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Keith it sounds and looks like, you have things well under control in your restoration. As mentioned earlier, do it right as I am sure you will and keep posting pictures of your work in progress. Are you maintaining the same colour and is that the original exterior colour as the pixs are a bit off??
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i believe the original color was light hickory. The repaints appear to be a shade on the pink side.

The color has not been decided yet.

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Keith, the Data Plate on the inside drivers door will tell you what paint color your Tbird left the factory with. The color she is now is a very pretty color, I think..
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Here is the data plate info.

SERIAL NUMBER
H9YH133381

BODY COLOR TRIM DATE TRANS AXLE
63A F 5Y 26C 4 1


Motor 352 Auto Factory Air

Odometer reads 63099. I don't know if that is true. I didn't feel like taking a chance driving it from Kansas City to my house so we trailered it.

I did drive it a few times. I believe the motor ,trans and a/c are going to be changed out for a 351 W, AOD and a Vintage air combo unit.

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Paint Code F is Buff or Hickory Tan. 5Y for the interior was a tan and white interior. 26 March is the date she was scheduled to be "born". 4 is a COM and 1 is a 3:10 Axle. Have you registered her with the Tbird Registry yet? www.tbirdregistry.com
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open up the rear fender wells and fit some 10.5" slicks in there.

then paint it House of Kolors Purple Pearl over black.
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can't agree. Looks like some sort of flesh tone panty hose color and a 351w while a good engine has no business being in a period T-bird. Mike
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Hey Mike,
I will have to agree, these old Thunderbirds are CLASSICS; (Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind) They deserve to be restored to there original glory or a little better. It breaks my heart to see one that has been chopped, shaved, over modified and ugly hood scoops added. (like the '59 on Ebay, beautiful car with ungodly hood scoop) I hope we pride ourselves in restoring these old Birds so future generations can enjoy them as much as we do!
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I have to mildly disagree with you on modifying or customizing. I agree it would be a shame to take a pristine car and make radical changes to it but.... if the only way a car is going to get back on the street is when some one has a vision of it modified or customized I say good for them.
I had a 35 ford sedan delivery I chopped three inchs and painted candy apple red with flames. The "restorers" would see it at a show and bemoan what was done to it. I always kept pictures of it when I bought it and would tell them they had all walked away from it because it was to far gone. I had to replace the lower 18" of the car all the way around as well as the floor. I am glad to see any classic on the road instead of in a pasture or wrecking yard rusting away. We are all car guys whether restorers, hot rodders, street rodders etc. Just my soap box. Grant
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open up the rear fender wells and fit some 10.5" slicks in there.

then paint it House of Kolors Purple Pearl over black.
This design sounds vaguely familiar......

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