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    '1959 Ford Thunderbird' (Olympus E-PL1)




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    One more, man I love this car...


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    That's a good lookin bird! I had a 1965 T-Bird
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    I'm not a big t-bird person but it might even be better than when it rolled out of the factory.

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    Like the first shot best Panther, really like the photos that EP1 take. Does it come with an HDE program or do you use one? Nice exposures.

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    The photographs seem a little pixellated ... is that due to the camera or is there some post processing going on?
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    The photographs seem a little pixellated ... is that due to the camera or is there some post processing going on?
    Hmmm...I've looked at these at home and at work....Haven't seen any pixelation at either place...

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    Okay P, I just checked this with the system at home and the pictures are clean ...

    I wonder what's up with the system at work then?? Probably time to update the graphic drivers.
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    I wonder what's up with the system at work then?? Probably time to update the graphic drivers.
    Nope - The shots are very sharp at work.....

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    Beautiful car. Unusual colour, was that really available then? Not the easiest colour in the resale market. Doesn't apply so much with a classic, but still holds true, how many yellow Civics have you seen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panther_99FS View Post
    Nope - The shots are very sharp at work.....

    You lost me P.

    I'm saying that MY computer at work shows the pictures pixelated, while MY computer at home shows them very sharp and clear ... SO, I'm guessing I need to update MY drivers for the work computer.

    Had nothing to do with yours!! :isadizzy:
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    Confusion, that's all...I was talking about the unit where I work at...

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    Yep, I know you were ... but of course I woudln't know how your unit at work displays now would i?

    Still a good shot though.
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    '1959 Ford Thunderbird' (Olympus E-PL1)

    This is primarily posted for Panther, who loved the pix of my 1959 Squarebird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" a lot. I happened to come across this link when I was searching for something else, and decided to join your Forum and give ya'll some additional information about Rose, or "Tweety Bird" as she is known as now, also. In 2007, I was making an old dream come true of finding and buying a 1959 Tbird after seeing a picture of one back in 1959 when they came out. I was sitting on a mountain top Air Force radar station at the time. When I got back to the Lower 48 assigned to Dallas, this young married couple took ourselves off to a Ford dealer to check out that gorgeous '59 Tbird. But my wife, knowing what the pocketbook could handle said that we could not afford a brand new $4,000 Classy Tbird, on what I was making as a 3 striper and what she was making working for Sears, right out of high school. Sooo, we settled for a brand new red Falcon instead. Which turned out to be a good car for us, because while stationed near Dallas, we were to add two more children to the one we already had. So the Falcon did the trick for us. But I never forgot that Tbird. In 1998, I lost my wife, Faye to ovarian cancer. About 9 years later, it dawned on me that I might want to make an old dream come true. So I went looking for a 1959 Tbird, and found one in Northern Mississippi. My mechanic buddy went with me, loaded with tools, checked out the car, blessed as being drivable back to San Antonio, and drove it home with me behind him with all the tools.

    It did not take me long to realize I did not like the Casino Cream pale yellow color and no one else did either! So that started the redesign of her, with me doing the interior and exterior design work and professionals making it all happen. She still has the OEM 352 engine and COM transmission, but there has been much in improvements made on her. Disc brakes, alternator, dual MC/Dual Power Booster, and a lot of chrome work. After a couple of years she was ready for show, and off I went to many of those. Along the way, she was awarded many 1st Place and Best of Show trophies, so much so that the trunk is full of them, and I have stopped showing her for awards. Shortly after joining Squarebirds.org, the 1955-2005 Tbird and Big Ford International Forum I found myself as the Chief Administrator of the Forum, after the passing of our Founder, Dr. Alexander Sosiak, at 50 due to cancer. I have been the Administrator for about 10 years now. I am also past President, of the VTCI South Texas Thunderbird Club here in San Antonio, and presently the VP.

    I had better stop typing and post some pix. I did this once, and promptly knocked myself out of this post somehow. I have a lot to learn about your Forum. Here are some pix, which seemed to have been working until I messed up and knocked myself out of this post! First is what she looked like the day I bought her, in Casino Cream and white top. When she left the factory, she had a black top. Someone painted it white along the way.

    http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/RayCla...CreamColor.jpg



    http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/RayCla...ellowRose2.jpg



    http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/RayCla...lowRose4sm.jpg


    http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/RayCla...ose10Small.jpg



    http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/RayCla...Rose8Small.jpg



    http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/RayCla...Rose5Small.jpg



    http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/RayCla...ose11Small.jpg


    http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/RayCla...rConsoleSm.jpg



    http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/RayCla...werBooster.jpg



    http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/RayCla...amCatcher3.jpg

    The RV6A 2 seater airplane, "Dream Catcher" is owned by a friend of mine who had flown in for a Classic Car/Airplane S&S event. He wanted to get a picture of the two of them together and said for me to drive my Tbird to the flight line to get that picture. It has shown up all over the world now, and has been used in a Squarebirds Calendar in the past. Well, lets find out how this will work for you! Best Regards, Ray Clark ~ YellowRose, Chief Squarebirds.org Administrator, www,squarebirds.org

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    Great shots. That car is a work of art.

    Compere it to the clones of today.

    Anthin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
    The photographs seem a little pixellated ... is that due to the camera or is there some post processing going on?
    great shotannd from an olympusH
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    I thought some of the older T-birds were quite good-looking, but when they brought in Wurlitzer as stylist, things went downhill........

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