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1967 Ford Galaxie XL, 1/30.

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I'm going to hit this project next.

It's a beautiful unbuilt AMT 1967 Ford Galaxie XL.

Just getting a start on it today.

I started out by getting the trim around the base of the top going.

I'm planning on Lime Gold with a black painted top.

No vinyl on this one.

I also got the headlight buckets done.

I drilled out the originals and had the grille/bumper rechromed some time ago.

I got lucky and found some parts in the box that worked perfectly for the buckets.

I have no idea what they are supposed to be & couldn't find them in the instructions so I glued them in place, hit them with Molotow chrome and viola, instant head light buckets!

I have some extra kit lenses, so I won't have to make buckets and lenses this time around.

I think I might scrounge around and see if I can come up with parts to put an R code 427 under the hood.

The badges do denote a 427, but it is the single 4 bbl variety.

The kit does come with a dual quad intake and carbs, so the only thing I should need is something close to the correct air cleaner.

Anybody know where I can find one?

 

 

Steve

 

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31 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

.... so the only thing I should need is something close to the correct air cleaner.

Anybody know where I can find one?

I will look around after work tonight Steve.

   Clarify a little for me.....your looking for the finned one without?? ....the T bird or Cobra markings correct??

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20 minutes ago, Sledsel said:

427 4V cars ran an open element round air cleaner

 

2 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

R code 427 under the hood.

This is what

I found on google for a '67 R code 427.

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12 minutes ago, Khils said:

 

 

This is what

I found on google for a '67 R code 427.

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That's what I assumed I needed.

The photos that I have been able to find online were the same.

 

 

Steve

 

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4 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

That's what I assumed I needed

I will do some digging after work Steve....know I have some....just not sure if any are NON-Cobra

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Wow.. this is going to be a nice build. Just love big Fords. I’d love to get my hands on a 67, but a bit too pricey for me right now. Even IF I could find one. I’ve always used the AMT Starliner engine, or the parts from it I might need. It has the best looking fuel components, IMHO. That air cleaner looks similar to the AMT 66 Fairlane 427.  I’ll definitely be following this one. 

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19 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

That's what I assumed I needed.

The photos that I have been able to find online were the same.

 

 

Steve

 

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For some reason, I can’t post a photo, but the 66 Fairlane 427 looks very similar to this one. Except the bird is molded where the orange “427” decal is, but could be sanded off.

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1 hour ago, Brutalform said:

 

I saw this photo online while I was doing a little snooping around for ideas.

This one was my main inspiration for the color combo.

Now the question is, were the Magnum wheels an option in '67?

Looks nice with them, but I'm assuming '67 was a little early for them?

 

Steve

 

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1 hour ago, Khils said:

I will do some digging after work Steve....know I have some....just not sure if any are NON-Cobra

Thanks Kevin.

I'm not terribly worried about it.

If nothing else, I can always do a little work to modify the one from the AMT '63 Galaxie kit.

 

 

Steve

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4 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

I'm going to hit this project next.

It's a beautiful unbuilt AMT 1967 Ford Galaxie XL.

Just getting a start on it today.

I started out by getting the trim around the base of the top going.

I'm planning on Lime Gold with a black painted top.

No vinyl on this one.

I also got the headlight buckets done.

I drilled out the originals and had the grille/bumper rechromed some time ago.

I got lucky and found some parts in the box that worked perfectly for the buckets.

I have no idea what they are supposed to be & couldn't find them in the instructions so I glued them in place, hit them with Molotow chrome and viola, instant head light buckets!

I have some extra kit lenses, so I won't have to make buckets and lenses this time around.

I think I might scrounge around and see if I can come up with parts to put an R code 427 under the hood.

The badges do denote a 427, but it is the single 4 bbl variety.

The kit does come with a dual quad intake and carbs, so the only thing I should need is something close to the correct air cleaner.

Anybody know where I can find one?

 

 

Steve

 

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Nice awards in the background..Your work deserved them..

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3 minutes ago, moparfarmer said:

Nice awards in the background..Your work deserved them..

They absolutely are nice Wayne!

I am extremely proud and humbled to have them!

 

Steve

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It's been quite some time since I ordered this paint specifically for this project.

I'm excited to finally get to open the jar!

I hope it goes well. :unsure:

 

Steve

 

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Nice color choice!

   I got a '69 Cobra formal roof......& she'd look " gooood " in that dress!  :wub:

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44 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

I saw this photo online while I was doing a little snooping around for ideas.

This one was my main inspiration for the color combo.

Now the question is, were the Magnum wheels an option in '67?

Looks nice with them, but I'm assuming '67 was a little early for them?

 

Steve

 

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Did you watch the video? There is some nice footage of the 427 engine.

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I wish I had this kit. It's one Galaxie I don't have. 

The 427 engine from the AMT '66 Fairlane 500 R Code will fit like a glove.

Acording to the brochure I have, Magnum wheels were not on the option list for the Galaxie 500XL. 

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Great start Steve! I've got a '68 rebuilder that's been sitting for years...........just need the motivation to strip the paint (enamel) and refinish 'er. I've always liked 'em with the 'Factory Mag Hubcaps', and I have a TON of pics to use.

Lime Gold.........that'll be sharp!

Keep us posted! B)

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Steve, 

You're killing me with this beauty. I have a suggestion for the wheels. The Mag Stars from the AMT 67 Shelby Gt350 would look great on this car, and would be period correct. I believe that the 67 Ford kit had those wheels too. My uncle had a 67 LTD 4 door Hardtop with the Brougham trim package. The car was Yellow with a black vinyl roof and interior. It was loaded. When I do my 67, I believe that I am going with that combination, with the sport wheel covers from the 66 7 liter, which is also correct for the 67. Also the 67 Shelby has the "flower pot" steering wheel horn button as an extra part.

 

 

 

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I've been just getting parts together to see what I have.

I got to looking at the wheel openings on this body and realized how small they seem to be.

I was originally thinking that a set of the Moebius white walls from the '65 Plymouth Belvedere kit would most likely be the answer, but after checking the original Firestone Deluxe tires from the AMT '67 Galaxie kit, I found that they were extremely dirty, but in pretty good shape.

After giving them a good scrubbing, I found that they were much nicer than I had originally thought.

They have printed white walls on one side & red lines on the other.

The red lines are a little sloppy, but the white walls look great.

For the first time in forever, I should be able to use the original kit tires from a vintage annual kit.

They are rarely this nice.

 

Steve

 

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Let the modifications begin! :)

Started out by getting the body prepped with some sanding and shaping, scribing, & adding some fender flanges under the hood.

 

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Then I really had to address the front seats.

First off, this is one of these kits where the bucket seats & console were molded together as one piece, so the first task was to separate them.

Then, I ground off a good portion of the lower "skirt", added a piece of trim around the edges of the seat back & some panel "lines" to the back of the seat.

Next, I hacked up a Monogram '59 Caddy seat base to fashion one for the Ford. (hence the bright pink base) ;)

I have a little bit of sanding and detail work to do yet, but as you can see from these before & after shots, they are beginning to look a little bit more like a car seat! :D

 

 

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Steve

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Ahhhh, that looks so much better Steve! I hate molded in seats in interiors and it's one of the reasons I cut out the door panels on that '74 'Vette resto. Sooooo much easier to work on and paint!

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