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

  1. falcongeorge
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    Well this old white guy is seriously lusting after that old white car...Damn thats nice. The 4 speed/bench is nice. I'm starting to think 14"s are key to making these cars look the way we remember them.
     
  2. Bigcheese327
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    That's because you can't get a 13" tire with the same overall diameter as you could in the '60s; but they're easy to come by in 14" and 15" sizes. Right around 25.5" is where it's at, IMO.
     
  3. falcongeorge
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    Never even occurs to me to run 13"s on a Falcon, I was refering to 14"s as opposed to 15"s. I relate to these cars more from a late sixties/early seventies, "musclecar" viewpoint, 289's T-10s, higher ride hieght, 14" cragars or five spokes, and a G-60ish rear tire size. I do agree on the 25.5/26 tire hieght, but my point is, on these cars, it looks more "right" to my old eyes on a 14" rim than on a 15".
     
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  4. big_dan
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    Here's my 65 as it currently sits. Still building it, of course, but a lot has been done. V8 manual steer up front, custom 4 link out back, 225's front with 275's rear, custom 2x2 heavy SFC's, 351C with long tube 2" headers and a TKO 500, and the list goes on. Cage and seats are going in next. Used to have a thread on here but was deleted for being "too modern?" Not sure why.

    Dan
     

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    From the "Vintage shots from days gone by" thread. I can't tell if they're 60's or 61's. I wonder why no hubcaps, and red seems like a Ranchero color.
     
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  6. gimpyshotrods
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    Hubcaps and mirrors were installed at the dealership.
     
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  7. Yeah, I recall hearing something about this, and it resulting in differences in one mirror or two and mounting locations.
     
  8. 62rebel
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    i'd hazard a guess that they're all '60's, since none of them have the cove trim used on Deluxe '61's. can't imagine a dealer ordering nothing but base models even of Falcons. that red one sticks out for sure; wonder if it was one of the few Fire Dept models before they gave up on compacts?
     
  9. need louvers ?
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    Yup, and when it came to the mirrors, none to well, I might add! Of all the Falcons I have owned over the years, not one has ever had the ability to open the drivers side vent wing all the way because the mirror is in the way!
     
  10. need louvers ?
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    Good Gawd, Varni's Safari car has to be one of the coolest things I have seen all year! I believe those are a set of Halibrand Starmags.... About as rare as a wheel can get. I have been working on a set here in Phoenix for the last 5 years with someone who has no idea what they are.
     
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  11. mcnally351
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    This wagon is the balls. rare
     
  12. gecko54
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    Four of the four doors are rocking "factory" white walls so my guess is they are not all base models. I like the truck they are on as well. Long wheel base tractor with a tag trailer.:cool:
     
  13. 62rebel
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    i would love to have the entire rig... 4 doors never bothered me.
     
  14. fca2572
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    I like the 65's I have two in the shop I need to get put together now.
     

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  15. bigd4xman
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    The start of a Falcon done right. 1962 Falcon Futura. Getting an 87 302 with forged pistons, head work and a cam backed by a 68 C4 with a stall.
     

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  16. My 63/347ci rust bomb's current state:

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  17. loudbang
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    That is NICE and 5 lugs too. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Evilfalcon1961
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    Crusin the wagon on these last few nice fall days

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  19. ffej
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    Right on! That looks awesome!


    1963 Ford Falcon Sedan Base.
     
  20. DougO68
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    image.jpg Saw this over the weekend in SoCal at the ACES Poker Run and just can not stop thinking about how bad ass it is.
     

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  21. gimpyshotrods
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    I dig the vintage racer look!
     
  22. Evilfalcon1961
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    Pulled the six out for this mild built 302, sanderson headers on the way as well as a FAST fuel injection. Mated up to a 4 speed toploader. She will get there one day

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  23. Jalopy Joker
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    some day Bonneville Joe - 1961 Ford Falcon 001.jpg Joe\'s Falcon Project (Small).jpg DSCN7529.JPG DSCN7544.JPG DSCN7545.JPG DSCN7548.JPG
     
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  24. Evil, lemme' know how the Sanderson headers fit between your shock towers- Since I have a stock front suspension with a V-8 and an AOD transmission, they're my only option......

    Edited to add: Nice work JJ! That thing is shit hot!
     
  25. Evilfalcon1961
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    Will do ^ I bought the non AOD ones but I didnt have them coated just in case they need some massaging. They will be in thursday next week ill snap some pics for ya

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  26. Evilfalcon1961
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    Finally got my sanderson headers in I will drop the motor back in and check clearance in the next couple days

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  27. Evilfalcon1961
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  28. Nailhead A-V8
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    Has anyone ever put the 60-61 front end on a '63 are there differences in the rad support /headlight mounting between years?
     
  29. Falcon Sprint
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    Evilfalcon1961,
    Killer wagon! I want a '62 or 63 Squire wagon in the worst way.
    I don't remember the last time I saw one in blue, they are always white, black or red.
     
  30. Bigcheese327
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    I'm told there are, but my '62 appears to have a '61 body shell and my '61 appears to have a '62 body shell, so they can't be that severe.

    Plus there's this car:

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