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Old 02-04-2019, 10:38 AM   #1
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Build 105.. Most of it anyway..

I have been itching to build a gasser style ride for a while now. I resisted the urge with my 56 Chevy, however I picked up most of a 1960 Falcon this weekend, and will finally give in.

I picked up the shell, came with all the body, doors, fenders, hood, trunk, grille, lights, glass, etc.. Everything but a floor, suspension, and drivetrain... Perfect place to start, lol.
I plan on a speedway front end, homemade frame, trying to decide on a cheap 8" rear out of a 66 Mustang, or pulling a more expensive 8.8 Explorer out of the local pick and pull.





I also picked up a set of wheels I wanted to run on the rear... It was not until I got home that I realized that you can not find a tall wide 14" tire any longer... Might become coffee tables now



Stay tuned.. hope to start ordering parts next month. (need to get my wifes 56 drivable first!)
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:48 AM   #2
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Knowing you, it will be finished in two weeks!
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:40 AM   #3
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Lol, not quite 2 weeks. I still need to get me wifes 56 running.

I did order my front end kit this morning though.. and thinking of hitting the pick-n-pull for an 8.8 this weekend.

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Old 02-18-2019, 08:20 AM   #4
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So I went and grabbed and 8.8 from Pick-n-Pull..
I also ordered the steel for my frame.

This weekend I also took a look at the rocker panels I ordered.
The profile was NOT even remotely close..



I only needed the back 2ft, so I cut it off



and reshaped it.



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Sunday I also took a look at the old radiator core support.
They do not reproduce them for a 60-61 Falcon so I had to rework the one I had.

When the guy cut the front end out of the Falcon, he cut the frame rails at the firewall, and then right down the center of the core support and rolled the 2 halves out.

I went and cut the inner fenders / frame to get the core support off the scrap he had.



stuck it back together but the bottom was rotted out



so I cut it free



and replaced it with some steel I had kicking around





Needs a lot of cleaning up, but should work now.
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Steel was just delivered.
Looks like a frame to me...

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Just now another piece of the puzzle showed up in my office.

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