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by Steverino
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hagerty's Barn Find Hunter features a sweet black '62
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Hagerty's Barn Find Hunter features a sweet black '62

I saw that too! Always enjoy Tom's episodes.
by Steverino
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Headliner '62
Replies: 18
Views: 5832

Re: Headliner '62

Thanks for the info. A local friend who has done custom upholstery for decades hooked me up with thick cardboard that I am hoping will do the job. I've cut about half of the strips I need. Just need to do the rear window area. Also bought a pneumatic stapler that handles the small sizes. Hoping to g...
by Steverino
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Headliner '62
Replies: 18
Views: 5832

Re: Headliner '62

Hi Gagarin - looks like you are well on your way. Dynamat is good stuff! My factory insulation is all in good shape, so while it's probably not as effective as options like Dynamat, I will probably just leave it alone. I got delayed by a failed ignition switch which took priority, as I really wanted...
by Steverino
Fri May 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ignition switch & lock issue
Replies: 20
Views: 2087

Re: Ignition switch & lock issue

I finally had time today to work on this again. To remove the ignition switch, you have to release the bezel (that says ACC OFF etc.), and to release the bezel, you have to remove the ignition lock cylinder (one way or another). I finally got my key to turn "off", but could not get it to the ACC pos...
by Steverino
Fri May 17, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ignition switch & lock issue
Replies: 20
Views: 2087

Re: Ignition switch & lock issue

Thank you Sir. Will definitely try again - I need some uninterrupted focus time this weekend... ;-)
by Steverino
Fri May 17, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ignition switch & lock issue
Replies: 20
Views: 2087

Re: Ignition switch & lock issue

Well that sounds like fun. Thanks for the advice, Jim. I'll try a bit more gentle persuasion and if that fails I'll dive in to the dash.

Just want to drive the silly thing!
by Steverino
Tue May 14, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ignition switch & lock issue
Replies: 20
Views: 2087

Re: Ignition switch & lock issue

So back on this little challenge, after life getting in the way... Shop manual says to remove lock cylinder, and then if you want to remove ignition switch push the switch from behind, rotate 1/8 turn counterclockwise and remove bezel & switch. I have been unable to return my lock to the accessory p...
by Steverino
Sun May 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Headliner '62
Replies: 18
Views: 5832

Re: Headliner '62

Thanks for the encouragement and links! Will definitely keep you posted..
by Steverino
Mon May 06, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ignition switch & lock issue
Replies: 20
Views: 2087

Re: Ignition switch & lock issue

Thanks for the advice, guys.

I hadn't looked at how to remove the cylinder yet. If it has to be in the accessory position, I may be in trouble... :shock: Wish me luck!
by Steverino
Sun May 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ignition switch & lock issue
Replies: 20
Views: 2087

Re: Ignition switch & lock issue

Raven, my wise bird, I wish I saw (and needed) the offer you saw. Unfortunately, now that set is $43.99... Still, I suppose I should be grateful that it is still available at all.
by Steverino
Sun May 05, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Headliner '62
Replies: 18
Views: 5832

Re: Headliner '62

Thought I'd resurrect this thread (keeping it all together rather than starting new)... Headliner's next for me. Got a quote for $575 from a local shop. Am tempted to try it myself with a kit from Nest / Mac's / wherever. At least I wouldn't be dealing with contact adhesive, so I could work at it ca...
by Steverino
Sun May 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Ignition switch & lock issue
Replies: 20
Views: 2087

Ignition switch & lock issue

Happy Sunday everyone! I encountered a new issue yesterday. Went to start the car and while I got bright warning lights, no crank or click... nothing. Went to shut the key off, and I couldn't. Key would not return to the vertical position so I could remove it. Jiggled and swore but neither was very ...
by Steverino
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: 1963 Doors and Other Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 2566

Re: 1963 Doors and Other Parts

Alan,

The Restoration Specialties lead was a good one, with a very similar part. Then I stopped being dumb and checked a couple of TBird houses. Of course they had the same part. Don't know why I assumed it wouldn't be available. I think I need a brain transplant.

Thanks for helping!
by Steverino
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: White landau top vinyl
Replies: 45
Views: 6858

Re: White landau top vinyl

Hi Karl, Thanks for the lead! I downloaded their PDF catalog and did find some very similar ones, one in particular B-13148. However it doesn't have the same offset and I think is a bit smaller length wise. But your comments about the part number made me go back and look again at my Osborn assembly ...
by Steverino
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: For Sale Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Parts
Topic: 1963 Doors and Other Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 2566

Re: 1963 Doors and Other Parts

Thanks for the Carlisle suggestion! Yes, I'm certainly familiar - I live in Lititz, near Lancaster. I have been to a number of Carlisle events over the years including showing my SM with the Citroen club at the Imports meet. Haven't ever gotten around to attending the swap meet, but maybe this will ...