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by Joe Johnston
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Consumer Report 1955
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Consumer Report 1955

Always good to read vintage articles or see pictures taken "back in the day"!
by Joe Johnston
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear deck stereo speakers?
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Rear deck stereo speakers?

I wonder how your new deck would look covered with the Sunbrella fabric? (Google it) Its an outdoor fabric available in lots of colors and would let the sound through. Some small support strips across the speaker openings may be required though to prevent sagging. Just a thought!
by Joe Johnston
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 57 steering wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: 57 steering wheel

Thunderbird parts suppliers have a 15" black wheel for 56/57's
by Joe Johnston
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hard Top Question
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: Hard Top Question

Non that I can think of -- if the trim, hardware,weather strips and the headliner is correct for the car it is to be used on. As I understand it, all the fiberglass shells are the same shape and were made by the same company. The big thing (other than cost) is the latches must be correct for the car...
by Joe Johnston
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Hard Top Question
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: Hard Top Question

I would like to add this, as a proud member of VTCI I belong to both Thunderbird organizations. I have met a lot of great members who share their experiences and technical skills that have helped me maintain my Thunderbird.
:salute: I couldn't have said it better myself!!
by Joe Johnston
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Classic Insurance Carriers
Replies: 21
Views: 620

Re: Classic Insurance Carriers

With the importance of the questions you asked, I would recommend first reading the online info from the major Classic/Vintage car insurance companies. Then find a local representative and talk to them about your very specific concerns and get the correct answer from that company at the coverage lev...
by Joe Johnston
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Led replacement bulbs
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Led replacement bulbs

It was answered and moved to the Modified Section
by Joe Johnston
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 57 T-Bird. Where's the VIN number?
Replies: 18
Views: 5969

Re: 57 T-Bird. Where's the VIN number?

Directly below the heater fan motor.

Mine is partially hidden by the inner fender right at the corner of the sheet metal which barely shows in your picture.


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by Joe Johnston
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 57 T-Bird. Where's the VIN number?
Replies: 18
Views: 5969

Re: 57 T-Bird. Where's the VIN number?

My 57 is in the same area. Directly below the blower motor on the outboard side of the frame.
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by Joe Johnston
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Cooling fan
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Cooling fan

moderator note
This post has been moved to the Modified Section. Hopefully you will get some helpful answers from those who follow the Modified Sections.
by Joe Johnston
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used Parts Supplier?
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Used Parts Supplier?

Sorry. Is there some penance I could serve to make up for my rookie blunder? No penance or problem for the moderators to move the posts either. Keeping things organized also makes it easier for others to find information. We are fortunate to have multiple vendors that specialize only in Thunderbird...
by Joe Johnston
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Electrical problem with my '55
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Electrical problem with my '55

Welcome to the VTCI forum and congratulations on your purchase and also ordering the manuals. MY concern is with the conversion, very little wiring should have been changed, so we will assume it is all stock, but that may be incorrect until you learn and provide more information. The first thing I w...
by Joe Johnston
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: 1956 'Bird Batteries
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: 1956 'Bird Batteries

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I went with the yellow caps - thought it went better with the car than the red ones!
by Joe Johnston
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 1955-1957 Thunderbirds
Topic: Were are these for?
Replies: 17
Views: 2280

Re: Were are these for?

There are 2 slotted anchors painted red
These anchors or brackets were commonly used in aftermarket seat belt kits. The original stock mounts are the U shaped ones in the very top picture.