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

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    April 2017
Posted by aliasT.W. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:11 PM

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

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:44 PM

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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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    October 2017
  • 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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    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

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    May 2015
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

 

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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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    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 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

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • 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
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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

 

  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 4, 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 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 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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    May 2015
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 2015
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 1:36 PM

And now some paint.

 

Steve

 

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:05 PM

looks a little better with some primer. Smile

 

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 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

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • 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

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:30 PM

This kit had no fender well or firewall detail of any kind.

I decided that I needed to add some wiring of some sort.

I will paint the firewall and chassis and then come back and pick out any details with some paint later on.

 

Steve

 

  • Member since
    October 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:43 AM

Steve, 

You are truly one of the most talented model builders of the times! 

If this car doesn't look like a trophy winner, then I'm blind! 

Excellent work through & through!

Thanks for sharing!

Jeff

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:29 PM

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:43 AM

Nice looking interior, Steve! I like all the extras like the arm rests and handles. Those things that you don't see unless they are not there!  Nice work! Cool Thumbs Up

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  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:19 PM

Looking good! That extra seat detail really brings the interior to life for those of us familiar with those distinctive seats. What a difference! Thumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:42 PM

That interior is mighty sweet.  Makes me want to cruise the nearest Sonic.

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

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:37 PM

A couple more shots.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:35 PM

The interior is finished!

I am quite pleased with the result.

 

Steve

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, January 18, 2019 4:29 PM

Beautiful work.

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

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