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'69 Ford Galaxie XL....a quick build


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#1 bogger44

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:08 AM

Finished this up last Sunday.  I had the need to do a quick build, without putting in a lot of extra details, to re-charge the batteries a little bit.  As basic as this kit is, I thought it would fit the bill rather nicely.  I was planning on building it stock, but the more I looked at the 427 Cammer parts supplied with it, I decided to build it as a mild custom.  With the Cammer under the hood, it would have obliterated those skinny stock tires, so I dug into the parts box and found some wide Goodyears.  I did have to dremel the wheel wells and framerails some to get those fat tires to slip under the quarter panels.  The steelies came from the parts box as well, and the covers are from the AMT 66 Fairlane 427.  Other than that, it's just paint, BMF and box stock.  The color is Testors One Coat Lacquer Star Spangled Blue.  Wish I had some outdoor pics of it, but the weather has been pretty dumpy up here lately.  Anyways, here are some pics, and thanks for looking.

 

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#2 RAT-T

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

LOOKS GREAT TONY

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:23 AM

Yeah thats a sharp lookin' car. and that engine looks ready for serious action. good stuff

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:34 AM

beautiful, clean build.

a wolf in sheep's clothing, that's for sure.

 

 



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:38 AM

I always liked SHINY :) :) :)  sleepers.



#6 stevehansen

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:40 AM

Really Cool, great build



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:06 AM

Looks cool man!!



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

Very nicely done. I say we need a new tool 60s Galaxie!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

Very Nice! Paint job looks very good and those steelies and wide rear tires fits perfectly on it. Nice Job!



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

Very nice! I love the stance. Most of these I've seen built look like they have busted rear springs. Very cool Ford!



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

Cool quickie. I've been having similar thoughts about that kit lately.



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:38 AM

Great build! Looks awesome with steelies!



#13 bogger44

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

Thanks for the nice comments everyone.  It's been quite some time since I built a kit like this.  It was a bit of fresh air building a "quickie" again.

 

Very nicely done. I say we need a new tool 60s Galaxie!

 

I agree, a 63 or 64 please!

 

Very nice! I love the stance. Most of these I've seen built look like they have busted rear springs. Very cool Ford!

 

That was something I forgot to mention (and the only other mod), I did drill new holes for the rear tires to mount into.  I hate that saggy rear look.



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

Decent!

 

 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

SOHC Motor? Very nice



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Nicely done!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

Very nicely done. I say we need a new tool 60s Galaxie!

Yes, we do. B)

Beautiful Galaxie- forgot all about the optional Cammer in this kit.



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

Nice, I like this a lot Tony, very clean and very convincing



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

I am in love man that is so bitchin' the steelies and huge rear tires , Lull you into a sleep coma then POW!!!!!!!!!! COOL biuld Michael

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

very nice!! ready for some serious street terrorizing!!