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Unread 01-15-2013, 12:20 AM
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Default 1963 Falcon Phase 2

I have been lurking here for a while I thought I might as well post my build. I have a 1963-1/2 Falcon Futura. It is my first car I have had since 1995. It came with a 170 and at three speed on the column. In '09 I started collecting parts and swapped in a 1989 5.0, T5, and 8.8. I built a bunch of cool parts and a custom big brake kit for the front. I covered all the details on a falcon forum (tffn.net). I got the car running in time to run all three Pleasanton autoX events in 2012, and have been working on the upgrades to someday be competitive. Phase 1 basically took the car as far as I could with stock type components. 225/50-16 General UHP tires and 16x7 wheels in stock wheel wells.


Phase 2: 255/40-17 Dunlop Star Specs on 17x9's (2003 SVT 14 spoke cobra), fully adjustable upper and lower control arms, custom drop spindles, Torque Arm, Mini-tubs, upgraded fuel tank. Future plans call for a Roll cage, fire system, splined sway bars and a paint job (not necessarily in that order).

Here are some highlights from Phase 1:

Fitting RX7 brakes








Catching a big fish with my Dad




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Unread 01-15-2013, 12:39 AM
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glad to see you posting over here!

But its not a falcon, HAHA!
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Unread 01-15-2013, 12:51 AM
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That's my kind of stuff you are doing right there. Very cool.
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Nice project.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 01:47 AM
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great work and doing things yourself is always so rewarding.

Falcon explosion on Lat-g. I'm liking it

Throw some more highlights up.

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Thanks guys. I'll post some more pics up tonight. The falcon will be heading back into the garage tonight to start the upgrades.
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I love these bodies! Amazingly - it's probably the only car out there that If I told my wife I bought -- she'd be happy!


Nice work! Love the DIY building -- and you seem to be very capable! Good for you.


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Here are a few pics from the November Good Guys in Pleasanton. Liz Miles was nice enough to send them to me.


Turning in, and looking ahead


Mid turn, starting to come off line, the car is kind of flopped over on itself.


Is that tire smoke?


The Pits




Little stainless carpet protectors I fab'd up.


Custom "light" duty limit straps (9000# breaking strenght rock climbing webbing)


Spent some quality time on the lathe making "GT-350" center caps for the -05 mustang wheels. Got the machine time down to 20 min each.

Grant GT steering wheel got the same treatment.







Custom Export/Monte Carlo Bar


Proud Father

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Between copying Bryce and you I should be able to dial my wagon in.

Love your car.

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Between copying Bryce and you I should be able to dial my wagon in.

Love your car.

2 door wagon. Nice
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