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Re: 61 Falcon.

Post by cac1967 on July 5th 2011, 9:10 pm

Your work looks great,you will have hardly any bondo on that quarter panel, keep up the great work!!!!
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Post by dean_af on July 6th 2011, 7:35 am

Thanks. I'm learning to weld as I go so... I'm surprised it turned out as well as it did. I think the back half will be welded a bit lower to avoid the seem and trying to keep the body line so straight.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on July 6th 2011, 11:53 am

Yeah, good job. Most people only wish they could do that.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 6th 2011, 1:08 pm

Tommy Hillbilly wrote:Yeah, good job. Most people only wish they could do that.

I agree with Tommy, that is a difficult weld to try to keep straight. Awesome job thumbs up thumbs up
Does your panel wrap around into the door jam? Also are thay the half panels that get seemed in the center of the wheel or did you score a nice NOS full panel.
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Post by dean_af on July 6th 2011, 3:55 pm

Thanks for all the help and compliments.
The panel did wrap around. I had to cut it down where it wraps to get the proper fit then trim and weld it back together. I have two panels, not a full one unfortunately.
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Re: 61 Falcon.

Post by cac1967 on July 6th 2011, 7:29 pm

You are doing great work,"My dad alway's say's the best way to learn is by doing " You don't know if you can do anything unless you try to do the task at hand!!!
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Post by dean_af on July 6th 2011, 7:51 pm

cac1967 wrote:You are doing great work,"My dad alway's say's the best way to learn is by doing " You don't know if you can do anything unless you try to do the task at hand!!!

I practiced on some scrap, watched videos and spent forever debating how to do it. In the end I just gave in and went to work.
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Post by cac1967 on July 6th 2011, 8:46 pm

I started trying to weld at about age 13, hanging around my dad's shop I started messing with welding pieces of old scrap metal together , then I took ag mechanic's in high school where I learned to gas and wire weld,that's how I learned paint and body work by trial and error!!! I first welded with dad's old lincoln stick welder!!! Keep up the great work on your falcon!!!!! thumbs up
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on July 7th 2011, 12:17 am

63Falconconvert wrote:
Tommy Hillbilly wrote:Yeah, good job. Most people only wish they could do that.

I agree with Tommy, that is a difficult weld to try to keep straight.
I was talking about just welding in general, but yeah... Smile

I'll probably weld someday, I'm just not looking to buy a welder right now, with no garage. Of course I didn't want to own an engine hoist yet for the same reason, but things happen...
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 24th 2011, 7:19 am

Hows the 61 coming along?
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Post by dean_af on July 26th 2011, 9:07 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:Hows the 61 coming along?
Things are going fairly well. It's been so hot it's hurting my working time. I'm stalled a bit. I'm thinking of going with led tail lights and frenching them in. I need to figure out if I can correct it if I mess it up first Laughing The rear quarter near the light is made strange. I tried to correct it as much as possible but don't know how much it will show?
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 27th 2011, 5:27 am

Not sure what these tail lights are off of on this 63 but I like them.

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Post by dean_af on July 27th 2011, 8:59 am

Wow. The lights look good but the whole car looks amazing!
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Post by dean_af on July 31st 2011, 8:41 pm

No turning back now!!! lol
I cut HUGE holes where my tail light was and made buckets and welded it in. I'm putting in 7" LED lights. Need to grind the welds and I will post pics.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on August 1st 2011, 8:44 am

Can't wait to see that mod. That will look sweet.
Here is another pic of that 63.
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Post by dean_af on August 1st 2011, 9:04 pm

I love that car!
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Re: 61 Falcon.

Post by dean_af on August 1st 2011, 9:12 pm

No filler yet and it needs a bit more cleaning.

Ignore the mess. I use a lot of tools. lol





Light is not screwed in yet. Just in with tape for the pics.
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Post by rmdhokie on August 1st 2011, 10:45 pm

That's looks really cool. ****, I need to take a welding class.
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Post by dean_af on August 2nd 2011, 8:46 am

rmdhokie wrote:That's looks really cool. ****, I need to take a welding class.
I have no clue how to weld. Never took a class and this is my first project. I grabbed some scrap metal, watched a few online videos and practiced a couple of times. I figure after all the work this thing needs I should know what I'm doing by the end... I hope.
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Re: 61 Falcon.

Post by cac1967 on August 2nd 2011, 6:41 pm

Look's really good, you are mastering your welding and fab skill's . Your metal work look's really good, love the tailight's, it will definatly be different!!! applaude
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on August 2nd 2011, 7:57 pm

That is cool. I think some of those tail lights can be programmed to turn on in a pattern, like a swirl or something.

I like the color of that car quite a bit too, but it looks like a metallic.
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Post by dean_af on August 3rd 2011, 8:16 am

Thanks for the compliments. It's different and not for everyone.
I seen ones on e-bay that light in the middle and go outwards. They look cool.
The color has a bit of a metallic to it but no clear. It looks a bit odd. I like the color and might look for something close in Rustoleum.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on August 4th 2011, 7:17 am

Great Job!!!! Those will look slick at night all lit up. Where did you find them?
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Post by dean_af on August 4th 2011, 8:45 am

63Falconconvert wrote:Great Job!!!! Those will look slick at night all lit up. Where did you find them?
I think I got them on sale for $18 each at Princess Auto (Like a Harbor Freight). They are city bus lights lol
The factory lights are so dim. I'm also going to upgrade the head lights. Other than lights, everything else will be old.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on August 4th 2011, 9:28 am

Check out this guys web site. He is in the state of Washington. I have emailed him a few times, great guy. On one of his links he adds relays to his head lights to get them brighter. I have "stole" many of his ideas for my Falcon.
http://www.redfalken.com/
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