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#1 jjsipes

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:51 AM

I have decided to try and build a replica a car for my mother-in-law. It was a car that her grandmother owned and was left to her. It is a 1967 Ford Falcon with the straight 6 under hood. I searched the internet and found a glue bomb on everybodies favorite auction site and won it.

This is what I had gotten. It was built up as a gasser. No stock seats or stock hood.

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Luckily it wasn't panited. Everything came apart fairly easy but somethings were going to need replaced. I placed any order with Modelhaus but have yet to receive it. They didn't have everything I needed so I found a 1966 Falcon that was built stock and had the other parts need. Heres what I got this go around.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:27 AM

I have since sanded and cleaned up the body working on filling in tap holes in the inner fender structure under the hood, puttied where needed, took side moulding off and working on getting it ready for paint. I have decided to go with a Revell 1966 Mustang chassis, which I had to whorten the wheelbase by 3/32 to align but otherwise fits great. I have gotten a resin straight 6 from Don Loomis per the suggestion of fellow members here. I have stripped the paint on the hood of the second Falcon build-up and looks like it is fresh from the box. I ave the stock seats in my stripper yet, they look like they have been painted 2 or 3 times.

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Here is it with the Mustang chassis fitted.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:40 AM

Would love to see that gasser rebuild.
but I now the stock version will be a great project

#4 jjsipes

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:38 AM

Started cleaning up engine and seeing how she will fit.

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By the way here is the real car sits today.

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#5 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

Excellent work so far. By the way, remove the F-O-R-D script from the hood, as the 1967 -up models did not have it. Looks like you have a good project going there. I look forward to seeing it.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

Nice save on this. You might even try and see if you can get your hands on the 1:1 Falcon. It looks sound , and I can't remember the last time I saw one of these.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:13 PM

Very cool project. Looking forward to it.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:27 PM

nice resto job so far,good luck on it.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:49 AM

Nice save on this. You might even try and see if you can get your hands on the 1:1 Falcon. It looks sound , and I can't remember the last time I saw one of these.


I can get my hands on it whenever I want, its in the garage where Im living. I surmize that one day it will be my wife and mine car since her great-grandmother meant so much to her and my love with the automobile.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:27 AM

Making slow progress on the Falcon. Got a coat of primer on and noticed a few areas needing some attention. Got the chassis primered as well. Need to start looking at fabbing up some motor mounts for the straight six power plant.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:50 AM

I never saw the Mustang similarities before until I saw this thread. Looks like you're off to a great start.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:09 PM

Looks good !
I was watching this car also ! I am glad you won this.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:53 AM

Nice! When growing up, my parents had a 67 Falcon 2 door for a while...also with the 6! (It was originally white with blue interior and was painted T-Bird blue at some point for some reason!)

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:50 AM

Looking good..I have a couple of the later AMT Falcons I bought as builtups...a rough '67 and a less rough '69. Someone hacked out the B-pillars on the '67, got to recreate those, and the seats are missing. It's hard to find an AMT Falcon of that era that hasn't been hacked up..

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

That's looking good so far. I have an old built-up '69 I need to get back to. It's missing the rear seat, and I cannot find one anywhere, so I will have to make my own out of sheet plastic. I have not decided on the direction of the build yet, as I may make it a base car like yours. I have a 6-banger, steelies, and doggies f or such a build, and since the seats are missing, a set of the standard front and rear bench seats should not be too hard to cobble up.

I'm really enjoying this one.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:54 AM

Very cool. I'll enjoy watching this come together.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:11 PM

Looks good. i've got one of these in my stash as well as a four-door to do. (in case you didn't know, Ford imported these to Australia until it was discontinued in the States but continued on here.) Lucky it had the correct vents molded correctly in the front panels.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:34 PM

I like it. I'd maim somebody for one of these Falcons!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:30 AM

Started to get some color on the body today. Found this color in Michael's, its Krylon Bonnet Blue. It's a little to bright I think but. I am going with it. Got a couple of spots that don't look quite right so I need to let it dry and scuff to reshoot some color.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:01 AM

It's coming along nicely, putting a straight six in there was the right thing to do. I am looking forward to setting how this turns out. My opinion e would be to use the left over falcon to recreate the gasser, that would look sweet and put the leftovers to good use.