home. Thanks in advance, Iím excited!

    Thanks for the info Ray! Everything is the same as my 1st car, except the Blue Paint. My original one is the Acapulco Blue. Yes, there are a couple different white colors going on here. Some of the body is a little rough, with white primer. And other sections are a shiny, finished white. Iím guessing just different stages of bodywork. Maybe they did parts and sprayed them to protect them from the weather.
    Ryan Underwood"

    Ryan has the Data Plate so I provided Ryan with the Tbird Registry link and he is registering it, since it is not in the Registry. Here are a couple of pix he sent me.

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  • #2
    Ryan great to have another project and one that is rust free Keep the pics coming on your progress.
    Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
    Thunderbird Registry
    58HT #33317
    60 HT (Sold )

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    • #3
      Thanks Ray and Dan! Iím very excited to be working on my dream car again, albeit a different one. Luckily, I can use everything from the first car that I have bought/repaired. I started the Disc Brake Conversion this weekend, with the help of Dave Dare. He assisted me with rounding up all the parts over 3 years ago. Iíve opened all the boxes and got rolling, but I hit a snag. The Scarebird brackets have only a couple loose bolts and spacers and clips, but NO instructions. Does anyone have a copy they could post or send me? If not, Iíll email them directly tomorrow when they are open. Thanks in Advance!
      SquareBird in BirdCity

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      • #4
        Look through this thread.
        http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin...ersion?t=12914
        It has all the pictures and info you will need to complete your conversion. It's rather long but it's worth checking out. It will save you from making mistakes.

        John
        John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

        Thunderbird Registry #36223
        jopizz@squarebirds.org 856-779-9695

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        • #5
          Thanks John. Yeah, Marceloís Thread is the one I am following. Iím unsure how to mount the Scarebird Brackets, and no threads in the Disc Brake Forum show the process. I guess I just have to get my own hardware and do it that way. Not sure what the bolts that came with it are for. Or the spacers. Or the bolt with the cotter pin. I have an email sent to them directly, letís see if they reply. I just donít want to miss something.
          SquareBird in BirdCity

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          • #6
            You have a short bolt and a long bolt that holds the bracket to the spindle. They can only go one way. You have a spacer that goes on the spindle. You have a new clip that holds the brake hose to the bracket and you have a new cotter pin that goes through the spindle nut. Marcelo's pictures clearly show the assembly order and the finished product. I don't know what more anyone can tell you that's better than the pictures.

            John
            John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

            Thunderbird Registry #36223
            jopizz@squarebirds.org 856-779-9695

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            • #7
              Correction: the smaller bolt is the banjo bolt that holds the brake hose to the caliper. You will have to reuse the two smaller bolts that held the backing plate to the spindle.

              John
              John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

              Thunderbird Registry #36223
              jopizz@squarebirds.org 856-779-9695

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              • #8
                Ok, thanks John.
                SquareBird in BirdCity

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                • #9
                  According to the website you should've gotten a detailed information sheet. The hardest part is getting the spacer on the spindle. You may need to heat it to get it to slide all the way on.

                  John
                  John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

                  Thunderbird Registry #36223
                  jopizz@squarebirds.org 856-779-9695

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, I saw that as well. Thereís a chance I misplaced it, itís been years. But I have all the rest of the receipts and other literature from the other parts, so who knows. No biggie. Iíll figure it out. Thanks again for the assistance.
                    Ryan
                    SquareBird in BirdCity

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