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Post by retired plumber on May 12th 2011, 8:04 pm

Little cars for little people I guess. Laughing I haven't been 150 since I was a sophmore in H.S. I do fit real well in my 3/4 ton super cab Ford truck tho. Did you do all your patch panels your self or were you able to buy some?
I have always loved the round bodies myself and if it was mine I would paint it (probably) mother of pearl white with red flake schollups (sp)
......or maybe candy blue with some copper colored lace accents or...., well, you know me LOL.
I'm enjoying your thread.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on May 12th 2011, 11:17 pm

Wimbledon white with a solid lifter 289, retrofitted with EEC IV fuel injection from a 5.0. Very subtle stripes in blue
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 13th 2011, 12:23 pm

The paint will be Bright White with a blood red scallops. I'm going to play around with some small flake.

Tommy..I'm a 6 cylinder guy, easy to work on, cheap and good gas mileage. A built 289 might rip the car in half loony


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Post by rmdhokie on May 13th 2011, 1:34 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:The paint will be Bright White with a blood red scallops. I'm going to play around with some small flake.

Nice paint scheme. Hot Rod Magazine coverd a rollon Rusto paint job on a 62 Falcon...white with red accents. Good ] >>article<< and photos

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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 13th 2011, 1:54 pm

That article is how I got hooked on the rolled on paint job. That pic I posted is the nose of that Falcon. I'm not going to do the side scallops, a few on the hood, a small one around the side mirrors and a small one on the lower rear quarter behind the wheel.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 19th 2011, 10:26 pm

Driver side inner fender repair






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Post by rmdhokie on May 20th 2011, 6:26 am

Really nice work!
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Post by snafu on May 20th 2011, 10:01 am

You're moving fast too. Looks like you'll be painting soon.
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Re: 1963 Ford Falcon

Post by GreenMachine on May 20th 2011, 11:48 am

Do they make that silver in a can or just spray. I was thinking of using a green and white on a car, but if they make that in a can I might want to switch to green and silver.

Anyway, can't wait to see this Falcon finished.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 23rd 2011, 9:21 pm

GreenMachine wrote:Do they make that silver in a can or just spray.

my mind is going from the welding fumes...what silver are you refering to
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 23rd 2011, 9:24 pm

rmdhokie wrote:Really nice work!

Thanks....it's getting there. I got some welding done tonight. I'll post pics tomorrow.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 24th 2011, 7:19 am

More welding..... weld

underside of rear quarter


just have to grind the welds now.
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Post by dean_af on May 24th 2011, 10:23 pm

Great work. I'm working on my 61' Falcon. I have been using some of your pics as a reference. I have a LOT of rust on the driver's side. I currently have all the metal off from door to tail light from the trim line down.
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Re: 1963 Ford Falcon

Post by T.Hadley on May 27th 2011, 12:37 am

lookin good, dont ya just love welding up side down...
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 27th 2011, 5:41 am

T.Hadley wrote:lookin good, dont ya just love welding up side down...

My neck will never be the same...lol I think I'm none welding underneth, I have to fab the entire lip for the driver side then that should be it. We are leaving for a 4 day camping trip today so no progress this weekend. Crying or Very sad

THadley...how is racing going this season for you guys?
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Post by dean_af on May 27th 2011, 7:59 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:
underside of rear quarter

I just noticed how thick the Bondo is. affraid My fenders and quarters were even worse. I had pieces as thick as two inches. It would have been cheaper for the guy that owned mine to buy new metal rather than the gallons of Bondo he used.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on May 27th 2011, 9:24 pm

dean_af wrote:I just noticed how thick the Bondo is. affraid My fenders and quarters were even worse. I had pieces as thick as two inches. It would have been cheaper for the guy that owned mine to buy new metal rather than the gallons of Bondo he used.
I went thicker than that on my old '68 Cougar... Twisted Evil
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Post by retired plumber on May 27th 2011, 11:29 pm

Bondo says right on the can, or used to, no more than 1/4in thick.
We had a 76 Dodge van side swiped and the body shop had put bondo on over 3in thick. I complained to the insurance co and was told "you are not a pro, you don't know what you are talking about. Whatever thay do is fine." I told them I wouldn't accept it that way and they said that was fine, the body shop could have the van then. We finally accepted the van and sold it a couple of months later. Don't know how well it held up but if that was common practice then 2in should be ok. Sure beats doing body work. Twisted Evil
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 28th 2011, 8:07 am

the filler is really think on that quarter, it's all coming off. The quater is some what straight and I really don't know why that last owner layed it on so thick.
No camping this weekend, the camp ground is flooded so I guess I'll get some garage time on this long weekend. Smile
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Post by dean_af on May 31st 2011, 7:50 am

What are you using to grind down your welds? I'm using a grinder with a flap wheel but find it aggressive and hard not to grind good metal.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 31st 2011, 9:57 am

I first use a hard wheel to knock down the welds using very light presure on the grinder then a 60 grit flap wheel to blend.
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Post by dean_af on May 31st 2011, 9:59 am

63Falconconvert wrote:I first use a hard wheel to knock down the welds using very light presure on the grinder then a 60 grit flap wheel to blend.
I will try that today. It could be I'm too aggressive and put too much pressure.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 31st 2011, 10:05 am

flap wheels will remove metal in a hurry if you really lean on them. Try an 80 or 120 grit too
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 3rd 2011, 11:11 am

I have been wanting to get a dash mounted tach for the Falcon. I have a Sun Super tach I purchased in 1979 that still works great but it's too big to mount in the Falcon. So I decided to find a Sun mini tach, only 2 3/4" in diameter, would "fit' the size of the Falcon. Scored this on Ebay over the weekend. It has that 60's gasser look to it.

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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 4th 2011, 9:32 pm

Was able to get some welding done last night. I pulled the rear shackles to change out the bushings and patch a soft spot on the frame.






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