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Fordrule's 64 falcon build

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by fordrule, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. fordrule

    fordrule Member

    Some of you know that I purchased craigs drag falcon to build a rat rodded tourer...basically build and practice on the falcon and the masterpiece will be my beloved jo-jo..

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    tomorrow is climbing into the engine bay and put her on jacks...hopefully pull fenders without all the bolts rusted to the nuts and maybe even pull, master cylinder, heater assy..
     
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  2. Jonk67

    Jonk67 Active Member

    Looks like you're rockin' and rollin' Joey, pics #1,4,5 didn't show for me even on refresh.
    Jon
     
  3. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I went to a swap meet in Lebanon TN today (kinda last minute decision), it was lame. Not much there but I was surprised to see a guy with Falcon parts! They were pretty much all 63 or earlier but still... I looked to see if he had any side trim. No. Had a "Sprint" steering wheel. $100!!!
    anyway, core support looks good.
    I can't see all the pics either.
     
  4. SELLERSRODSHOP

    SELLERSRODSHOP Active Member

    that was probably the same guy joey went to see last weekend in lebanon. he stopped by here on his way home too. :shrug
     
  5. fordrule

    fordrule Member

    yep same guy
     
  6. fordrule

    fordrule Member

    found a falcon guy in pleasant view that might have the bench and bumpers..
     
  7. fordrule

    fordrule Member

    here is some more progress from the weekend. stripped the hood and both fenders and started to strip the undercoating and paint from the fenderwells. had to drill off two bolt heads. ones not going to be to hard to replace but the nutplate in the cowl is going to be a pain to replace. I am going to need to look at renting a media blaster and get it all done rather quickly
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    even my girlfriend was out there helping me.
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    this was an odd mod that I discovered...probably to adjust the clutch
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    some of the bad of the floor
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  8. fordrule

    fordrule Member

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  9. fordrule

    fordrule Member

    here is some progress today...hopefully finish up the core support and prep ir for paint. I need to take some pics of the rust damage so i can get some advice on how to attack it....
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  10. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    You have been busy!
     
  11. Jonk67

    Jonk67 Active Member

    Lotsa progress, you should stand up in your pictures...oh, sorry :roll
    Jon
     
  12. fordrule

    fordrule Member

    thanks jon :censored ..

    wow i hate sandblasting and filtering the media ...uggg...but I am almost at the point to air off and pressure wash the front end and get all the media and acetone to prep to primer. then spray the jet black. I am going to look at a flat clear also..and get new seam sealant before all of that. and figure out what undercoating to spray in the fenderwells. there is some cancer on the cowl and the torque box on the driver side. I'll take pics of it tomorrow and see what togo from here to fix it.
     
  13. Ponyman66

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    Nice job on the engine compartment Joey. I can understand why you hated blasting. It's a slow and tedious job. It's even slower when you have to use a siphon type blaster! You have much patience!!! :thu
     
  14. fordrule

    fordrule Member

    steve turned me onto a epoxy primer that I am looking at getting. I am thinking I will need to be blasting off that primer that I had laid on the core support and passenger fenderwell to lay all of that epoxy primer....
     
  15. Opentracker

    Opentracker Active Member

    Now would be a good time to seam weld up the engine bay and add a gusset to the sway bar mount. They break off with a strong sway bar. I put a roll bar gusset just off center of the sway bar mount, one on either side of that hole that has the rubber plug in it. The sway bar mount gets seam welded too on my cars.


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  16. fordrule

    fordrule Member

    i'd think I like to see some pics to clear up what I am looking at
     
  17. stangg

    stangg Member

    I could be wrong, but I think what Opentracker is saying is to add two of the gussets he showed to your swaybar mount. Place them vertically on either side of the rubber plug, between the bolts shown. It will give a more direct load path to the frame rail. right now the load has to go through the rubber mount, then to then out past the bolts to bent ends attached to the frame rail. Being so far apart the mount can flex and crack.

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  18. Opentracker

    Opentracker Active Member

    Exactly right. The stock bracket will crack and break with a larger sway bar and hard driving. Taking the load path direct to the frame helps a lot.
     
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  19. fordrule

    fordrule Member

    if plans come together might be picking up a 8.8 rear this weekend..
     
  20. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Great work on that car Joey. I'm surprised it had that much rust in the floor pans.

    John, do you add gussets to Mustangs also?

    Bill
     

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