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Old 12-10-2011, 08:10 PM
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Hi,

Here is my "Norwegian" 58 T-bird.
I bought the car May this year. The car is in rather god shape.
I do not know the cars whole history, but I know that the car was imported to Norway in 1989 by a car painter. He repainted the car the same year and the car still got this paint witch still looks very good. He also did a job on the engine, transmission and the undercarriage. The car runs well and is very stable on the road. At the inside the car have bad carpets (unoriginal home made), door panels are mediocre, the seats and dash are not bad, both are probably changed some years ago.
On the minus side: Water leak caused by plugged cowl drain have caused rust in the right hand side floor and have to be replaced (priority one). There is also some rust to fix in small areas in the trunk floor, a small leakage in the radiator, and some other minor problems witch will hopefully be fixed during the winter.

I've attached a few pictures where two was taken when driving a new married couple this summer.

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Old 12-11-2011, 01:17 AM
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Hi Gunnar, and thank you for posting your pix of your '58 Tbid! She is a beauty. Good luck on fixing the things that need to be repaired on her. The guys on the Squarebirds Forum might be able to give you some good advice on those projects.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:23 AM
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Very nice looking Bird Gunnar, hope the things that need to be fixed won't run you into a lot of $$$$$$$s. I like the red ribbon as it stands out from the Bird being white, especially on the door handles.


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Old 12-11-2011, 03:25 AM
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Very nice!
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:54 PM
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Nice car! It's gotta be a rare thing to see in Norway, that's for sure.

Looks like you have a reproduction dash pad in your car already.

If you remove the front inner fender pieces (behind the front wheels), you can cut open a hole in that cowl panel area with a Sawz-All and scoop out all the crud. You'll be amazed what's in there after 50 years.

I have a post in Our Rides called "my '58" that shows some pics of this adventure....

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:07 PM
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Thanks all, it's a rather rare car in Norway but there exist a few here..

I looked at your pictures Dacota Boy, it looks familiar. I used a small mirror and looked into the cowl drain hole. I removed the cover in front of the wind screen and used a vacuum cleaner with a thin tube from the top to remove the dirt. I will try to take some pictures soon.

Yes, the dash pad is new, It's done by a former owner.
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Well then, you've proved you are several times smarter than me!
You did it the smart way....

I took the "cave-man" approach and cut a big hole with a power tool! Oh well. Nobody will ever see it. At least not in MY lifetime....
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:35 PM
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Well, I think what you did is also smart. If it has started to rust, it's much easier to do something to stop the rust if you make an inspection opening as you did. I'm thinking about doing the same myself. I can make a removable cover and fasten it with screws for later inspections. And as you said, nobody will ever notice. I have to think a bit first :-)
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:24 PM
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This is my next project on my bird, removing rust from the floor pans. It's specially bad on the passenger front side after the water leak from the cowl drain. I have to weld in a new sheet metal here. I also have to stop the water leak. You can see the reason on the third picture, the rust protection have l loosened in bottom of the water drain in front of the wind screen and felt down and plugged the drain
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Default Winter project continues...

The cutting and grinding is almost finished. Hope to do the welding first coming weekend
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