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Old 08-31-2008, 04:08 PM
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I need to repaint the trunk lock emblem (and the others) on my 60 HT.

Does anyone have a photo of one showing the proper Red and Turquoise colors?

I think that the EYE, and V's on the top part are red, and that the lower inverted Vee (^) on the bottom are turquoise. Is that right?

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Old 08-31-2008, 08:17 PM
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see the attachment.... I think it does the job.

john

PS Can you tell me where you got the turquoise??
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I bought Pin-striping paint, called: Sign Painters 1 shot Paint Peinture Lettering Enamel, 149-L Aqua ( Turquose ) and 104-L Bright Red and its a dead match. Works right on metal as well. It covers already on the first layer.


Just Google: Sign Painters 1 shot Paint Peinture Lettering Enamel, and you will have nearly 100 hits.

As the 60 emblem is different to the 58-59, shown by John, Im not sure how the 60 should be painted.
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Great...thanks!!!

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Old 08-31-2008, 09:21 PM
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Thanks for the photo John. That shows me the colors.

I have a 60 that has the wide T-Bird emblem.

Does anyone have a photo of a finished 60 trunk emblem?

I forgot to say -- this is the Turquoise that Alexander used.
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Not painted, but I think this is the right one.
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Hi Bart,

I am not sure that the '60 Tbird trunk or hood emblem, or side emblems were painted. The only colored picture I could find was in one of the Tbird parts houses catalog. I cannot tell if there is red paint in the eye, and those three V marks or not. I think there might have been, but you cannot tell from this picture... I sure dont see any turqouise on it anywhere though, unlike the '58-59. I was looking at the '59 sample, and I dont see any red paint in the eye of that one. But I painted the eye on mine red, because it looked like I could see a tinge of red paint left in it when I went to paint mine...
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Bart I have original trunk and side birds,they have no paint on them.My hood bird has only a red eye,it is a repro.
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Bart I went out to look at my trunk assembly bird and it is the same as TChicken's, just plain.( I believe it is the original one ) If I recall after seeing some at our S&S last weekend, most were plain but a couple had the red eye. I guess it's your choice!!!

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It seems that the answer to my own question was in the spare parts box in my garage all of the time.

I found these two original untouched set of side roof emblems that were given to me when I bought the car.

You can see, on both of them, that the eye and marks below the eye are Red, while the V marks on the lower tail of the bird are Turquoise.

Maybe someone can put this on the technical section somewhere. It's not in the OFS.

I'll post a completed photo of the trunk lock when I get it done.

Maybe Alan will wander by this post and comment on this.

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