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Post by 63Falconconvert on November 27th 2012, 4:20 pm

Well summer is officialy over here in western NY. My 63 got a lot of use this summer. Drove it every day to work rain or shine, it even got snowed on last week. The paint still looks as good as it did when I finishd it. I have 2 tiny paint blisters on the pass side rear quarter. I don't think it's a paint issue but a filler issue. I remember when I was working on that side going my Bondo work I should of had the garage warmer then what I did. It will be an easy fix come spring time.
The shock factor makes it all worth it.
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Post by AGearHead4Life on November 27th 2012, 5:28 pm

Thats awesome man. I'm glad to hear that this paint is holding up and still looking good. Ya'll have got me very excited to do my own.
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Post by Mercurymarc on November 28th 2012, 12:49 am

Gotta love driving the Falcon every day! Life's too short to drive a Camry!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on November 28th 2012, 10:09 am

Mercurymarc wrote: Life's too short to drive a Camry!

You got that right....our summer is to short, between my truck & my wifes van the Falcon get the best MPG out of all of them cheers
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Post by 63Falconconvert on August 15th 2013, 10:28 pm

Just past the 1 year mark since I painted the 63. Paint is holding up way better then I thought it would. I have 2 small bubbles on the passenger side rear quarter. I can't blame the paint. I think it's was the body filler that popped. I'm going to let it go until next spring then I'll fix it. I want to see if it gets any worse.
It was worth the time for the amount of money I saved. thumbs up 
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on August 15th 2013, 11:55 pm

Nice. Mine needs some attention, but I didn't do nearly as good a job as you did.
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Post by Mercurymarc on August 16th 2013, 12:47 am

63Falconconvert wrote:Just past the 1 year mark since I painted the 63. Paint is holding up way better then I thought it would. I have 2 small bubbles on the passenger side rear quarter. I can't blame the paint. I think it's was the body filler that popped. I'm going to let it go until next spring then I'll fix it. I want to see if it gets any worse.
It was worth the time  for the amount of money I saved. thumbs up 
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Looks fabulous.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 18th 2014, 2:10 pm

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Made a few mods to the Falcon. Swapped out the stock gauge cluster for one out of a 61 Comet and added a metal flaked steering wheel from Speedway Motors
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Post by cac1967 on April 20th 2014, 11:50 pm

That looks great!! Glad to see ya on again!!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 21st 2014, 8:12 am

Nice to be back. I have really missed being on here talking "paint"
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on April 24th 2014, 5:52 pm

Looks like it's been dead here lately. But it has been winter for a while.

That turn signal switch looks to be all metal! The one in my '68 Cougar was mostly (or at least more) plastic.

I drove mine to the day job today, and drove home with the top down.

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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 9th 2014, 9:01 pm

hopefully things will pick back up on here.
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Post by Nomad427 on July 2nd 2014, 8:52 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute reading you and your Falcon's journey. I have always been a fan of the early Falcons. I really like the addition of the Mercury instrument panel,really adds a subtle "I know there's something different but I can't quite put my finger on it" to many a admirer. Great effort and I admire your patience to complete the build. BTW I grew up in upstate NY just outside Watertown area and remember working on rusty iron in my teens. I now live in the furthest NW corner of the continental US in WA. I can almost spit across the border into Canada. Yeah I know not lady like. Hope you're having a top down summer.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 3rd 2014, 8:33 am

Hey Melanie, Thank you for the kind words. The Falcon has been a great little car. Out of all of the vintage cars I have owned this one has been my favorite. It gives me very little trouble, it's fun to drive. I use it as a daily driver from the time the snow melts until it flies in November. You know all to well the winters we have here......
This is a great forum, not as busy as it once was but there are still a few of us that still get on.
Keep the pics coming of your projects.
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Post by Nomad427 on July 3rd 2014, 1:33 pm

Yes, I remember all too well the winters back there. If we get any snow here it is normally only around a day or so and then it's gone either from warmer temps or rain. Much easier shoveling rain than snow.
It is a great forum and a process that lends itself to the younger crowd who get a car before they even get their dr. lic. but have been given a car to fix up or a good father & son / daughter project. I can see why this process would result in a very nice, smooth paint job that most anyone could accomplish with limited funds and as time permitted. Plus I have to say I would enjoy the shock factor when I told people it was done with off the shelf Rustoleum paint and then include it was done with a roller. This will be my 1st Rustoleum paint job on one of our rigs although it'll be a spray job. You can bet I will certainly be directing people to this site whenever the opportunity arises.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on February 23rd 2017, 8:08 pm

I miss this forum......anyone still active on here????
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Post by Mercurymarc on February 23rd 2017, 11:41 pm

Just you and me!
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Post by race-n-jason on February 24th 2017, 10:52 am

...along w/ a few stalkers, uh, I mean lurkers...
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Post by 63Falconconvert on February 26th 2017, 8:31 pm

Hey Marc....how is life on the left cost? Did you sell the white Comet?
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Post by Mercurymarc on March 26th 2017, 8:11 pm

Not sure if I I already responded...
yes I sold my White Comet- used it as my daily driver for 7 years with a Rolled On paint job!
Next project is a 1960 Renault Caravelle.
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