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Gold Bird 01-14-2010 01:13 PM

Front seat foam help!
Have been waiting for the front seat foams for over 8 weeks from Thunderbird headquarters, just called today and said their company in Arizona is out of business. Looks like Larrys gets their stuff from them too. I just called the Bird nest and they have to order them and he was not sure about availability. If they don't have them any suggestions? I have the new rear seat foam from our friend Jed. Thanks for the help:confused:

YellowRose 01-14-2010 01:35 PM

Front seat foam help!
Hi Tom,

Have you checked with Jed on the availability of front seat foams? I was thinking that I bought mine from Jed, but I just checked my invoices and I see that I got mine from the Bird Nest. I was thinking that Jed made the front seat sets also. It looks like he will have a market to do so, if that company that was making them went out of business.

Check with Mac's Auto Parts, Bob's Bird House, John Draxler at the Thunderbird Ranch, and others that I missed here. Check the Home page for the information on contacting them. Hopefully, someone still has some in stock.

Ca58tbird 01-14-2010 04:31 PM

Tom and Ray, years ago I had made the front foams for my 58 bird, but when doing so had not made template patterns for them. I could certainly make the front seat foams providing I had the old foams to work from, regardless of how beat up they are. I would calipher the overall measurements from the shop manual schematics to scale and extract those measurements to patterns. The old foams would be helpful to me just in setting up contour lines and a few measurements like slicing the foams for the splines. feel free to contact me if you like. ca58tbird@aol.com or askhow@aol.com or 612-708-2144. I see Ray left a voice mail for me earlier today, so will call him back. Thanks guys.

Ca58tbird 01-14-2010 04:47 PM

Tom, just got off the fon with Ray. He will be sending me one set of his old front seat foams so I will have them to use for patterning my templates. So yes I can make the front foams and can do it for the same price as Larry's was selling them for.

Anders 01-14-2010 05:43 PM

Love the people on this forum! :)

Gold Bird 01-14-2010 06:25 PM

What a great group of people! Zed and Ray, much appreciate your time and effort. I did talk with someone at Bird nest and he told me that he was going to check with his source about the foams and get back to me right away. Have not heard back but he said it normally takes about 4-5 days to get them, sounds good if its true. My interior guy has been waiting since November to get started, he has done the back seat though, big thanks to Jed for that one! I think I will give Bird nest a couple of days and then check back if they don't call me....

partsetal 01-14-2010 07:38 PM

Front Seat Foam
I've got two sets in stock if anyone needs them. Send me a PM for the details.

Gold Bird 01-15-2010 10:10 AM

Thanks Carl, just sent you a PM. I am going to call Birdnest today, if they don't have them I will cancel the order and get them from you. Thanks! Tom

byersmtrco 01-15-2010 10:31 AM

Try Concours Parts in Carson City NV

Gold Bird 01-18-2010 04:20 PM

Carl, Just sent you a PM I would like to buy a set of the front seat foams. Thanks, Tom

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