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Engine compartment in my 63

Post by 63Falconconvert on June 16th 2009, 4:33 pm

Here are a few pics of my engine compartment in my 63. The white was done with Rustoleum spray cans. The rest was with Duplicolor spray cans.
Everything was taken out, stripped, primed etc. Took a few weeks to do the entire job.



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Post by MR2Miach on June 16th 2009, 4:36 pm

Very nice! So when are you coming over to do my car? LoL.
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Post by retired plumber on June 16th 2009, 7:16 pm

Very, very nice. The red almost like it was anodised. you will end up with a show car yet. thumbs up I'm next in line after MR2Maich lol.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 17th 2009, 8:27 am

lets see Kansas City...Tucson......another NY winter yeah im in Laughing Would love to help out.
No show car for me. I did that for 10 years and have a wall full of trophies. The shows stopped being fun when the guys started coming with the "high dollar pay someone to build my car for me" show car. It left a bad taste with us do it yourselfers.
My little Falcon is a daily driver rain or shine. I would love to live in a state where I could drive all year long or even 10 months out of the year. Our winters start in November and go thought late April ahhh really sucks. Thats why a "roll on" would be perfect for my car.
Here are a few more pics of the Falcon.


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Post by retired plumber on June 17th 2009, 3:15 pm

No show cars for me either. I would love to be able to afford one tho (lol). The problem I have with a show car is I drive them and with a show car you can't. In the mid 90s I worked with a man that had a 1932 roadster that was a trophy winner and he had over $250,000 in it. I asked him to drive it to work so I could see it and I thought he was going to have a heart attack.
In 1972 I had a 50 merc that was almost a full custom. It was a 50s style lead sled and had everything but a chopped top (too chicken) and I did all the work my self, including a pale blue paint job with flames and rolled and pleated interior. I drove it almost daily. Of course, since I built it I could fix it. It was a 5 ft car. Looked real nice but was NOT a show car by any means.
I would love to have a round body Falcon and I really like yours, even if it is mostly stock (lol again) thumbs up
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Post by tbirdsps on June 17th 2009, 3:28 pm

Just a fantastic job. That engine looks real nice against the white. I haven't started mine yet as I can't commit to a color scheme.

If you haven't already http://fordsix.com/forum/index.php is great for all the technical stuff.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 17th 2009, 3:45 pm

Tbirdsps, thanks for the compliments. Yes I have been on fordsix and I'm also on TFFN (The Ford Falcon News) both are great forums. I seem to spend more time on the TFFN though. What year Bird do you have. I have been looking at the 59-61's leaning toward the 60. I love that square body.
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Post by tbirdsps on June 17th 2009, 3:47 pm

Actually I have a 1982 Mercury Cougar GS Station Wagon with the 200 six.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 17th 2009, 3:52 pm

opps my mistake, I should of looked closer at the Cougar Station Wagon emblem above your user name. What stage is your in? Any pictures.
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Post by tbirdsps on June 17th 2009, 3:57 pm

The stage is driver. The picture makes the car look very nice. But, the paint on the hood is all but polished through to the primer. This is me arriving at the Fabulous Fords Forever show at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, Ca. last April 19th.

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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 17th 2009, 4:25 pm

Looks like a very solid clean car. How many miles are on it? Did you buy it new?
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Post by tbirdsps on June 17th 2009, 6:01 pm

124,000 and I bought it six and a half years ago.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 18th 2009, 12:41 pm

looks like a great car. Are you planning a roll on paint job?
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Post by tbirdsps on June 18th 2009, 12:46 pm

If I paint at all it will be rolled on. Otherwise I'll restore the interior. But I do want new NON-Metallic paint. I think it looks better than metallic.
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Post by Nitcat on June 20th 2009, 1:35 pm

Really nice job on the engine bay. It's something I've done once and I know how much work it takes to get results like yours. I'll get to it on the Comet wagon but I'm working hard to stay focused on the other interior and exterior painting first. Then if I get another transmission for mine I'll pull everything and tackle the engine bay. Thanks for the inspiration.
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