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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. He couldn't have drove it if there weren't no Goober like me to fix it. :D
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  2. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,627

    from Berry, AL

    That one would be perfect if it was red! Love the 63.5's!!!!
  3. Where is the love for Mercury? Same as a Galaxie, except it came from the factory with all the bolts tightened.


  4. Relic Stew
    Joined: Apr 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,129

    Relic Stew
    from Wisconsin

    I like the '63 back end the best, particularly with the -1/2 fastback roof. The big round tail lights with a low trunk lid give it a lean "twin jet" look. Don't care as much for the concave grill. I think the '64 front looks better, especially the way the headlights flow into the fender. The rear of the '64 looks heavy though with the smaller lights and higher lid. More trunk space I suppose. I also like the '60 front end, and the Starliner roofline is my favorite.
  5. jimmy959
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 110


    I sure liked my 63-1/2.....

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  6. A '62 Box Top 406 Galaxie XL is my forever hot button. Black, Chestnut metallic, or dark blue thank you very much.
  7. I like a lot of them but the one that holds a special place in my heart is the 1962,my dad bought a black Galaxie,390 automatic.

    I learned how to drive in that car and even took my drivers test in it. HRP
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  8. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,000

    40 & 61 Fords

    I had a 62 convert, and a 61 hardtop. MAN WERE THOSE THINGS A BITCH TO FIND PARTS FOR!
    Especially the 61. Found LOTS of those tail lights everyone loves though! LOL! Really would have prefered a 63-1/2 fastback most of all though.
  9. Judd
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
    Posts: 1,894


    image.jpg image.jpg 61 Starliner would be my first choice but my 62 is growing on me.

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  10. Bigblue61
    Joined: May 25, 2015
    Posts: 68


    Your not the only one :)
    Technically not a Galaxie, but close enough
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  11. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    that ones a bad-ass. No, I don't mean it looks cool, I mean it had a stroked tunnel-port and a toploader in it.
  12. morac41
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
    Posts: 532


    Had several Galaxies over time ..... but the Starliner would be the favorite ...
  13. 61 Sunliner here....but I wouldn't kick a 60 Starliner or 63.5 fastback out of bed for eating crackers

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  14. El Caballo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,908

    El Caballo

    image.jpg I loved my 1968 fastback, granted it wasn't HAMB-friendly, but that 390 with a cam and other goodies had me hooked as soon as I heard it, I had to have it.
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  15. 64crump
    Joined: Oct 17, 2011
    Posts: 398

    from Alta Loma

    I love my 64, but always wanted a 63-1/2 fastback. 20140913_182621.jpg
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  16. F-head
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 643


    drove a 64 convert 390 4bbl FMX every day for 10 years
    Im a ford guy but what a barge
    had the anti dive bar but it still drove like a whale
  17. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    I didn't quite make it into the club, although I came this (> <) close to buying a '59 retractable hard top in '86.
    For better or worse I settled on a "built" 390ci '59 Cusso instead.
    It looked just like this.
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  18. Tn. Trash
    Joined: Apr 21, 2015
    Posts: 302

    Tn. Trash

    Always liked the Starliner from Hollywood Knights, Great looking car (IMHO). The 64` Galaxy is at the top of my list for whale-body Fords tho`. I had a 68` more-door years ago with a small block/ auto, comfy ride and I drove it everywhere.
  19. I like your hood not bad either
  20. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,338

    from Arizona

    60 and 61 Starliners top my list. Had a 63 1/2 with all the good FE stuff in it. Great, fast car. Still kicking myself for getting rid of it 40yrs ago
  21. flamin01a
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 78


    I saw one 62 Starlifter on the street! It was red and loud. I was walking home from school on Stewart Ave in Hapeville Ga. I heard something loud and turned around of course the driver revved the engine at me! My sister had a new 62 convertible so I knew something was different. I told my father and grandfather about it and they both smiled? I saw Nelson Stacey's yellow 61 Starliner at Universal Motors in Hapeville, they were changing the engine before the Atlanta race. Look at Google for info on the Starlifter. We also had a 63 z11 in Mountain View , Ga. that belonged to Oscar Roberts. It was bought from Houston Platt after his accident at Yellow River. While I was riding bicycles, we had the number 23, 1960 Nascar Pontiac across the street at the crew chief's house. I didn't have a chance!
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  22. I like the 60 but then after that it's a hard choice for me between the 63 1/2 and a 64. But hey if one of you guys wanted to give me one I'd take either.
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  23. '64 would be my choice, ever since my time in a military academy and one of the rich kid upper classmen got a brand new red one.
  24. 427PostGalx
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 28

    from So Cal

    Great post - these cars Ford build during the Total Performance years were outstanding; big with looks, power, comfort and class. Their performance is legendary on the track and helped with the development of one of Fords great engines the, FE. Sold my post Galaxie Custom 500 couple of years ago after building it based on all correct '65 of earlier factory or aftermarket parts available in the day. Still like all '60 - '64's.
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  25. Probably a good thing you didn't get the retractable, they were cool but nothing trumps cool like a top being stuck half way which they were known for. :eek:

    What's a Cusso by the way, I googled it to no avail. is it like an Aussie fairlane or????
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  26. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,690


    Definitely the '61 for me (you could probably figure that out from my avatar). Make mine a Starliner with the 401 horse 390 and a four-speed.
  27. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    Aussie assembled '59 Ford Star Model Customline, the available V8 Ford in Oz for '59.
    Mine was similar to this stock example, but mildly customised and running mid 13's.
    Many of these Y blocks went on to power Aussie Hot Rods and Dragsters due to the rarity of small block Chevs until the late sixties and into the seventies.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015
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  28. Troublemaker427
    Joined: Jun 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,838


    Here are a few of my '64 500XL P-code 4-speed Galaxie that I've had since 1985. Here also is my '61 Fairlane 390-401 project that I'm currently working on. I like them all '60-'64.

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  29. Ravenwood
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 237

    from Texas

    Where is the love for Mercury? Same as a Galaxie, except it came from the factory with all the bolts tightened.

    Funny you should say that. We bought, new, a '63 500XL convertible. The rod that was supposed to secure the emergency (second step) hood latch was laying behind the windshield washer bag. The self-hold nuts in the hood had incorrect threads and the guy on the assembly line must have tried one and said what the heck? Let the poor sap who buys it fix it. I did.

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