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Old 10-05-2014, 10:07 PM
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Carl now you have me thinking. I am going to check my wife's 58 and then my 60
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I get a kick out of hearing discussion about 'quality'.

Ford never made the consoles, Arvin did, for many car companies. Ford simply purchased and assembled them. In fact, most of the parts that make up your car were made miles apart, at different locations and at different times.

Vinyl is made (again, not by Ford) in batches and sent out in rolls. The console company (Arvin) may use vinyl that Ford supplied (and at Ford's price) but the door panels and various other parts were not from the same roll or possibly not from the same batch.

The vinyl pieces used are 'die cut', which is how you would know if an aftermarket trim shop did them. (Leather is die cut as well.) Is it even possible that Arvin ran short on 'Ford' vinyl or somehow by mistake, the vinyl used for your application was 'Chrysler' or 'GM vinyl'? It happened more than you know.

Many folks cannot describe their modern car's inner door panels because they simply don't pay close attention to fine detail. Now, you guys got poor Dano running out to compare his Squarebirds that were built two years (and thousands of rolls of vinyl) apart, fifty years ago. Yes, suppliers have 'standard samples' to go by but tighter tolerances make parts cost more. Ford vinyl came from different manufacturers.
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Mr. Dare " not running around " as I had BOTH Birds out yesterday to fuel and for perhaps their last " chooch " before putting away for the winter and checked it out
Thanks for the explanation and that's why I always say to anyone who will listen to me, this is the best TBird site on the PLANET Where else could we get details like this?
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Got the new/old console modified for A/C and installed. Carl Heller sent me some used knobs. When cleaned up they match the rest of the interior perfectly - thanks again Carl. Decided not to paint the bottom rings white but left them natural.





Ok - lets see who notices what's different about my system....
Knobs look off centered but just the angle of the pic.


And thanks Greg for the A/C control plate - I finally got it installed!

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Ok - lets see who notices what's different about my system....
Knobs look off centered but just the angle of the pic.


And thanks Greg for the A/C control plate - I finally got it installed!

Eric
It doesn't say Select-Aire. That's what I noticed.

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Heh heh - you're too quick John....

Bet I have the only Magic Air A/C system.
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