New interim '61 Falcon project

Discussion in 'Chris V's Website Forum' started by Chris V, May 25, 2006.

  1. Just picked this '61 Falcon up for $900. It has a rebuilt engine, and runs good. It was in a garage in storage for the last 20 years, only occasionally being driven (the owner was always going to restore it for his historic firefighting equipment museum, but never got around to it). It has a coupe of rust through areas on the body (two on the trunk, and just behind the rear doors) but the floors, rockers, and quarters are solid, and it has no dents. The interior is tore up, however (though it's not hard to repair) but the headliner is perfect.

    It has the 144 cid I6 right now, which was designed to get around 30 mpg back in '60-61, so it'l stay there for a while. It's going to be my new cruiser until the Comet is done. I'm going to lower it with 3" blocks in the rear, and a 4-5" drop in the front to sit like my old tangerine '62 Falcon 4 door did. It'll just be a different color combo (a pastel green with a white top, vs the tangerine and white that the other one was).
     
  2. Here's the tangerine one for comparison, as well as the green color I'm going to use...
     
  3. Ok, going to swap out the taillight section (highlighted in the first pic) with the section and taillight from a '63 Falcon (seen in second pic). Subtle custom change...
     
  4. Tbird I'm going to sell to get the falcon on the road...
     
  5. Photoshop of the finished project...
     
  6. And a photoshop of it sitting in the driveway at home... <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     

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