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Old 02-18-2014, 04:39 AM
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New member, Jay just sent me a pic of his white '59 Tbird engine bay. It looks like he has a 352 engine in it, and no AC, from what I can see. Jay said it is about 2/3'rds restored. The car looks to be in pretty good shape. He sent me some more pix to post for him. Here is what he sent me so far. Jay, you might check the Tbird Registry to see if your Tbird has been registered in it by a previous owner. John Rotella runs the website and is working on registering every remaining Tbird there is, crushed, parted out, or still in operation. Go to the registry at:

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and enter your VIN # into the search engine. If it finds that VIN #, you can look at what the previous owner(s) had to say about it. If you do not find it listed, you can enter it into the registry by adding the VIN # and the Data Plate information. In fact, if you tell me what that information is in email, I can tell you what it left the factory looking like so many years ago.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:07 PM
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Looks great!! Keep the pics coming Jay!!

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Old 11-29-2014, 01:59 AM
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Jay has pretty much completed the work on his '59 Squarebird. He got his bumper back today and is very pleased with the chrome job they did on it. Here is a picture of what it looks like before he started putting it back on.
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:58 AM
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Jay she is coming along quite nicely and the chrome application on the bumper will enhance the front. What is the exterior color Colonial White?
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Old 12-01-2014, 01:58 AM
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Default Jay Davidson's '59 Tbird

Jay sent me a bunch of pix tonight, after he and his wife got the front bumper back on last night. I think the exterior color is Colonial White, Dan. I think he pretty much now has the repairs completed. Here are the pix he sent me.
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Jay she is real beauty and I am sure you are proud of how she turned out.
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Super duper build
Looks so pure in 1959ness appearance.
Can see it as sitting in a 1959 Ford dealer show room.
Also ideal for new movie set in 1959.
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Jay sent me some more interior pix.
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Jay sent me additional information and pix regarding his cars, as he gets ready for the car shows.

"Our BIG local show is July. I am ready. I should take first place in the THUNDERBIRD Class unless something gets trailored in. Rest assured you will get plenty of photos..............

I spent an hour playing with the tire pressure. Drive....add drive......subtract..... drive........add..........drive etc

The happy medium seems to be....... 27 front..........25 rear

Go below these numbers, and the car gets swirly..Go higher and it rides rough.

REMEMBER, these things were not designed for STEEL belted tires. They came with soft Nylon, Polyester or Rayon cord. Those you could pump up to 30+

But with the radials their seems to be no wiggle room. I found 27 and 25 to be just rite."

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Jay sent me some more interior pix.
Pic 5 - that edge needs something done about it, sorry to rain on your parade but it stands out like a pit-bulls bollocks on an otherwise really nice car.
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