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Ford Galaxie 1966, AMT, metallic blue.

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This one gave big problems. I could not get the chassis to fit correct in the body. It sits to low. I don’t know if it was me, or the kit. So I put some shims under the rear axles to get a better stance.
I also have problem to get the paint from the script this time.

I don’t know about the color, but this time I take what I had at home. Maybe I should have put some more layers on because the BMF are visible under the scripts.
I didn’t do anything with the interior or the engine.

No mirrors, because it was not in the kit and I have non in my scrap box.

Comments are welcome.

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I think it looks Great 

the paint. Stance. Bmf job   Very Nice build 

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Very nice clean looking build. The ride height looks right for a stock car at this point. Your chrome lettering and moldings look fine in the photographs.

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A beautiful build!  To my eye, everything looks "right on the money!"  Paintwork, stance; it all looks excellent !!!

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It looks really nice.  Odd that the kit has quite a bit of detail to the chassis if I recall, yet no mirrors!  Odd what they would choose to omit.

I have one that I having been thinking about building as a convertible, and the interior bucket is the convertible bucket I think.

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It's a fine looking Ford! The color looks great for this car! The BMF looks very clean, too!

I have a couple of these in the stash. About time for me to build one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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She looks super fine to me!!

Clean and crisp, as a teilored suit. 

You foiled the "A" pillars the corret way, what is more a exception than a rule when I see those cars built. 

The AMT kit represents a Galaxie 500 7 Litre. Standard engine for the 7 Litre is the 428 FE. The kit has a wrong air filter for a 7 Litre, and to build it more accuratelly one would have to source a correct piece. A very simmilar piece to the correct air filter can be found on the AMT 1932 Ford Victoria kit, on the optionsl SBF engine. 

Also the kit has the wrong steering wheel. The 7 litre uses the same steering wheel as the XL versions, and it's a three spoke wheel with faux wood grain. A goo source would be a Mustang kit. 

The AMT kit sists a little low on the back. I fix it rising the axle a bit. I also separate the axle from the exhaust. 

The body is very accurate to the real car, and that is a plus. 

 

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1 hour ago, Chris in Berwyn said:

It looks really nice.  Odd that the kit has quite a bit of detail to the chassis if I recall, yet no mirrors!  Odd what they would choose to omit.

 

Very few of the annual kits of the day had mirrors. 

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1 hour ago, '70 Grande said:

A beautiful build!  To my eye, everything looks "right on the money!"  Paintwork, stance; it all looks excellent !!!

Agree

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43 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

Very few of the annual kits of the day had mirrors. 

Indeed. And almost all mirrors that were included eventually were generic, and not the ones correct for the cars. 

At least on lower priced Ford cars, ouside mirrors were optional in 1966. Full size cars like the Custom, Custom 500, Galaxie 500, Ranch Wagon, and even Country Squire wagons had to be ordered with mirrors if you wanted one. Only on the LTDs a outside mirror was standard equipment. You could go further on LTDs and ask for a remote control mirror, but that was extra...

This model represents the Galaxie 500 7 Litre. Even tough it has many apointments of the more luxurious XL version, the mirrors were still optional. 

 

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Love the '66 Galaxie and this one looks great Bo, a fine job.

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18 hours ago, '70 Grande said:

A beautiful build!  To my eye, everything looks "right on the money!"  Paintwork, stance; it all looks excellent !!!

X2!

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I agree with all that has been said about this build.  That is one fine looking Galaxie.  I also have a couple in my stash and really need to build one of them; this may be the inspiration I need.

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