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  • YellowRose
    Super-Experienced


    • Jan 21 2008
    • 17257

    Venetian Blinds For Squarebirds!

    Rockin' Kev just sent me this. He says they are popular in England. I see the guy has two sets left...


    Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
    The Terminator..... VTCI #11178 ITC #6000 Yellow Mustang Registry (YMR) #12188
    Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or Call (Cell) 210-875-1411

    https://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm
    Faye's Ovarian Cancer Memorial Website.
    https://faye.rayclark.info/index.html
  • Anders
    Super-Experienced
    • Jan 19 2008
    • 2213

    #2
    Odd. Thatīs more 1970-71 style cars and not 58-60
    sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth":)
    http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

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    • Dan Leavens
      Moderator / Administrator


      • Oct 4 2006
      • 6395

      #3
      Anders, I would agree with you. This is something I would put up in my den not on a squarebird.
      Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
      Thunderbird Registry
      58HT #33317
      60 HT (Sold )

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      • Rockin Kev
        Experienced
        • Oct 31 2002
        • 253

        #4
        Hi
        These Blinds were popular in the Ford consul, Zephur, Zodiac range from 1956-62 in a lot of British cars but mainly in Australia.
        I had one in my 62 Zodiac, and in my 1960 Vauxhall Cresta.

        Different Counties might have used them at different times, i will see if i can dig out an old car mag showing were you could buy , as you could close the blinds, or pull them up out of the way.

        I understand it looks strange but they were the real deal.
        Kev.
        For the record, there a rare option here and fectch a good price

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        • Rockin Kev
          Experienced
          • Oct 31 2002
          • 253

          #5
          Ok,
          I have found the old car mag, The Autocar from 1961 showing the advert for these blinds, i will email it to Ray as i dont know how to post pics on here...i also found some cool Golde roof stuff too, a 1958 Fairlane showing the windbar!! and a power roof 1959 Pontiac.

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          • YellowRose
            Super-Experienced


            • Jan 21 2008
            • 17257

            #6
            Venetian Blinds For Squarebirds!

            Here is the ad that Kev was telling us about.
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            Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
            The Terminator..... VTCI #11178 ITC #6000 Yellow Mustang Registry (YMR) #12188
            Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or Call (Cell) 210-875-1411

            https://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm
            Faye's Ovarian Cancer Memorial Website.
            https://faye.rayclark.info/index.html

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            • bird 60
              Super-Experienced
              • Mar 18 2009
              • 1144

              #7
              Hi,

              As Rockin Kev mentioned the Steel Blinds were very popular here in OZ in the '50s & '60s & the Plastic ones in the '70s. I believe Tinting became legal either in the late
              '70s or early '80s & they became pretty well obsolete.
              Having lived in Canada from '71-'76, I brought back a '73 Corvette Stingray with me that had tinted Windows. I had a ****-of-a time convincing them that, that was the way it came from factory. They wanted me to change the Windshield, but gave up after some persuasion. There's a '60 Squarebird getting around with the Steel Blinds here in Adelaide where I'm from. I'll take a Pix next time I come across it.

              Chris....From the Land of OZ.

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