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62 Falcon - $5k challenge, how will it rise from the ranger's ashes?

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  • Working on my calendar now!
    Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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      • this car is still sitting patiently waiting for me to deal with the rest of my life and return some attention to it.... will we make "Summit drag week" this summer? we signed up, but only time will tell if we actually make it.
        There's always something new to learn.

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        • Remember, every little bit is progress! That one little thing you do today is one step closer to being ready.
          Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
          1969 Galaxie 500 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...69-galaxie-500
          1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
          1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
          1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
          1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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          • Well folks - as project cars often do - this one's life is about to change, all while staying in the greater BangShift family!
            There's always something new to learn.

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            • So how do we assign a thread to a new user? This falcon is now in the hands of Matt's brother Terry who will surely breath new life into this thing - and take it through the goal posts of project completion.
              There's always something new to learn.

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              • Is it possible to "re-assign" the author of a thread? I suppose Terry could just start updating here. I am still finding parts for this thing as I go through the process of trying to get the shop set up. It's been painfully lengthy process, but I'm finally starting to see substantial parts of the floor that have been covered in boxes and bins and what not for years.

                Quick recap of somewhat recent developments as I've not been on here much:

                yellow 5 window - SOLD

                62 flamed white falcon - SOLD

                62 Tbird - finally starting to get some attention, accell points eliminator and coil installed, valve covers blasted and painted, intake painted (in place) some wiring replaced that had horribly cracked insulation. etc Still need to do the front disc brake and dual master cylinder swap, and get some new tires. I'm putting the salt flat special wheels on it.. gotta love finding a set of $500 wheels for $300 for the set of four!

                49 F3 - still gotta finish the front disc brake conversion and the under floor dual master swap. I picked up a flathead, a set of edelbrock heads and dual 94 intake - but I'm torn about going through the time and expense to go through it - we'll see.

                69 Muastng Mach1 - still sitting... waiting my HS buddy that paints cars full time in NW Indiana is going to do the body and paint - I'm on his waiting list. It will go back to the original color (champagne gold, white seats)

                70 Mustang fastback - picked up this summer long story, way too good of a deal to pass up - last registered in 94, front disc and dual master swap is done, found a gearstar AOD, and FAST EFI set up from a guy in Toledo for $1200 all in. Going to put in the AOD soon, but wait on the EFI for a bit. Picked up a first gen bronco 9" - need to swap the spring perches and go through it - got a set of used nascar 3.56 gears for that. also picked up a sweet set of ansen polished slots - they look fantastic on the car. they are wrapped with 2006 BGFTA's ... I'm going to roll the dice and run them for a while... no signs of cracks of any kind.

                66 comet 202 we picked up to be Lee's first car - he's 12, not showing a ton of interest in it yet - but I hope to spend some time on it this summer - it's the only one sitting outside.

                Shell Valley cobra kit - another one that was too good to pass up - bought as a roller with a 390 / toploader and a horrible race weight flimsy glass body. Sold the body. Sold the 390 FE, got a 393 stroker for $500 a guy had to sell as he was moving - going to build that with a set of AFR heads, and a hydraulic roller cam, lakewood bell housing and a Tremec TKO. It will be over 200lb lighter than the FE it's replacing, and greatly improve the overall weight distribution of the car. Picked up a new body from Shell Valley complete with doors, trunk, hood, etc. Started the process of sanding off the mold lines, going to put some duraglass here and there where needed to clean up where it's not straight, shoot a few coats of filler primer on it, then tractor enamel - then have it wrapped. Going with a silver/blue metallic wrap. Black center minilite wheels are on it and will be used - tires are like new but are way old so I'll have to replace them. QA1 coil overs and disc brakes on all four corners. 9" solid rear axle with triangulated 4 link rear. Should be a barrel of monkeys fun to drive. The wood dash, seats, gauges, etc all came with the car, so it's a big heathkit - "some assembly required!

                There's always something new to learn.

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                • Dude, you can still find stuff out here in the desert but good luck trying to find an old Mustang Fastback. I'd be all over those.

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                  • The 70 I have in the project car section here literally found me, a friend of a friend had it, rather interesting guy- just plain hates dealing with the public. Parked the car over a rubber matt in his attached garage sometime in 1994 covered it with a sheet, and never touched it again. A mutual friend asked me to go take a look and we struck a deal - but I had to buy both cars in the garage - the other was a 2002 mustang GT convertible I had no interest in whatsoever - so I got it road worthy (new battery, tires, front brakes, tune up, drain old gas etc) and sold it.
                    There's always something new to learn.

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