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fordfan
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posted 02-01-2003 05:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That they Totally &*%#&$%#$% the Rear half of these cars after '65

'65 was the Pinnacle of Galaxie Design!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-01-2003 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't agree with you. I love those squared quarters and taillights.

Your '65 is still an awesome car, though.

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fordfan
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posted 02-09-2003 02:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Can't agree with you. I love those squared quarters and taillights.

Your '65 is still an awesome car, though.


Squared??, the '65 was squared, they ruined them by rounding them off.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-09-2003 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The pic above is a '66.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-09-2003 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's what a '65 looks like:

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MLariviere
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posted 02-09-2003 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think all the Galaxies were great in their own way. {Kissing up to the Ford gods.} That red one doesn't look like it fits in the garage,though.

[This message has been edited by MLariviere (edited 02-09-2003).]

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fordfan
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posted 02-10-2003 04:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yeah, and the '66 had the ugly curved rear quarters.

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fordfan
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posted 02-10-2003 04:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MLariviere:
I think all the Galaxies were great in their own way. {Kissing up to the Ford gods.} That red one doesn't look like it fits in the garage,though.

[This message has been edited by MLariviere (edited 02-09-2003).]


yeah, it barely fit. Don't live there anymore though. Its tarped up in the back yard.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-10-2003 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
66 7 Liter coupe was one of the sharpest big body Fords ever built. Just enough of "this and that".

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BlueMule
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posted 02-10-2003 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
it's on my top ten list...

After the '64 Galaxie 500, the '65 was lacking something. I don't know... But the '66 7 Litre, things got back on track. Don't get me wrong, '65 was cool in it's own right.

(Maybe it was that little weenie in school that said his mom's '65 289 Country Squire could blow all four of my mom's '64 390, 4v, dual exhaust, Country Sedan's doors off.)

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posted 02-10-2003 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My vote goes to the 65 for looks. I probably am prejudiced by having known a guy back in the 60's who had a bright red 427 4 speed. He sold it and bought a Thunderbolt, raced that for awhile and broke the motor and then went very bad. Became a Corvette fan and ran a used Corvette lot.

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ccode67
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posted 02-13-2003 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
65 headlight trim was butt-ugly, plain flat argent trim.
Now the 66 had beautiful headlight trim, shiney chrome and smooth lines, mucho better.

Wish I still had my 66,(352 4 barrel and dual exhaust, baby blue, I learned to drive in that car, learned some other things in the back seat too) grandmother bought it new, when I sold it around 1992 it still didn't have 100k miles on it. Dumb move on my part.

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dpfalls
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posted 02-14-2003 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dpfalls   Click Here to Email dpfalls     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 63, 64, and the 67 are my Favorites.
Of the later bodystyle, I love the '67 and do not care for the plainess of the 65 and the 66. The 67 has those beautiful coke bottle lines and that wonderfull grille. The standard stamped grille is not the best but the cast grill used in the more upscale Galaxies in 67 was awesome.That being said, I would not kick a nice 65 or 66 out of my garage. I personally favor the 67, and I believe it was simply the most beautiful of the Galaxies.

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fordfan
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posted 02-15-2003 03:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
^^^^^^^

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fordfan
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posted 02-15-2003 03:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'65 plain?, yeah... plain sexy!

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-15-2003 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 65 Nascar and Spec HP plastic head light covers were a serious improvment to the front end of the 65.

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fordfan
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posted 02-17-2003 01:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
actually, I like the '65 front end as well.

yeah, a set of those light covers would rock.

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MLariviere
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posted 02-17-2003 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll move up to the 68 Galaxie,with the fastback roofline and hide away headlights.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-17-2003 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As long as it's not a formal roof 69 or 70.
YUK!

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Alex Denysenko
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MLariviere
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posted 02-20-2003 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a 69 or 70 rolling around here in the summer that looks cool. It's dark green with a black vinyl roof,4 doors and wide mags.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-23-2003 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody see the red rag top on Fastlane?

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Alex Denysenko
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Fordman75
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posted 02-28-2003 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordman75   Click Here to Email Fordman75     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw that red rag top on Fastlane. I like that show but damn do they have to always destroy the classics!

And by far the sexiest 60's Galaxie is the 63 1/2 fastback!! I've always wanted a black one with a teardrop scooped hood and dual quad 427 under the hood!!

And as far as the 65 or 66 goes I prefer the 66. But they both are cool!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-28-2003 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love the '63s, too. This is Shell's old Galaxie:

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posted 02-28-2003 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'63.5 to '65 were the best years.

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Fordman75
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posted 03-01-2003 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordman75   Click Here to Email Fordman75     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now Steve that's what I'm talking about! All it needs is a teardrop scoop.

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