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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. wetatt4u
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    Very cool ,you are kicking ass..

    Great work ,keep it up,can't wait to see it done....

    and thanks for taking time to share ...
     
  2. 60 ford
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    They fit really well, they run from a couple inches forward of the trans crossmember straight back to the rear frame rail just behind the front spring bolt. I had to modify mine when I altered my wheelbase.
    Kevin
     
  3. patrick english
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    so you shortend the frame rails?..also,is a 62 the same as a 60?you think ill have any problems with the crites subframe rail kit?
     
  4. 60 ford
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    As far as I know 60 should be the same, if they differ at all it should be minimal. They are very easy to install if you weld.
     
  5. patrick english
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    ok..i can weld ok..but dont have a welder..id have to use my buds..unless i can score a welder..would a 110v miller be powerfull enough to pull off this job?
     
  6. 60 ford
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    Should be fine it's only like 1/8" material.
     
  7. patrick english
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    for shizzle..thanks for youre help bud..ill be waiting for pics.
     
  8. 60 ford
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    Here is some pics of my frame work.
    Here is the front
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    Here is the subframe connectors

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    Here is the rear, I still have to add crossmembers for the fuel cell.
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  9. 60 ford
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    Here is pics of the floor pans after finishing.
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  10. patrick english
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    ok sweet..so you chopped off the old front and welded in youre subframe connectors on the rear then built the front of the frame off off youre connectors?sorry if im asking a million stupid question,ive never done this before..
     
  11. 60 ford
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    No problem, on the front I cut the outside and bottom of the frame off from the front to the firewall and put the rectangle tube inside the remaining frame and tacked it in after I made sure it was square. I then put the subframe connectors under it and tacked them in. Then I cut the plates to tie the two together and tacked them in, made sure all of it was square and welded it up. On the rear the frame was 9" short where I altered the wheelbase. So I slide the rectangle inside the old frame 12" and plug welded them about 20 places on both sides, put rear crossmember in squared everything and welded it up, The rear crossmember is plug welded all the way across the back behind the bumper.
     
  12. patrick english
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    ok cool..that doesnt sound very hard.thanks for all the details!!!
     
  13. patrick english
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    1 more question.what size tubing did you use?and how snug of a fit was it?did you have squarsh the orignal frame rails at the fire wall?
     
  14. Blacktop Graffiti
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    Why would you do this to a Falcon?????? Oh wait...I LOVE IT!
     
  15. 60 ford
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    I used 3/16x2x3 tube it was a snug fit on the rear section, on the front I cut the outside and bottom off and left the top and inside, I put the tube in what I left.
     
  16. patrick english
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    okey doke.thanks bro!
     
  17. novas4life
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    Looking real good!!
    Brandon
     
  18. TooManyFords
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    Awesome, Cant wait to start on mine. Still gathering parts.
     
  19. wayne421
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    Hey man its looking great.....I got a brand new coker firestone dragster pie crust
     
  20. tommyd
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    Looks like your back at it! Nice work as usual.
     
  21. KustomCars
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  22. Noland
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    looking really good. I do like a nice falcon gasser. I think they look wicked bad.
     
  23. 1971BB427
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    Any updates yet? I'm anxious to see this thing hit the road! :)
     
  24. 60 ford
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    Thanks guys I appreciate it. Im about ready to finish the rear quarter. I'll post some pics as soon as I make some progress.
     
  25. tommyd
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    This car NEEDS to be at the Rumble this year. Looking good.
     
  26. 60 ford
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    I'm going to try to have it drivable by summer, motor will probably have to wait until next winter now (damn motorcycles) but Im ready to get done.
     
  27. linkstar69
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    Great work. Subscribed
     
  28. bigjohndsl
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    Love the Falcon
     
  29. 60 ford
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  30. PA-IndianRider
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    I have been doing the "same thing" with the Opel. Even though it LOOKS like a "gasser" technically it would NOT have run in any of the gas classes.

    The engine setback far exceeds the 10% limit for Gas Class cars. Engine setback on the Opel is 2 feet which would put it in the "altered" class. :D
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