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And if you need new wiper blades the part # from NAPA is 60-1233 at $8.99 ea.
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Testing the water on this Fiesta Red.
Top just set on car for a quick look.
Started headliner on top.
WOW! What a color.
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Charley, IMHO I think that Fiesta Red really sets the car off. Sure beats a white top!
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Does anyone know anything about the wood that goes around the base of the hardtop?
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I think originally a tightly twisted sisal type of material was used which is unavailable now. I know some have fitted and epoxied in wood which works well and a tough rubbery plastic material is available. I seem to remember some one mentioning using material from GM (heaven forbid) convertibles.
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Charley, I had the opportunity to talk with Lance Herrington of Thunderbirds Southwest, his website is: http://www.thunderbirdsouthwest.com/ in La Grange, Texas today. During our conversation, the subject about that "wood" around the base of the hardtop that you were asking about came up. Knowing that Lance and his crew have repaired and restored many Tbirds, including Babybirds, over the years, I asked him about this. He said that is not "wood" but looks like it. He said that is actually hemp. He also said if you will call him during the day tomorrow, he will tell you how to go about replacing/repairing it. His phone number is 979-249-4200.
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Thanks Guy's! I'll make the call. And thanks for taking the time to help me out.
I'll take a bunch of pictures and post them here on how we go about making the repair. The ones that where on the top when we got it where made out of plywood and where falling apart.

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Charley, I just talked with Lance and he said it sounds like some previous owner, not knowing what to use as a replacement, decided to use plywood. He can tell you what to use, and if you want to send him pix you can send them to his lance"at"thunderbirdsouthwest.com email address. Replace the "at" with the appropriate symbol. He is in the office now.
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Well got the chrome bumpers back from the plating company.
Sent them off to Quality Chrome in Dallas Texas and I have to say their work is perfect and Joe the man who runs the company is 100% professional on time and does what he say's.
I'd like to thank him a lot.
After unpacking which took awhile, very well packaged we where stunned with their beautiful no ripple, deep plating.
And as always, we had to push them a little further so we cleaned the backs real well scuffed them and shot pickup truck bed liner on them for ease of cleaning about 2 mils thick and smooth.
Sorry should have took pictures with all the bumper parts laid out and shinning.
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Nice looking, Charley! Was Lance able to help you with that material that goes under the hardtop? I hope so. I gather that he does have the information you need regarding that problem and has been waiting for you to call.
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