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Old 10-18-2018, 12:20 PM
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Thanks to everyone for helping me resolve all my issues with my 1959 hardtop. I've learned so much from the people here! I decided that since I can't do any of the work myself I would sell my 59 to someone who is more handy. Which I did! The car is now on its way to England to be perfected by someone more handy than I! I will miss this car.

Simultaneously, my love for the Tbirds are strong, so I had been working on finding a replacement. The money I made selling my hardtop, with a whole bunch of money on top of that, has allowed me to buy another bird. And I'm gonna have a whole new slew of questions on this one, but feel more capable of dealing with whatever arises through my experience with the last one.

I found myself a custom 1960 convertible, custom painted Indian Turquoise (color only offered in 1959). Has a 1959 front grill I prefer to the 60, but the 1960 tail I love. You'll notice that all trim has been removed. I plan on adding trim and emblems most likely. Also, the door handles (inside and outside) are gone. The car opens electronically using key fob. Has a pin hole where lock usually is so it can be opened with a wire if the battery dies. The curve on the door redesigned a bit more forward than usual. It's different, and purists may not like it. C6 transmission, electronic starter. Adjustable air suspension. Would like to know what people think.

Will be creating some future posts seeking advice on some of its quirks.
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:37 PM
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Congratulations, Kirsten! The buyer in England knows the rust issues on that Tbird, and apparently, intends to fix them. He ordered parts he will need and sent them to Kirsten. She put them in the car before it shipped.

Armed with information she gained from us on this Forum, regarding where and how to look for rust issues, and for other problems, she visited the out of State owner a couple of times to view and check out the underside of the car. Apparently, there were no rust issues found, so she bought it and drove it home without any problems. It is a customized '60 Squarebird with a good number of bells and whistles on it, as she has indicated. Including a modern Bluetooth type monitor with AM/FM/CD/DVD/USB (I think) instead of a radio you can see in the pix. Here is a pic of that below... I think it has electric wipers (not sure) and a windshield washer). She has been able to find a place to put the Tbird in out of the weather.

I have just updated it for her in the Tbird Registry. The update will show once John Rotella does his next updates... It is RN #31471.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:43 PM
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Congratulations Kirsten on both the sale & purchase. Wouldn't mind seeing a few more pix on your new acquisition.

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Old 10-18-2018, 08:08 PM
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Hi Chris, I am in the process of downsizing the pix Kirsten sent me and will put them up on Our Rides shortly for all to see. One thing you should notice is that a previous owner re-designed that curl on the doors during the customization of this Tbird. Instead of coming to an end towards where the door meets the rear fender, someone curled in to where the ending is closer to the spear point. You will see what I mean when you see the door pix... Take a look at the pic of the door on her '59 going up the flat bed wrecker for transportation to the port for shipment, and the next pic of the '60 Squarebird door beneath it! Another thing that is different about it, is that it does NOT have that space age '60 Convertible top. A PO put the 1959 manual top in it, so I am told.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:16 AM
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:39 AM
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I wonder how they did the door treatment, it's actually kinda cool.
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Way better option, that's a beautiful ride!
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Thanks so much! I really appreciate it. =)
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Kirsten visited her Convertible yesterday, and after putting the battery cable back on, it kicked right over. She ran the engine for about 30 minutes, while checking various things on it. She cycled the top up and down, and it is working fine. She found that the emergency brake is not working and that needs to be checked out this weekend. She also found that it has an aftermarket Weber carb on it, but she did not see any indication of a model. She will look closer next time and see if she can tell me the model number. She also needs to pull that aftermarket air cleaner off and find out if it is a 2 barrel or a 4 barrel carb. It looks kind of small to me to be a 4bbl. She has no idea what it's rating is, though it should be a 600CFM unit, but it might not be. A model # should tell us. She said the car idled well, and the temp gauge is working, though it might need to be adjusted because it does not show very high on the gauge. The PO said he had installed a 4 row aftermarket radiator on it. Here is a pic of that Weber carb she sent me.
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