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Features Miguel built a Canadian Falcon

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by p_mori7, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. p_mori7
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    A while back, I had posted on GJ asking about experiences folks have had getting a car done in Mexico. I was referred to the HAMB and to Miguel Torres. We talked, I asked around; and ended up bringing him my car in September 2018. I picked it up in July 2019. Not 100% done, but pretty darn close. There were some challenges & surprises along the way, which was to be expected. We dealt with them. Here are some videos of the (almost fully finished) project. Still needs wheels & tires, and some more tweaking...but I don't think that ever really ends anyways.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TkX-JAWXC8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCIFANxen8k

    Restoration album in process.
     
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  2. p_mori7
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    Many Thanks also extended to HAMB member GreaseMachine for his fantastic support & patience with me ! I really appreciated his help. I hope you're enjoying the Quebec Maple Syrup Stefan !
     
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  3. Jalopy Joker
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    looks and sounds good - always nice to get your ride worked on at a place close to you
     
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  4. RmK57
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    Canadian just means it was built in Oakville? Ford of Canada did build the Frontenac, which had a few unique trim items. I had a 64 hardtop a few years back, great looking cars for sure.
     
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  5. GordonC
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    Nice sounding and looking!
     
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  6. Fortunateson
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    Are you saying the Frontenac was built in '64-65? I thought that they were only up to '63.
     
  7. p_mori7
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    Capture.PNG Canadian as in an Oakville ON built car, owned by myself living in Montreal QC (3rd owner), taking a bit of a road trip and trailering the car to Tijuana MX (and back).
     
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  8. p_mori7
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    Here are a few recent beauty shots of the car taken by a local Old Car Magazine...feature article to be published at some point in the future. I've since adjusted the front tips of the side moldings for a better fit.

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  9. old slingshot
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    (Belle monture ) Nice ride.
     
  10. Any before pictures ? My first convert was a 64 Futura with a 260/auto.....here with my first nephew about 1977. Bodie and chipper Falcon convert big.jpg
     
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  11. Fortunateson
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    Great pics. Bien fairs! My high school desire was a '65 Falcon Sprint but your convertible is just as cool. I like the red and white colour scheme especially on Canada Day!
     
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  12. p_mori7
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    It looked pretty good before the restoration, but there were a lot of poorly patched-over rust problems in the rockers . torque boxes and on the firewall. Surprisingly, the cowl & hats were in fantastic shape. The prior poor bodywork had been done way back in 1991, as well as a repaint. They used Wimbledon White (original to the car) but it was either mixed incorrectly, or slightly lightened up...it was quite a bit more pale than true WW.

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