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Old 10-29-2019, 08:00 AM   #26
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OK.. Been slack on progress pics. Took some time off to get the wifes 56 on the road.

Back on the Falcon...

So, I did not have a gauge bezel or pod. I picked up a bezel thinking I could just cut a plate and stick it on the dash. WRONG! The dash is all differet curves, and not like the flat bezel. Looking at a stock Falcon, you can see the back of the gauge pod from the side... Silly design. So I had to make my own fix...

Cut a plate out and left it long at the bottom so I could bend it to get the angle I wanted. It left huge gaps to fill at the side.
(Dont mind the dash work where the previous owner seamed in a new center section of the dash since the original was cut up for a non stock stereo... I'll fix it)



Cut some fillers



Looking better.



and bezel still fits



Still need to add the high beam indicator, but should look good once painted and filled

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Old 10-29-2019, 08:04 AM   #27
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Also been working a ton on some rust removal.. Both front and rear of both rear quarters..











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Old 10-29-2019, 08:08 AM   #28
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I then took a gamble.. I ordered new rocker panels for the car.
The new ones that came in (silver) were HORRIBLE.. folded instead of rolled, about 2" too tall, not even close to the correct profile.

Since the Mustang was based on the Falcon, I looked at photos online and the profile appeared to be the correct shape, so I ordered one.. (black)

Profile is MUCH closer to stock. It's not quite long enough, but I can stretch it wasy enough. It's something good I can work with.



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Old 10-29-2019, 08:09 AM   #29
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And last, but not least... it has steering now! Used a vega box I had in stock, reversed the pitman arm and it worked great.

Been 4 months now since I built it into a roller one night. Slowly getting there.

Man I need more space to work with.....


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Old 10-29-2019, 01:32 PM   #30
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Once again, your work is amazing to me, can't wait to see how this one comes together.
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:21 AM   #31
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damn that's nice
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:32 AM   #32
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Dang man! Good work and great progress!
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:43 AM   #33
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Have no money for parts for the other projects, so it's back to welding on this one...

Made some good progress this weekend.

First thing was the passenger rocker.. The Mustang one was short, so I had to make an extension.





When I was trying to figure out length, I had to mount the fender..
When I originally made the frame, I had no doors, so eyeballed the bodyline. Well I was a little high in the front.
Had to make a 2” drop front crossmember. This actually works out better since the aftermarket aluminum universal radiators are usually 19” tall.
With the old straight crossmember there was not enough height for the radiator over it. (can also see the start of the firewall I also tacked in place)



When working up front I noticed the new front springs had sagged. Well the shackles that came with the kit were onlt 1.5” long, so even a tiny amount of sag bottoms the shackle against the frame.
It went from a 45deg angle on the shackle to flat on the frame, just from new spring sag. So I made some longer ones. I was able to get the pressed shouldered bolts out of the originals and repress into the new homemade ones. Back to a 45deg angle with more room for movement now.



Then it was onto the floors… made a transmission tunnel





Then welded down the part of the floor I made, and set the tunnel and a new rear kick up I made in place.
Just resting in there, but progress



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Old 02-18-2020, 06:14 AM   #34
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You're honestly doing great work man, love how you bead rolled in between.
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Awesome build man!
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Old 02-24-2020, 03:57 AM   #36
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Thanks guys.

This weekend I whipped up the front shock mounts and got those mounted.
I bought them for the 56 wagon, then noticed they were the right length for this, so I borrowed them.
I also hung all the sheet metal so I could cut a hole, and fit the hood.
Then since I had no firewall or inner fenders, the original hood hinges would not work.
I went old school racer / dirt track style over the hood hinges. Whipped up a set, and they work great.
First time all the body parts that came WITH the car have actually been ON the car!







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Started on the brake pedal mount this morning.
Thing has a 7:1 ratio.. Gives it a LONG travel. I feel like my knee is at my ear at the start, then leg fully extended at the end.
Then I need to finish firewall, and I can mount the line lock and run all my brake lines.

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Old 03-09-2020, 07:23 AM   #38
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Did some work on the firewall this weekend.
Got drivers side in, and mounted brake pedal, master, line lock and proportionong valve.
This morning before work, I tacked in the passenger side.. Slowly getting somewhere.



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This is turning out nice man! Keep at it!
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Old 03-14-2020, 03:41 PM   #40
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Worked some more today on floors.. Starting to look like a car again!
I need some seats so I can finish the cage.
Need to make my wheel tubs too so I can finish up in back.




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Old 03-23-2020, 07:03 AM   #42
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Locked myself away in the garage this weekend and worked on some inner fenders.



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You have got a true skill that really shows in your work man. Keep getting r dun!
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