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    Welcome to Squarebirds, DrDragon! David hales from Ohio and owns a 1960 Tbird as well as a 1958 Ford Del Rio! We always enjoy seeing pictures of our new users Fords. As a Paid Member if you have anything you want to share with us you can post attachments directly on our server. To become one, have a PayPal account and click on the DONATE TO SITE link under the Tbird logo. It will take you to the PayPal link. You have two options, pay through PayPal or pay by Debit or Credit Card. If you do not have a PayPal account, see the Membership Benefits & Webspace Information post in the Announcements section of the Forum on how to pay by check. To post attachments as an unpaid user you can create an account on one of the free picture hosting websites, upload your pictures of your Fords there and post the link to them in Our Rides Forum. Or you can send them to me, John Pizzi ~ jopizz, Ray Clark ~ YellowRose, or Dave Dare, our webmaster ~ simplyconnected and we will post them for you. We have the greatest Ford Techies from around the world on here. So if you need any help with your Fords just post away in the Squarebirds Forum or the 1957-69 Full Size Fords Forum. They will be glad to help. I would recommend that you save my phone number should you ever need to contact me. Should you have any problems navigating our Forum, please contact me, Ray or Dave. His phone number is 248-544-8834. Enjoy The Journey!
    John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

    Thunderbird Registry #36223
    jopizz@squarebirds.org 856-779-9695

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    Thanks for letting me join. I bought a 1960 Tbird from out of state. Everything was done and then the Governor of the state closed down all businesses. So it may be a few weeks before I can get her home. In the meantime I fiddle with my 58 wagon.

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    • #3
      Hi David, and welcome to Squarebirds.org! Congratulations on the 1960 Tbird, though I see it got hung up on the virus situation. Hopefully, that will not last too long! While you are waiting, if you have not done so, take a look at the Thread about Things To Do When You Buy A Tbird. There is a lot of good information that you will need to know regarding it. The Wagon and engine look great and thanks for posting the pix. If you have time to talk, give me a call at 210-875-1411. There is lots I can tell you about this Forum and your 1960 Squarebird... If not tonight, then at anytime tomorrow... Thanks for becoming a Paid Member, as that is very much appreciated. Paid Memberships keep this Forum going! You have found a great Forum, and there is so much to tell you about us and your Tbird! I see you posted before I processed your Paid Membership. The next time you post, you should see the Member icon by your user id! Best Regards, Ray

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

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      • #4
        David also welcome to our truly international site where you will find some of the most knowledgeable birders around. Ask any questions answer where you can and participate often Great to see another 60 survivor and is she registered in the TBird registry on our site?
        Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
        Thunderbird Registry
        58HT #33317
        60 HT (Sold )

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        • #5
          Thanks Dan. I don't know if it is or not.
          Attached Files

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          • #6
            Hi David! Thanks to you posting the Data Plate, I can tell you that your Tbird IS already listed in the Tbird Registry of John Rotella. It is 0Y71Y106060 - Tbird Registry #60435. If you bring up www.tbird.info, and enter either the VIN # or the Registry #60435, you will find a bit of history about your car. Not a lot, but some. John Rotella is dedicated to recording what has happened to every Tbird ever made, still on the road, under repair, being restored, lost in an accident, or having been crushed or parted out. Someone did report the status of your Tbird to him in the past. I just updated John for you, as to the status of that Tbird, with you now being the owner, and waiting for its arrival after the shutdown. I sent him a copy of the Data Plate so he can update the entry on that car for you. Later on, I can give you more detailed info about your car, from the Data Plate now that I can see it. Here also is a website that you might want to check out that will give you a lot more information regarding the 1960 Thunderbird. http://automotivemileposts.com/tbird...lections.shtml. That should give you a lot of good information. I will be able to tell you what color it left the factory as, what interior it had, the Date it actually was born on, the tranny and axle that was in it when it left the Factory in Wixom some 60 years ago... Oh,I see that the System has picked up your Member icon and also your personal Avatar! Good!

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

            https://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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            • #7
              0Y71Y106060 0=1960, Y=Wixom Assembly Plant, the only one used for Tbirds back then, 71=2Dr Hardtop, Y=Engine Code=352, 1=every Tbird back then started with the #1... 06060=Actual Serial Number assigned to your Tbird.
              www.tbird.info Tbird Registry is #60435

              Body 63A, Color A Trim 85 Date 14K Trans 4 Axle 3. Body 63A=2Dr Hardtop, Color= Raven Black=Color of the car when it left the factory, Trim=85=Red Leather Interior, Date=14K=Approximate Date it was built. I can tell you the actual date. Because they were just gearing up for the 1960 Production run in September, 1959, they were making 1960 Tbirds in the range of 200-300 each day. Later on, they were knocking them out at the rate of 400++ per day. It was not unusual for them to be behind or ahead of the production schedule due to restocking of the line, line repairs, and as they got further into production each year and got used to the new model, production picked up considerable. This was especially true when they were changing from one body style to a new one, like going from the Squarebird to the Bulletbird. Yours was made on the day of the 15th of October... 1 Day later then the estimated 14K (14 October) date says. Trans=4=Cruise-O=Matic, Axle=3=3.10.

              There you have the breakdown of your Data Plate for ya.

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

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              • #8
                Thank you very much. I'm in the process of researching how to's and parts list for upgrades. Exciting.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for posting the pix! She looks like she did when she left the factory. She will be a great one to add to the 2021 Squarebirds.org Calendar that I put out each year! Keep that in mind for down the road. You will have plenty of time to submit her if that interests you. In the meantime, if you want a 2020 Squarebirds.org Calendar, go to Anything Goes, and look for the listing of the previous Squarebirds.org Calendars and you can print it out. Or you can order it directly from the company who makes them for me, for about $20 including mailing. https://www.createphotocalendars.com...dar-9751688041

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

                    https://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                    • #11
                      David, if you will call me, or send me a Private Message with your phone number, I can call you on my dime. I can probably save you a lot of effort, time, work and money, with the information I can give you... 210-875-1411 if you would like to call me... or shoot me your phone number in a PM...

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

                      https://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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                      • #12
                        I did thanks!

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                        • #13
                          If you sent me a Private Message, I did not get it.. If you called me, I did not get that either! I just checked my phone!

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

                          https://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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