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Old 11-01-2009, 10:21 PM
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I am looking for a 63 Thunderbird. I would like to find one without rust(would'nt we all!). I've been watching ebay. Just thought members could help. Thanks, Mike
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:45 AM
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Did you see this one in St. Louis? It was on eBay and said sale had ended. It did not say it had sold. It is a good looking car.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...RCHQ3aUSQ3a101

Also check Craigslist..

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Old 11-05-2009, 02:40 AM
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A project car or one already through resto?
I've got about 35 / 40 ad sites to check through...PM me a price if you don't wish to post it here...but any other information would be helpful to me to send you links on...

I would like to remind you there is a sweet 60 available that is ready to roll!
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Hello:
Thanks for the help. I would like to find a car ready to roll/show. Price to $10K. I have a 63 I've taken apart in anticipation of restoration. I've come across so much rust the body work to correct it almost dictates I should cut my loses and get another bird. Rust/ cracked dash pad/bad door panels/bad repaints,are issues I would like to avoid. Please help me. Thanks, Dr. Mike
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... well this will be a challenge...
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:38 PM
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Sorry, It seems like most of the birds I've looked at have 3 out of the 4 issues I described above. I could accept one of them. Thanks, Dr. Mike
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Rust/ cracked dash pad/bad door panels/bad repaints,are issues I would like to avoid.
COME ON, Mike - don't be a WUSS!!

Only joking you of course! RUST is the BIG one that you want to avoid as much as possible. I say; "As much as possible" because, face it, these cars are almost 50 years old and 99.9% are gonna' have some rust. Just avoid "Terminal Body ROT".

Trust me; cracked dash pad, bad door panels, bad repaint - while some work (fun?) and time consumers - are not that big of a deal!! I KNOW from experience!!

GOOD LUCK!!

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I am looking for a 63 Thunderbird. I would like to find one without rust(would'nt we all!). I've been watching ebay. Just thought members could help. Thanks, Mike
Mike, seems like just the other day someone in one of these posting forums had made mention that they were selling a 63 roller for $700, the engine and tranny were extra, but cheap. Maybe you can search out the post and get the man's name. His location was, I believe, in St. Louis.
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...I would like to find a car ready to roll/show. Price to $10K. I have a 63 I've taken apart in anticipation of restoration. I've come across so much rust the body work to correct it almost dictates I should cut my loses and get another bird. Rust/ cracked dash pad/bad door panels/bad repaints,are issues I would like to avoid. Please help me. Thanks, Dr. Mike
Wouldn't we ALL love to find a show car for ten grand!!! Good luck. If you have a 63, you probably own one of less than one-percent left in the world (thanks to rust).

Now that all the parts are out of production, hard to find; consequently expensive, welcome to the world of 'restoration'.

Classic cars are a very poor investment. Want returns on your money? Put it in the bank and leave restoring alone. It requires multiple skills, extensive resources, and lots of money. A proper paint job costs me $2,000. I can get a whole decent used production car with modern technology for $4,000.

Unless you are passionately in love with your '63, you probably will never restore it (how long has it been apart?). So, sell it to someone who is in love with it. Give him a good price because judging from your problems, it won't be cheap to restore and it will gobble a lot of time.

I restore classic Ford cars. 99% of the job requires cleaning rust off and preparing parts. The assembly portion goes fast and easy. I enjoy wrenching on mine. (Sorry Ray) But, it is truly a labor of love. - Dave
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Mike, I looked at the For Sale ad that I had earlier referred to and now see that it was you that had placed the ad for the sale of your present car as a roller with the separate eng and tranny.

Furthermore, I would agree with what simplyconnected had advised about the restoration of rusty old cars, in as much as what you've got right now certainly for $1000 would be a great place to start. At least you know what you are starting with. Best of success to you however you choose to proceed.
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