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

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  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, March 18, 2019 12:20 PM

Excellent work sir.  

Really, really great.  Inspiring stuff.  YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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    April 2017
Posted by aliasT.W. on Monday, March 18, 2019 11:44 AM

Bow

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:21 PM

60Buick

I had the pleasure of seeing this build and meeting Steve at a show here in MN today. 

Scale Auto needs to put this one in an upcoming issue! 

Steve also had two other builds there. Anyone of them are magazine worthy! Absolutely impeccable!

Jeff

 

Thank you Jeff!

It was a real pleasure and quite a surprise to meet you there.

It's always great fun to finally put a face to a name! Wink

 

 

Steve

  • Member since
    October 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:18 PM

I had the pleasure of seeing this build and meeting Steve at a show here in MN today. 

Scale Auto needs to put this one in an upcoming issue! 

Steve also had two other builds there. Anyone of them are magazine worthy! Absolutely impeccable!

Jeff

  • Member since
    September 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Monday, March 11, 2019 11:27 PM

Absolutely gorgeous !! Makes me want to work harder on mine, seeing something like this. Looks like a print ad from 1967. All I can say is wow !!!

'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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    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:55 AM

Beautiful.

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

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    April 2009
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Saturday, March 9, 2019 11:05 PM

It is beautifull

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:08 PM

 

Big Smile

 

 

Steve

  • Member since
    October 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:30 PM

Steve,

Absolutely stunning! Looks like it could be an advertisement for a real car. 

This has to be one of the nicest builds around!

Thanks for sharing and the inspiration to push to anotheir level. 

Jeff

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:10 PM

While I attempt to manage some presentable photographs of the finished product with my feeble photographic capabilities, I will submit this photo that I attempted on a red background.

It reminded me a bit of a brochure photo.

I will post more when my photography attempts are rewarded with something that won't completely embarrass me! Stick out tongue

 

Steve

 

  • Member since
    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, March 8, 2019 6:03 AM

Everything looks perfect, Steve! Nice work! Cool Thumbs Up Bow

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:38 PM

This is clearly a labor of love, Steve. Looking forward to the final photos. 

chucky

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:52 PM

The glass, rear view mirror and sun visors have been installed.

This will in all likelihood be the last post and final photos before this project crosses the finish line. Smile

I thank everyone who helped on this project and all who have so graciously commented!

 

 

Steve

 

 

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:33 PM

midnightprowler

Is the insulation paint?

 

It is embossing powder over paint.

 

Steve

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:24 PM

Is the insulation paint?

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
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Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:03 PM

Doing the hood insulation required a tiny bit of masking! Stick out tongue

 

 

Steve

 

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:57 PM

midnightprowler

Wow. How did you do it?

 

Do you mean the antenna?

I make them using very thin hypodermic tubing for the lower half, and thin "music wire" for the upper portion.

In this case the base was made from a piece of plastic stock, and the tip is a small bead of "laser bond" glue.

 

 

Steve

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:18 PM

mustang1989

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.

 

x2. Great work.

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    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:16 PM

Wow. How did you do it?

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Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:11 PM

Antenna is finished as well.

 

 

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, March 5, 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

 

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, March 5, 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

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 4, 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
    January 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, March 4, 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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    February 2008
Posted by justmike on Sunday, March 3, 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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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, March 3, 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

 

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, March 3, 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

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 3, 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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    January 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 3, 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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