This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
Old 01-28-2013, 12:20 AM
jopizz's Avatar
jopizz jopizz is offline
Excellent Auto Mechanic for over 40 years.
Join Date: Nov 23 2009
Posts: 5,581
jopizz is on a distinguished road

I have to disagree with Fuz. I've never had a squarebird with the tar paper painted unless it was a sloppy respray. My '59 has the original brown tar paper in the trunk lid and hood. Of course the hood paper has turned dark over the years due to engine grease and grime. The part of the paper underneath that isn't exposed that I can see definitely looks brownish and not white.

John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator
1959 Convertible

Thunderbird Registry #36223 856-779-9695

Last edited by jopizz : 01-28-2013 at 12:33 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 10:41 AM
tbird430's Avatar
tbird430 tbird430 is offline
Join Date: Jun 18 2007
Posts: 2,625
tbird430 is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

I posted pics of my 2-owner 1960's trunk lid lining on here, sometime last year. It was a tanish-white color.

The underhood lining is a black color.

-Jon in TX.

The 1960 Ford Thunderbird. The WORLD'S most wanted car....

VTCI Member#6287.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 07:57 PM
bwracing00 bwracing00 is offline
Join Date: Nov 3 2012
Posts: 42
bwracing00 is on a distinguished road

ours was all original and it was not painted body color it was all black tar paper that i very nicely cut and removed from the hood. and it is an early 60 bird.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 06:32 PM
tara tara is offline
Join Date: Jan 30 2013
Posts: 12
tara is on a distinguished road
Default Looks great wish we could switch cars

My car looks great on the outside but boy it could use that but I'm one transmission bolt loose so can't even chance driving till fixed then will get struts redone and recromed
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 07:14 PM
triple60squares triple60squares is offline
Join Date: Jan 25 2013
Posts: 109
triple60squares is on a distinguished road

i just cut all of the tar paper that i could get to out of the trunk of my new 60 it was bare metal under it and wet and covered with surface rust you can see in the pic link i posted else where that my tar paper was painted white like the car

on my other 60 the tar paper under the hood and the trunk was still the unpainted paper

i was under the impression that if a car had the tar paper under either the hood or the trunk then both of them got it

but on my white 60 the hood doesnt have the paper but the trunk did
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 10:36 PM
bwracing00 bwracing00 is offline
Join Date: Nov 3 2012
Posts: 42
bwracing00 is on a distinguished road

Picking up the bird tomorrow from upholstery shop cant wait the top and everything is all done!! the 1957 vette that we are working on runs as well we are droping that off at the show room.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 08:53 PM
bwracing00 bwracing00 is offline
Join Date: Nov 3 2012
Posts: 42
bwracing00 is on a distinguished road

Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 06:33 PM
bwracing00 bwracing00 is offline
Join Date: Nov 3 2012
Posts: 42
bwracing00 is on a distinguished road


just got these done 2 days ago painted all black had them rechromed and all new tail light lenses
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 08:34 PM
Richard D. Hord Richard D. Hord is offline
Super-Experienced and Proud Kentuckian who bleeds Ford Blue.
Join Date: Dec 16 2008
Posts: 2,868
Richard D. Hord is on a distinguished road

Richard D. Hord
'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
Registry #33436
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 04:49 PM
Anders's Avatar
Anders Anders is offline
Join Date: Jan 19 2008
Posts: 2,165
Anders is on a distinguished road

Very, very beutiful. Congrats to a fantastic job!
..."Lil darling Ruth"
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:57 PM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by