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'66 Ford Falcon survivor

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  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
'66 Ford Falcon survivor
Posted by ford fan on Friday, July 01, 2016 5:34 AM

Hi

I had found this Falcon at a flea market near my home. It was (very badly) assembled & painted, but for 2€, I bought it anyway (ever tried to buy one on eBay these days ?)

I carefully disassembled it & stripped the paint. Then I sent the plated parts to Chrome Tech for a fresh bath of chrome.

I (re)built it box stock, using only its original parts. I was fortunate enough that everything was salvageable (even the tires which were surprinsigly soft after 50 years !). I only added ignition wires.

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Friday, July 01, 2016 5:37 AM

And incredibly, a friend of mine owned an original empty box which he kindly offered to me !!!

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Friday, July 01, 2016 8:22 PM

Very nice save! That's in amazing condition and worth the expense of the chrome work. Your paint and foil is beautiful, as usual. Thumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    August, 2007
  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Friday, July 01, 2016 8:58 PM

Beautiful restoration!! and i agree these old annuals are real pricey now.

"to love it ,is to live it"

 http://public.fotki.com/convertible-fan/

 

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Saturday, July 02, 2016 2:10 AM

Thank you !

Yes, they are pricey & some of them will never be reissued since Amt altered the molds to change the model year or to make race cars for example Sad.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, July 02, 2016 6:55 AM

Wow! That is stunning!

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    May, 2009
Posted by promoman on Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:14 AM
Very nice. Like the interior
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    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:23 AM

Beautiful !!! everything you put into it is worth it they hold a good value  Yes

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Monday, August 01, 2016 12:51 AM

That's a really good save, fordfan, you did a great job, and the trim all looks spot on.  The colour looks very accurate to the Falcon colour we had here in Oz, but we didn't have 2 doors.  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 5:57 AM

Thanks to all of you for your kind words !

Steve, I didn't know that you only had 4-dr in Oz ! (& wagons I believe).

 

About the colour, I was after this one :

 

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 10:46 PM

Yep, fordfan, we had Falcon station wagons, and of course the great Aussie ute.  And panel vans as well, which the US call sedan delivery, I believe?  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Wednesday, August 03, 2016 6:02 AM

OK Steve & thanks for the update.

Cheers

Bertrand

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Way down west in the UK
Posted by bassman on Wednesday, August 03, 2016 6:16 AM
Beautiful restoration Bertrand, Ive been after one of these late 60s Falcons for a long time, no such luck yet.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyk77/

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Saturday, August 06, 2016 3:41 PM

Thank you.

Keep an eye open, you can find unexpected treasures when visiting swap meets & flea markets, even in Europe ! It's not the first time that I discover an old American kit among some junk, & they are usually dirt cheap when compared to the prices I see on US sites.

  • Member since
    January, 2004
Posted by Ron Hamilton on Monday, December 26, 2016 12:28 AM

Excellent build on a very rare model.

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, December 26, 2016 9:58 AM

 That's nice !

 That has been my all time favorite Falcon . I just like the body style ! O.C.G. BTW Nice Save !

gjgeracci
  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:26 PM

This one is something I lack . You kow I admire it .. Great rescue :) .. Accurate replica , kudos .. "Where's the keys ?"   Thanx .. 

  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 3:23 PM

An absolutely gorgeous build and even better that it was a save. Like you I got lucky two years ago with a 69 Torino Cobra at a garage sale that was a glue bomb. Took a lot of time and help from a friend, but it is now a proud 69 Torino coupe gracing my collection !! Bravo to the outstanding work you did. Like standing in a showroom when the model was introduced !!!

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Fall River, Ma.
Posted by baycolony on Saturday, February 04, 2017 10:28 AM

Another great build, Bertrand, and even better that it is recycled.  Makes it much morre difficult to pull off and you did marvelously.

 Here is a link to my other completed kits: 

http://public.fotki.com/GilCosta/

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