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1967 Ford Galaxie XL, 1/30.

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Man I want a couple of these kits, I wish they weren't so expensive. Way out of my price range for now, following this on closely.

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Love this build! Like everyone, I so want one but the prices are outta this world. IIRC, didn't the molds get changed along with the chance of a re-pop?

Jeff

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For the people wishing and wanting one Jeff Ballard  @ motor city resin makes an excellent repop of the 67. His stuff is top notch. you won't be disappointed. http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/67Galaxie.htm

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Coveted kit of a great looking car- can't wait to see what you do with this one.

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Well, I managed to get the seats done & ready for paint.

I am now in the process of removing the molded in arm rests & window cranks so that they can be replaced.

 

Steve

 

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I too have been wanting one of these kits, but not going to pay collector price for a kit that is going under the knife.

I photoChopped one a while ago and want to build the resulting concept car. (see why here: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/138289-this-is-why-i-want-to-find-an-amt-67-ford-galaxie-kit/)

will be following this build. 

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Those seats look impressive!,i'll have to remember this if I ever get around to building mine:)

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After getting a little frustrated with trying to do some modifications on this interior tub while intact, I decided that I would cut it apart and transform it into a "platform" style interior to make detailing a little easier.

There was a lot more work involved than appears.

First, I had to grind off the obligatory arm rest that runs all of the way to the floor in most of these old kit buckets.

Then the window cranks were removed, which means that the pleats on the door panels needed to be reworked to eliminate all remaining evidence of them.

All of the pleats were re-scribed, deepened & re-shaped for a clean slate.

Then the old trim was removed and replaced with pieces o stretched sprue.

some filling, sanding, scribing and priming yielded a nice fresh panel to be detailed.

I will add a set of arm rests cut from an AMT '67 Cyclone's door panels, a door courtesy light, and a set of window cranks shaved from some other door panels when it's time to finish.

Need to finish the other panel & then a few mods to the dash and steering wheel and they will be ready for paint.

Body has had any modifications basically finished and is about ready for primer.

 

 

Steve

 

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The interior modifications continue.

I made a few changes to the dash board, including a collar for the steering wheel, & I also added defroster vents by scribing them in.

I also cut a hole in the dash top & inserted a piece of an old grille for a speaker grille.

The steering wheel has had a lot more modifications than apparent at first glance.

First I removed the horn ring to be thinned & re-applied later.

Next, I ground out the center cap and added a locator pin to accept the scratch made "flower pot" center cap.

The entire steering wheel rim was thinned down considerably & "grip" detail was cut in.

The flower pot was made with a shaped piece of plastic tubing capped off with the center cap from the AMT '66 Ford Fairlane kit.

I still have one door panel to finish up & then most likely the console will require some tweaking if I decide to use it.

The interior is coming along well.

 

 

Steve

 

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Looks like maybe amt tooled up just the 500 and not the XLdoor panels...

 

 

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edit- upon closer reading of the brochure, it looks an upgrade option on the XL interior to the LTD style panels with the flow-through ventilation.

 

 

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18 hours ago, mk11 said:

Looks like maybe amt tooled up just the 500 and not the XLdoor panels...

 

 

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edit- upon closer reading of the brochure, it looks an upgrade option on the XL interior to the LTD style panels with the flow-through ventilation.

 

 

I found a good photo of the standard XL interior trim, and Steve has hit the nail on the head. There was a rarely ordered luxury interior package as shown in the brochure which gives the seats and door panels an LTD vibe. I love this project!

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Excellent looking refinements here Steve.

 

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Finished up the modifications on the console today.

The original piece had no chrome molding detail around the perimeter of the console or a glove box "button" so I added them using some Evergreen stock.

I also scribed in the glove box lines.

I realized that I had forgotten the glove box panel lines on the dash, as well as the leading edge of the door panels, so I scribed them in as well.

 

The interior should be about ready for paint and assembly.

 

 

Steve

 

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   Ooooooh Yeah!!  I have been waiting for this build!

I just love these cars!    Build on man, build on!!!

      David S.

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The interior is nearly complete in the modification department, now it's time to move on to paint.

The body has a coat of Testors primer, followed by 4 coats of Duplicolor primer/sealer.

First job will be the black top.

Then I will use a coat or two of Duplicolor gold touch up paint as a base.

Then the Lime Gold.

Hoping all goes well!

 

Steve

 

 

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Steve,

Im assuming all your coats are via airbrush , from 1st primer base coat to clear top coat ?

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Really love watching this build.  My aunt owned one of these, it was a white 390 auto and was her last "hot rod".  Her first was a black '61 390, 4 barrel, auto Starliner with dual factory exhaust.  That is the one she used to take me to town in on Saturdays, after mowing Grandma's yard and earning some money; straight to the model stores.  Her next was a black '64 Galaxie with the same engine transmission combination.  Don't remember why, but sometime in the mid 70's she gave the Ford to her brother and bought a four-door Pontiac - guess she "grew up".  Anyway, back to this build, you are doing some excellent detail work.

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2 hours ago, gtx6970 said:

Steve,

Im assuming all your coats are via airbrush , from 1st primer base coat to clear top coat ?

The only thing that will be airbrushed will be the actual color coats, (Lime Gold)

Everything else is shot right from the can.

 

Steve

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Color is on!

Looks a little bright in the fluorescent light in the first 2 photos.

A little more subdued in the last pic.

I will remove the masking on the roof tonight after the paint dries a bit, and clean the scripts.

Then it should be ready for a little more foil and detailing before clear coats.

 

 

Steve

 

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