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  • 2 Tech Tips by Andrea Yaudas ~ roses4andrea

    The first one applies to Retrobird owners. The 2nd one to any year of Tbird...

    Tech Tip #1
    If you have a retro bird, and your hardtop rack has a broken wheel, you can get one 2" wheel at Office Max. It's a chair replacement wheel. I just pulled the old one off and slipped the new wheel on the shaft. It's a 1 1/2" screw shaft and most are 1", so unless you want to spend big bucks, you do that instead. It works great.

    Tech Tip #2
    I went in to the Ford dealer to get some touch-up paint for my car. I found out they don't make it anymore. Now I have a '05, so if your car is older, chances are you can't get any either. I went on line and found a paint company called, Automotive Touchup Company.

    https://www.automotivetouchup.com/

    They ask for your year, model, then the colors of your year come up, you choose your color, size and price. It was around $30.00 for touch-up and a can of spray paint. If you need any, at least now you can find it.
    E-mail address: info@mg.automotivetouchup.com

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  • #2
    Some additional information regarding Andrea ~ roses4andrea that she told me about, regarding finding parts for her Retrobird... She posted a pic of her tail lights after she added a Tbird image from the 1964-1966 Flairbirds! It really sets off those tail lights I think! Here is what she told me, and I posted on the STTC FB page...

    In talking with Andrea, I find out that she is very good at googling for parts on the internet for her '05 Retrobird and finding them. She googles for a part that she is looking for, and often finds it on various websites that pop up, or on Ebay. The Tbird emblem that she added to her Retrobird happens to be for the 1964-1966 Flairbird, side view mirrors, but looks great on her tail lights! Is it OEM for the Retrobird? No!, But she is not into judging. She just wants her Tbird she loves so much to stand out well in a crowd! As it certainly does! As I recall, she got it from MAC's Auto Parts.

    https://www.macsautoparts.com/

    https://www.macsautoparts.com/1964-ford-thunderbird-tail...

    She found other parts from: Cheaper Ford Parts ~ See their ad in the Advertisements Forum for detailed information...
    https://www.cheaperfordparts.com

    And from: https://www.quirkparts.com

    Another source that I have found is Summit Racing!
    Summit Racing has 10 pages of 2002-2005 Retrobird parts for each year of the Retrobird. Like the Squarebird, many of the Retrobird parts work across each year of Retrobird production.

    https://www.summitracing.com/

    Other parts she has found on eBay. Just google what you are looking for in the way of parts and see what ya come up with! Here is a pic of what her Retrobird tail lights look like now! I think it really sets them off.
    Last edited by YellowRose; September 24th, 2021, 07:16 PM.

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    • #3
      Andrea has posted on the STTC FB page that she has found a source for fasteners for her 2005 Retrobird radiator shield. Here is the information regarding this...
      If you have a retro and need to replace the fasteners on the Radiator shield, here's the contact. 10AM-6pm PST M-F.
      support@clipsandfasteners.com
      https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Default.asp

      Order Details:
      Code Item QTY (# Of Packages) A20518 Ford Radiator Sight Shield Retainer 24.5 Hd Dia
      1 package of 10 for $11.14

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      • #4
        Apparently, Andrea bought the last set of 1964-1966 Square Side View Mirror Tbird emblems, because Mac's Auto Parts sez they do not have anymore of them. But the Bird Nest in Oregon does, $19.95ea and some of the other Tbird parts houses may also have some. Here is the link to the Bird Nest.

        https://www.parts123.com/parts123/dy...0030b&uKeY=931

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