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Posted By: David Knight
Posted On: Friday March 1, 2019 at 11:01 PM
Pics: Final detailing of Brooklin Thunderbird restoration.
After the paint had 30 days to dry, I polished the car with Meguiar’s Caranuba wax. While the Krylon Fusion paint may not be an automotive finish it is a good match for Sunset Coral which is the color I chose for this restoration and it polished to a high luster.

Actual car

Brooklin did offer a Sunset Coral open version ‘56 ‘Bird as a special edition some years ago. Marilyn Monroe was taking it for a spin. Perhaps it was the test drive that inspired her to buy her own Raven Black ‘Bird.

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Pics: Final detailing of Brooklin Thunderbird restoration. by David Knight #25478
Wasn't the raven black 'Bird the one she had redone in pink? (EOM) by Jack Dodds #25478.1
Pic: Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Thunderbird by David Knight #25478.1.1
Years ago Brooklin (I believe) made a 2 T-Bird set with the Marilyn by Jack Dodds #25478.1.1.1
Right you are, Jack. I went to my trusty "Special Brooklins" book by Rick Thompson #25478.
The German Brooklin Club was started by Dietrich Lohmann... by John Roberts #25478.
Very interesting, John! I enjoy hearing these historical details about our hobby. (EOM) by Rick Thompson #25478.
John, I recall the BRK anniversary when Deitrich and his pals attended. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #25478.
30 days drying? What kind of paint is that. The result however is sublime (EOM) by Jacques Roest #25478.2
Actually, Jacques, the paint was dry in an hour but like with cars in the ‘50’s by David Knight #25478.3
Pic: I was inspired by this car restored by Minter. by David Knight #25478.3.1
David,you must have a lot of patience to finish the job. (EOM) by Jacques Roest #25478.3.2
Pic: This is how it started. I know nothing about the history of this car. by David Knight #25478.3.2.1
What? No CARFAX? You are a crazy man! (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #25478.
I guess, Karl, they didn’t have CARFAX back in the ‘50’s and besides this was a barn find. (EOM) by David Knight #25478.
Beautiful job David. Love the color. (EOM) by John Merritt #25478.4

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