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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Some of you may remember that I sold my '66 Galaxie project to my neighbor. I went with him on Sunday to pick up a parts car, a'66 7 Litre 4 speed car! Although the 7 Litre would be a great car to restore this one is beyond hope. The frame, trunk, quarters, and floor are gone. In fact, the rear axle is only attached at maybe two points. The car is complete right down to the hubcaps. So, the Q code 428, close ratio 4 speed, interior, and trim are all going to be swapped over to my old Galaxie. Can't wait to see it when he's done.

While picking up the "7" we got a look at some of the other cars this guy had. There was a '66 Galaxie convertible, '66 Merc 2 door with a 410, '63 Galaxie, and a couple Mustangs (these cars were all beyond repair). Restorable cars were a '63 Galaxie XL convertible, '65 T-bird, and a '63 Galaxie 2 door R code car (no engine). He also had a restored '67 Mustang fastback, 390, 4 speed. There were also some "other" cars, three SS 396 Chevelles, three '68-'69 Roadrunners, and a '70(?) Challenger. This guy also had sheds full of engines, tranys, and all sorts of misc parts.

Man, some guys find all the good stuff.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 12:09 AM
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The sad thing is they got it but they don't do anything with it. Just sits there and rots away.

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That is so sad then they are just sitting outside weathering away.

Did he have any '69 Falcons there?


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Relax guys, the '67 Mustang, '63 XL convert, all of the Roadrunners and 396 Chevelles, '65 T-bird, '70 Challenger, and a few others were all inside or some kind of shelter. The '67 390 Mustang and one of the SS 396s were restored with another SS 396 under way. The rest of the cars were bad when he bought them, he said he only paid $45 for the '66 Galaxie convertible and sold $90 worth of parts from it.

I do agree though, I hate the "someday" idiots that are out there.
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Several (11) years ago I noticed a sad little Mustang sitting near a shed. The owner would not part with it. "going to restore it someday". Two years ago this past Christmas his son gave it too me. The only problem was that it had spent the meantime under a tarp. The car is rusted from the top down. I would not have taken it except for the 289/c4 and a console. It is a little turd but FREE. People do strange things. Often times if you persist in trying to buy their cars they will eventually sell. If you are lucky there may be something left to buy. It also came with a 58,000 mile 68 460.
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