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1960-61 Falcon semi-pro touring restoration


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#1 RancheroSteve

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

Got it done finally! Not quite everything I wanted or hoped for, but a good opportunty to bring something back from the dead and try out a few new techniques.

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Under the hood:

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A little bit of history: I started off with this 1960 Falcon windowless $20 glue bomb a few years back.

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After getting the paint stripped off, I realized the roof was too warped to save.

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So I grafted another roof on and finally ended up dropping the whole thing over a lengthened Monogram '92 Mustang chassis. The '61 grille was made using the MicroMark photo-etch kit. (I'm saving the '60 grille for another Falcon project.) Paint is Tamiya clear red over a charcoal automotive laquer. Wheels & tires from the parts box.

Thanks for looking - comments & questions welcome.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

Sweet build!

#3 cobraman

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

Wow ! Great save Steve. That looks sweet !

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

What an awesome little car. Beautiful work!!
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

Very nice. I like the engine compartment.


I found one with interior, chassis pan, and front/rear custom pieces. No chrome, windows or wheels. I'll be raiding a Ranchero kit for the missing parts except the rear window (the one in your last picture). Yours has the look I'm going for.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

great save great build -cool color

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

Awesome build and awesome save!. Engine looks right at home in there. Very nice.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:01 AM

Looks awesome, and great save!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

Really sharp, nice motor.....

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

Very cool. I like the updated engine.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:58 PM

That's some awesome stuff! Great job!!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

Great save!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

Real nice rebuild - looks great.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

Great rebuild and lovely paint.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:16 AM

Very cool, don't think I'd have had the patience to save a glue bomb that far gone. Nice job.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:22 AM

Very nice!


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

It is always great to see a Falcon model built by someone who really knows Falcons. Great resurrection Steve.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

This is well done. I hope that my brothers 1:1 looks this good some day.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:38 AM

I realy liked this one :wub:

Do you have some more info or close up picture of the grill ?

#20 RancheroSteve

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

Do you have some more info or close up picture of the grill ?


Thanks (everybody).

I don't know if any of these show the grille any better, but there are some more photos here:

http://public.fotki....rods/page2.html