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goodbye shoebox hello squarebird

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 57ford/60thunderbird, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. well
    my shoebox is gone i traded it today for a 1960 thunderbird hardtop (used to belong to a hamber thats now deceased) its white with a red leather interrior 352 auto its been sitting for about 2 years i was really done and over with the shoebox lost all intrest

    this is my 3 rd 60 squarebird that i own maybe i can make one good one out of the 3 lol

    plans are it needs brakes and the radiator reinstalled clean it up get it running change the red(!!!) 14" wheels for some sort of 15" mags and finnally get to drive a squarebird

    heres a couple of pics

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  2. does anyone on here know the previous owner? i got it from his son the car is from greenville ohio i know his name but not his hamb user id and his son didnt know it either

    im just curious he also owned a model A sedan that is flat black with green wheels and green plastic visors on the headlights his son now owns it aswell
  3. Thunderroad312
    Joined: Nov 18, 2012
    Posts: 159


    Good score. I have always had a soft spot for squarebirds. I feel they are overlooked and underrated. My dad had a '60 ragtop with a 430, would love to have one someday.
  4. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,666


    Look's like a nice "Old Bird".
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  5. White05GT
    Joined: Feb 28, 2012
    Posts: 54

    from NC

    Congrats on the Bird, wouldn't mind finding one myself.
  6. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 2,077

    Jonnie King
    from St. Louis

    Congrats ! Good luck with it. My first car was a '58 Bird: White/B&W interior. (You can see it in my Albums Section.)

  7. Love those Squarebirds, Good Luck
  8. F91
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
    Posts: 126


    Looks like rust might be an issue too. Good luck!

  9. yeah in ohio rust is allways an issue ... this one is better then the one in my avatar

  10. ive heard tales of 59 chevys taking flight at high speeds my friends mom first boyfriend was killed in one while street racing but i havent heard of squarebirds doing it id like to read that article
  11. i thought 60 was the first year for the leafsprings
  12. Metallicat
    Joined: Dec 1, 2011
    Posts: 46

    from Bay Area

    I got rid of my Shoebox for a Squarebird too!

  13. cool lets see some pics i love to see squarebirds
  14. I used to hate those cars but i'm really liking them now. Look like they have been customized already.
  15. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,920

    scrap metal 48

    Squarebirds are factory customs.. Had a 58 convertible once.. Pretty rare.. Nice score on yours...
  16. Metallicat
    Joined: Dec 1, 2011
    Posts: 46

    from Bay Area

    I put one or two in the squarebird thread. Not too many of us on here it seems.

  17. yeah not too many here there is the t-bird owners group social page

    and if your looking for info go to lots of info over there but they are mostly the restore it or dont talk to us types theres a few over there that are unique and oringinal
  18. I personally have always been aprtial to the '58 but when you get right down to it there is not a lot of difference shap wise.

    A square bird is a square bird and looks like you got a good solid one. Nice looking car and a blank slate, now its time for you do go all Watson on us. :D
  19. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    good score. Ive got a 59 custom in the works right now. Good to see another one on the hamb, youre starting quite the collection of them.
    Joined: Feb 1, 2007
    Posts: 483

    from Cincinnati

    Would have loved to have the 51 brow off the box before you sold it! Need one too finish my grille opening. Check out Hollywood hotrods bird, going too be nice.
  21. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,234

    Model A Gomez

    Sounds like something I did, had a tudor, sold it and bought a 60 Bird, did it as a mild custom. Have a set of Torque Thrusts that came off my sons Mustang and chrome reverse, I like the mags best.

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  22. beaner, im not going watson im going with more a 60 t-bird version of the 58 impala from american graffitti with this one maybe my other hardtop will get the watson "look"

    model A gomez, i love your bird i think im going the 15" chrome reverse route with mine to achieve the look i metioned above

    skrtchsr i had the box for sale for a while sorry you missed out the 51 bars i had i got off ebay someone had cut the ends off them where they go behind the marker housings
  23. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,075

    Atwater Mike

    I've had all 3, '58,'59, '60.

    My '58 was a 352, I did rings & valves, added a 600 Holley and that really gave 'Wing' to that 'Bird! Really ran for a 352. (I worked on lots of them, worked for Red Mayfield, he was a Ford specialist in those years)

    My '59 was a nice white Calif car, some lady kept pestering me to sell it to her after I dropped it and put Buick Riv wire hub caps on it...I sold it and regretted it.

    Bought a low mileage '60 in '67, wholesale from the dealership where I worked: $100, and it had a 390 in it! (still had the Cruiso, so it wasn't perfect)
    Drove it back and forth to L.A. (from Santa Cruz) about a dozen times, it was lowered with Riv caps, a service station guy gave me $1500 for it. Nice solid car. Ming Green.
  24. Bill in Al
    Joined: Sep 26, 2011
    Posts: 72

    Bill in Al

    I had a '58 back in '65 that was a south Florida rustbucket.It was a 352 and made trips back and forth to Alabama at near top speed which was common back in those days. Please,no preaching! That was one of the most comfortable feeling high speed cars I've ever owned. Wound up with a '63 Monaco edition That'll stay with me till I'm gone and one of the kids get it!

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