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Old 08-05-2011, 07:25 PM
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My 60 was built in dec. 59 and is around 14000 somthin built. hash marks are studs and has flat roof trim.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:45 PM
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I don't see the thunderbird emblem on the back seat package tray. Maybe it's just the picture but that should be there for a '60 and missing for a '59. That's interesting. The data plate looks ok but that's the easiest thing to change. The serial number on the inner fender is another story. It's possible that someone took a 430 '59 and put the seats and data plate on a '60 but modifying the serial number on the inner fender would be more difficult although not impossible. I've also found a serial number on the spacer plate under the rugs between the passenger side seat and inner rocker panel. If someone tried to change the serial number that's usually a place they would miss. There's also a serial number under the cowl which would be easy to miss. If all these number match the data plate then I'm stumped.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:52 PM
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Shouldn't there be a number 0 in front of the J if it is a 60? On mine there is and all my research indicated that this is one of the indicators of the cars model year.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:01 PM
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That's what he's trying to figure out. He has a '60 with a '59 data plate and serial number.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:18 AM
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It does have the emblem on the package tray
And the Vin is in pos C on the drawing

It did have a 59 trunk mat but I changed it to a 60
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:46 AM
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Was the car painted white at one time? It looks like there's white paint on the data plate.
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My original 1960 J-Code has the VIN in positions A, B, & E in the above pic.

I see yours has the 1960 door panels, and 1958-59 seat covers...

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Old 08-06-2011, 06:30 PM
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Regarding Data Plate colors... Here is a shot of my Data Plate right after I got the car. My '59 has a silver or gray colored Data Plate on it. Richard's '60 "Christine" has a black Data Plate on it. See pix.
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The good thing is I have my J code Golde to compare things with, It's all 60 and was 298/300 concourse. Doesn't make things any clearer though

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How about the horns i think the 60's were under the hood and the 59's were behind the head lights in the fenders,also the buttons on the inside for the switches had silver on a 60 and gold on 59.
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