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1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie Restomod


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#1 665@213

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:53 PM

Here's a few pics of my 1:18th scale 63 1/2 Galaxie I finished a few months back. Started as a boxstock red on red 406 tri-power car. Now its a R-code 427 4 speed. New paint, wheels, & stance.Posted Image
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

Custom emblem decals on the fenders, trunk & hood, along with personalized tags. Front wheels are rears from a 1:24th scale Maisto Pro Rod, & rears are fronts from a 1:18th scale Maisto Pro Rod. Worked out great!! The car still rolls just like it did originally. The hood & engine were robbed from a Sunstar 63 Texas Thunder Drag Car. All comments welcome!!
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In these pics, you can see what I started with, and the finished product.
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Edited by 665@213, 17 July 2012 - 02:01 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

The outdoor shots! Nice! That captures the look. B)

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:24 PM

great work, but the body seems "off"... nothing YOU'VE done, just that both the red and the black car look out of proportion in the roof-trunk area. i had a 1:1 sportsroof Galaxie, and the body doesn't seem heavy enough in the rear quarter. man, i miss that car now.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:37 PM

It's amazing what those crazy big wheels from the Maisto kits can bring to a larger scale model. Very nicely done. The red interior really pops against the black.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:01 PM

great work, but the body seems "off"... nothing YOU'VE done, just that both the red and the black car look out of proportion in the roof-trunk area. i had a 1:1 sportsroof Galaxie, and the body doesn't seem heavy enough in the rear quarter. man, i miss that car now.

I know what you mean. lol If you look down the side of the car, the body has a curved shape too, kinda like how a top fuel dragster arches downtrack? You cant see it looking right at the side of the car. A black 63 & 1/2 Galaxie with red interior is my dream car. I'd love to have a real one, but this will hold me for now.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:11 PM

Love the wheels and the teardrop scoop.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:26 PM

I envy everyone who can paint cars or models black.
Would you mind to share your technique?

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:11 PM

Beautifull

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:32 AM

i guess i am old school!! i love the whole car except for the wheels i just never liked the low profile look. but i know i am in the minority there lol :) i think this car would look super with a set of old style craigers. B) :D

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:11 PM

i guess i am old school!! i love the whole car except for the wheels i just never liked the low profile look. but i know i am in the minority there lol :) i think this car would look super with a set of old style craigers. B) :D


I'm with you on this one, Never liked the "All wheel - no tire" look.

Nice build though.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:03 AM

I envy everyone who can paint cars or models black.
Would you mind to share your technique?

I actually didn't paint this Galaxie myself. A friend of mine Jimmy Riddle painted it for me. I knew that if i painted it black, i would screw it up pretty good. lol

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:07 AM

i guess i am old school!! i love the whole car except for the wheels i just never liked the low profile look. but i know i am in the minority there lol :) i think this car would look super with a set of old style craigers. B) :D

That was actually my first thought on this car. I have a set of the GMP chrome Torque Thrust wheels mounted on Goodyear tires, but when i was mocking up the suspension, i used wheels similar to what is on it now. Plus at the time, I was drooling over a '61 Starliner that Bobby Alloway had done for George Poteet. Here's that Starliner:
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I had no choice but to do my Galaxie this way!! :P