Originally Posted by Tbird1044
My car was also white, when I bought it, with the same color interior. Was the exterior color originally white on yours? Mine was the Beige Metallic, which I believe was used on the Car of the Year 1960. I am going to stay with the Corinthian White when it comes out of the body shop.
I also started with a pretty low budget, but will be into the car for 2 to 3 times the original estimate. A lot of lessons learned. One thing I might mention is that if you spend $1000+ at Larrys they will give you a 10% break on all parts. It's not to hard to spend that amount.
You said you have a chrome shop near you. Is it Universal Plating? Just curious.
I also have been chatting with another new member here by the name of Roger. I believe he is in Monrovia and has been diligently getting things done on his car over the last 6 months. One of these days we are to meet up so I can change out his steering column.
Over the years, I have met some really nice TBird owners and made some good contacts. If I can be of any help, contact me. I'm located in Long Beach, so we are pretty close.
BTW, welcome to the site.
I see you are local too. Right on! Yes, Universal Plating is about 3 miles from me. I live in Azusa near the canyon. I am just a few miles from Monrovia and actually have a small shop in Duarte where I do these restorations. I do them for fun and to learn about different cars.
This car is the Moroccan Ivory, which is a yellowed white, and since my painter charges $7,500 for a base paint job this car will stay original
I do not get to LB that often but when I go to get new tires in the next month or so I will go to Performance Tires and be in your area. Let me know your information!
I also was thinking about front disc so I need to see if I can find a kit that works with the stock 14" rims before I commit to tires.