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Projects Yet another Falcon Gasser build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 60 ford, May 11, 2010.

  1. falcon_flyer
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 5

    falcon_flyer
    Member
    from Omaha

    Awesome, I have a rusty 63 Falcon 2dr wagon that I want to turn into a gasser. Your pics serve as insperation.
     
  2. Total Performance
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 1,496

    Total Performance
    Member
    from Nor Cal

    Great stuff man. I love the project. Your getting closer every part you drop on. I love the FE / Toploader idea. Simply awesome! There should be one of these at every drag strip, they add great period flavor! Keep building!

    Total Perf-
     
  3. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,806

    60 ford
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    Im almost done welding the floor pans in, and repairing the little bit of rust I found above the torque boxes. Im thinking about leaving the back seat out. when I get some time Ill get some pictures.
     
  4. did you look at the 4 inch drop kit from speedway vs the straight axle kit. I have a 64 falcon sedan i will be doing the exact thing to, hopefully have my build thread started. Where did you get your floor plans from? What size wheels are you running, i would like the same or similiar size without modifying the rear fender wells.

    thank you for your help, excellent build!
     
  5. treeserv
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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    treeserv
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    from n.j.

    Keep it up looks good
     
  6. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    60 ford
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    I looked at the drop axle, but I want it to set higher in the front. I got the toe boards and full floor pans from Macs. The wheels are 15x8 with 10.00x15 tires.
     
  7. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    I've been working on my Falcon the last couple weekends. I've got the front axle in place under the car where I want it, then yesterday I did all the final welding on the new floor pans. This morning I decided I thought it would look better as an Altered so I started laying it out. I decided to move the rear axle 9", after i got all the cuts layed out I started cutting. It went a lot faster than thought it would. I'm really happy with the outcome, It's 104in wheelbase. ought to be a hand full with a big block.
    Here is some pics.

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  8. Red Dragon Racing
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
    Posts: 146

    Red Dragon Racing
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    from Indiana

    Very nice. Can't wait to see how it ends up.
     
  9. von birch
    Joined: Oct 17, 2008
    Posts: 205

    von birch
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    love the radiused rear wells, but movin them up...makes the whole car man! lookin good, i already like it better than most gassers i see
     
  10. Falcon Gasser
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 940

    Falcon Gasser
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    Looks good, plan on having it running in 2012?

    Jon
     
  11. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    60 ford
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    I'm hoping to have it ready for next spring.
     
  12. BrickTopp
    Joined: Dec 13, 2008
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    Wow. If it runs as aggressive as it looks you'll be in business.
     
  13. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    Really a very cool build! Those old Falcons make a great looking drag style car!
     
  14. teddisnoke
    Joined: May 24, 2005
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    teddisnoke
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    from So Cal

    Whats the old saying? "If you can touch both the front and rear wheels with your hands outstretched, you are in for one helluva ride"?

    Bitchin build!!!!
     
  15. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    60 ford
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    Been working on the Falcon the last few weekends I've got the interior all welded up working on the rear frame rails now. I'll post some pictures soon. I'm really happy with the way it's going.
     
  16. Red71
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
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    Red71
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    from Illi-noise

    looking good, you gonna bring it to the Melt Down Drags in Byron Il. ?
     
  17. 60 ford
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    Thats a pretty long haul for me, but I bet it would be a blast. I do plan to do some gasser shows.
     
  18. Inland empire hot rods
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
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    Inland empire hot rods
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    from so cal

    Awesome Gasser build! can I bug ya for wheel/tire sizes you went with? looks perfect. Oh and what width Speedway axle did you go with? Im getting started on a 61 ranchero with my son.
    Thanks in advance
     
  19. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    The front axle is 48" center to center, the front wheels are 15 x 4.5 with 5.60 tires and the rear wheels are 15 x 8.5 with 8.20 tires.
     
  20. Inland empire hot rods
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    Inland empire hot rods
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    from so cal

    Thanks so much!! looking forward to your finished pics, oh have a great thanksgiving!
     
  21. huracan1973
    Joined: Nov 27, 2011
    Posts: 45

    huracan1973
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    from chicago

    Man, that's a pretty neat project. Thanks for sharing
     
  22. spiffy1937
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    spiffy1937
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    from Florida

  23. 64ONEOFF
    Joined: Nov 30, 2011
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    64ONEOFF
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    from Md.

    I just finished a 65 for my father, we built a retromod, only thing I used was the body. LOOKS HOOD MAN, HAVE FUN
     
  24. Gasser1961
    Joined: Nov 25, 2008
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    Very cool build, looks like a winner.
     
  25. FunnyCar65
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    FunnyCar65
    Member
    from Colorado

    you moved the rear you can drop the gasser label
     
  26. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    60 ford
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    I'm trying to get the title of the thread changed, but so far no luck.
     
  27. If you go back to your original post, hit edit, then "go advanced", the title block will appear at the top and you can change it yourself.
     
  28. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    60 ford
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    Thanks I tried it and it is changed on the orignial post but the rest of them didn't change.:confused:
     
  29. Weird. I knew it worked, and just went back and changed one of my old threads. Thread title changed, and I even ran through a search and it came up changed again...:confused::confused:

    You're sure you were in the "go advanced" mode, right? Just the edit box won't do it.
     
  30. Triggerman
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 578

    Triggerman
    Member
    from NorCal

    Awesome build. I just read all the pages. Blown big block, stick tranny, AWB, slicks, should be good for leaving skid marks in your skivvies.

    Interesting that the subject line on the main HAMB page is still the original but the first page has changed and like you wrote, all subsequent pages are originally titled.
     

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