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Old 08-03-2007, 05:41 PM
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Regretably both my parents are gone,but when I saw my Squarebird in that mans front yard,memories of my Dad's 59 came flooding back and I knew I would own that car.There are days when I wish I had never seen it,but all in all I love my Squarebird.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:01 AM
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Jon we should all have such a problem that our Dad's got us involved in these wonderful cars. Mine had Buick's, Dodge's and then finally turned to Ford albeit a nice 64 T-Bird.
Grandpa bought mine from the original owner in California in 1978. I inherited it about 5 years ago.

The prize that will be mine one day (Dad's got it now) is a 1957 Eldorado Baraitz (sp?) that Grandpa bought as the family car in 1959. Mom and Dad dated in it.
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:24 PM
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Here are the hood insulation pics off my 2nd owner 1960 430cid T-Bird. Note there is NO white paint anywhere on this flat black insulation:





The last pic shows the missing peice area, the white over spray is where I did some touching up:


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Hear are the close-ups of the under hood insulation, 1 with flash on and 1 with flash off:



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Old 08-04-2007, 02:30 PM
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Here is the lid insulation inside my truck. I thought is was black like under my hood was, but this is a tanish and rougher textured looking material:





In this shot, I tried to capture the thickness of the trunk material:
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:32 PM
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These are the close-ups of the trunk insulation material, again 1 with flash on & 1 with flash off:



The black spot is where I hit the insulation some years back with the end of a lawn chair at a car show. It looks just like tar paper in this spot (under the tanish material):

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Great photos. You can't find these kinds of photos even in the concours rules book. It really shows the material and color.

For someone like me, who has NEVER had acess to looking at another 58-60 T-Bird up close, this is great.

Thanks for taking the time to do that.
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I found this picture of my trunk before I started tearing up the insulation was black and it was like the roofing material you have talked about

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I have the trunk insulation but not the hood insulation. I seem to remember that Alex said something about a change in mid-year 1960 by Ford in eliminating the hood insulation. I can see the thin insulation between the hood and the inside bracing.
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You are correct sometime after the start of production of the 60 bird Ford dropped the tar paper insulation between the 2 halves of the hood and went to blobs of body putty in stategic locations.

As of today no one has taken on the task of documenting when this change occured. Unfortunately it means collecting data on as many 60 birds as can be found and will probably require a couple years to track down the approximate date.

I am currently doing work on 64's but still collect info on 58's when I can.

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