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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by guiseart, Nov 20, 2005.
very nice falcon born2late !!
Thanks for the compliments. Sizes: Coker Classics -165r15(vw tires) on the front and 195r75/15on the rear. Wheels are Wheel Vintiques 15x5 and 15x6 with standard backspaces. 2" blocks out back and one round of coil cut in front.
A pair of Falcons at Lapeer Dragway
My buddies '64
a few more pics of my 63 6 cylinder 3 on the tree
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Low flyin ranchero .
Not hugely onto them, but heres one were building for a mate of mine!!
Ranchero is my next project, Dont think ill use a hemi $$$$$$
Cool drawings, Clark.
some great pics here. i've been leisurely looking for a falcon, hoping to trade this truck for it. After seeing these pics, though, I may have spend more effort looking
I don't mean to hijack this thread, but when searching for a falcon, what should I look for? Are there any years that are better than others, in terms of finding replacement parts/aftermarket items or in terms of the specs of the cars? For example, the 1965 nova is a one year body style that looks very similar to 62-64. It has some one year trim pieces that are nearly impossible to find
same for the 62 nova. In 64, they switched to 5 lug and they no longer manufacture four lug drums, so if you buy a 62 or 63, you should buy one that has been converted to 5 lug (and preferably disc brakes) already if you can find one. what do i need to watch out for?
60-3 are known as round body Falcons. 63 was the first year for a V8, and 5-lugs. 64-5 are square Falcons. I like the round bodies better. The Granada front disc brake swap is easy enough on any of them. 60-5 Comets are slightly longer and based on the Falcon platform.
thanks for the help. how hard is it to find parts for the 4 lug cars? is it easy to find the parts for the 5 lug conversion?
i like the square falcons better, but they look too much like my nova. i'm looking at the round bodies for something a little different.
Kurt's right. I just swapped all my '61 wagon over to Grenada disc brakes and Mustang front end parts...it wasn't hard at all, and cost me around 400 bucks all together...
I like the round bodies better myself. The best of the bunch is the limited production (about 10,000) 1963 1/2. It has the 63 round body, but the 64 roof line. This roofline sits 2" lower than previous and has no b pillers.
discbrakeswap.com, brand new conversion parts, complete clear instructions, and soon to be offered, 2" dropped spindles; complete kit for about $400. I'm not associated with them, but what a nice kit!
That reminds me to mention that the Chevy II is obviously a ripoff of the Falcon.
Saw this at Puyallup '06:
Saw this at Tacoma '07:
We were a Falcon family when I was a kid. Richmond, California 1966, that's me in the red-striped shirt:
Pop cleans our '62 while sisters walk up the block for a birthday party:
Me on the ladder.
I still remember going with my dad to buy the '66 new at Cortese Ford in Richmond when I was 4. It was a 289/2V/3-speed manual/black wheels and dog caps. Every CA car had black plates then.
I wonder what that (black and red one cut55 posted) has for a rear end and front suspension since it's 4-lug.
Yeah...I like the black and red one....
SCROUNGERS C.C. Project, We just finished hanging the front-end, now its off to another members garage to mock up the 460.. P.S. NEED A WINDSHIELD and SIDE TRIM BOTH SIDES.....
This was mine in '64 when new and '67 just before I sold it...
Heres somthing a little different, Mustang roof. Ford should have made this.
I think the back window is sligthly flatter than in the sketch.
If i finish this rendering ill have to take some measurements.
dig it!!! keep working on it. fresh idea and looks good
You are a little late with the idea,,,Holman Moody did it in 1962,,,HRP
What roof did Holman Moody use for the modification ('cause that ain't no Mustang roof)?
Oh my God, I want one just like this.
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