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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Rebuilding my 66 Galaxie » February 28, 2021 5:11 pm

Gelgoog13
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Realized I hadn't posted anything up in a couple months. Work on the Galaxie slowed a bit due to work, weather and waiting on parts. Finally about done with welding new metal in. Here are picks of the trunk gutters.https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/ZH3zYP.jpg
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Trunk floor went in today.
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Slowly working on cleaning up the body. Hoping to have her in primer by the end of March.

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Sent the inner fenders and core support out for sand blasting.

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Found a motor and transmission in January. 302 with an aod trans.
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302 is torn down and waiting on the pistons and crank to come in so we can take it to the machine shop. Building a 347 stroker with fuel injection.


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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Rebuilding my 66 Galaxie » December 27, 2020 6:05 pm

Gelgoog13
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Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Had a good month making progress. Got all the paint stripped except for the fiberglass hood.

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Got the gas tank out and a new one on order, interior is on order. Pulled the old motor and sent it on to its new owner.
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Old rotted frame is cut up and hauled off.
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Started welding in the new metal.
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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Rebuilding my 66 Galaxie » December 4, 2020 11:38 am

Gelgoog13
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I know exactly what you mean.  Not sure how I am going to take when we start cutting out some of those bad spots.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Rebuilding my 66 Galaxie » November 29, 2020 4:52 pm

Gelgoog13
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 Started stripping her down 2 weeks ago.
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After Thanksgiving we started disassembling the interior and continuing to strip the body.
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The interior is out. Floorboard looks good 1 small hole up by the gas petal.
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2 doors and a pile of chrome.
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We were really surprised how little rust was on the body given the shape of the trunk floor and the frame. 2 small spots of rust and an old dent from before I bought her, drivers side.
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Passenger side has the worst spot.
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The parts for the trunk gutters came in Friday.
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Should be starting the bodywork next weekend.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Questions about my 66 Galaxie's trim pieces. » November 1, 2020 6:39 pm

Gelgoog13
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Just removed the side trim pieces from my 66 Galaxie and had a few questions.
I thought I had broken the rear quarter letters pulling them off, but looking at them the pins were either pressed or glued into the letters. Any thoughts on remounting the pins?
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Also what type of paint do I use for the 500 emblems?

One last question. The front fender badges, were they always bare metal or did they have color to them?
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Thanks in advance for any help.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Rebuilding my 66 Galaxie » November 1, 2020 6:33 pm

Gelgoog13
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The last 2 weekends have been cold, so not as much done.  We did get the dolly for the body built and started things off the fire wall.

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Worked this week on getting the side trim off.
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Trim is off, tail lights out and the trunk lid removed. Haven't decided whether the old trunk lid is worth keeping or to find a new one.
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Hoping next week we can start stripping the paint off the body, and working on the trunk pan and gutters.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Rebuilding my 66 Galaxie » October 21, 2020 10:39 pm

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My brother and I have spent the summer trying to figure out how to tackle this job.  About a month ago we found a frame 3 hrs away in southern Ohio. 
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So last Saturday I finally started tearing her apart. Got a little done the first day.

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Sunday morning was cold and rainy so we moved her inside.
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After that things went better than either of us expected.  By noon I had the doghouse off and the radiator out. 
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Went to the store to get a few things and bring us back some lunch about 1.  Got back about 2:30 and the frame and motor are sitting outside.
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Old frame was shot.  My brother said it actually buckle as he pulled the body off the frame.
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Couple of last pics for tonight.
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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Rebuilding my 66 Galaxie » October 21, 2020 9:51 pm

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Finally working on getting my Galaxie back on the road.  A little background fist.  This the car I wanted when I was 14.  Finally got this one at 22 back in 86.  My daily driver for a long time.  Wrecked her and rebuilt her in the 90's.  Parked her in 2000 and never got back to her, until now.  Originally a 289 car, rebuilt her with a 390 with 3 x 2 barrels.  The teardrop hood is is a reproduction.  It ended up on the car because it was going to cost the same amount to either recrome the hood spear or buy the racing hood, wasn't a tough choice.


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This was back in February.  Moving for the first time in 20 and headed for my brothers shop.

Got her to the shop, a quick power wash before taking her off the trailer.
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Body is still in pretty good shape.  The worst spots are the frame, drivers side is rotted out past the drivers door and the trunk.  Leaves and maple seeds collected in the gutters under the trunk lid and rotted out the trunk floor and the top and bottom gutters.
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Here are some pics of the interior and the engine bay.
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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Member Intro » October 21, 2020 4:39 pm

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Thanks for the help.  Couldn't figure out what I had done wrong.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Member Intro » October 20, 2020 2:15 pm

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Hi, thanks for adding me.I am trying to get my 66 Galaxie back on the road.  Shes been sitting since 2001.
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