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Jesse Ransom (FFS)
Jesse Ransom (FFS) UltimaDork
11/3/20 7:39 p.m.

Hooray, Falcon!

03Panther
03Panther Dork
11/3/20 7:39 p.m.

I'm more a fan of the 64-65 square bodies, but a 63.5 (first "fastback" roof on a falcon) is mighty sweet! Can't wait for more.

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
11/3/20 8:17 p.m.

I like those. Especially the early ones. Didn't Ford race those in Europe back in the day.

03Panther
03Panther Dork
11/3/20 8:44 p.m.

Falcons raced in a lot of classes! The 60 to 62 were a bit too plain looking, since I grew up around my Grandma's 64. The 66-69 were OK, but the 70 1/2 was a Torino. And then, the Falcon was no more. (except Aussie's! Mad Max!)

10001110101
10001110101 New Reader
11/3/20 8:46 p.m.

Aaron Kaufman built a really nice one a few years back. I'd love to have one similar.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) UberDork
11/3/20 9:13 p.m.

63 has always been my favorite falcon

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
11/3/20 9:13 p.m.

1963.5 Falcons are the best Falcons!

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie HalfDork
11/3/20 9:18 p.m.

Anything you can do to a Mustang you can do to a Falcon.

NOT A TA
NOT A TA SuperDork
11/3/20 9:18 p.m.

In reply to rustomatic :

Good to see your car pop up again! I remember seeing it on Lat-G, and yes it fits well here.

03Panther
03Panther Dork
11/3/20 9:27 p.m.
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) said:

63 has always been my favorite falcon

Being an old ford detail nut, the 1963 Falcon only came with a 6 cyl, and the "T-Bird" roof line (on a 2 dr) with door posts (sedan)

1963.5 came out with the 260 V8 option, and the "fastback" roof line option on a 2dr Hardtop (no doorposts)

I'm going to go out on a limb, and assume the 63.5 is your favorite?

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
11/3/20 9:49 p.m.

Awesome. I passed up a 62? falcon wagon a couple years ago and still regret it. 

03Panther
03Panther Dork
11/3/20 10:01 p.m.

Many years ago I had a shell of a 64 sedan delivery... 2 dr wagon with panels instead of windows from the factory. Had been lusting after that exact car since I was 12!! Was too far gone for my skills/location at the time. If I still had it... sadly left 25 years ago, and rare enough, I’ll prolly never find another. I want a Fairlane 4dr wagon now!

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
11/3/20 11:07 p.m.

Chassis swap.

MX_Brad
MX_Brad New Reader
11/4/20 8:31 a.m.
rustomatic said:

I've had this car for ten years.  In that time, it has possessed four engines, four transmissions (auto and manual), four sets of wheels, three sets of seats, three steering wheels, three brake systems, three steering systems, at least three suspensions, two differentials, two roll cages, two floors, four shifters, four radiators, several carburetors, and one fuel injection.  The windows are original.

 

Well that seems like a nice inexpensive hobby to get into. )

Love that body style.

ultraclyde (Forum Supporter)
ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
11/4/20 8:38 a.m.

sweeeeeeet. 

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UltraDork
11/4/20 11:19 a.m.

Awesome......I spy a fancy IRS......awaiting more details !!!!!

stafford1500
stafford1500 Dork
11/4/20 12:26 p.m.
rustomatic said:

Thanks for the interest, guys!  I was into Mustangs for years, and then I wasn't.  The Falcon stole my attention . . .

So, let's discuss numbers:

I've had this car for ten years.  In that time, it has possessed four engines, four transmissions (auto and manual), four sets of wheels, three sets of seats, three steering wheels, three brake systems, three steering systems, at least three suspensions, two differentials, two roll cages, two floors, four shifters, four radiators, several carburetors, and one fuel injection.  The windows are original.

That is kind of how I describe my project to others that have never seen it: The door skins are original!!!!

java230
java230 UberDork
11/4/20 12:55 p.m.

Continue.....

ScottyB
ScottyB Reader
11/4/20 1:16 p.m.

some of the best looking fords ever.  carry on good sir!

thedoc
thedoc Reader
11/4/20 2:27 p.m.

Your car is awesome!  I was going to say, "cars", but you get what I mean.  You are also making me feel really lazy.  

Opti
Opti Dork
11/4/20 2:53 p.m.

Is that a wrech welded on as a handle? What does it do?

03Panther
03Panther Dork
11/4/20 7:36 p.m.

In reply to Opti :

Barking brake handle replacement, I think.

03Panther
03Panther Dork
11/4/20 7:39 p.m.
rustomatic said:

Thanks for the interest, guys!  I was into Mustangs for years, and then I wasn't.  The Falcon stole my attention . . .

I high school, as I started driving, all the cool cars were mustangs ,camaros,and chevelles. So, always being an odd-ball, my first car was a 64 Merc. Comet, and 2nd was a 71 El Camino

Keep the stories comming!

jerrysarcastic (Forum Supporter)
jerrysarcastic (Forum Supporter) Reader
11/4/20 10:41 p.m.

Yes, moar Falcon content!  I'm stoked! Don't feel like you need to hold back, I will happily soak up every stupid detail...

notsafeforwork
notsafeforwork Reader
11/5/20 7:14 a.m.

In reply to 03Panther :

My first high school car was a '53 Stude coupe, then a Beetle, THEN a '62 409 Impala convertible. 

FINALLY wised up . . . 

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