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    Re: New home for an old TD

    PD - sounds like you've got a *lot* of TD experience. I'll PM my address.

    Say, what treatment do you use on the interior leather upholstery (seats and doors). Just a damp cloth? or saddle soap, or things like Meguiar's? I want to keep my original leather soft and strong. It's in great condition now, even after 60+ years.

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    Re: New home for an old TD

    Tom, as mentioned on another forum, try Lexol, not that expensive but works very well. Like I said before, I used it on the T Bird for years and the seats looked like new when I sold the car. PJ

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    Re: New home for an old TD

    Thanks Paul. What year Thunderbird did you have? My favorite was the mid-50s two-seater with removable hard top:

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    Re: New home for an old TD

    I've used Lexol and Mother's leather cleaner and conditioner. I was told the seats are kangaroo hide. At the time, they were better quality than the Jaguar XK 120. Not all that comfortable on a long trip, but then what LBC is?

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    Re: New home for an old TD

    Quote Originally Posted by pdplot View Post
    I was told the seats are kangaroo hide. Not all that comfortable on a long trip,
    I imagine they would be pretty bouncy then.
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    Re: New home for an old TD

    Very Kool!
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    Re: New home for an old TD

    Quote Originally Posted by pdplot View Post
    I was told the seats are kangaroo hide. At the time, they were better quality than the Jaguar XK 120. Not all that comfortable on a long trip, but then what LBC is?
    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    I imagine they would be pretty bouncy then.
    Yeah, but the built-in map pockets are quite roomy.
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    Re: New home for an old TD

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Richaud View Post
    Yeah, but the built-in map pockets are quite roomy.
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    Re: New home for an old TD

    Yeah, but for some reason the pockets keep asking for food ... so I give them one map a day.
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    Re: New home for an old TD

    Wow!
    so Tom, what's the story?
    Why only 36965 on the od?
    (or is it 100,000 + 36965?)
    what about the PO?
    not to many of us could keep a car in a time capsule like that.
    Guy
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    Re: New home for an old TD

    It's a beauty, Tom, congrats! They're only original once and it's great this one has stayed that way.
    Rick

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