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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-22-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By Tbird1044
I had to trim the bottom of the seal where it is...

I had to trim the bottom of the seal where it is beveled so it wouldn't catch on the pillar post. No big deal, but the seal was catching on the lip of the pillar post. This may depend on how your...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-17-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Tbird1044
Here are some pictures I found. Can't say that...

Here are some pictures I found. Can't say that it is "Ford" correct, but seems to be a standard location. The red carpet is mine and I reused the holes that were in the car when I bought it.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-15-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Tbird1044
Thanks Leonard: I did finally find this site...

Thanks Leonard:
I did finally find this site which carries Energy Suspension, Daystar, Prothane and Super Pro. The nice thing about this site is that they actually give you dimensions of the dust...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-13-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Tbird1044
Ball Joint Rubber Boots?

Does anyone have a source for just the rubber boots for the lower ball joints? I bought a set from Larrys, but they are too small, and most of the sites I can find, that sell the boots, give no...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-11-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Tbird1044
John: Please let us know how the "rebuilt"...

John:
Please let us know how the "rebuilt" steering box works out for you and also where you got it. I think that would be some good information.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Tbird1044
I installed a switch panel inside the ash tray...

I installed a switch panel inside the ash tray compartment and then installed a small LED under the radio. Worked great. Know it's not factory, but I liked the affect.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Tbird1044
I can't swear to it, but I think it is a blue...

I can't swear to it, but I think it is a blue wire running to the ash tray lights which would mean it is connected to the dimmer circuit.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Tbird1044
I have several friends that removed the center...

I have several friends that removed the center console speaker and put cup holders in that location. If I remember, you only have about 2 1/4" from the console to center hump.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Tbird1044
It is a light. Back in the day when people...

It is a light. Back in the day when people smoked, ash trays were a necessity. The bulb is clipped to the side of the ash tray where there is a small hole to illuminate the ash tray at night. The...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-09-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Tbird1044
Well, I got one side done and decided to put the...

Well, I got one side done and decided to put the tires back on and put the car back on the ground to see where the car will sit. To my surprise, the car is sitting 3/4" lower on the side with the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-08-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Tbird1044
Does the large washer that is on the top of the...

Does the large washer that is on the top of the spring go on top of the rubber isolator or between the spring and isolator? I was putting the spacer next to the spring and the isolator on top of the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-07-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Tbird1044
I loosened everything up and it appears I have...

I loosened everything up and it appears I have about .090" play in the control arm. Guess I'll make some shims unless anyone knows where they can be purchased.
Thanks for all the info. I did find a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 02-06-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Tbird1044
Installing New Front Springs?

I have read several threads here where they talk about shims between the frame and the lower A arm bushing. I don't any shims on either side. I'm not 100% sure where the shims would even go. Also,...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-30-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Tbird1044
Always a good feeling when you get help and fix a...

Always a good feeling when you get help and fix a problem.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-30-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Tbird1044
When I see things like this, the first thing I...

When I see things like this, the first thing I think of is a bad ground. Are the front turn signals as bright as the tail light signals? If you notice any difference, I would check for a good a...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-26-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Tbird1044
I just checked mine and I have about 3/8" metal...

I just checked mine and I have about 3/8" metal frame to metal frame. That was achieved after hours and hours of adjusting the windows and opening the slots in frame to allow for more movement. I...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-23-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Tbird1044
Glad you found the fix. Always a good...

Glad you found the fix. Always a good feeling.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-23-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Tbird1044
I used speed nuts with a fender washer to cover...

I used speed nuts with a fender washer to cover the hole. Also used some good sealer. Just make sure you get the correct size so you don't break off the spikes or pins.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Tbird1044
Yes. The original valve covers were yellow on...

Yes. The original valve covers were yellow on the 1960 with the 352 engine. Crazy colors, but that is what the factory did.
Nyles
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-13-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Tbird1044
I had the same problem with mine and one day it...

I had the same problem with mine and one day it dawned on me that I could maybe tweak the opening of the main air cleaner housing up a bit. It was actually quite easy and I was able to get the air...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 01-11-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Tbird1044
Wow, I installed a new set of leaf springs and it...

Wow, I installed a new set of leaf springs and it raised my rear bumper by about 1 1/2". The springs I removed had been rebuilt and re-arched years ago. You probably already checked your U joints...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-31-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Tbird1044
If the old seals fit okay and it's not a window...

If the old seals fit okay and it's not a window adjustment problem, I would say they sent you the wrong seals. I replaced mine and just made a measurement from the edge of the metal frame (seals...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-19-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Tbird1044
Ray: I ordered 4 calendars and received them...

Ray:
I ordered 4 calendars and received them promptly. Once again you did a great job and I'm sure I'll get a lot of enjoyment turning the months during the year. Thanks for all your effort in...
Forum: Anything Goes! 12-16-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Tbird1044
Randy: I have 3 other friends down in the...

Randy:
I have 3 other friends down in the Oceanside area. 2 of them had mandatory evacuations and the 3rd was on constant alert. So far they are all fine and the 2 that had to evacuate have...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-14-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Tbird1044
I do have some waffled insulation to go back in...

I do have some waffled insulation to go back in the trunk lid, but never got around to installing it yet. The insulation was removed when I had the trunk lid sandblasted.
Something you might try is...
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