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'69 Ford Galaxie 500 XL/GT-(Phantom)- Day 2 Done! 13 finished pics!

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'69 Ford Galaxie 500 XL/GT-(Phantom)- Day 2 Done! 13 finished pics!
Posted by Mkowa PhD on Monday, June 16, 2008 1:35 AM

http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/Models/What%20Ifs/69%20Ford%20Galaxie%20XL-GT/

While I'm on my Factory Phantom kick, I decided to upgrade the old AMT annual of the 69 Ford Galaxie 500 XL, which for a 1969 annual wasn't bad...but it had the one piece chassis and metal axles through the engine! Aagh! Well, my last build of the 70 Fairlane GT afforded me the opportunity to use the nicely engraved Revell 429 CJ/SCJ engine. I did go a bit further as I have a few of the Revell 70 Mustang 302 'Cross Boss' intakes hanging around. A test fit showed that by relieving the base of the intake at the front and rear by about a 1/2 of a mm, it fits snugly between the 429 heads! Picture is initial mock up:

Hey look at that, I must have been in James Bond's 'Gold Finger!'

Then I noticed the Revell Cobra rear window slats fit nicely into the AMT Fords cove!:

An extra set of the Revell 70 Mustang's seats add to the interior and I dremeled out AMT buckets:

I then used an extra Revell 70 Mach 1 hood scoop and it's side view racing style mirrors.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/Models/What%20Ifs/69%20Ford%20Galaxie%20XL-GT/IMGA1862.jpg

The color is Duplicor Sunburst Yellow that I painted the Fairlane GTA. Now, in 69 The Mercury Maurauder X-100 had a flat black area between the C pillar sails and included the trunk lid area. This will also be painted flat black like the X-100!

-Mike

 

 

* Please Note-I do not sell any of my built or unbuilt kits-Thank you.* Yes, I am a PROUD PARENT OF A U.S. MARINE! (currently-9-11-09-BACK in the USA!) http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/
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Posted by elbeik on Monday, June 16, 2008 6:32 AM

Well Gold fingers, seems you're into gold these past few builds...

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Posted by Harold A. Palmer on Monday, June 16, 2008 8:07 AM

I like, I like. good choice on the Revell Torino for the 429- the AMT engine is just a dummied up FE. Those window slats look great.

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Posted by rickr442 on Monday, June 16, 2008 10:23 AM

Looks great, Doc, and I like the idea of putting some of the Mercury's better points to work on the Ford. The Ford, while more popular than the X100, still looked (in most colors) like a barge!

The Merc used some interesting visual effects like the black rear deck, to look a bit less 'ample'.

I also like the window slats, good use of materials! I remember seeing some of the Fords with 2-tones on the hood and 'shoulders', that was an interesting treatment. What kind of wheels are you using?

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Posted by kevinm on Monday, June 16, 2008 10:52 AM

Looks very realistic so far!! Nice work!! -kevin

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Posted by hillbillybaer67 on Monday, June 16, 2008 5:44 PM

dude ,i love those big boats..can't wait to see the end results..love the rear window luvers to..keep us posted....

god put you on this earth to do the best you can with what you;ve got,and you cant ask for more than that.......evel knievel
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Posted by 73 duster on Monday, June 16, 2008 7:16 PM

Beautiful job as usual , Doc !

I absolutely LOVE your phantom builds ; I've been brainstorming some ideas for phantoms as well :

- '69 340 Super Bee

- '75 440 Dart Sport

btw , have you had the opportunity to cast some fresh 727's ?

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Posted by Mkowa PhD on Monday, June 16, 2008 10:39 PM

Re: 727's: Sorry not yet, Since my son is leaving and the SS disability check went way down...much of my hobby activity will be diminished by far.

-Mike

* Please Note-I do not sell any of my built or unbuilt kits-Thank you.* Yes, I am a PROUD PARENT OF A U.S. MARINE! (currently-9-11-09-BACK in the USA!) http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/
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Posted by FreightTrain on Monday, June 16, 2008 11:24 PM

Looking real good Mike! Now, with the garage all cleaned up, you can find more projects to do huh? Big Smile Love them rear window slants. Thumbs Up

~ Jeff

~ Jeff Scott ~ "Have You Driven A Ford ... Lately?"
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Posted by Mkowa PhD on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 1:47 AM

Day 2: This was a very uncomplicated yet extremely fun build! I used the Revell 70 Mach 1/Boss 302 wheel backs, tires and Magnum 500 rims, along with the Cross Boss as I mentioned earlier. I used the Mach 1 non Ram Air hood scoop, cut open the hood for a working scoop and so the air element would fit. I had to sand the element fully half it's height to do so, but it resembles the height of the 390 3x2 element now. Other than that, not a problem at all.

http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/Models/What%20Ifs/69%20Ford%20Galaxie%20XL-GT/

What's next...hmm.

-Mike

* Please Note-I do not sell any of my built or unbuilt kits-Thank you.* Yes, I am a PROUD PARENT OF A U.S. MARINE! (currently-9-11-09-BACK in the USA!) http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/
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Posted by Space Cowboy on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:06 AM

Mike another work of art. I have seen some of the Merc Marauder around with the black trunk. This makes yours look like a true factory Ford. Yes mmmmmm what next my friend. I think more Phantoms..Maybe a Boss 429 Maverick or a 73 Cougar Eliminator?????Makes ya think huh..

(I Love It When A Plan Comes Together) Hannibal Smith.

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Posted by henri1 on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:25 PM

Nice Mike, I like the black rear as well, gives it a mean look!! All by all a very fine Galaxie, Mike.

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Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:37 PM

Now that's one cool old Ford. I love the autolite inline carb on the 429, great combo. Now all you need is a 4 spd and you'd have one awesome row boat.

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

Trevor

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Posted by Mkowa PhD on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 2:20 PM

Bainford: I included the Revell transmisson and the Mach1 4 speed!

-Mike

* Please Note-I do not sell any of my built or unbuilt kits-Thank you.* Yes, I am a PROUD PARENT OF A U.S. MARINE! (currently-9-11-09-BACK in the USA!) http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/mkowa/
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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:21 PM

Mkowa PhD

Bainford: I included the Revell transmisson and the Mach1 4 speed!

-Mike

Ah, good man. That's what I like to see. I'd go down to my local Ford store and order one of these bad boys today, if I could.

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

Trevor

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