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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-26-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,886
Posted By toddgilroy
I sent my cylinder down to Randy Meyer at Stanger...

I sent my cylinder down to Randy Meyer at Stanger Steering who does a lot of Ford steering work. He had a heckuva time getting the steel bushing out of mine (also a '60) and finally sent it to a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-25-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By toddgilroy
Hood Hinge Reassembly

I searched the forum on this topic and did not see any "how-to" threads so I thought I would post this.

I had taken my hood hinges apart for a good cleaning, blasting and primer awhile back. Now I...
Forum: Anything Goes! 01-26-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By toddgilroy
Metal Shaping Class

I had a great time and learned a ton last weekend by taking a Fundamentals of Metal Shaping with Hand Tools class from Pat Brubaker of Custom Rides in Hastings, Nebraska. Pat is a great guy and very...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-09-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,581
Posted By toddgilroy
Thanks Greg...those help a lot. I also found some...

Thanks Greg...those help a lot. I also found some shots in ~Randy's thread. This is the area I was trying to figure out.

Thanks!
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-07-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,581
Posted By toddgilroy
Area behind splash shield

Looking for some pics of what the bend/transition of the frame to the inner rocker should look like behind the splash shields. Prior inner rocker repairs would not allow the shield to fit right so I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-23-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,812
Posted By toddgilroy
I had some walnut shells under the blasting...

I had some walnut shells under the blasting cabinet and that took most of the oxidation off. I might try the wire brush to smooth it out a little more...and I like the powder coating idea.

What...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-22-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,812
Posted By toddgilroy
Speaking of transmission rebuild...any advice on...

Speaking of transmission rebuild...any advice on cleaning up and refinishing a COM aluminum tail?
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-04-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,556
Posted By toddgilroy
I have tried quite a few types and after seeing...

I have tried quite a few types and after seeing how clean ~keith's spot weld holes always seemed to look, I asked him what he used and he recommended Blair Premium Spotweld Cutters.

They are not...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-04-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,556
Posted By toddgilroy
Here are a few pics of the front fender spot...

Here are a few pics of the front fender spot welds.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-27-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By toddgilroy
I bought the Quincy QT-54 (60 gal/5 HP/two stage)...

I bought the Quincy QT-54 (60 gal/5 HP/two stage) and it is a beast. I have used it quite a lot media blasting in a Harbor Freight cabinet that I have modified quite a bit. I added an Eastwood vac...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By toddgilroy
Power Steering Rebuild

Finally got my steering components back from a complete rebuild.

I would like to verify if these are the factory correct colors...it seems some of the vendors sell black cylinders and silver...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-13-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,600
Posted By toddgilroy
Logistics were a bit challenging but worked out...

Logistics were a bit challenging but worked out well in the end. I looked into a "crater & freighter" but the deck lid alone was going to be over $600...one way. So I made a wooden frame for my...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-12-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,600
Posted By toddgilroy
Clean deck lid and E-coating

Well, I have been away for awhile so I have some catching up to do (found out back in November my job was being eliminated after almost 17 years with my employer so figured I better focus on finding...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-03-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,549
Posted By toddgilroy
There is a very comprehensive parts list in the...

There is a very comprehensive parts list in the Member Only forum. I followed that list for virtually everything but the booster, MC, and combo valve. I went with the ABS set-up because I wanted one...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-01-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By toddgilroy
So should we assume you have a black interior?...

So should we assume you have a black interior? Blacks may not be hard to match up, so you might be safe using the SEM product.

Several of the Tbird parts vendors sell interior paint that can be used...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-01-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By toddgilroy
All of the steering columns I have seen are...

All of the steering columns I have seen are finished with interior trim paint.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-01-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,549
Posted By toddgilroy
I THINK it will clear the evaporator...but that...

I THINK it will clear the evaporator...but that is based on other threads and not personal experience.

http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=10943

Regarding using stock wheels, you...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,549
Posted By toddgilroy
The ABS part number is 9787...I got mine from ABS...

The ABS part number is 9787...I got mine from ABS for $295, including a proportioning valve.

Here is a post with a better picture than the one I have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-21-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,616
Posted By toddgilroy
Finally some good news on this restoration. Cut...

Finally some good news on this restoration. Cut away the outer rocker and some other shoddy patchwork metal and was pleasantly surprised to find 2x3 rectangular steel tube running the length of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-14-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,869
Posted By toddgilroy
Those look great, Nyles. I think I will be...

Those look great, Nyles.

I think I will be spending a few cold, snowy Nebraska nights applying stickers.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-13-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,869
Posted By toddgilroy
Well I got my tail light assemblies (along with a...

Well I got my tail light assemblies (along with a few other pieces) back from the chrome shop here in Omaha and I am very pleased with the results. Now I just need to get the rest of the car...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,261
Posted By toddgilroy
I am not very familiar with the 58-59...

I am not very familiar with the 58-59 convertibles, but you can buy most of the components (relays, limit switches, wiring harnesses, etc.) for the '60. If you buy them from the vendors, they are...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-01-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,687
Posted By toddgilroy
If you are talking about these I just left mine...

If you are talking about these I just left mine in when they wouldn't budge. If you remove the other bolt and pin from the engine support cross member, you can work the control arm off the front pin.
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 10-31-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,337
Posted By toddgilroy
One thing to consider...I don't think the Tbird...

One thing to consider...I don't think the Tbird vendors carry the high efficiency radiator.
Forum: For Sale / Parts or Car Wanted 10-31-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,337
Posted By toddgilroy
I have not ordered one yet, but if I do I will...

I have not ordered one yet, but if I do I will probably get one of these...http://classicfordradiator.com/58-60FordThunderbirdCopperBrassHighEfficiencyAutoRadiator.aspx
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