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Randy 07-12-2016 08:39 PM

I wanted to say a big Thank You to Marcelo, for this thread, I know its a lot extra
work to Document and take pictures,I looked at it a few times. and sorry for
your finger Ouch.

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Now I have to start on this side, and not to worry that wood is just sitting there. its on jacks

NYsquarebird58 07-12-2016 10:21 PM

Hi Randy,

Thanks for the kind words. This really is a great community. Prior to my disk brake conversion, the most I'd ever done to a brake system was change a set of pads. I owe everything I've learned to this community, and especially our webmaste and my friend, Mr. Dave Dare. Glad my thread is a help to you and others.


Randy 07-13-2016 11:07 AM

..Yes Dave Dare
My Mentor helping me all the way, Thank you Dave .(INVALUABLE).He told me to used your therad,

simplyconnected 07-13-2016 12:01 PM

It's members like YOU who make our site one of the greatest Thunderbird sites on the planet.

Everything Marcelo does it to perfection, and he's into a lot of disciplines. If you want info about classic telephones or fans, Marcelo is the go-to guy. He has restored countless units that look absolutely 'factory new'. He even uses a phone from the 1920's at his house to answer calls. Amazing, and so cool... You see the quality of work he has documented on his 1960 Squarebird, it was beautiful and I think he got top dollar when he sold it. Even though Marcelo no longer has a T-bird he still maintains his pictures on photo bucket for OUR benefit.

Randy is another guy I take my hat off to. Randy has wrestled with Dyslexia all his life but that doesn't stop him from fulfilling his dream. Randy never restored a car before so his Squarebird is the first. He has learned a tremendous amount by restoring his suspension. He is also retrofitting power disk brakes including all new lines.

Marcelo did such a nice job on his car, that I steered Randy to Marcelo's pages and photos. Our site is one that truly helps other restorers who may live around the world or down the street. That is Alexander's legacy and I'm proud to be part of this family of members. - Dave

Dan Leavens 07-14-2016 12:40 PM

Mr. Dave, well said and your contribution and others does NOT go unnoticed by this site and its members.
Thank you for what you do to for our squarebird site and as I have always said " The best TBird site on the planet "

del 01-22-2017 12:10 PM

making brackets?

Originally Posted by NYsquarebird58 (Post 69004)
This whole thing was a big learning curve for me. I know it probably sounds silly, but the most challenging part for me was drilling the holes. I just couldn't get that 3/8" drill bit to drill all the way through that 1/4" steel.

Hi Marcelo - On Dave's advice and after reading your post again (great pictures!) I'm leaning heavily toward having a go at fabricating the spacer brackets as you did to fit to the stock 1960 firewall bracket.

Couple of questions - How long were those pieces and do you think 1/8" thick steel would be too thin? Would you have bought a piece of 1/4" if you didn't have that hitch looking for a new life? I'm gonna have to buy something and I was figuring 1/8" should be fine but maybe not so looking for an opinion?


jopizz 01-22-2017 12:59 PM

Marcelo has not been on the forum for a few months. If you have questions you may want to try and send him an email.


del 01-22-2017 05:06 PM

Thanks John.

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