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Old 05-01-2012, 06:54 PM
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Default Debra's '60 Tbird Pix

Here are a couple of pix that Debra, in Colorado, sent me of her '60 Tbird with a Turquoise interior. The interior picture was taken before she had the dashpad replaced. Yes, it looks like it is leather. Here is a pic that Deb just sent me showing what the dashpad looks like after it was replaced.
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looks like it has the leather option... since the seats and door panels are only one color.
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Ray,
Thanks for all your great information. It's been very helpful!
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:10 AM
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Hey Debra,
Looks like she's a keeper
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Thanks, I sure enjoy driving her. Looks a lot like Christine except the interior. I wanted to name her, trying to decide on a good name, but my hubby thinks its silly.

I was thinking Lucille, Peggy Sue, or my daughter likes Norma Jean. Lol.
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Car looks nice, thanks for saring the pics with us.

Looks like the original '60 interior too, less that nice looking new dash pad.

I hope you figure those guages out...

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Default Debra's '60 Tbird Pix

Glad to help, Debra and I hope you get the gauges figured out. The fact that they worked before they did the dash indicates to me that they might have not re-installed the gauges correctly. If you have more difficulties with the gauges or need more help, post in the 1958-1960 Squarebirds Forum where I put the information.

As for a name, sure, she deserves a name! Call her what YOU want to name her.
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Well I am going to take her back to the upholster and let him take a shot at making it right - along with your excellent instructions. I had printed out the dash replacement instructions for them when I originally took it in, and they said how helpful those were. They were not so happy with the wiper motor instructions on the other hand (electric replacement). They put that in for me too while the dash was out. So I'm picking up new shocks today and that is the next project for me. Maybe we can tackle that this Saturday.
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Default Debra's '60 Tbird Pix

I am glad the dashpad instructions were a big help to them. Regarding the electric windshield wiper install, we had no problem with doing mine. When installing the wiper motor switch in the same place as the original they must make sure to leave a gap behind the white toggle switch to the dash, as the two speed wiper switch rotates in and out as you turn it, unlike the original one. Not doing this can make you think the switch is broken. Also, don't put the knob on the new wiper shaft, snug up to the chrome bezel or you will not be able to turn it. It is a two speed setting and as you turn the knob to the right the shaft needs to go in and out, like on a groove. So if you put the knob too close to the chrome dash bezel the knob will not turn or move.

If you have any additional problems or need help with the gauges, or other parts of your Tbird, please post up in the 1958-1960 Squarebirds Forum in the post that I created for you there. This way, we can put the technical stuff up there, and leave this thread for future pictures. Let us know up there how you come out with the gauges and what they did to fix the problem.
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Hey Debra,
Yep "Christine" (if you have not seen the movie, you need to do so! Not a Thunderbird but still is a awesome movie) Some have heard the story, but here we go again
We went to pick her up and she had a manifold leak and sounded just like "Christine" the movie car when she came to shop after her night excursion and was burnt!
My wife hates "Christine" and "Christine" knows it! We have had several occasions where if "Christine" knows wife is going with me, she will stall, die or not even start I know this sounds crazy, but if "Christine" and I are together she has never let me down. She also has an attitude! If I'm tinkering with her and get mad, I have trouble getting her started. Any other time I have no problems!
I have never seen a women and a car so jealous of a man's attention in my life! They gotta realize, I love them both and have plenty of love to share
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