1962 Ford Sunliner

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Just finished this one.

It's a rebuild of a 1962 issue AMT kit I bought on eBay. The old gal was built, but was all unpainted. Even tough it was not a glue bomb, the windshield was bad, it had some glue on it, and the glue had melted almost all the way trough, so I had to make a replacement glass, using my PET bottle technique. This was the only original part I was not able to salvage.

The Galaxie was originally built factory stock, but the original builder choose to use the optional custom wheels, so I didn't have the stock wheel covers to use, and it's the only non factory part.

I'll first post some pictures of how the car was when I bought it, and then the pictures of the finished product:

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New Old Model by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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New Old Model by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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New Old Model by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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Very nice! You do good work!

Eric

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Scale recycling at its finest! Nice save.

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i'm not a big fan of stock builds but i always love your work,they look as close to real cars as you can get!

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That's a beauty. Fine work.

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Beautiful build!!! I always loved the 62 with slant of the trunk for the tail light :wub: . Nice color too.

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Love it ! I have a soft spot for these cars as my first car was a 62 Ford but a 4 door. Bought it from my folks for 50 bucks. 292 auto. Drove it for 2 years without any problems.

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I like everything you did, paint, BMF, detailing and I especially respect that you left the factory features engraving on the bottom.

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Hubba hubba

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Wow, what a sweet rebuild. Very nice.

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Gorgeous build my friend, paintwork and details are top notch!

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Superb!!

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Beautiful build!

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Very nice build! Paint Job looks awesome. Nice Job!

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Very nice resto! Love the color too.

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What a gorgeous resto, and that's my dream build you did!

I'd love to make one look like the ad pictured. You've come the closest . . . . . I'll take it. :lol:

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Thank you my friends for the comments!!

This Galaxie really hit a couple of soft spots on me. First, it's a Galaxie!! Second it's a original issue kit, and of a subject I think the guys at Round 2 should really reissue (so I could get the original hubcaps :D )

Thanks again folks!!

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Tulio,

You are too much!! That is beautiful.

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My favorite big Ford from the sixties . This is a very nice looking model .

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Great looking restoration Tulio! You don't see many '62 Galaxie convertibles built. Especially this nice. I just bought a hardtop promo that I plan to restore soon. Right now, I'm working on a '60 Ford pickup.

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that is beautiful!!! Very clean work :wub:

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I like everything you did, paint, BMF, detailing and I especially respect that you left the factory features engraving on the bottom.

I agree completely -- good call , leaving those 'annual' inscriptions on its chassis !

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I agree completely -- good call , leaving those 'annual' inscriptions on its chassis !

I would never remove the lettering from the chassis, it's a very cool touch!!! That screams "promo style" out loud :D :D

I was disapointed with AMT's 1961 Ford Galaxie (the Styline kit) because they removed the lettering...

For the ones wondering about the paint, I had it custom mixed in Vintage Burgundy:

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1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

Thanks again for the comments!!!

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