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post #31 of 154 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 07:41 AM
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Re: 63 Galaxie Boxtop - CMEDROP's Build Up

Looks good. Did you use the stock a-arms? The a-arms we got for the 64' are designed for either or so no mods necessary. I also see that there is a kit now for rear air-ryde in the 63' - 64' when I was thumbing through the new Summit catalog.

I think you are really going to have a very well built old Gal. Keep up the good work.


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Looks good. Did you use the stock a-arms? The a-arms we got for the 64' are designed for either or so no mods necessary. I also see that there is a kit now for rear air-ryde in the 63' - 64' when I was thumbing through the new Summit catalog.

I think you are really going to have a very well built old Gal. Keep up the good work.
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yeah I am using the stock a-arms. I think later on I might swap them out for airridetech's tubulars.

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how to did you repair the qaurter in front of the wheel well
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how to did you repair the qaurter in front of the wheel well
just rebuilt it from scratch. we did it in sections so that it would be easier to keep the proper flow. sorry for the long response.

should be some interior pics up here shortly.

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So I am now living 11 hours away from my car.
My dad will be working on it when he gets a chance.
The interior panels are coming out here for me to fiberglass next week.

The console has been built and fiberglassed, picture will be up soon.
For now here is a picture of my dash in the process of being shaved.
It now has digital gauges, and only will have four switches for the lights.


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Great Build and good information, I have similar plans for laying frame on a '64 this winter that I'll hopefully have done for spring. I'm in Saskatoon, so only a couple hours away from you.

You wouldn't happen to know of any '64 2dr hardtops around locally that aren't completely rusted out?
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Great Build and good information, I have similar plans for laying frame on a '64 this winter that I'll hopefully have done for spring. I'm in Saskatoon, so only a couple hours away from you.

You wouldn't happen to know of any '64 2dr hardtops around locally that aren't completely rusted out?
Not off hand, but I spend all my days driving around in the country so I will keep an eye out for you.

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The car looks great. I'm surprized at that max ride height. I was expecting it to be higher.

I just picked up a 63 4 door sedan that I was considering selling but got to digging into it and started a build idea. I wanted to do bags on it as well as my 63 4 door Impala and let my boys have them each.

Is that rear 4 link a kit? How did you weld it in? Stick, wire or tig? How'd you figure pinion angle with it?

Looks killer and can't wait to see the finished project. Great work there!!!

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The car looks great. I'm surprized at that max ride height. I was expecting it to be higher.

I just picked up a 63 4 door sedan that I was considering selling but got to digging into it and started a build idea. I wanted to do bags on it as well as my 63 4 door Impala and let my boys have them each.

Is that rear 4 link a kit? How did you weld it in? Stick, wire or tig? How'd you figure pinion angle with it?

Looks killer and can't wait to see the finished project. Great work there!!!

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4 link is just something we fabbed up. wire.
we just set the desired pinion angle at ride height

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Sounds about as simple as I planned to do it but I was hoping there was a sized up kit already made. Oh well, no biggie. Great work then.

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There is a 4 bar kit. Air Ride Tech.

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I saw that kit. Looks pretty basic and well thought out but I don't like the bolt on part there wrapped around the axle. Maybe I'm too used to decent hp cars and am underestimating the ability of the kit to handle it, but I think I want something a bit beefier like what he built here in this thread. I'm sure I could get the steel stock and all and just build it but I was hoping to find a specific length kit for the cars that I could weld up after alignment. No biggie. I haven't seen a car with that setup on it to know it's riding and setting height anyways.

Nevermind. I found the installation instructions with pics and everything. Not bad really but $3900 is a tough figure to pass on to the wife. It's easier when it's pieced together and she doesn't see the total tally until it's too late.

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Here is the center console being built. The top will be painted to match the exterior of the car, the sides that aren't on there yet will be upholstery to match the interior. It will house two tvs, 2 air guages, 2 power outlets, 2 boat chrome cupholders, and the compartment will house the tripometer computer and climate controls.

You can also see the heater/ac unit mounted to the firewall in this pic.


Test fitting the tripometer computer, and digital climate controls. Still plenty of room for storage, since I shaved the glovebox on the dash.

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Did you rape a lincoln of all of its parts? I know you're running a 5.0 but it looks like you're going with the control switches and all the other gadgets you mentioned from a town car or something. Sounds like it's going to be a fully optional car with all the bells and whistles. Can't wait for more. Keep em coming.

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