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by jdrax
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Tray motor bushing/sleeve
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Tray motor bushing/sleeve

Good afternoon

my bet is that the small metal connector plate between the motor and the gearbox has dislodged and jammed in there. That piece of rubber actually holds it all together. you could use a piece of thin hose or tubing for this, just so it does not bind with the framework of the housing.
by jdrax
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1960 ford thunderbird
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: 1960 ford thunderbird

Hi
they are correct, I am making these new and also the stanchions
my website is www.tbirdranch.com
by jdrax
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: 1958-1960 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1959 Thunderbird convertible rust repair
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: 1959 Thunderbird convertible rust repair

If you contact me I can supply a lot of pictures and helpful hints on doing this repair. I have done several convertibles already and all years using my method of adding in a square tube from front to back inside the rocker panel area
by jdrax
Sat May 19, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: '65 Thunderbird Dorman Power Window Motors
Replies: 13
Views: 700

Re: '65 Thunderbird Dorman Power Window Motors

1966 is the same as yours
if you want to use the 64 you will also have to have the little gearbox from the 64
yours and the 66 have the gearbox built onto the motor,
the 64 is separate but the pair together will fit onto your regulator
by jdrax
Sat May 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: '65 Thunderbird Dorman Power Window Motors
Replies: 13
Views: 700

Re: '65 Thunderbird Dorman Power Window Motors

Hi guys, I have rebuilt lots of these window motors, learned a lot along the way and there are a few things i want to share with you. first of all the door window motors from 65-66 are the same but there is a left and right but only for the gear housing on the end of the motor. The 1964 motors do no...
by jdrax
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: 1980-1988 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1987-88 roof emblem part number
Replies: 0
Views: 796

1987-88 roof emblem part number

can anyone tell me if the roof bird emblems from 85 are the same all the way up through 88
I don't have a parts book to check part numbers on this new of a part
by jdrax
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Missing Pivot Pins for Convertible Top
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Missing Pivot Pins for Convertible Top

sorry but no
by jdrax
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: Missing Pivot Pins for Convertible Top
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Missing Pivot Pins for Convertible Top

I can help also if there are still unmet needs
by jdrax
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 61 Convertible Deck/Flip Lid Gearbox Housing
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: 61 Convertible Deck/Flip Lid Gearbox Housing

correct
also when you get it apart, inspect the shaft. It has 2 flats on it. you need to make sure the edges of the flats are not sort of mushroomed
if they are bad I braze the corners and then file the welds so the new gear fits tight on the shaft
by jdrax
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 61 Convertible Deck/Flip Lid Gearbox Housing
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: 61 Convertible Deck/Flip Lid Gearbox Housing

the shaft is just pressed in there sometimes you can just tap it out and sometimes you need to get creative and do some blocking and wedging to hold the gear and gear housing while you pound on the shaft.......... USE A BRASS PUNCH.... do not mushroom over the end of the shaft I have rebuilt lots of...
by jdrax
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 61-63 convertible top hoses
Replies: 20
Views: 1282

Re: 61-63 convertible top hoses

won't make any difference anyway, they won't change what they use when they make them
best I can do is to get them to make them directionally correct from a set I have that is known factory original
I am doing that now with the 58-60.
by jdrax
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 61-63 convertible top hoses
Replies: 20
Views: 1282

Re: 61-63 convertible top hoses

the originals were not steel braid either were they
by jdrax
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 61-63 convertible top hoses
Replies: 20
Views: 1282

Re: 61-63 convertible top hoses

how many of you have had problems with that new smooth hose sweating oil?
I found it on two cars I installed new hoses on and using type f trans fluid
by jdrax
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: 61-63 convertible top hoses
Replies: 20
Views: 1282

Re: 61-63 convertible top hoses

I have not seen any of them with the ribbed style hose
by jdrax
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: 1964-1966 Thunderbirds
Topic: 64-66 convertible top hoses
Replies: 2
Views: 301

64-66 convertible top hoses

For those who have replaced the hoses on their top........ where did you get your hose set from and were all the ends and fittings pointing in the correct direction to fit into the components. I have installed numerous sets in different years and have had problems with every set where the fittings p...