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Old 12-22-2012, 01:35 PM
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I'm loving this thread! Great color of this bird, I must say! Your attention to detail is awesome.

p.s. there has been some chatter about the Argent Silver paint for the glovebox door and instrument panel. I'm on the same boat as a few others on this correct paint color BUT that chrome is amazing! I'd question hiding that with paint!


I cant wait to see more!!

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:01 PM
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David, as strange as it sounds, the "brushed chrome" look needs to be maintained. Otherwise, it doesn't match and looks rather odd.

I had the radio face plate rechromed on our Galaxie. The chrome looks gorgeous but it doesn't match or flow with the rest of the dash as it used to because they had 'lines' that appeared to be brushed.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:57 PM
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Brandon, I have been following this thread (as I follow all of them) with great interest! The work being done on this T-bird is fantastic! I am not normally one who likes a green color for my cars, but this color really stands out. You are doing fantastic work, and thanks so much for posting all the pix. We get to watch an old T-bird come back to life again before our eyes.
Thank you, yes its always amazing watching an old bird come back to life. as for the color i think the reason it is a one year only color that everyone actually likes it and WOW it has so much metallic when the sun its it.simply amazing. I think we are maybe restoring a 59 hardtop for the same owner I am.not sure yet. It is still in talks.


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obviously more than one person working on it, correct?
yes we had 5ppl working on it that day. usually three people are working on it everyday im sure next week will be 2-3 people that day we had just gotten a few more boxes and decided to thrash plus the owner loves when he sees that much progress in one day.

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I'm loving this thread! Great color of this bird, I must say! Your attention to detail is awesome.

p.s. there has been some chatter about the Argent Silver paint for the glovebox door and instrument panel. I'm on the same boat as a few others on this correct paint color BUT that chrome is amazing! I'd question hiding that with paint!


I cant wait to see more!!

--David
We are discussing with owner and boss about what should be done so i will keep everyone updated.

As for detail we thrive for perfection and want it as perfect as possible.

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:17 PM
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I got the carpet all installed and center console and passenger side almost all done. There are 2pieces of carpet i cannot figure for the life of me where they go. Im sure you thunderbird professionals will know better then me here are the pieces that need a spot. Thank you all in advanced.

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Those two pieces go over the humps in the back between the bottom carpet and tuck under the front edge of the back seat and on either side of the console. The slots are for the back seat brackets that hold the bottom of the back seat down. It looks like you have a piece of carpet there or you have the bottom carpet bent up. I can't tell. You should have a total of ten pieces. Two long pieces on either side of the console, two long pieces along the rocker panel, those two pieces on the uprights in the back and the four flat pieces that cover the floors.

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I think itīs wise to have a silencer mat or similar on the floor under the carpet. Will make driving quiter.
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the car is not going to be driven and the carpet has that extra padding on it.


on to the trailer and maybe a few miles to a huge car show sprinfield , il
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Enjoy the new grille picture. and the convertible frame is all adjusted just waiting the front window seal and the rest of the big order just placed. 3rd time i think and i think we need to place another order.i hate ordering becuase its always 5 days because they are shipping from Arizona concours parts.

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She is so pretty!
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