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FALCON - Doors & Trunk Opened - New pics 8-12


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Tim... I have to say that with the fix you did on the roof, Man it looks killer. I honestly think that it looks way better now. This is going to be an awesome build to watch come together. I can't wait to see when you start the engine and chassis on this.

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Much better look to the roofline now Tim, this is going to be kool!!!!!!! Just make sure ya have a can of hornet spray if you ever move it!!!!! Still wrenches the gut to know what happened to the J......

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I certainly agree with your comments guys. I like it a lot better too.  Got the trunk cut out of the new body and the A pillars glassed in for strength so I can cut out the doors and trunk lid. Thanks for following along and sharing your thoughts.  cheers

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Tim..... I am looking forward to seeing your next update with the door and trunk all cut out. I would even like to see the A pilars glassed in for strength. I have never thought about doing that before when curing the doors out.

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  • 3 months later...

Cleaned up the roof where it was re-chopped and got the door & trunk out.  This body is so thick that I'm going to have a lot of sanding / thinning out of the body and panels as I go along.  Had to add a lot of bracing to cut everything out which I'll remove when I get to fabricating the chassis.  In the second pic you'll see the mini saws I used by Crazy modeler which worked great and the new Tamiya masking tape they came out with 6 months ago for masking paint jobs.  I used it in a couple of areas and I have to say this stuff is just fantastic.  If you've not used it yet, I can't recommend it enough. Comes in 2, 3 and 5mm widths.  It just flows around curves.  And sticks too!   cheers, tim

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My first car was a 59 Dodge Desoto. My second, and favorite car, was my 63 Fairlane 500.

If you replace the red trim with gold and add the teardrop hood, that was mine. I miss my baby.

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Ewwwww, just noticed the wheels. Replace them with old school Cragars.

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Tim.. Outstanding work on cutting the body up on this falcon. It looks great and I love the fact that you decided to brace the body I think that was a very wise decision to keep it sturdy so you can work with it. I am looking forward to more on this.

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Thanks everyone.  Joe, Chris and Bill, yeah the bracing was a real necessity.  I've figured out where I can brace the body (2 spots) when I begin the chassis.  I can't leave it completely devoid of braces or I'm afraid it will twist or warp on me somehow.  Even though it is very thick and I won't thin it down too much until its time for paint. 

I must say that it REALLY opens up the interior to the car in a big way and was worth the effort.   cheers

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