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Old 08-10-2017, 10:10 AM
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I'd like to see the welds up close.
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I'd like to see the welds up close.
The welds that you can see there are on the outside, the ones inside are the ones that count and they are OK. My son is a metal fabricator and he is a very proficient welder. He looked it over and gave it the thumbs up, but not aesthetically obviously. Due to the angle of the heads, you wont see that anyway....

After having a play with them last night I think that it will be REAL close to the steering box but should wriggle in OK. They will only fit from underneath, that's for sure and certain.

Pics will follow when they are in.
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Boy those are pretty!
Let us know how they fit and sound.
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The welds that you can see there are on the outside, the ones inside are the ones that count and they are OK. My son is a metal fabricator and he is a very proficient welder. He looked it over and gave it the thumbs up, but not aesthetically obviously. Due to the angle of the heads, you wont see that anyway....

After having a play with them last night I think that it will be REAL close to the steering box but should wriggle in OK. They will only fit from underneath, that's for sure and certain.

Pics will follow when they are in.
Looking forward to more news on how these fit. Keep mindful of how close they come to the stock location eh? I might need to go this route on my 58 if they work.

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yes id like to know as well. I would love to get a set of these to squeeze on a 390 in a 59.
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They will be fitted within the next 3 days and I will post pics as soon as i can. If they do fit I will get a set for my other bird as well.
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They will be fitted within the next 3 days and I will post pics as soon as i can. If they do fit I will get a set for my other bird as well.
Hey, before you fit them, have you shown a light at the merge where all four come together and looked inside the exit.

Do you see any light?

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Hey, before you fit them, have you shown a light at the merge where all four come together and looked inside the exit.

Do you see any light?

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Yep did that as soon as I got them, no problems there....
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.......and they don't fit around the steering box even though the vendor swears they do. That's the end of that, way too much modification required and i think even i did modify them it would take away from what they were designed for, so back in the box they go. Lesson learnt!
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.......and they don't fit around the steering box even though the vendor swears they do. That's the end of that, way too much modification required and i think even i did modify them it would take away from what they were designed for, so back in the box they go. Lesson learnt!
So, this might be interesting. After you return, them, someone on here, other than me, since I have already asked should contact the vendor on ebay and ask them the question I did, or some variation of it.

I asked "I see you list that these fit the 58 to 60 Ford Thunderbird? Have you sold any sets to anyone for that application? I'm curious if you have direct knowledge that they fit a squarebird, or just that they fit an FE engine?"

The reply was, "I haven't had any input on the fitment on that model"

Seems like they have input now.

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