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I scored a Falcon Wagon!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jchav62, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. jchav62
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    1961 Falcon Wagon... Original "survivor".

    I've been after this car for a while now. It belonged to a good friend of mine down in Rio Rancho, NM. He's even offered to sell it to me in payments, but I didn't want to go that route. Anyhow, I recently traded a '67 C10 longbed project truck for an '86 full size Jimmy, lifted. He liked that Jimmy for his kid so we got to talking trading... I took it down to him and he liked it... we traded and we are both happy! I'm pretty psyched with this car...even though I'm not really a "Ford guy". It's the most original old car I've ever owned.

    It's got a 170, 3-on-the-tree
    The odometer reads 90,000 miles (has to be original)
    Original AM tube radio works perfect

    Here's some pics... :cool:
     

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  2. robber
    Joined: Nov 25, 2011
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    from Colorado

    Nice Falcon Longroof! I like it a lot! Enjoy your new toy! :);)
     
  3. fts55
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 580

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    from guthrie ok

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. von zipper
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
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    von zipper
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    Lucky dog! With air!!!!! Bonus!!!
     

  5. FalconMan
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
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    from Minnesota

    Great Score ! I love it :)
     
  6. and AIR to boot !
     
  7. BassGroove
    Joined: Apr 19, 2012
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    from Ohio

    Wow you pretty much just kicke me in nads. Kudos to you sir!
     
  8. jchav62
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Thanks guys! I hope to get that a/c working. I don't know if it's any good or not, but the system is complete. None of the lines have been hacked...

    I'm thinking dealer add-on?
     
  9. They're really nice cars! My aunt had the same exact car.. new from the factory. Have fun with it.

    Bob
     
  10. Erkenbrand
    Joined: Aug 6, 2009
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    That's awesome! Such a great car. I hope you put another 90k of great miles on it. :)
     
  11. Ricky B
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
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    Bitchin' longroof !!! I had a '63 Ford Falcon Futura 2dr wagon & EVERY day someone wanted to trade or buy it.
     
  12. 65PANELRAT
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
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    Congrats, sweet lil' longroof, I am glad to see some miles finally being put on on it!
     
  13. Wagons are cool, I don't care what anybody says. Looks like you scored a nice one.
     
  14. AndrewnTX
    Joined: Sep 13, 2009
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    from Plano, TX

    Great wagon, it will be fun!!
     
  15. von birch
    Joined: Oct 17, 2008
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    thats sick man! good looking car!
     
  16. soulsponjah
    Joined: Jun 2, 2010
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    Great looking 61 longroof. Now go cruise!
     
  17. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Spooky
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    Damnit! Love it!
     
  18. Chrisbcritter
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
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    Clean and sharp - Congrats! Always wanted an early Falcon wagon - had a '64 Comet wagon once which was a sweet little driver. Happy motoring!
     
  19. Nice ride!

    What are your plans? Leave it? Restore it? Custom it? Straight axle it? V8 it?

    Inquiring buzy-bodys wanna know!
     
  20. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    So cool. Love Falcons. Good luck with it!
     
  21. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
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    from Arizona

    Very cool car. Learned how to drive a stick on a 60 Falcon.
    That is a dealer/add-on A/C
     
  22. theylive
    Joined: Feb 2, 2012
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    Dope ride... There's one of these that has been sitting on A1A for a couple of years out here in St. Augustine for sale, still can't believe it hasn't been snatched up.
     
  23. BCR
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
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    The deluxe side trim is very rare. It really makes that car look great.
     
  24. COOL!!! I scored, in Jan, a '61 deluxe 4dr. Looks like yours has a couple dealer add-ons: the rear view mirror and the A/C. The rear view looks like a '64-'65 option. The radio may have been added later - '61 shows no pushbutton option, though my car, too, had a solid state pushbutton radio, but with incorrect antenna.

    Check the serial number for engine code. As I understand it, the 170 is blue, and the 144 is red. Mine's a 170, in a 50,000 mile two-owner, and it's blue. There was also a sticker on the air cleaner, if you got the big engine. Serial can be decoded here.

    The vacuum wiper motor can easily be changed to the electric motor, even uses the same control cable.

    PM me if you'd like any help (if I can) or other info. I have the factory manual and Motor manual. Both are quite useful.

    Cosmo
     
  25. Hotrod1959
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
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    Had one in high school. Car was so easy to work on, cheap parts, easy on gas, cool score.
     
  26. Nice...you just can't beat a solid old original car.
     
  27. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,339

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    WOW .... what a sweet-heart of a Wagon. Send out my way and I'll wash and wax it for ya, it may take me a year to get it done though.... :)
     
  28. Moondog13
    Joined: Sep 7, 2006
    Posts: 761

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    Yea man, but they wanted some big bucks for that thing too! I remember seeing it, then seeing the price and thinking that it was going to sit for a while. That was like 3 years ago. Not surprised its still there. Hahahah

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  29. BOWTIE BROWN
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
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    I like it , she is a keeper alright.
     
  30. jchav62
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Thanks for all the info and compliments. We are pretty excited to have this car. I had a few plans for her but now i'm not sure... its so original that i may just keep driving her around as is.

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     

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