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Old 07-07-2016, 08:41 PM
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I'm about to buy a 1960 Thunderbird, I have looked a few times and have its a good buy. It does have one thing that bothers me, the Sr number tag is not original, anybody have any insight to this? See picture. Can I get a replacement for this?
I'm going to take one more look at it tomorrow, are there any suggestions for specific things to look at.

The car barely runs, but overall is very complete and clean, I'm not to worried about the running part, but it does need a windshield, tank, AC rebuild, and gas tank, is there any concern with getting these parts or others?
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:54 PM
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Your photo is not showing up. Since you are not a paid member you need to upload your photo to an external hosting site and put in the complete address. If the serial number tag is not original I would be concerned that the VIN on the tag doesn't match the car. The serial number is stamped on the passenger side inner fender well. If the tag doesn't match that number then there's a big problem.

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Old 07-07-2016, 09:00 PM
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You can send that picture to me, also, and I can post it for you. If you use a website like photobucket, though, you must keep your picture to no larger than 800x600 pixels. Also, you should click on the link to the Technical Resource Library (TRL), go down to the bottom of it, find the Vehicle Check List and print it out. Put it use in evaluating that Tbird. Do what John said, see if you can find that VIN # in the engine bay. If so, compare it to the VIN # on the Data Plate. If they are not the same, you might want to run as fast as you can away from that car... As for parts for it, there are many Tbird parts houses across this country. Look in the Advertisements Forum for them if you buy that car or any Tbird. The link to the TRL is always part of my and jopizz's signature element. Click on it and check things out..

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Old 07-08-2016, 07:47 AM
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Probably why it's such a good buy

You can't see the s/n on the cowl without removing the cowl panel but the s/n on the inner fender apron should be easy to see and should match the door plate.


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Old 07-08-2016, 07:01 PM
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Thanks allot, I will update on my findings.
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:50 PM
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What would mismatched numbers suggest? Stolen car? Or something else? I'm so naive...
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