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1962 Lightweight Ford 406 Galaxie - Brannan

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  • Member since
    January, 2011
1962 Lightweight Ford 406 Galaxie - Brannan
Posted by John Witzke on Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:59 PM

I have been working on Richard Brannan's 1962 Lightweight 406 Galaxie and have added a black rubber mat to the floor like the real car.  Should look really good once the front and rear seats, door cards, dash and steering wheel have been painted silver blue.  I have also modified the interior firewall so that the mat goes up the firewall half way exposing the light blue exterior color.  I will post a photo of the firewall once completed.

 1962 Brannan Super Stock 406 Galaxie's.jpg


62 lightweight interior mat.png

Here is a the floor pan with light blue body color over red oxide primer. 

406 Lightweight Chassis.jpg

Here is a couple of shots of the 406 405 HP with dual 4bbl's.  Wiring is per correct firing order.  I still have some minor details to be added.  Yes those are 406 rocker cover decals that I had custom made.

406 Lightweight Engine 2.jpg

406 Lightweight Engine.jpg

Here are the wheels in body color (Baffin Blue)

62 lightweight wheels.jpg

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:35 PM

Going to be one really fine looking racer.  I really like these old Super-Stock/Stock builds.  Nothing like factory racing. 

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    January, 2011
Posted by John Witzke on Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:11 PM

Thanks Rick.  I am also building Brannan's all steel 62 406 Super Stock and 63 1/2 427 425hp Lightweight which was a rebody on the original 62 Lightweight chassis.  My plan is to show all three at the 2017 IPMS Nationals in Omaha NE.

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: SW Idaho
Posted by rodnic47 on Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:04 PM
Looks good so far, John. Is that a resin body and if so, where did it come from? Like your engine detail, also.
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    January, 2011
Posted by John Witzke on Monday, January 16, 2017 7:26 AM

The bodies are from MCW Resin.  I am using the 1960 Ford Starliner as doner kits.  The bucket seats are from MCW and are a great likeness to the real lightweight bucket seats used in the real lightweight 62 Galaxie    

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, January 16, 2017 9:51 AM

It's looking like a sweet build. I love the lightweight Galaxies and will be watching this one. I have a '64 project that I hope to get to soon.

Do you mind if I ask where you sourced the excellent looking steelies?


Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman


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    January, 2011
Posted by John Witzke on Monday, January 16, 2017 10:25 AM

The steelies came from the 1960 Starliner kit.

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, February 03, 2017 4:49 PM
Looking awesome John. Be looking forward to future updates.
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    September, 2011
Posted by Boss 302 Mustang on Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:50 PM
What are you using for a windshield and rear window?
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    January, 2011
Posted by John Witzke on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:59 PM

The windows come in the kit.  They are vacuform and clear.  I have clear thin sheet of plastic that I will use for the side rear quarter windows


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