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Old 02-25-2012, 11:20 AM
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Marcelo I am glad that all worked out and that you received your squarebird.org decal. Show it off with pride on your classic
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:53 AM
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Anders, that shade of red is gorgeous on Ruth. Are you planning on repainting her the same color or different?
By some very strange reason, my paint looks realy good on pictures. But it is quite bad to be honest. A lot of chipping and quite a few small bumps and dents. Apart from that, I dont like the colour either.... Though about baby blue exterior for some time, but decided to give it a mild custom look, inspired by Rays Yellow Rose, with some kind of "period right paint style".
I am planning to do a Green metallic / White pearl "Watson paint" ( Photoshopped attachment ), and a full red interior. Seats, dash, floor, roof all in red. Will be handmade by one of the best interior shops avalible here in Sweden ( sybo.se ) Doors will be a mix of 58 & 60. Steering wheel green pearl. I have one steering wheel at pearlcraft.com in Australia at the moment. I rechrome the bumpers and got new tires last year, so it all seems to come together nicely
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Super happy to hear that you have found the new tbird, Marcelo! I have kept up on your posts and you are very driven to restore an old tbird. I'm excited to see your new girl and see your progress! I'm sure i'll have questions and comments!

I picked up a 1960 Tbird in Raven black color a few weeks ago and I have been working on her ever since! Most don't know but I purchased a 1959 months ago and it was way too much for me to take on...so I'm using her for parts and making a 1959/1960 hybrid! If you need anything for your tbird, let me know. I have a complete tbird that I'm parting out.

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Below is a little youtube video I made of the new T-Bird.

http://youtu.be/ld3TuwfdhG0?hd=1

And here are the pics!



































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Fantastic, Marcelo. Hey, open the hood and video the engine while it's running. Pan around to show details of your engine bay components.

I see you have a Bendix booster on your firewall. Compare your new master cylinder location with the old (manual) location. That booster bracket on the firewall is the hardest part to find. I know some restorers who cut the rivets off the original booster to use the old bracket on a new dual 8". Others, like Howard Prout, made their own. I know you are comfortable with your shoe system for right now, but I just want to draw the two stock comparisons.

I cannot tell from your pictures whether you have a generator or alternator. Let's have a closer look at the voltage regulator.

There are lots of things to go through. As you become more familiar with the car, you will find more quirks (every car has quirks).

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looks like someone already installed a new dash pad in your car.

that's one less BIG job you'll have to do.
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Congrats! She looks and sounds great! Im not sure how your 58 was equipped, but the first thing that comes to me is that you should realy try to get electric windows, and if there are any in the 58, keep them for the 60. To reach those rear windows by hand, is a drag realy.
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Congrats! She looks and sounds great! Im not sure how your 58 was equipped, but the first thing that comes to me is that you should realy try to get electric windows, and if there are any in the 58, keep them for the 60. To reach those rear windows by hand, is a drag realy.
Thank! It's funny, the one thing I did not like about the 58' was the electric windows. They're not bad, I just like crank up windows - less likely for something to malfunction.
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I'll take manual windows any day of the week. Anybody who prefers power windows must not work on them themselves.
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looks like someone already installed a new dash pad in your car.

that's one less BIG job you'll have to do.
I'm going to have to redo it. It's starting to come up around the instrument cluster. Really the whole interior will need to be redone from headliner to carpet and everything in between, but I'm in no big rush at the moment; she looks presentable as she is.
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