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Figured since I'm new, I'd share..








Weird story behind the car,

came from Quantico, VA, has Department of Defense Stickers on the windshield. 2Dr HT, dual exhaust, 15"x8" wheels, front and rear sways, originally 352 but thats long gone and dead, only one section of rust, no bondo. all floors/truck fine etc.

right now has a 385 series c6 and 460 but aren't connected, just sitting there... think im going to put my new 390 in it and a TCI tranny someone offered to sell me. its going to the paintshop soon and getting a nice coat of flat black. despite being such a nice relic and a good candidate for restore, its just going to be a rat rod for now.

The worst part of the car is its crappy white paintjob, whoever (the gov.?) painted it, did a bad job, used bad paint and oversprayed EVERYWHERE, especially all over all of the interior.

Just found a new stress fracture in my windshield today, can't imagine how it just showed up... pretty pissed...



<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: jgnatek on 4/25/06 11:20am ]</font>
 

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Welcome!!!!
Sounds like a cool ride!
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1967 Galaxie 500
Original Paint, Chrome, Glass


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On 2006-04-25 06:47, madsapper wrote:
Nice! Here's mine:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/madsapper/100_0733.jpg
Sapper -
Did you replace the rear springs? If so - what rate are they? I need to stand the back end of mine up just a bit....

Great looking cars BTW....

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<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: 65Custom on 4/26/06 1:52am ]</font>
 

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Yes. 1965 station wagon springs in the back. 1977 LTD 460 springs in the front. Runs nice and tight. I did the suspension in 1995...
 

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Is it just me, or are the 65 Gals starting to get more well deserved attn?

I know I like my 65
 

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I just recently purchased a 65 myself. only problem is the frame is rusting out at the rear axle has anyone had a problem like this or know of any way to get a new frame or best way to go about fixing it. Dont know weither to rebuild the frame or go out and buy a frame in better shape.???
 

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You can rebuild it with plate stock, a sheetmetal brake, and an arc welder...

IMHO, if your funds permit, best thing is to score a good one from the southwest, clean it up, get it perfect, and then flip your body on to it. Most chassis parts are common and inexpensive, and a lot interchanges back to the late '70s.

Then if you want to keep your car 100% original, you can cherry out your original frame and pickle it.

Good luck!
 

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On 2006-04-26 12:51, Luv70sFords wrote:
Is it just me, or are the 65 Gals starting to get more well deserved attn?

I know I like my 65
Did you notice that too, Darrell? I thought that it was just my imagination. When I first came here in '03, almost all of the discussion was of the '61-'64s. Now it's almost as if the primary interest has switched to the '65-'67 Galaxies. Either way, it's all good....


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I've noticed that almost all of the aftermarket and NOS suppliers have favored the "round" design Gals for a long time. To me 61 - 64 were all round bodies. The main reason I love my 65 Gal is the sharp, cut lines. Actually the only sharp cut year. In 66 they started back towards the flowing, rounded look again. In any case, every Gal is beautiful, people just have their favorites.
 
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