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by BobHH
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Button on passenger door
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Button on passenger door

No problem Alan.

Bob
by BobHH
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Button on passenger door
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Button on passenger door

Take a look at this post. It was for removing the top door trim but also shows how to remove the push button:
https://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/ ... php?t=8532

Good Luck!!

Bob
by BobHH
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: steering column info
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: steering column info

Take a look at these drawings to see if they will help.

Bob
by BobHH
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: I need to replace my roof, do I need to brace the car?
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: I need to replace my roof, do I need to brace the car?

Well, I’ve replaced a few roofs in my time. Mt suggestion is to cut your donor roof fully off at the front pillar bottoms and all the way around the back into the quarter panels and the rear panel under the rear windshield. This way you can cut your old roof off and have enough on the donor roof to ...
by BobHH
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for FLIP LID MOTOR for 62 Thunderbird convertible
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: Looking for FLIP LID MOTOR for 62 Thunderbird convertible

Dennis, try getting in touch with Charlie Watkins at the Thunderbird 61,62,63 DIY webpage. https://www.facebook.com/groups/312515822746862/

Just got one from him and it works great! I think he may have a few more.

Bob
by BobHH
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rust repairs
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Rust repairs

I've purchased from Classic Sheet Metal and even went by their shop. Amazing workmanship. He has made all of his custom forming dies as well as many of his hydraulic presses. I purchased the battery box replacement panel and the fit is excellent. Yes, any panel will need some massaging to fit. As so...
by BobHH
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Rear axle housing leak
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Rear axle housing leak

Give it a good cleaning and have someone TIG weld it. Maybe just fuse it. Grind down flat (using a straight edge) and reassembly with plenty of gasket sealant. Use a good sealant like Permatex.
by BobHH
Thu May 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Replacing Door Lock Cylinders on a 63
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Replacing Door Lock Cylinders on a 63

Look here: viewtopic.php?t=8532 I did a short write up on removing the top door trim and shows removing the lock cylinders too.
by BobHH
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Windshield trim fit
Replies: 20
Views: 1906

Re: Windshield trim fit

Well here are some pics of my donor car front windshield trim. No bug mark so I suspect the it has been replaced before. Gasket is dried out and cracked but fit is not too bad. There is some sort of filler/sealant in the upper corners filling in the gap under the chrome pieces.
by BobHH
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Windshield trim fit
Replies: 20
Views: 1906

Re: Windshield trim fit

Well, unfortunately I have not pulled a T-bird windshield yet. I do have the windshield in my donor car I may try to pull a piece of trim to look at the older gasket to take some measurements. You may want to contact Jim Wulf. He's done a lot on these 62-63's. Maybe he can share some knowledge!!
by BobHH
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Windshield trim fit
Replies: 20
Views: 1906

Re: Windshield trim fit

Have you compared the old gasket with the new one? Something seems wrong with the window gasket. The chrome should push in with a little effort.
by BobHH
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: basic tool kit?
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: basic tool kit?

Still have my 3 tier Craftsman box I got at 18 years old. I’m 61 now!! Generally I am a Craftsman guy. Good quality, good price and excellent warranty. Now I’ve expanded to a 3 tier box with only metric and a 2 tier Harbor Freight box with odds and ends stuff. Went by my local Lowes store a few week...
by BobHH
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Replacement for Thrust button on '62
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Replacement for Thrust button on '62

I believe you have to replace the cam, chain and sprockets, and have the block drilled and tapped for the screws. Here is a layout from Bogie over in the FE forum: You need a thrust plate ( C3AZ-6269-A), a split spacer (C3AZ-6265-A) (sometimes the spacer is part of the gear, if you have it you have ...
by BobHH
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Correct Front Wheel Cylinders for '63
Replies: 13
Views: 1687

Re: Correct Front Wheel Cylinders for '63

Yep, I purchased a set from AutoZone. I got them to fit with a little massaging with a die grinder. Only issue is all 4 bleeder screws are different sizes!!! I have a new set of the AC Delco on the shelf for the restoration.
by BobHH
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: 1961-1963 Thunderbirds
Topic: Floorpan
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Floorpan

Yep, I've been by his facility and picked up a battery tray replacement. These guys are true artist!!