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Old 02-11-2009, 10:59 AM
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Didn't the beige interior cars also have a beige headliner instead of the more common white headliner?
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:33 AM
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I think these cars did have a beige headliner, but when I checked Automotive Mile Posts for the 1960, it does not state that. Perhaps Jay when he gets back, or someone else with this interior color scheme can tell us.
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Richard,
If you like the interior you could have a new vin plate made to match, most vendors supply them,
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Rockin Kev,
Yea I know I've seen them, but I hate not trying to put her back the way she was produced. Over the years when I belonged to our local car club and helped judge. I hate seeing a $20,000 or $30,000 FORD car or truck with a Chevy motor in it. It just ain't right. Don't get me wrong there is a lot of nice cars and trucks that have been restored a had somethings changed but I respect the person more that took the time and put them back the way they were produced. I guess I need to get over it. But that beige and tan interior is beautiful.
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There's a nice shot of a biege leather interior in both the small and large size '60 brochures.
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Rockin Kev,
Yea I know I've seen them, but I hate not trying to put her back the way she was produced. Over the years when I belonged to our local car club and helped judge. I hate seeing a $20,000 or $30,000 FORD car or truck with a Chevy motor in it. It just ain't right. Don't get me wrong there is a lot of nice cars and trucks that have been restored a had somethings changed but I respect the person more that took the time and put them back the way they were produced. I guess I need to get over it. But that beige and tan interior is beautiful.
It depends what you want. I've found the people I see with full on restorations don't really drive them. Since having two isn't really in the cards right now I want a dependable driver with nice riding radial tires and that turns,stops and doesn't over heat. None of those were factory options in 1960. Most of my mods can only be seen by the trained eye.
If I had a prestine Sunroof or something, yes. I would keep it as close to orig as possible. I will have one someday!!
As for using the Chevrolet drive train, sure it goes a little against the grain putting a Chevy motor in a Ford. Being in GM parts for years (decades) I can honestly say that for a street rod . . . Bang for the buck a GM Hi Perf crate motor is the only way to go. A buddy I worked with (he just retired) has a 40 Ford coupe with a 330 horse 350 in it. He got it to drive. It runs like a tall horse.

It's really all in what you want.
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Thanks byersmtrco,
Don't get me wrong I love anything pre '80. I'm a old car nut, always have been and always will be. Besides my '60 Thunderbird, I have a 1978 Diamond Jubilee Edition Thunderbird. She is all original except the duel exhaust, chrome mud flaps and of course battery and tires. She is probably a number two car and I plan on keeping her that way (she was my first love). I just think more of a car owner that has spent some time to get these old cars back to original. When you modify one someone always has more money than the other person (kinda like keeping up with the Jones) When my wife brings her camera home from work and the weather here in Kentucky breaks, I will post some pictures of them both.
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Hey ! My first TBird was a blue Diamond Jubilee in '89! Loved that car.. got me hooked. I ended up selling it back to the guy I bought it from and bought a white '90 SuperCoupe.
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hi guys,
My son found a great model of a 1960 convertible. Everything works,doors, steering wheel,trunk and hood. The engine has the chrome dressup kit.
The exterior is red like my car,but the interior is beige just like the picture you showed.It is identical. I don't know if it comes with a white exterior but if you are interested in an address,let me know. I think it was pretty expensive.

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Richard,

I'll look forward to those pics.

Sal,

Sunstar makes the red/beige 1/24 diecast. Quality is good. I have a couple of em. They didn't quite get the nose right. It doesn't come to enough of a point. Great detail though. About $25 I think.

I did find a 352/Sunroof. It's a little rough. $4000.
I might go look at it.
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