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Old 07-21-2008, 12:44 PM
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For your veiwing ,hope you like them and tell me anything you like are dislike about what I have done .The bird had four different paint jobs in it life that I had to take off to bare metal (2) cordovan,yellow,blue and the inside was changed to balck from tan.Tom http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l356/tptbird/

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Old 07-21-2008, 04:55 PM
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I add a few picture of my black 1959 tbird coupe that I have have for 18 years I am the second owner.She is nice ,but needs a overhualed.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:01 AM
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Tom:

Unbeliveable restoration on that convertible. When I got to the beginning photos, it's hard to figure that it's the same car and engine compartment. Beautiful job and HARD work.

I don't think that many J code convertibles were ordered with AC -- really rare I would think.

I like the 59 coupe -- I'm partial to black.

Sure hope that they can fix things on the 430 seal for you.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:53 AM
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Thanks Bart ,I have a lot of labor in the cars.I was going to tell you theother day when you get the bumpers off, then would be the time to replace the rear and front gasket seals on them if you need them.Tom
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I know that there are two rubber seals on the front bumper, on each side below the front lights.

I see only one on each side of the back bullets.

Are there more that I should have, or am missing?

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Old 07-23-2008, 12:32 PM
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Not that I know of ,just thought if you have the bumpers off, that if you needed them that would be the time to install them.Tom
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BCMO stated in in his post that 430 convertible's with factory air are a rare item My 1960 430 conv has factory air Does any one know for sure how many were so equipped. an ad in hemmings last year fo a 60 conv stated only 40 were shipped. This may just hype to get the car sold or possibly a known fact ?????
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:16 PM
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Ben your question about how many 60 430 convertible's with factory air existed intrigued me. I went to the section of our main page " Technical Resources Section " and did some searching. There is no mention of any production of convertibles with factory air, although that option " Select Aire Conditioner " was a $465.80 item. We do know that there were 11,860 converts total produced but there is no mention of how many of them had factory air?? There is a notation that the 60HT was the first year of the Tbirds that offered a sliding roof and was available at a $212.40 item. Was your 60 an original 430 as per the VIN or was it converted?? I know that's one of the reason that I picked up my 60HT ( along with original leather seats ) was it had factory air,which I am in the middle of gettng converted over.

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Default 430 conv factory air

Hi Dan
Thanks for your reply on my 1960 430 conv
Here are the id no's
vin 0Y37J127807

body 76 color F trim 56 date 21A trans 4 axle 8

perhaps you can verify it is an original 430 along with
deciphering the other data for me

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Default Some pictures of my 430 bird

The information you are asking about is in the Technical Resource Library on this Forum. Here is the link to it. With this, you can break down those numbers for your '60 Tbird and it will tell you what you need to know about it. Original engine, transmission, color, interior, birth date, etc...

http://www.tbird.org/DataPlate/vdata.htm

I would like to remind all of you that many of the answers to questions you have regarding your Tbirds can be found right here on the Forum, in the Technical Resources Library above.
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