Mark Whitehead of the Vintage Thunderbirds Of Houston emailed me looking for assistance. If you can tell him what this mystery part is I am sure he will be very grateful. Here is what he had to say.
"Hello fellow Tbird enthusiasts,
Can anyone please help?
I am a fellow VTCI member as well as a member of VTOH - Vintage Thunderbirds of Houston
I am reassembling my 1961 Convertible (after a 10 year "frame off" resto). I have come across this bracket and do not recall at all where this came from.
Maybe you can help me out with this one? It's about the size of my hand. Seems like it should be in the dash area somewhere but not sure about that???
Your help is greatly appreciated !!! Got me and several others stumped.
Here are the pix and one of his pretty '61 Convertible.
Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
'59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
"It's Hip To Be Square"
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