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I agree, NICE.


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Here it is back from body and paint. Tops Auto did a terrific job. I would recommend them to anyone. If you live in So Cal its worth the drive to Lake Elsinore to see Joey Sanchez.

We just installed the new top. Now I am doing the dash and complete interior. I am taking the dash out myself and the posts Dakota Boy just made are really helping.

About 1/2 done, still need to put in the 390 and C6 plus disc brakes, new exhaust system, etc.

Check out my license plate.
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Hi Daniel, she is just gorgeous! They did a great job on her! I have sent you an email. Please consider the contents...
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Hey Daniel,
AWESOME!
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Looks Great Daniel.

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If we didn't know it was a Thunderbird, we might think it a Phoenix. I still suspect some bit of Magic there.

You really brought that one back from the dead.

Congrats and GOOD Job!
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Where is the front header located. I will be looking at a 1960 convertable. What should I look for?

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The header is the front of the convertible top assembly. The front of the top attaches to it. You cannot see it unless you remove the top, such as when you replace it.

The amount of rust you may find depends a lot on where the car was located much of its life. If back East, Midwest or the South you can expect to find rust in the rockers, inner rockers, floors, trunk, etc. If a convertible you may find rust in the front header or the rear shelf under the rear window.

If possible look for cars that have spent their lives in a desert type environment. However if the initial price is right almost any convertible can be saved. Just takes some money. I bought mine for $7500, I now have about $20,000 in it.
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I have finished putting in a new dash pad; new gauges; new radio; and a complete interior. Attached are some pictures.

I chose to get rid of the original fuel and heat gauge and replace it with a Classic Instrument Quad gauge that includes Fuel, Heat, Volts and Oil. With some minor trimming it fit beautifully in the original bezel. I also replaced the Clock with a Tach following the directions on our tech site. Once again it needed some trimming but the end result is great.

I installed an AudioBahn stereo system and put the speakers under the front seats.

Coming next: Swap the 352 for the 390 and the COM for the C-6.
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