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This weekend my wife and I saw a "wine" colored 1:1.

So I decided to take the step of starting the "rebirth" of my '64 Falcon. First put together 50 years ago. (I was 15!!)

Now in the Purple Pond.

wish me luck.

D

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Glad to see it's an AMT and not a Trumpeter.

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I just did some investigation on the wine color we saw on the 1:1. Turns out to be "Vintage Burgundy" which is actually a '66 color. Just love it.

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That is a pretty color. '64 had Heritage Burgundy, which is a little lighter, if I remember my paint chips right. Either way, great color choice.

Charlie Larkin

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Wow...I just got my old Falcon out of the purple pond. Never used any paint strippers at all before. This stuff really worked nice.

The body and bumpers/grill came out like it was fresh out of the box.

NOT the same story for the interior, though. I can't remember what that 15 year old sprayed on the interior. Must have been something my Dad had lying about.

Guess I'll try 90% denatured alcohol...but it looks as though the surface has been "lacquer" attacked.

We'll see.

D

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There is some good stuff in that pond mate.

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Very cool and nice old model to have. If the alcohol does not work you can try brake fluid...

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You could have posted pictures of the body and grille/bumper and told me it was a brand new kit and I would have believed you! Amazing what purple power will do... I'm sure I'll get to needing it one day.

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I too, have that model!

I too, have had it for 50 yrs!

your looks way better than mine!

30 years ago I saw a convert for sale for 30 bucks, it was built and nasty, wish I had bought it!

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That fact that it cleaned up so nice speaks to the reality that as a 15 year old I simply ripped it out of the box and blew some paint on it!!! No prep work at all!

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Great resto project! I've had a 1:1 '64 Sprint for most of the last 30 years. Here's one that I had in the mid '80s:

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This one sold five years ago and went to Australia:

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The current project:

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You might say I like these, even more than Foxes.

-MJS

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Mike...the red one has American Racing wheels on it, I believe. THAT is what I am going to find and use on this build. (black spokes/centers)

I really never could latch on to the "dubs" look of today. I know that big diameter rims and small radial sidewall dimensions handle better because of less flex...but I really LIKE the looks of a 15" rim with a lot of "sidewall"...

You don't have to call me old-fashioned...just call me OLD!

(my real life '64 Studebaker has plain rims and "dog dish caps", for cryin' out loud!)

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