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I don't believe ALL T-Birds came with these pins, but I'm only 69% sure about that....
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Also check that there is a fender lip on your car. When mine was restored by the prior owner, the passenger side fender lip wasn't replaced to match the factory specs. When I got the car home, noticed the skirt was loose. A further check and discovered there wasn't a lip for the skirt hook to grab when fastened. Glad I didn't lose the skirt before I noticed this, it was hanging on be the two pins.
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Thank you all for your thoughts, Penelope does have the pins and the lip on both fenders.I am led to beleive that she never had the skirts from the factory, so in her case it looks like she had the ability to have skirts, but never did. A case of all dressed up, but nowhere to go!

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I think all the 58-60 came with skirts although it was an option. and the dealer would take them off if you said no. My 60 had the pins no skirts. But some people just left them off cause they were to hard to put back on. Or didn't have the time........
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In any wet/snowy climate, they would have been a real threat to rust out as the backside could catch and hold dirt and moisture.

The other thing that might have gotten them put aside would be the difficulty they added to changing the tires.

Does the Ford literature from then list them as a dealer option?

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Then u have the people who just PLAIN don't like the way they LOOK on the Squarebird body....
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Rear Fender Shields were a $26 option. http://automotivemileposts.com/tbird...equipment.html
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Mike, thanks so much! That's a great source of information!!!

I looked up, for the heck of it, and found the Consumer Price Index relative to 1958 as being about 7, meaning that something that cost a dollar then should cost $7 now if it kept up with inflation.

Given that, the AM radio for $112 translates into $784 today!! Not sure they exactly have sound quality worthy of such a price outlay...

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My radio in my 60 still works and I don't think I'd pay that much for it. Even if I hit lottery..........
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Given that, the AM radio for $112 translates into $784 today!! Not sure they exactly have sound quality worthy of such a price outlay...

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John, my baby has an AM/FM radio option, can you tell me how much that was on the accessories sheet. It scared the heck out of my son when the music started 30 seconds after the radio turned on. He'd never experienced valve radio's before
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