65 Futura in East TN . . .

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:30 am

lavron wrote:Pretty cool truck, I wish I had kept my '62 short bed with the 302 Police Interceptor but my buddy wanted the engine and the old truck would of needed a lot TLC I couldn't give it so I decided to let it go.

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I've kept my eyes open for a solid unibody for several years now but just haven't been fortunate enough to find one close in good enough shape. One day . . . This one, with the 292/4sp and a little cam with glass packs just makes my day though.

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby popscomet » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:36 am

cool ole truck..I had a 64 when I went to work for the railroad,good solid truck!! good luck with it..pop
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby popscomet » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:34 pm

popscomet wrote:cool ole truck..I had a 64 when I went to work for the railroad,good solid truck!! good luck with it..pop

in fact in 1972,I drove the 64 pu and GLENDA had a 1964 comet cyclone..( not to mention my 55 crown vic)
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:42 am

So this happened today . . . .

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Still have to color sand and buff, but, after 6+ years, we're in color!

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby poboyjo65 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:45 pm

Congrats !! Looks Great Danno! :D But hurry up & paint the wheels!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:12 pm

poboyjo65 wrote:Congrats !! Looks Great Danno! :D But hurry up & paint the wheels!!! :lol: :lol:


What!? The trailer wheels were starting to grow on me too :mrgreen: . I'll be making serious progress soon I hope. I revised my wheel plan after not finding a spider that I like and am sure won't fall off; I'll use either push through bullet centers or small ford hubcaps I'm thinking. We'll see. . . Thanks for looking -
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby tomb22 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:45 pm

Very nice Dan
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby lavron » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:55 pm

Awesome Dan! It is cool seeing this come together and would love to see it in person someday, been following your build from before you made it here (and I am glad to see it here) Your car has been a real inspiration for me.

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:12 am

Thanks for the kind words guys. I'm pretty giddy to have gotten this far! My plan when I found this car was to do a project from the ground up - no bolt unturned and exactly how I wanted it. There's still a long way to go, for sure, but this little 65 has been my therapy for the last 6+ years and isn't going anywhere!

All that bring said, weatherstrip is on the way, so the next few steps will be weatherstrip, door, quarter and window glass, locker install, then routing brakes, fuel lines and the harness. Just gonna take my time and enjoy it. Maybe it'll be done before you guys go to PF next year . . . .
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby Santa's Comet » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:11 pm

Very well done!!! Looking great!!!
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby Jims65cyclone » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:54 pm

Looks great, Dan!
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby bigdan » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:37 pm

So now to disassemble and reassemble for the last time . . . Locker and rear are first on the list while starting the cut/ buff. More to follow -

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Thanks for looking -

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby lavron » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:14 am

Awesome, I bet you are anxious to drive it finally.

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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby comethead » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:53 pm

That color looks great! Awesome job! :D
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Re: 65 Futura in East TN . . .

Postby popscomet » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:09 pm

mighty fine falcon....you did good ….pop
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