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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by guiseart, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. ffej
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    That's quit the list. Are the frame reinforcements and the export/monte Carlo bars really necessary for just a lowered car. I know it's worth it if you plan to race the car but seems a lot for cruzin


    1963 Ford Falcon Sedan Base.
     
  2. stiffer chassis makes better cornering in my opinion

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  3. I dig the "R" apron.
    I always have wondered why the bottom third of the radiator was covered by the bumper on Falcons...


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  4. Veach
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    My 60 Falcon Wagon only the Body is stock She has a 347 around 500 Hp Comp Thumpr Cam 521/507 Lift Roller Engine a TKO 5sd Trans and a Currie 31 spline 389 geared Truetrack 9" rear end. A Strange seamless 3" Chrome-Moly Driveshaft with Solid 1350 U- Joints. A Rod&Custom MII rack and pinion that I had to do some work to so it would fit. Custom motor mounts so I could move the engine back a couple inches. 4 wheel power disc brakes and Strange Adjustable coil overs on all corners. A custom 4 link setup and custom sub frame connectors. Custom transmission crossmember and mount. Doug's Try-Y Headers 2 1/2" Flowmasters Delta Flow 40 Dual Stainless Steel exhaust system system with an X pipe. I used a lot of parts from a 95 Mustang. A trick price I used was the brake and clutch assembly out of the 95 Mustang after some modifying of the brake peddle to clear the steering column it bolt right in giving me a clutch assembly that I can get parts for anywhere. I have learned a lot Building this Falcon if anybody is Building anything close to it I sure wish you would tell me what you have done. I would love to here your stories so I can learn even more and any info I can help you with I'm more than willing to share with you ask away. Thanks Veach


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  5. JohnnyP.
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    Well, finally did some things to my wagon. First pic is of the stock ride height. Then did the 3" blocks in back, and shelby drop w 1-1/2 coils out up front. Next I got stock 63 lenses, sunk them in behind perforated aluminum. And last, I removed all horizontal bars in the vertical lines on the grill. More small changed to come.


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  6. Evilfalcon1961
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    My 63 squire I just finished up

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  7. Ian hall
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    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

    Here's my 65 sprint
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  8. need louvers ?
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    Damn Ian, that is nice! Wheel and tire sizes please?
     
  9. Ian hall
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    They are 15x7" American racing with 205/70 tyres
    Whilst it looks great, it is a little too low at the front, power steering hoses very close to the ground and it bottoms the suspension over pot holes(we have plenty here!) I intend to get another pair of gt springs and cut a little less than last time
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    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

  11. fca2572
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    Ian did that car come out of Texas ?
     
  12. Ian hall
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    Yes the previous owner got it from Texas, do you know of the car?
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  13. Bigcheese327
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    Test.
     

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  14. Bigcheese327
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    This one sits very aggressively. Anyone know more about it?
     

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  15. Falcon61wagon
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    I like the ride height on the comet.


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  16. Earlier this year, Dennis Varni shipped his 1961-63 Ford Falcon GT to South Africa to participate in the Endurance Rally Association's fifth "Classic Safari Challenge".

    The grueling 5000-mile, 26-day road race began in Cape Town and roared through Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and back to Cape Town, South Africa ... where Dennis (& his wife Kathy) finished in first place ahead of 30 other competitors!

    Here's some pics of the Varni's Falcon:

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    Car #20 - 2014 Classic Safari Challenge - Day 1 (Cape Town to Oubaii) ... photo by Gerard Brown


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    Car #20 - 2014 Classic Safari Challenge - Day 2 (Oubaii to Beaufort West) ... photo by Gerard Brown


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    Car #20 - 2014 Classic Safari Challenge - Day 3 (Beaufort West to Craddock) ... photo by Gerard Brown


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    Car #20 - 2014 Classic Safari Challenge - Day 4 (Craddock to Golden Gate) ... photo by Gerard Brown


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    Car #20 - 2014 Classic Safari Challenge - Day 6 (Cathedral Peak to Royal Swazi) ... photo by Gerard Brown


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    Car #20 - 2014 Classic Safari Challenge - Day 10 (Agatha to camp) ... photo by Gerard Brown


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    Car #20 - 2014 Classic Safari Challenge - Day 18 (Popa Falls to Etosha) ... photo by Gerard Brown


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    Car #20 - 2014 Classic Safari Challenge - Day 22 (Swakopmund to Solitaire Namib Lodge) ... photo by Gerard Brown


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    Car #20 - 2014 Classic Safari Challenge - Day 24 (Fish River Canyon to Clanwilliam) ... photo by Gerard Brown


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    Car #20 - 2014 Classic Safari Challenge - Cockpit ... photo by Gerard Brown


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    Dennis Varni - 2014 Classic Safari Challenge - Winner ... photo by Henk Kruger


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    Dennis Varni's '63 Ford Falcon in the WILWOOD booth at the 2014 Goodguy's West Coast Nationals ... photo by @Jalopy Joker
     
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  17. Bigcheese327
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  19. Evilfalcon1961
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    More of my wagon

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  20. gecko54
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    Not a falcon but close.............62 Comet 62 D. Side.png
    New run around ride. The wife likes it, 289/T-5, Maverick 8"
     
  21. falcongeorge
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    Thats not opinion, its a fact.:)
     
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  22. falcongeorge
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    Man, thats cool. IIRC, Hot Rod did an article on swapping a y-block into a falcon almost as soon as they came out.
     
  23. Marty Strode
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    George, I saw in one of your posts that you like the 64-65 body style. I have had this one for 43 years, and it's a factory 4 speed with the original T-10 and stock shifter. 2014-01-25 093201.jpg
     
  24. falcongeorge
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    Man, thats friggen perfect Marty. What are the wheel/tire sizes? Are those 14"? The '65s are the best IMO, love the side trim. You guys are killin me. At some point, I guess I'm just gonna have to get another one...
     
  25. falcongeorge
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    Marty, if you have more pics, (like front/rear 3/4 for instance) I'd love to see them. If you want, you can pm them to me, or post them here. Its funny, I did the math, you bought that car right around the same time I started to really get hooked on them.
     
  26. Thanks falcongeorge, I knew I knew something!
     
  27. tommyd
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  28. falcongeorge
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    This is incredibly cool. Whenever anyone mentions Africa Safari Challenge, it makes me think of Erik Carllson...
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  29. Marty Strode
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    George, the tires are 205-70R 14's. Here are the other views, it's just an "old white car", driven by an "old white guy". IMG_4935.JPG IMG_4936.JPG IMG_4937.JPG
     

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