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Galaxie Gassers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by a bomb, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. a bomb
    Joined: Dec 10, 2005
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    Ok, I've never seen one. Anyone got any pics of a 1964 galaxie with a straight axle? I've been thinking about it for a while, but just don't think it would look right. What you guys think? suggestions?
     
  2. storm king
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    I agree, probably wouldn't look right. They ran FX, though, with stock wheelbase.
     
  3. i love 64 galaxies but dont think one gassed would look all that great , i do however think they look awesome done up early f/x style ,lifted front , no front bumper black steeleys upfront, chrome reverse or cragar s/s's on the back and a teardrop scoop
     
  4. Ok You asked for it! I threw the last one in for the city slickers!!:D
     

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  5. a bomb
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    Haha the last one is just awesome!! I really hope its photo shopped. I believe thats what you call Donked!
     
  6. aircoup
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    damn i think that first one is awesome
     
  7. Magnus
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    Non of them are nice, imho.
     
  8. sabtaj1
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    Only thing I like is the white and teal two tone. would look good with supremes, whitewalls and on the ground.
     
  9. 69tincanfairlane
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    I don't think I've ever seen one with a straight axle either... seen a few gasser Impalas, but never a early sixties Ford full size.

    I think 1960 to 1964 Galaxies look their best with a nose bleed stance (without straight axle) super stock-A/FX look. Full size cars just look too strange to me with a straight axle. Just my .02 cents.

    Here's a '65 street freak.:eek:
     
  10. That's wrong on many levels. Hell, I could use that for parts for my son's car - minus the street freak silliness.
     
  11. 69tincanfairlane
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    "Silliness" is right on the money!
     
  12. 69tincanfairlane
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    Here's a more door Galaxie gasser.
     
  13. stevechaos13
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    Aside from all the stickers, that one's not too bad. Still a little high in the front in my opinion, but better than the rest so far.
    Galaxies seem to only look just right at stock ride height, or just a little below.
     
  14. Falcon Gasser
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    You know if it had just the white roof and the black paint it does not look that bad, nothing wrong with a more door car, and if you put a wicked FE engine in it then that makes it even cooler. I think if you get them to high you crossed the line to street freak. But I really like them as F/X or super stock build.

    Jon
     
  15. maybe not a gasser but would make one hell of a STREET FREAK~
     
  16. AnimalAin
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    Absolute foolishness.
     
  17. falcongeorge
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    "Gasser", donk, looking at this thing, I dont see much difference...
     
  18. SOHC427
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    IMO, I think they look their best, woth an almost equal ride height, but taller then stock. I do like seeing the pan, and headers, though.
     
  19. bald_and_grumpy
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    Well, if nobody else is gonna say it, I guess I had better...

    Just because you can doesn't mean you should
     
  20. Big Blue Car
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    I agree with everyone else, I think the straight axle will look out of place on a full size car. Attached are pictures of my dad's original 63 1/2 factory lightweight. I forgot what class he raced in in the late 60's but I think it was "C" Gas but i could be wrong...
     

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  21. Deuces
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  22. willowbilly3
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    You can get the repop fiberglass factory light weight parts. I love the FX look, a bit of a nosebleed stance even, never a straight axle on that body.
    Foolishness is a lot nicer word than I would use. That 4 door is screams "I am a lick windows on the shortbus".
     
  23. 64gal
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    Mine used to sit higher, this is how it sits now with 6 cyl springs in the front and extra leaves out back. These 4 inch torque thrusts and ford steel wheels work ok (15 inch), but most mag wheels stick out too far and the tire rubs when turning and dipping. I dont think a straight axle would look right, but that will be your call. Good luck and have fun! Regards, Tom.
     

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  24. 69tincanfairlane
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    Now this is the way a Ford Galaxie should look!

    I still wish I had my '63 boxtop!

    I dig the late 60's Ford GT wheels on the trailer too!
     
  25. 62rebel
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    just because it CAN be done... etc.

    too many reasons not to do it IMHO.
     
  26. 64Cyclone
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    Wow...nice Galaxie!
     
  27. SOHC427
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    That is one sweet looking 64!
     
  28. TooManyFords
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    There was one on ebay last year and it was just UGLY!
     
  29. wrenchbender
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    Well here goes I am currently working on a 64 galaxy gasser for a customer and I think it will be pretty badass now im probably a little biased cause all of my own personal cars are gassers but this car im building will look right it will have a straight axle have a nosebleed stance thunderbolt hood scoop with a 390 automatic pie crust slicks and a supercharger isn't out of the question too far. Just as soon as I get the axle back in it I will post some pics
     
  30. TooManyFords
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    This is not it but found on the web.
     

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