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Re: 1963 Ford Falcon

Post by dean_af on May 9th 2012, 11:31 am

Looks good. and straight.
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Post by cac1967 on May 9th 2012, 5:10 pm

Man that's going to look great, keep up the great work , can't wait to get started on my 64 falcon, after seeing your and dean af's work,just need to get started on my interior and may roll it in a light blue mix of my own. thumbs up
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 16th 2012, 9:53 am

Coat #9 went on this morning at 5:00 AM coat 10 last and final coat will be going on tomorrow morning. Coats 7-10 I added hardener.
I'm very happy with the results so far. Other then the normal bugs & dust everything looks good.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 22nd 2012, 8:44 am

As I'm sitting around waiting for my paint to cure so I can wetsand I decided to make a few mods to the 63.

I had picked up a tube grill from a truck at a swap meet last year. I like the look of a polished tube grill, gives the car that 60's look. I got 4 of the 7 tubes in. Then I'll pull it all back apart and polish it. Getting the tubes to bend without kinking them was tricky.

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Then I added blue dots to my tail lights which are elegal in the state of NY. affraid

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Post by dean_af on May 22nd 2012, 9:46 am

Grill looks good! If you fill the tubes with kids play sane it will stop flattening and kinking. Blue dots look classic. Love them.
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Post by cac1967 on May 22nd 2012, 7:21 pm

Love the grill, and I've alway's liked the blue dot's , lookin great man!!!!!! rock
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 7th 2012, 9:35 am

Wetsanding...Oh what fun. 8 hours with 800 grit, 3 hours with 1000 and 2 hours with 1200.
I buffed the driver side door with Meguires 105 compound and it looked like crap! Did the hood and that looked even worse. I'm thinking the rear quarters and trunk came out mint when I did them last fall and now the door and hood look horrible. What changed. I looked back over my notes and I found that when I rubbed the rear quarters I used Meguires Ultimate Compound and not the 105. I re-buffed the door with UC and it came out great! Meguire's 105 must be too aggresive for this type of paint (Enamel).
Got the tube grill finished except for polishing it.
I'll post some pics this weekend.
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Post by cac1967 on June 7th 2012, 9:18 pm

Can't wait to see those pic's!!!!!! thumbs up
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Post by Jim G on June 10th 2012, 1:50 am

Looks real good. Are you just using an off the shelf color or are you using a custom mix? I am considering this method for my 64' Falcon vert. I will be painting it white but not sure what shade of white. I would like to have mine more of a cream shade of white rather than bright white. I was thinking of mixing some white with almond and seeing how that looks. I'll have to do some mixing of different ratios to see what I can come up with. I also have to find a local supplier of topside. I'm pretty sure Home Depot and Lowes don't have topside but will check again. At this point I'm still doing bodywork on the car and stripping paint. My car has six layers of paint at this time. I am taking it down to bare matel so I can make sure I don't miss anything lurking under the existing paint. So far I have been using abrasive pads on my drill motor to remove the paint. I'm thinking I may try chemical stripper to see how that works. Looking forward to seeing more pics af your progress...gives me modivation to get off my butt and do some work on my car!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 11th 2012, 7:15 pm

Hey Jim,
I'm using off the shelf bright white top side. The stock color of my 63 is the corinthian white. I like bright white better. My local home dumpster sell Topside but not white!!! So I order it online. I love the paint so far. It is what it is, not perfect but pretty darn good!
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Post by retired plumber on June 20th 2012, 3:26 pm

I know this is a little late for you 63falconconvert but in case anybody else wants to do this, use an electricians conduit bender. It will give a rounded type bend tho and not a sharp pointed one but it won't kink the tube.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 20th 2012, 3:59 pm

Hey Mike,
I have a bender but the tubes I'm using are actually hollow in the back so I guess it's not really a tube but an extrusion. I'm happy with the way the grill came out. Once I get it polished I'll post some pics.

Took yesterday off and finally finished buffing the paint. I used Ultimate Compound with a wool cut pad at 1600 RPM then Mequier's 205 polish with an orbital attachment for my rotary buffer with an orange polish pad.
Got a few of the parts back on, still have a pile more. Here are a few pics. I'll post better ones once everything is done.


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Post by cac1967 on June 20th 2012, 9:05 pm

WOW..... THAT LOOK'S GREAT!!!!! I think it turned out amazing!!!!!! rock
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Post by rmdhokie on June 21st 2012, 6:21 am

You did a great job. Looks great.
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Great Lookin' Falcon!

Post by Mercurymarc on June 21st 2012, 10:04 pm

Wow- that Falcon looks great! I have not been on the forum in a while and it's great to see all the projects. Keep on Rollin'!

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Post by T.Hadley on June 23rd 2012, 9:36 pm

looking good
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 2nd 2012, 8:35 am

Almost there. Have to drop in the radiator and mount the new trans cooler, polish the tube grill I made and get the trunk lid on.
Here are a few pics from the weekend.



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Post by T.Hadley on July 2nd 2012, 9:07 pm

Looks really nice, makes me want to work on my 63 hardtop, but to many projects in front of that one
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Post by Lakeroadster on July 3rd 2012, 10:19 pm

Nice color combo, white with the red body moulding and red coves on the aluminum slots, and all the brite work. All ties together great.

Looking over your build thread, realizing all the work you have done, you have to be totally stoked about finishing this up. Are you one of those guys that will hang onto the Falcon, or move onto the next project, or both?

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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on July 4th 2012, 7:51 pm

Lookin' good!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 8th 2012, 8:58 pm


Thanks guys.....I appreciate all the words of wisdom over the past months.

[quote="Are you one of those guys that will hang onto the Falcon, or move onto the next project, or both?[/quote]

Usually I sell once I'm done but for some reason I really like this little car and plan on hanging on for a while. The next car on my bucket list is a 58-60 T-bird. I really like that ugly square body.... blah All of that 50 year old electronics in those old T-birds scare me, thats why I like the falcon so much, very simple, easy to work on.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on July 10th 2012, 9:55 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:All of that 50 year old electronics in those old T-birds scare me, thats why I like the falcon so much, very simple, easy to work on.
Can't be any worse than any car from the '70s - I'm assuming. Back then, power windows were high tech.

At least they don't have the old mechanical sequential tail lights, with the electric motor turning the three cam lobes which each activate breaker points which each switch the current to each of the three bulbs. My old Cougar sequenced them backwards - they all three came on at once, and turned off in sequence - I think they were supposed to turn on in sequence, and all turn off at once, but whatev...

Mine is an '88, and everything works on it - except the cruise control is intermittent. And when it works, the car gradually speeds up.
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Post by cac1967 on July 10th 2012, 11:02 pm

X2 on the falcon being a simple car, that's what I love about my 64!!!!!
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Post by retired plumber on July 11th 2012, 12:15 am

thumbs up thumbs up I was looking forward to some lace tho because I remember you playing with some a while back. Anyway, that sure is looking super nice.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 11th 2012, 8:44 am

retired plumber wrote: thumbs up thumbs up I was looking forward to some lace tho because I remember you playing with some a while back. Anyway, that sure is looking super nice.
Mike

I bagged the lace, I did shoot the trunk and hated it. It just didn't work for me on the Falcon. Striped it and rerolled. I'm going with traditional pin striping on the hood and trunk lid.
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