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Offline jiffy

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63.5 Galaxie
« on: August 02, 2019, 03:48:12 PM »
Here's my journey so far. Found a lovely looking 63.5 on Craigslist.

Had it inspected by Auto Appraisals Group and it got a clean bill of health by their Ford expert.

 (tip: DO NOT USE these MF'rs...)

Car turned up and after rebuilding the suspension, steering, diff and replacing the exhaust, work started on these issues:








So now comes reassembly. I have the majority of the trim on, the lights and grille are in, just about to put the bumpers on, then comes the headliner and windscreens, then I need to figure out the electric windows, lob in the interior and drive.

I think it'll look exactly like the car I bought, only it will BE sound rather than just LOOK sound....
Black '69 CJ 4SPD car under contruction
Black 2002 SVT Cobra - 2003 Terminator Clone
Black 63.5 Galaxie 4SPD fastback

Offline 69candy

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Re: 63.5 Galaxie
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 06:19:06 PM »
Good story!!! sort of. It will be a killa car when your done. Then you can get back to the yucky old 4 speed, if you stop playing with the 67 soft top :grin: :grin: :grin:

Offline Clubman7

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Re: 63.5 Galaxie
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 06:37:11 PM »
Wow, clean bill of health.
Good luck with the rebuild.
Will be an awesome car.

Offline GLENN 70

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Re: 63.5 Galaxie
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 07:36:31 PM »
This is why I tell people / buyers not to trust anyone when buying a classic without checking it out themselves .  You learnt the hard way ,but I hope it all goes well for you 👍

Offline mwizz

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Re: 63.5 Galaxie
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 09:28:20 PM »
Can't wait to see the finished product. It looks like it will be amazing.

Offline SXTY8

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Re: 63.5 Galaxie
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 11:11:26 AM »
This is why I tell people / buyers not to trust anyone when buying a classic without checking it out themselves .  You learnt the hard way ,but I hope it all goes well for you 👍

Yeah I thought that having a 10 page report with nearly 100 photos was enough for me to outlay $55K for a car in the US. I now realise that I was incredibly lucky that body-wise it was everything the seller said it was......mechanically, not so much.
When I bought my Corvette it wasn't too difficult to convince 2 of my sons to accompany me on a trip to the US to look for a car. This time we were able to go over the car pretty well and it was everything it was supposed to be.

Offline jiffy

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Re: 63.5 Galaxie
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 12:35:45 AM »
Making some progress...


Headliner is next, then front/rear windscreens.
Rear bumper is a tad too far left and the RHS rubs the passenger quarter trim. A job for another day....
Black '69 CJ 4SPD car under contruction
Black 2002 SVT Cobra - 2003 Terminator Clone
Black 63.5 Galaxie 4SPD fastback

Offline mwizz

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Re: 63.5 Galaxie
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2019, 03:36:07 PM »
Looking great

Offline 69candy

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Re: 63.5 Galaxie
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2019, 06:34:35 PM »
I'm liking a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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