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Discussion in 'Station Wagon Projects' started by 65falconwagon, Aug 30, 2009.
:2_thumbs_up_-_anima Just got finished looking at your thread and it is looking good!
Here are some more updated pictures of the front/rear pans welded in....Today I picked up a '63 front split bench seat for the wagon (they're interchangeable) and also so Mark could measure where to place the holes for where the seat tracks will go in....When I got home I tore down the split bench seat (seat tracks slide back and forth nicely with no play)....lots of rats nests, mold, and old vinyl that smelled bad...When I have it reupholstered I will have the seat foam and vinyl pattern for the '65 to match it....I am going back to stock with it using the palomino vinyl pattern....Makes you wonder if people changed their underwear when they were sitting on this seat all of those years ago...hahahaha!
Well I have brought home the grocery getter from Mark's shop....Mark did an awesome job doing a car "makeover"! He welded in the new roof, cowl, toe boards, front/rear floor pans, engine bay brace, firewall piece, radio metal donor piece....She is going to rest in the garage for awhile as I have decided to turn my attention to my other '65 falcon tudor wagon. I want to get that wagon back on the road
I sure miss those steel dashes. Plastic sucks! Nice work! Now it's time for your magic.
I started to tackle the spare tire well section on the falcon tudor wagon. The bottom of the spare tire is typical to rust and this one had lots of bondo. I was able to get my dewalt grinder in and cut out the rusted area. Fortunately I was able to track down a rust free donor rear quarter/spare tire well section from out in AZ. It will be just a matter of cutting out the rot and spot welds and replacing with the sections that I had removed. I have taken apart the donor section in anticipation of properly blasting and rustproofing before welding back together
more progress on the spare tire well section....there was lots of bondo on the bottom section of the tail light housing so I had to cut it out with the air chisel....I have most of the rot out and will be able to weld in the donor piece
Just awesome detail in your posts. A real DIY tutorial. Nice work.
Now Norm don't we all wish we had the desire, skill, wherewithall and energy to do that kind of work?
Awsome isn't it.
Great work, love seeing the progress on this car. Thanks again!
Ain't that the truth! I'd just like to start with the WHERE - like a real garage.
I thought I would never say this but the grocery getter is UP FOR SALE! Unfortunately life has taken me in a different direction ,and I am looking for someone to love all over this one. I have done what I can do to get her back to a somewhat stable platform for someone to finish her and enjoy the car. My main focus right now is to finish my dad's '65 2 door wagon which should be done by June. I have it on Ebay right now with a reserve price of $5k (right now 1 bid for $1500). The new owner will get all of the oem parts I have accumulated to put her back together. The TITLE IS CLEAR and will go with the car of course! If anyone is looking for a great project please feel free to call me 813-454-9504 if you have any questions. This is a STEAL AT THIS PRICE as I am in it alot more than that.
A little help: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/65-f...4?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item4cffd63c9a#v4-43
Also I would post a link to a photobucket account or similar showing all of the work that you've done. The lazy ebay shopper would probably look at the pictures you have posted and not see much evidence of any work and move on to the next one.
Thanks for the suggestion! I am thinking with 48 "watchers" right now I may not need to go that route. Good idea though and I appreciate the feedback.