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Dad Vishus
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posted 01-28-2003 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Having always liked the grill on the 60 better, I'm replacing the 63 grill with one from a 60 on my racecar. The one on the car is a little bent up and needs to be replaced.

My Dad found a grill and headlight bezels. It looks like the headlight bezels are quite alot different. I knew the ones for the 63 were different where the grill meets them, but the area on the fender side is different also. The 63 models fill in the area between headlight and fender. The 60s don't. They leave space between them and the fender.

My question is, will the attachments for one work for the other? I have a hunch we'll have to do some fabbing. Its been too cold to work in my semi-heated garage and I haven't been able to look at it much.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-29-2003 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like you have some custom work to do.

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Dad Vishus
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posted 01-29-2003 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could be. I don't think it can be that bad.

We are going to make some other changes in that area. The 2 Dzus fasteners on the front of the hood are attached to the top edge of the fairly flimsy aluminum grill. They are a bugger to fasten and haven't got alot of strength.

Dad put some aluminum angles across the front of Rob's Mustang to attach the dzus fasteners to. We are going to do that on the Falcon also. Will make a much better system for holding the front of the hood.

That car is so well built, I can't honestly say there is anything else I would change. Now that I've had a chance to really look it over, I am very happy with everything on it.

Well, maybe the yellow color, but I'm still cogitating on that.

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
98 US Cargo Phantom II 28'

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-30-2003 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the yellow give it a clean and mean look.

Remember, in nature many dangerous animals wear bright colors.

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fordfan
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posted 02-01-2003 05:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now Why would you wanna go off and ruin a perfectly good '63?!

(Had to defend the Beauty of the '62-'63 Falcon Grill, also the Rear-end of the '65 Galaxie ).

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Dad Vishus
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posted 02-01-2003 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fordfan:
Now Why would you wanna go off and ruin a perfectly good '63?!

(Had to defend the Beauty of the '62-'63 Falcon Grill, also the Rear-end of the '65 Galaxie ).


Can't tell you exactly why, but I've liked the 60 grill better since they were new. I don't dislike the 62 and 63, just like the 60 more.

My favorite Falcon was actually the 65. Dad had a 65 Ranchero for years. 200 six and 3 speed. Great vehicle! (truck?)

I also bought a 65 4 door with the 200 and auto trans. for KVs Mom to drive in the late 70s. Both were great Winter cars. I think weight distribution was the secret to that.

If Ford asked me what new Ford I wanted from any year, I'd say 65 Falcon, I suspect I'd want a 289 4 speed convertible.

On second thought....maybe a 57 Bird with a 312 and McCullough blower!

That might make a good thread some time.

Anyway, no disrespect for the 62/63 Falcon, I just prefer the 60 front look.

That 62 2 door wagon would make a really cool pro street car!

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
98 US Cargo Phantom II 28'

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cpmaverick
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posted 02-02-2003 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I LOVE the 65s. The 60-3 are cool looking cars when you stick some fat tires in those little wheel wells

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fordfan
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posted 02-09-2003 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I traded my '64 tudor sedan for my '63 tudor Wagon...... the '64 was in better shape too..

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