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Those of you who have seen the Squarebirds Calendars in the past will probably remember the Tbird of the Month pic of Joe's beautiful '57 and '63 Tbirds. I picked it for the Fall shot for the month of October, 2012. Here are a couple of more pix that Joe just sent me. One of them an unusual shot of the taillight of his Bulletbird!
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:39 PM
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Thanks for posting. The calendar picture is my favorite picture of my cars!
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:44 PM
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Thanks for posing them that way, Joe! It gave me the opportunity to show two Tbirds of two different styles at the same time! It turned out to be a great photo, I thought!
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Great looking Birds. I'm liking the small hubcaps in the first picture. Looks aggressive.
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Reminds me that the Baby Birds were bigger than the nickname would suggest . . .

Great photo! Thanks, Joe!
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Thanks for the compliments! The wide whites and hubcaps look good with the top on, but I only like the car with the top off. It is difficult to get in and out of with the top on, and I'm not as limber as I used to was!

As far as size goes - a quick check of some stats from the Standard Catalog of American Cars:
57 wheelbase 102"
181.4" overall
3130 lbs
63SR wheelbase 113"
205" overall
4395 lbs

That 24" difference in length really shows up in the garage and over 2T in a curve makes a boat lean a bit. Wouldn't have it any other way!!
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There is a red '61 (maybe a 62 or 63, but it is a rocketbird for sure) convertible in town here that my wife drools all over. But she said she'd be too scared to drive something so darn big....

She's also partial to early Falcons and the very early 'Cudas. Smaller cars. Maybe someday.
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