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#1 Brutalform

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:57 AM

After viewing the fantastic builds of Rod's 64 promo Galaxie, and Clifford's 30 year old build of a 64 lightweight, I got the itch to build one. This one is pretty much waiting to get paint on the body, and interior, then final assembly. Love those old FORDS!!!

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:11 PM

Very NICE Tom, brings back memories, my first car was a 64 galaxie 500 convertable 289 HP 3 speed red on red, ahhh those were the days!!  :D 



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

Love it! What kit is that?

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:23 PM

Awsume work so far..



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:17 AM

John, its the AMT kit. Just had to remove the hood. The chassis is a 60 starliner, and the engine is from the T Bolt kit. I have to get another Starliner chassis, because I want to do a 63 Galaxie next.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

Primed and painted the Fords interior today. Primed it with a gray primer, because the Tamiya TS-8 Italian Red was too bright, and the darker primer toned it down a bit. Kind of looks like a real red interior from the 60s now. The roll bar was primed white, so it would have a different shade from the rest of the interior. Tomorrow, I will give the tub a shot of dull coat, and start to detail it some.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:29 AM

Thanks Carl & Larry. Me too. My Dad had a 64, that was maroon, with a black interior. I like all the old Fords, even though I am bit of a GM guy. I like the 64 best.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:24 AM

Got the interior finished, except for the 5 point harness, from SMBC, and maybe an aftermarket tach. Going to let it rest for today, as it seems everything is going wrong, and I don't want to make any mistakes.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:31 AM

I love the stance! Great project. Does the '64 interior bucket fit the '60 chassis or did you perform some modifications? This swap is on my to do list, I have the teardrop hood for a '64. My second car was a black '64 Ford with a red interior, 289 3 speed. It was a great car.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

No, no real modifications. Just some sanding on the 64s tubs underside around the trans tunnel.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:33 PM

Sweet!



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:50 PM

Looking good !



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:56 PM

I like it, and I'm looking forward to the finished product.  Where'd you find the headers?  What color do you have in mind?



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:20 PM

I like it, and I'm looking forward to the finished product.  Where'd you find the headers?  What color do you have in mind?

Thanks. The headers are from the AMT 67 Chevelle Pro Street, that came in the Street Machines Superset. I must have tried about four different sets of headers. Plan on going "pure white".



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:21 PM

I'm not really much of a Ford guy but I like this Galaxie !   

Going to build a Mustang sometime in the future.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:13 AM

Looking good.