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Old 04-27-2008, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool '68 Galaxie XL GT fastback

Well most of the exterior is done for now. Rebuilt 390 motor ( oe 10.5:1 pistons and after market cam) modified intake with 750 holley. Rebuilt c-6 trans and stock 9" rear ( with lincoln rear disc assy. and yes it now has 4 wheel disc as fronts were oem. Front and rear sway bars are now in place along with the oem 3-link rear suspension. Front chin spoiler from a chevy donor...lol
After market X-pipe with 2 1/2 exhaust and flow masters. Driveline is still to be installed as of this writing.No interior yet euther ( but have been getting materials for true leather inteior.Still using the stock shifter and dash.


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Old 04-27-2008, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Man.... What size are those rims? 15in?You need to scrap those low-pro tires and go for some real tires to fill in those wheel wells. Those tires belong on a Civic, not a nice piece of American iron like that. You can find some nice size rubber to fit on those rims that will help fill it out.

Other than that though, that car looks very well done. Good luck with the interior and driveline....
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If he likes the tires he has, they're great, and only his opinion matters. If you like 15" rims and fat tires, then put them on your own car.

I think it looks bad ass!
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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that car is looking good, keep up the good work
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments all this is a true love for me. Sorry but the rims and tires stay , they are 17" with toyo lo pro's z rated. I wanted 20's but they just wouldnt fit the stock wheel wells and I refused to chop or cut up the original lines of the car...I have had "special" coil springs with coil-overs installed to get her farther down in the weeds as it were. When I had the mock up driveline in for the exhaust work ( sorry but i couldnt get her to lean for **** !) It's like its on rails REALLY ! When I had the stock 15's it rolled around like she was at sea...I HATED IT !!! skidmark Roy
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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nice looking car-but looking at the first pic ,i gotta say too those rims are way outta place on this car,
but if you like it,thats all that matters at the end of the day
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nice looking car-but looking at the first pic ,i gotta say too those rims are way outta place on this car,
but if you like it,thats all that matters at the end of the day

Yea theres some low rider in me ( so cal look) lol....Skidmark
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Luv the car hate the rims.......Looks totaly off with them
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I love the rims, my self. They do look a little different though. I think it's the really lo-pro tires that are throwing me off. Every one has opinions and desires for there cars though and you sound content/happy with what you've done so leave em on and shred 'em.
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I love the rims, my self. They do look a little different though. I think it's the really lo-pro tires that are throwing me off. Every one has opinions and desires for there cars though and you sound content/happy with what you've done so leave em on and shred 'em.
Shred them is what I'll do soon enough. Then I'll replace them with something not so xtra lo profile ...but standard tires roll too much for me. Really dont like the boat at sea feeling...Skidmark
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I love the rims, my self. They do look a little different though. I think it's the really lo-pro tires that are throwing me off. Every one has opinions and desires for there cars though and you sound content/happy with what you've done so leave em on and shred 'em.

LOVE the looks of your car as well...Thinking 'bout adding a stnd. hood scoop to mine ( love the tear drop ones but i dont think it would look right on mine). Skidmark
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Yo GT, I wasn't at all trying to diss your car. I think you misinterpreted what I said. I was just stating my opinion on those low low low-pro tires, not the rims. I love that classic torque-thrust style rim and am saving up for either a set of torque thrusts or bullit wheels for my car. I know it's all personal preference and if it makes you happy, then that's all that matters.

It also might be just the shear size of the car. I wouldn't have guessed that those were 17's. I thought they were 15's. It must be bc of the fastback.... Yep, it's all in the fastback.... And I thought my Torino was big.... ;-)
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Yo GT, I wasn't at all trying to diss your car. I think you misinterpreted what I said. I was just stating my opinion on those low low low-pro tires, not the rims. I love that classic torque-thrust style rim and am saving up for either a set of torque thrusts or bullit wheels for my car. I know it's all personal preference and if it makes you happy, then that's all that matters.

It also might be just the shear size of the car. I wouldn't have guessed that those were 17's. I thought they were 15's. It must be bc of the fastback.... Yep, it's all in the fastback.... And I thought my Torino was big.... ;-)
ITS all good in the hood my man...ALOT of peeps dont realize they are 17's...and yea this boat is 17'6" long ! I'd give a nut for some of Fooses's wheels.Not really but you get the point.Foose style is an alot of ways what Im shooting for, that classic look . For nowmI have to settle with what I can do ( which has been all of it) I wont even attempt the interior though. I meran I good with a wrench but stitching up and interior...NO WAY
Skidmark...< Its whaT I LEAVE FOR ERVRYONE TO SEE :0o
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I too meant to sat the low profile tires, not the rims.
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Oh and BTW is it not kinda sad that American Torq Thrusts are made in China???
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