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My new 61 Galaxie (well...new to me!)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cha-Chi, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Cha-Chi
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
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    While searching for a 50s truck to tinker with, I ran up on this and had to have it. Original 352FE 2bl with 3 speed Cruise-O-Matic and dual exhaust. All the stainless trim is in the trunk along with 3 sets of door panels and a new headliner. Very little rust in the lower rockers and quarters. Can't wait to get started.


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    All for under 2k! Couldn't be happier
     
  2. rockyfarmer
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  3. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    I didn't realize they made a 2 door hardtop that wasn't a Starliner. I don't think I've ever seen a box top that wasn't a post before.
     
  4. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
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    sweet looking start
     

  5. The Hank
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  6. you dont need that load it back up on the trailer and bring it up here to me .....

    im jealous man nice find
     
  7. Nice find. Love the ol' hood blister and 5-spoke mags. Super Stock Eliminator, here we come!
     
  8. krackerjack88
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    from Fresno,Ca

    Def liking the motor in there.
     
  9. claymore
    Joined: Feb 21, 2009
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    Good grab for a great price.
     
  10. Cool car.. I love the early Galaxies.

    I get scared when guys say all the trim is in the trunk. I have bought far too many cars like that where the trim was in the trunk alright, but it was all wadded up by the guy that pulled it off the car.
    All bent up to make it fit...
    "It can be straightened" they say..maybe.

    Hope yours is good.
     
  11. Love those '61 models. Keep going. Love to see 'em on the road.
     
  12. madgrinder
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    That's one sexy bitch!!!

    I love the transition period between "fin" and "smooth"... when they had the little fin-lets.
     
  13. autobodyed
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    looks like money well spent to me, you would be a fool to pass on that deal.
     
  14. jason65
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    Congrats. Good looking car.
     
  15. kookee
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    Cool looking car. Looks like it is in good shape and actually has a ford in a ford.
    Any plans?
     
  16. rustyford40
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    And it runs for that price you stole it.
     
  17. great score! that will make a nice driver.
     
  18. wlspdshop
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    Love it...always like those...
     
  19. Nice ride! I've always liked the boxtop roof line on the '61-'63 Fords. They're nice to work on, parts are around as well. I'd pick one up if I could find one as nice as yours.

    Bob
     
  20. Cha-Chi
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
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    Thanks everyone for all the kind words. I LOVE this car! It has so much style. My plans right now are to get it roadworthy for the summer. First and foremost, I need a windshield. It has a bullet hole and all the associated cracks all the way across. The PO removed it for replacement but couldn't find one so it just sitting in there with duct tape. Can't even get it tagged with a busted windshield. Next, the brakes need attention so I may do the disc brake swap from a 77-79 Tbird to include the 2 pot M/C. After that we'll go after the little leaks underneath when swapping out the fluids. I'll be putting it in black primer for now and putting all the stainless trim back on. It's all in perfect shape in the trunk thank goodness. The only thing missing is the speaker grill on the dash and I'm thinking we'll mount a hidden stereo in there that pops up. Lots of ideas
     
  21. Cha-Chi
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
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    I actually found it right under your nose on the Cincinnati Craigslist. It was on there for a couple months for 2500 and I was sure it would sell quickly but everytime I called, he still had it and was getting tired of people trying to talk him down on it. I sold my chopper and headed for Cincy! He offered it at $1900 and I jumped
     
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  22. Man,

    That 61 Looks great. Here is a shot of mine. Look real close and you'll see the Flames..hood to back of doors.

    Murph
     

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  23. I'd drive the shit out of that car... and I'm not a ford guy. Neato
     
  24. Man... I see lots of potential. I hope to see you driving it around town soon!
     
  25. scrap metal 48
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    Nice car..I'd make it one color(shine or flat) , put the trim back on and enjoy the summer.............
     
  26. stingbean
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    Any plans for the extra door panels? The driver side panel in my Starliner has seen better days.
     
  27. LOWFOMOCO
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    Great Score!!! 61 Fords are at the top of my list...
     
  28. Cha-Chi
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
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    been doin a little body work and reinstalling the interior.



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  29. Cha-Chi
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
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    I'll get some pics posted up and see what you think. I got no problem selling them to someone who needs them. May even trade em for some stuffIi need for mine
     
  30. thrush544
    Joined: May 4, 2009
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    Looks Great !!! Nice Job
     

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