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1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500

Ford Galaxy

This 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500 was brought to us for a frame up restoration. The 1/2 means it came out in the middle of the year making it a rare car. It is a true Ford muscle car of the early 60's with a 427 R code engine and a 4 speed transmission. It arrived with a plush, comfortable red interior in vinyl. It also has iconic Ford "rocket" tail lights.

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1963 Ford Galaxy This group of 6 photos show the beginning of the disassembly process. 1963 Ford Galaxy
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1963 Ford Galaxy This group of 6 photos show more of the disassembly. 1963 Ford Galaxy
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1963 Ford Galaxy These 6 photos are how the heater assembly is restored. 1963 Ford Galaxy
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1963 Galaxie 500 The photo on the left shows a batch of parts being painted OEM black. The photo on the right shows the restored parking light assembly. The photos below from left to right show the door before disassembly, the front fenders installed after being stripped, the original carpeting being removed and the condition of the floor after rremoval of the carpet. The floor was good with no rot. 1963 Galaxie 500
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1963 Galaxie 500 The photos on the left shows the dash after removal and disassembly. It will be stripped and repainted. The photo on the right plus the first 2 below from the left show the rot hole in the bottom of the door being repaired. The next photo shows the right rear quarter panel after stripping. It exposed previous damage from an accident. Extensive plastic filler was used to hide the damage. The last photo in the group shows the roof and surrounding area stripped. 1963 Galaxie 500
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1963 Galaxie 500 The photo to the left shows that the windshield has been removed to make repairs. The photo to the right and the left photo below shows the front fender has been metal finished and ready for primer and primed. The next 3 photos show a door that was stripped and de-rusted, damage to the inner door structure for BIG speakers and both doors ready for primer. 1963 Galaxie 500
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1963 Galaxie 500 The photo to the left shows a door ready for primer. The photo right shows the body returned from stripping and de-rusting. The 4 below show how to properly install a patch panel in the right rear quarter panel. Ford Galaxie 500 1963
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Ford Galaxie 500 1963 The photos left and right show the metal repair to the left lower quarter panel and the 4 below show the left side rocker panel repairs. Ford Galaxie 500 1963
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Ford Galaxie 500 1963 The photos left and right show the bare metal body being prepared for epoxy primer. The 4 below show the various areas of the car body being primed. Ford Galaxie 500 1963
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Ford Galaxie 500 1963 The photo left shows the priming of the inner firewall floor area and the right shows the firewall being primed. The first 2 below show the fresh solder applied to all the factory body seams. The last 2 photos show the soldered seams are epoxy primed. Ford Galaxie 500 1963
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Ford Galaxie 500 1963 The photos left and right show the rotted body mount in the trunk repaired. The first 2 below show the right rocker panel and quarter panel being primed. The last 2 in the group show the trunk floor and rear seat package tray prepped and ready for primer. Ford Galaxie 500 1963
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