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Projects 1963 1/2 Falcon Sprint street/strip build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Thefalconkid, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Thefalconkid
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    This is my 63 1/2 Sprint clone. This thread is going to be a little out of order as far as the progress, but I'm going to try to keep it from being too chaotic .
     

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  2. Thefalconkid
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    This is how I found her way back in 1996
     

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    I bought this car in Feb. 1996, and it's been a long project. I have not been working on it this entire time, the car sat for about 7 years while I was enjoying another car that I owned from 1999 to 2006. I will post pics as I sort them out, and try to keep them in order.
     
  4. falconsprint63
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    IMO can't go wrong with a HT round body falcon. one of my favorites. but I guess that's obvious.
     
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  5. flatford39
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    That is my favorite year and body style of Falcons. Hope to see more.
     
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    This is the car that started it all for my love of falcons. I was 15, working at a gas station & this car came in for gas. 12 years later, I bought it. This pic was taken in aug. 1999, the day after I bought it.
     

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    Before that night, I wanted a 68 mustang fastback. As soon as saw it, I was hooked. Never wanted a mustang after that.
     
  9. Thefalconkid
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    Anyway, I was working on the falcon all day, trying to get it ready for the engine to go in.
     
  10. Thefalconkid
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    I'll post more pics tomorrow.
     
  11. Kustom Komet
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    Cool project. I've got a '64 Sprint that needs some love.

    -KK
     
  12. Veach
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    Very nice Build Thanks for bring us along
     
  13. Thefalconkid
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  14. Thefalconkid
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    Post pics.
     
  15. Kustom Komet
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    Factory red on black, Hipo 289/4spd. AZ rust free car. I've built several '64 and '65 Falcons over the decades, this will be the first one built with no compromises, exactly the way I want one.

    -KK
     
  16. Thefalconkid
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    KK, I wish I had a rust free car to start with! Looks great.
     
  17. Thefalconkid
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    here's a pic of the engine
     
  18. I loved my old '63 1/2 Falcon Sprint,this photo was taken in 1966,sadly the cars gone but I kept the girl. HRP

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  19. 65COMET
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    Brian;show these people some of your build photos!!!!!! ROY.
     
  20. fca2572
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    I understand your love of 63 Falcon's. Here is a picture of my 63 Sprint. It will be on display at the Falcon Club National Convention next week in Tulsa
     

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  21. Thefalconkid
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    Sharp looking ride, love your choice of wheels.
     
  22. Thefalconkid
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    IMG_6489.JPG The cage going in
     
  23. Thefalconkid
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    IMG_6507.jpg The rear seat, or lack of.
     
  24. Your car is awesome.. I wish we could the two together, that would be a fun day!
     
  25. Thefalconkid
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    I feel the same way about your car, very cool. Maybe we could meet in the middle some day, just have to pick a drag strip halfway between us.
     
  26. Thefalconkid
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1374693270.994800.jpg here is a good reason for no updates lately.


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  27. Thefalconkid
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1374693315.061357.jpg I just bought a stone stock, rust free 1960 falcon.


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  28. Thefalconkid
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1374702042.482265.jpg
    Got the engine compartment painted, and installed the motor & trans over the weekend. I'll have my new headers tomorrow, and I'm waiting on new lines for the Hilborn. I hope to have it running by the end of next week.


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  29. Veach
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    Very good post love that engine.What did you do to the rear ? I moved the bottom two links on my 4 link to the inside of the frame and made new torque boxes Im thinking about tubbing my Wagon but even if I don't by moving the links to the inside of the frame will make changing the rear tires much easier
     
  30. Thefalconkid
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    Veach, I have caltrac bars & Calvert split mono leaf springs in the rear, and I moved them inside the frame rail. Also, I split the stock wheel house, and moved it all the way against the frame, and have a 28 X 9" M&H Racemasters on 15 X 7" torque thrust d's
     

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