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1967 Ford Galaxie XL, 427 R Code, Build Thread.

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  • Member since
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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:40 PM

G'day Steve.  Your Ford is beautiful, the dashboard is amazing, and the additional wiring on the firewall and front wheel wells looks really convincing.  Can I ask, are the 'clamps' an aftermarket item, where from?  Or did you make them, in which case, I would appreciate your process.  I look forward to seeing this model up on its wheels.  Cheers, and thanx.

Steve

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:59 PM

nottheband

G'day Steve.  Your Ford is beautiful, the dashboard is amazing, and the additional wiring on the firewall and front wheel wells looks really convincing.  Can I ask, are the 'clamps' an aftermarket item, where from?  Or did you make them, in which case, I would appreciate your process.  I look forward to seeing this model up on its wheels.  Cheers, and thanx.

Steve

 

The "clamps" are nothing more than thin strips of aluminum cut from a soda can and bent to shape.

 

Steve

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    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:00 PM

[quote user="Goofy62"]

Nothing earth shattering today, but after finishing up the polishing and getting the foil about half done, I figured that I should do a quick test fit to be certain that everything plays nicely together at this point.

So far, so good!

 

 

Steve

 

 

All I can say is amazing. I have never seen a build like this. Wow !! Looks like the real automobile. You should hold a school for us novices !! You by far have a hidden talent !!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:05 PM

looks a little better with some primer. Smile

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:36 PM

And now some paint.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:36 PM

Aluminum strips from a soda can. Notes taken....:writing:

I like the shifter lever too. Looks like.....a bobby pin? I almost never use OOB shifter levers.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:27 PM

mustang1989

Aluminum strips from a soda can. Notes taken....:writing:

I like the shifter lever too. Looks like.....a bobby pin? I almost never use OOB shifter levers.

 

The shifter lever was made by utilizing the original boot and knob and replacing the shaft with a bent stick pin.

I don't care for kit shifters either.

They usually look way to thick and out of scale.

Replacing them with a stick pin is an easy fix.

Someday, I'll have to come up with a good solution for shift knobs.

 

 

Steve

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    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:37 PM

Goofy62

 

 The "clamps" are nothing more than thin strips of aluminum cut from a soda can and bent to shape.

 Steve

 

Really?  Wow, you must be holding them with surgical tweezers!  Big Smile  I have difficulty with anything that tiny, but I'll give it a go.  Thanx for the info, I'll keep watching this completion.  Cheers

Steve

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:11 PM

nottheband

 

 
Goofy62

 

 The "clamps" are nothing more than thin strips of aluminum cut from a soda can and bent to shape.

 Steve

 

 

Really?  Wow, you must be holding them with surgical tweezers!  Big Smile  I have difficulty with anything that tiny, but I'll give it a go.  Thanx for the info, I'll keep watching this completion.  Cheers

Steve

 

Yeah, their not easy to hang on to or relocate if you drop one.

Fortunately, their easy to make and you could probably get a million of them out of a Pepsi can. Wink

 

Steve

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    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 04, 2019 11:21 AM

I love everything about this build.  The detailing, the scratchbuilding, the colors, etc, etc.

Everything about it just looks "right".  

Stunning work.  Carry on sir....YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:32 PM

Finished up the engine today.

I also installed the finished firewall onto the interior tub, and finished putting the chassis together.

Need to do a few minor adjustments and touch-ups and then I will be able to mate the engine to the chassis.

 

 

Steve

 

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, February 24, 2019 8:28 AM

Beautiful work. What kit is that engine from?

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:35 AM

The bulk of it is from the AMT 1967 Mercury Cyclone kit.

The intake manifold is from the original '67 Galaxie and the air cleaner is a slightly modified piece from the AMT 1963 Ford Galaxie.

Valve covers are from a 1968 Mustang.

 

 

Steve

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    October, 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Sunday, February 24, 2019 1:44 PM

Steve, 

This is one of those, "looks like the real deal". Absolutely stunning! Everything about it! Thanks for sharing!

Jeff

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:05 PM

60Buick

Steve, 

This is one of those, "looks like the real deal". Absolutely stunning! Everything about it! Thanks for sharing!

Jeff

 

Thank you Jeff!

I think I have my day laid out for me today.

I'm guessing it took me a good 20 minutes to detail one hubcap! Stick out tongue

 

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:27 PM

Rolling chassis is finished.

That is except for one exhaust pipe that needed a little re-working.

 

Steve

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:21 AM

Hubcaps are beautiful.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 10:54 AM

Everything about this build is beautiful! An award maker in the process!

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:06 PM

Just a quick sneak peek. Wink

 

 

Steve

 

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, March 02, 2019 3:44 PM

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Saturday, March 02, 2019 9:11 PM

Nice detail here Steve on a car that has for too long eluded me.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 03, 2019 9:23 AM

You really did a good job on that engine and the bay that it's going into. Great detailing and paintwork throughout both.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 03, 2019 11:07 AM

Grill and tail light panels are awesome. Is that Molotow on the tail lights?

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, March 03, 2019 11:22 AM

midnightprowler

Grill and tail light panels are awesome. Is that Molotow on the tail lights?

 

No.

The tail light trim pieces in this kit are actually separate pieces.

That made detailing the rear bumper a breeze.

Kind of funny how they molded separate tail light lenses and trim pieces for the rear of this kit, but still did the molded in chrome head light lenses. Tongue Tied

 

 

Steve

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, March 03, 2019 3:58 PM

The radiator cap was moved from the side to the center of the radiator.

The radiator bracket was scratch made, horns were taken from the AMT '67 Cyclone kit, and hood "bumper stops" were added.

Still need to add a couple of bolts to the radiator bracket.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, March 03, 2019 6:25 PM

This is one fantastic build.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, March 04, 2019 10:15 AM
I am loving this craftsmanship. The engine and grille are unreal. Excellent work. Inspiring.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 04, 2019 11:43 AM

Good move with relocating the radiator cap and adding in the hood stops. I'm gonna have to start putting stops in as that one's easily overlooked.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 1:53 PM

Just getting a few more small details ready for final assembly.

The glass has been polished and is ready for tinting.

I found a usable mirror in the '68 Mustang kit and pinned it for installation.

Began fabricating the antenna.

Needed to make the rectangular base for this one.

Once the glue has dried, I'll put a ball on the tip and chrome it and the base.

 

Dome light?

Why not! Smile

 

 

Steve

 

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 2:52 PM

Glass tinted with Testors #2949 "Transparent Black Window Tint".

I really wish that they would do this tint in a light green!

 

Steve

 

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