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1968 Ford Galaxie XLGT restoration

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Finally finished one of my on-going projects.....well, almost....I haven't installed an exhaust system yet.

A really sad-looking AMT '68 Galaxy built-up I picked up a few years ago.  Brush-painted, with a (black cloth tape?) vinyl top and completely worn-out chrome, among other issues.

Basically box-stock, after I addressed the one accuracy glitch that has always bugged me on these kits; the too-large wheel openings on the body...accomplished by adding a 1-2mm thick section of plastic around the openings. 

I decanted and mixed some Tamiya paint to come up with something close to Gulfstream Aqua ( looks more blue-ish in my pics).

Not perfect, but I'm glad to get it off the bench.

 

 

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That is a razor sharp resto job! I always liked the look of the ‘68. Past due for a re-pop if ya ask me.

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Looks great! I like the blue. This is one of "Holy Grail" models. 

Well done on the re-build!

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Great looking rebuild. Nice color. 

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That is exceedingly cool! You can see where you restored the  wheelhouse moldings - SUPERB!

A very cool kit that will never be seen again!

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Great save Mike. 

Always wonderful to see another old forgotten build brought back to life 👍👍👍

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1 hour ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Wow!!

That's just sweet!

Really terrific work right there!

Steve

 

16 minutes ago, Can-Con said:

Great save Mike. 

Always wonderful to see another old forgotten build brought back to life 👍👍👍

Very high praise from these sources! And you can add mine as well for what it's worth. Well done and model on! B)

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Really nice restoration! The color is perfect for it!

One thing that jumped out at me is the shape of the vent windows. They should come to a point at the top instead of squared off like they are. Easy fix. Nice work fixing the wheel openings. A very noticeable improvement! 

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Great save - well done

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What a fantastic job you've done here. The before pic makes it look like a tired clunker that's been dragged out of a barn.

The finished result is excellent, great colour choice too.

I was admiring a couple of 1:1 '68 LTDs of similar vintage at a show just recently, they're great-looking things with the transitional styling between the clean '60s look and heavier appearance of the 1970s models. Your build showcases that perfectly.

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10 hours ago, pack rat said:

Finally finished one of my on-going projects.....well, almost....I haven't installed an exhaust system yet.

A really sad-looking AMT '68 Galaxy built-up I picked up a few years ago.  Brush-painted, with a (black cloth tape?) vinyl top and completely worn-out chrome, among other issues.

Basically box-stock, after I addressed the one accuracy glitch that has always bugged me on these kits; the too-large wheel openings on the body...accomplished by adding a 1-2mm thick section of plastic around the openings. 

I decanted and mixed some Tamiya paint to come up with something close to Gulfstream Aqua ( looks more blue-ish in my pics).

Not perfect, but I'm glad to get it off the bench.

 

 

AMT 68 Ford Galaxie.JPG

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DSCN1244.JPG

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Awesome save i have one sitting in a box for 8 years now it's in bad shape but if it turns out half as good as yours i will be very happy funny i was going with a med blue to.

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12 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Wow!!

 

That's just sweet!

Really terrific work right there!

 

 

 

 

Steve

X2!! Hard to believe that's the same kit.

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Fantastic job Mike!  Great save of a beautiful and elegant Ford!  This one could be a good candidate for the "Bring Out Your Dead" completion build.  Well done sir!!!

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