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  • Gina ~ Pearlbird's New To Her 1960 White Hardtop!

    Yesterday, Gina visited her about to be hers 1960 Corinthian White w/Black/White interior Squarebird and finalized the arrangement for it. She is in the process of arranging a short transfer to her location via an enclosed auto transport company that she has good references on. I also gave her the information from the TRL of the other companies that our members have used in the past and approved of. This was her second visit to see the car, after reviewing it, and driving it the first time. A thorough check of it indicates it has no rust issues, was an Arizona Tbird for much of it's life, and seems to be in pretty good condition over all. She took a bunch of pix, including the Data Plate which indicates that it is in OEM condition with no major changes to it. There are a few minor problems that need to be addressed and she has some questions that she will post in the 1958-1960 Squarebirds Forum. But for the time being this is what her Pearlbird looks like!

    Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
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    Nice looking '60 hardtop . Only a few minor issues but that may be the way they liked it . Definitely 1963 deluxe wheel covers . Look much better than the plain '59 '60 covers . The rear deck antenna with a broken mast and be sure that the replacement unit is a " B9 ----- ' and not a B7---- . unit when purchasing a new or used unit . Enjoy your new ride Gina .

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    • #3
      Thanks for the input, Martin! Also about the rear deck antenna with the broken mast. Carl ~ partsetal or John ~ jopizz should be able to tell you if you can just put a new mast into that rear deck antenna mount or if you will need to replace the entire assembly. Also, you don't know if the antenna lead to it is still connected to the radio... But if you replace the mast and turn on the radio you should find out if it is working right.

      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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      • #4
        Thank you for the input and tips. I’m excited to get this bird home and start working on it and enjoying it. The manual was the owners manual.

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        • #5
          Hi Gina! I see it was the Owners Manual that was in the glovebox. Nice find! You will need some other manuals also. If you have not read this Thread yet, about what to do when you are new to buying a Tbird, check this out... You may want to order the manuals listed, especially the 1960 Owners Manual, as I suggested, and the others. Then you and any mechanic working on your Tbird will have the right manuals to use to refer to. So read through this link if you have not done so.

          https://www.squarebirds.org/vbulleti...ou-buy-a-tbird

          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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          • #6

            PEARLBIRD HAS ARRIVED! "Pearlbird arrived in great shape today, I was very pleased with Montway, the shipping company. They assign routes tocarriers it seems. Ours was actually with a driver from the next town over & he was great and a nice rig too. It did have a lower level. He had already dropped off all the others except mine which was in top at the very front. It tried to jump out of park just as he was preparing to get in and drive it down. Luckily it was secured and no problem. Thanks again! Gina"

            Gina, make sure that you pull the emergency brake on whenever that Tbird engine is running. In fact, I had the same thing happen to me and I ALWAYS pulled the emergency brake on whenever I was parked abd the engine was OFF. That is something that is going to have to be checked into and more about that later. But for now, ALWAYS pull that emergency brake on just to be safe. Here are some pix that Gina sent!

            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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