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  • #31
    Originally posted by Coral View Post
    Great Job!

    What did you think of picasa and the experience of using it?

    Hi Cathie,

    Not anything yet because I don't know exactly what I did. (I'm blond you know..........)
    Just glad it appeared, but I'll give it a new try in a couple of days, maybe I can answer your question then.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by bird 60 View Post
      She looks really good,I still think they should have carried on the windows right up to the Bullet Birds.
      Thank you for taking time for the shot.

      Chris....From the Land of OZ.

      No problem, if you want more info PM me again and you'll get every angle/information you want.
      (No guarantee the next day )

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      • #33
        [QUOTE=Dutchbird;32668]
        Originally posted by bird 60 View Post
        I still like the Port Windows. Can you send a Pix with the Bird straight lengthwise.


        Hi Chris,

        Wasn't planned, but suddenly made-up today to fill her up at the gasstation with some cash and a camera. At your service....................
        Beautiful!

        Ah, you filled up? That must have hurt your wallet!
        Petrol prices today are insane and out of control, its a bloody shame they are getting away with hi-way robbery!
        Enough ranting - thanks for the picture of a thousand words!

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        • #34
          how about some vintage squarebird pics (my familys car)

          Hi Marco!

          Thanks for posting that absolutely stunning shot of your '58 Tbird... That is a beautiful car and like others, I wish that Ford had continued the use of the Opera Window in the Squarebirds. I think it makes them look so distinctive, but someone in Design had other ideas. I think it goes back to they did not want to copy the Baby Birds to much.. Wanted to keep that a distinctive feature of them..

          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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          • #35
            [quote=Coral;32681]
            Originally posted by Dutchbird View Post

            Beautiful!

            Ah, you filled up? That must have hurt your wallet!
            Petrol prices today are insane and out of control, its a bloody shame they are getting away with hi-way robbery!
            Enough ranting - thanks for the picture of a thousand words!
            It hurts when you think about it, but the joy and great feeling' you'll experience afterwards when driving, is worth every robbery! (Paid about $5.68 a gallon yesterday, it's beyond robbery in my opinion).



            However, you pay for your own choices, it's a hobby.........
            (Rather pay for experience than free dreams)


            Cathie & Ray (in random order), thanks for your comments on the picture.

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            • #36
              [QUOTE=Dutchbird;32728]
              Originally posted by Coral View Post

              It hurts when you think about it, but the joy and great feeling' you'll experience afterwards when driving, is worth every robbery! (Paid about $5.68 a gallon yesterday, it's beyond robbery in my opinion).



              However, you pay for your own choices, it's a hobby.........
              (Rather pay for experience than free dreams)


              Cathie & Ray (in random order), thanks for your comments on the picture.
              About NZ$8 a gallon here in New Zealand - but our gallon is a little bigger.

              Cost me NZ$100 just to top-up my '66 Town Landau..
              A Thunderbirder from the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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              • #37


                I haven't filled up my Sonoma for over a month now, just 4 gallons when I need it...we are at 2.59 a gallon - its pure B$
                that petrol is as high as it is!

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                • #38
                  port hole top

                  Hey Guys,
                  Does anyone know if I can purchase a hardtop with a port hole like Marco's but for a 60 convertible?
                  thanks,
                  sal
                  Sal III

                  60 T BD

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

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                  • #39
                    You would need to find a wrecked or rusted & gone Squarebird, then have the top cut off & modded to make a removable hardtop for your Bird. Then buy all the 1957 porthole window parts & have them fabricated to fit that hardtop....

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

                    VTCI Member#6287.

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                    • #40
                      how about some vintage squarebird pics (my familys car)

                      Hi Sal,

                      And what Jon told you below is the other way of doing it that I did not tell you in the PM. It can be done that way, too.. In fact, that might be the only way of doing it, if the other tops do not match up...

                      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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                      • #41
                        alrighty, hold the phone!
                        Sal...take a piccy of yer bird as is..

                        and another about where you want to put the porthole, and the shape and size of the porthole....

                        this can be done without much blood,sweat or tears!

                        reciprocating saw, inserts, time, material....

                        yer a 1/3 of the way with simply the idea!

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                        • #42
                          how about some vintage squarebird pics (my familys car)

                          Hi Cathie,

                          Sal owns a '60 Convertible... It is the car of the month for July in the 2009 Squarebirds calendar.. He is thinking of adding a bubble top to it, ala the Babybirds, or the newer Tbirds. So he is going to check into the bottom sizes of both to see if either one might be adaptable to a '60 Squarebird. If not, then the other thing is doing what was suggested below. Finding a good top to chop, modify and mate to his convertible so he can put it on and take it off when he wants to. It has been done before, but maybe only once or twice. We have a picture of it one the Forum somewhere. It is in Anything Goes, I think.

                          Here is his beautiful Tbird with the Tonneau package in place.
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                          Last edited by YellowRose; July 28th, 2009, 05:30 PM.

                          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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                          • #43
                            OK...Sal HAS this car, in his hands directly...and wants to muck about with it?

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                            • #44
                              how about some vintage squarebird pics (my familys car)

                              Here is that '58 that was modified into a convertible, along with the detachable roof to the left of it. This roof did NOT have a port hole in it, but if someone can modify a HT roof and make it fit and latch onto a convertible, someone certainly can add port holes to it. This picture came from Alexander, who saw it on display some years ago.
                              Attached Files

                              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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                              • #45
                                how about some vintage squarebird pics (my familys car)

                                Yes, Sal owns that beautiful red '60 Convertible, and has for some time. I would not say he wants to "muck" around with it though! He wants to add a hardtop to it, if possible, with a port hole, like they used to have for the Babybirds and the newer Birds. He wants to be able to put it on, when he wants to, unclamp it, and take it off when he wants to. It can be done, and has been done, but not very often.

                                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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