1961 Falcon "next project"

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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby lavron » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:45 am

Thanks for the video update :D Great to see this stuff, almost like coming down to FLA and checking it in person.

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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby loman » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:09 am

Stacy, cool video. It makes me wish I would have taken videos when i built my car. To have some narration with pictures would be great to help remember what and why I did some of the things that I did.
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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby Lip Ripper » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:22 am

The dash had Futura trim added (not). I welded all those holes up. The radio had been butchered then another face was somewhat tacked in. This was a ton of work to straighten.

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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby tomb22 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:41 pm

Looking very nice Stacey. You do excellent work. Love to see the pictures. Thanks for posting them. Looks like that was a lot of work.
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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby Jims65cyclone » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:48 pm

Looks great, Stacey. Man, that dash has more curves and contours than a mountain road. I'll bet you had LOT'S of fun working it out. :roll:
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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby popscomet » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:37 pm

LOOKS good from here ,,,,you for sure ain't been idle.....a little bit of that dune buggy work you do so well,,and your for sure will have a pretty one.....keep on keepin on......thanks LR for the pic's..pop
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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby Rocket989 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:26 am

Wow, no kidding...I’d probably forgotten what the round body dashes were like!! Looks great!
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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby Lip Ripper » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:47 pm

It occurred to me while working on this over the weekend that the Mustang double humped dash was inspired by the Falcon dash.
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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby lavron » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:00 pm

Lip Ripper wrote:It occurred to me while working on this over the weekend that the Mustang double humped dash was inspired by the Falcon dash.


Mustang is just a Falcon in disguise.

Great work, at least you didn't have to worry about block sanding that to get it flat.

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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby Lip Ripper » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:31 pm

Cardboard console template done. I'll make it out of luan, then pad and vinyl cover it. It looks wedge shaped but it is 8 inches wide front to back.


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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby poboyjo65 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:32 pm

That's gonna be nice LR ! :D & nice looking ac too!
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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby tomb22 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:01 pm

[quote="Lip Ripper"]Cardboard console template done. I'll make it out of luan, then pad and vinyl cover it. It looks wedge shaped but it is 8 inches wide front to back.

Keep the pictures coming. I have to do the same thing. I'm interested in how you put the council together and cover it. Thanks. Love your work
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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby Jims65cyclone » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:20 pm

Do you plan to install a repop Falcon console lid or make your own?
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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby Lip Ripper » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:23 am

I will double pad the lid and cover it with the same cloth the seats are covered with. The rest of the console will be vinyl. And shoot, I just realized I forgot adhesive when I was at Lowes early this morning. They had some nice 1/4" birch plywood. I bought a grade 1, 1 x 3 to rip into 3/4" x 3/4" reinforcing strips.

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Re: 1961 Falcon "next project"

Postby Lip Ripper » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:48 am

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I moved the shifter to the left side of the shaft and made a shim to get the shifter closer to the driver.
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