You are, of course welcome, to be sure.
Keep posting, because I want to make it to at least a couple of pages.
The secret to getting "at least a couple of pages" is to keep the updates coming.
Getting your Gal ready for inspection HAS got to be as interesting as getting Ms. American ready for inspection.
I mean, YOU have what is considered to be the epitome of a Galaxie: Two-Doors; Hard-Top; Fast Back; BIG engine; Four-Speed; Bright-Red; Steering Wheel on the Wrong-Side (at least for where YOU are); Nice Interiour; Great Condition. All things that make YOUR Gal, while NOT very "rare" (due to being a very popular model, many of them have been restored and taken VERY good care of), is a VERY "valuable" vehicle.
One thing that I WOULD recommend is to come up with a REALLY nice name for her. Something flashy and memorable.
I don't know if any of you remember the "Car&Driver" and "Road&Track" Magazines. But back in the 60s, they had a series of stories about a fictional Ferrari/Lamborghini/Bugatti type Italian car manufacturer named "Pignatelli", which manufactured a vehicle called the "Cyclops", which made the old Yugo look like an "all-out" luxury/racing vehicle.
BUT, every once-in-a-while, Pignatelli would build a "prototype" that would make Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Bugattis look like ordinary old "Blue-Hairs".
These prototypes were reminiscent of the Mecom Racing Team in Houston, Texas, Stiletto-Style Road-Racing vehicle known as "Hussein I" (dubbed "Insane I" for it's INABILITY to change direction once it got going. It had a SERIOUS under-steer problem, probably related to it's nearly 2,000 lb weight).
It had a huge, rear-located Chrysler Hemi Engine with an all-aluminum, hand formed body from Cooper. It had the kind of lines that were super-mean. It was a MONSTER!
Well that's what the Pignatelli would look like, EXCEPT the Pignatelli would be covered with louvers! I mean every square inch would have a louver on it somewhere. Also, instead of Dzuz fasteners, they would have leather straps and belt buckles for holding access panels, hoods and trunk lids shut.
Anyway, one of the characters in these stories was a GORGEOUS, VOLUPTUOUS sex-kitten, driver-groupie who was a cross between Bridgit Bardot, and Sophia Loren, and her name was "Imaculatta Von Climax".
I tell you this because I'm illustrating what I think is a "flashy" name!
Having a good name for your Gal personalizes it in the minds of the readers, and over time, people come to actually "know" the vehicle.
Pictures help too. I mean, there are people here who know what the Headers on Ms. American look like better than they know what the headers on their OWN Gal looks like.
Whatever was said in the past is all water under the bridge now. We are one real good Galaxie community here.
Agreed. There is NONE better. I feel so fortunate to have found it.
Because I never started this caper as I was actually doing the work on the Galaxie 63.5, there's always something which is forgotten.
Over our last very hot Summer, it sometimes got a little too hot to work on the car.
I know what you mean. Only here, it's not only heat, but humidity. Like today. Here I am bug-bombing the house for fleas, and it is too humid to be out working on Lorrie, so I'm sitting here in the Sound/Music Studio where it's cooler, and away from the toxicity of the main part of the house, unable to get anything done on Lorrie.
I think it was around mid January that over a couple of stinking hot days, that I decided to restore the steering wheel as best I could.
Once it was all done, the existing horn ring looked pretty crappy in comparison, so luckily there was one on eBay just a few days later, and I ended up winning the bid.
Here are the results.
It came out looking REALLY G-R-E-A-T!
What do you do to restore a Steering Wheel? You see, you could do a whole article on THAT.
Anyway, I'm going to try to get myself together here. I started the fogging at 10:00 a.m., and the instructions were to wait two hours, and then air the place out for an hour. I'm off to do that, and then see if I can do something on Lorrie.
Keep the updates coming.
Hope you are well.