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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 06-20-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By V-John
I did my front end last year and have the problem...

I did my front end last year and have the problem of the steering not returning to neutral. I installed Moog ball joints, as well. I thought it was a control valve problem, so I bought a rebuilt kit...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-13-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,224
Posted By V-John
I quit buying stuff from Mac's after the crap...

I quit buying stuff from Mac's after the crap covers and oversized cushions they sold me. I talked to them several times and they were to return a call from management. Never did, so I wrote them off...
Forum: Our Rides 09-27-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
Other than my alignment appointment on Friday,...

Other than my alignment appointment on Friday, everything is done for steering and front suspension. I took it for a short drive to check it out and was relieved when pulling into the driveway that...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-16-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,930
Posted By V-John
I have the Rock Auto hose. I tried working with...

I have the Rock Auto hose. I tried working with it but the excess length makes it harder to work with. I'll see if I can route it differently to make it work.

Thanks.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 09-16-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,930
Posted By V-John
I've checked several vendors' websites to see...

I've checked several vendors' websites to see what they have for pressure hoses and they all appear, in picures, to be too long in the hose and fittings. Has anyone purchased the correct hose from...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-17-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,210
Posted By V-John
I rented this control arm bushing kit from...

I rented this control arm bushing kit from Advance Auto and made easy work of it removing and installing with the instructions included. After the first one, you get the hang of it. It works for the...
Forum: Our Rides 08-13-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
Thanks for the words of wisdom, Dave. I...

Thanks for the words of wisdom, Dave.

I could've paid a local street rod shop $500 to install all of my parts, but I doubt they would've spent the time to clean and paint everything. I've learned...
Forum: Our Rides 08-12-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
Back in June I decided to get started on...

Back in June I decided to get started on replacing worn out/broken suspension and steering parts. Some photos of things I've...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,235
Posted By V-John
Thanks, Carl.

Thanks, Carl.
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-10-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,235
Posted By V-John
I've finally gotten all of the front suspension...

I've finally gotten all of the front suspension and steering removed from the car. I'm ready to install new idler arm bushings, but they're different than what was on the car. The new ones are like...
Forum: Our Rides 05-23-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
I wasn't aware the car had a hitch on it...

I wasn't aware the car had a hitch on it before.

My driver-side door lock fork was missing. The passenger-side was laying on the thick layer of desert Vegas dust inside the door.
Forum: Our Rides 04-21-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
The car came with 1 key for the ignition and 1...

The car came with 1 key for the ignition and 1 for the trunk. Neither worked the doors. For the trunk, you had to keep turning the key back and forth until it finally opened. The driver's door lock...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 04-16-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,447
Posted By V-John
Your trunk looks too cool without the liner!

Your trunk looks too cool without the liner!
Forum: Our Rides 04-03-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
Weather was beautiful today, so I went ahead and...

Weather was beautiful today, so I went ahead and got the tank installed. A little dusty, but it matches the...
Forum: Our Rides 04-02-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
Before I started to remove the old tank, I undid...

Before I started to remove the old tank, I undid the battery cable. Then siphoned out about 5 gallons of gas. I removed the drain and got the last 1/2 gallon, plus some junk that was floating around...
Forum: Our Rides 04-02-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
After a whole year or so of doing nothing to the...

After a whole year or so of doing nothing to the car, I'm ready to get the ball going again. I ordered a new fuel tank from Rock Auto for starters. A few pics of what I've...
Forum: Our Rides 09-29-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,399
Posted By V-John
Awesome paint job! I hope I can get Tony looking...

Awesome paint job! I hope I can get Tony looking that good someday.

I'm afraid to wet sand and buff this car because of the lousy paint job it got. I watch the car shows on TV, like Overhaulin',...
Forum: Anything Goes! 09-04-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 708
Posted By V-John
Stolen T-Bird returned 33 years later

And still in good shape!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2743760/Watch-man-reunited-1964-Ford-Thunderbird-33-years-stolen-him.html
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 08-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,684
Posted By V-John
When I took all of my hood latch pieces and...

When I took all of my hood latch pieces and cables off to paint, I was wondering how the heck you'd ever open the hood if a cable broke or latch failed to open all the way. After I put it all back in...
Forum: Our Rides 07-05-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
Thanks for those kind words, Dave. I do...

Thanks for those kind words, Dave.

I do whatever I can to make my kids happy.
Forum: Our Rides 07-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
We had Tony at our town's first annual Cars 'n'...

We had Tony at our town's first annual Cars 'n' Pipes (bikes) Independence Day car show. It was a great turnout. Megan won a plastic craftsman toolbox as a door prize. Afterwards, half of the cars...
Forum: Our Rides 07-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,689
Posted By V-John
Congrats on the new owner! We had one today at...

Congrats on the new owner!

We had one today at our town's first Independence Day car show. The first thing I thought of was the post on...
Forum: Our Rides 06-22-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
That was all I could salvage in trying to remove...

That was all I could salvage in trying to remove it from the seat. It's odd that they are different, but still attached.
Forum: Our Rides 06-21-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
Found this under the driver seat when I pulled it...

Found this under the driver seat when I pulled it out. It is so brittle I thought it was going to fall apart opening it...
Forum: Our Rides 06-16-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,624
Posted By V-John
$383 new for 4, free shipping on ebay. I couldn't...

$383 new for 4, free shipping on ebay. I couldn't pass that up!

I think they make the car look a little more bad***.
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