1961 Falcon "next project"

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Dash and console look great!!
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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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Looking good! are those cup holders laying on the seat? I think I see a faint circle drawn on it where they might go.

are you gonna put anything else in it ? like hidden music, phone charger,phone holder,etc...?
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Sweet job Stacey, can’t wait to see it done!
'cause Johno says you gotta have a sig pic! :)
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Looks great Stacey!

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Awesome job Stacey. Love the pictures. I started to mock mine up like you did but not done yet.
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That looks sharp, Stacey. What tale piece did you use on your T-5? S-10 or Mustang?
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Thanks gang. And yes, cup holders are now cut in. I do plan on a charging port and maybe some accent lighting. I am installing a hidden audio unit but I don't know if my antenna wire will reach into the console just yet. I had intended to angle the console back up under the AC unit and install a Pioneer AVIC touch screen system with GPS but there isn't enough room.

And the tranny is out of a 93 Mustang per the previous owner.
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That's beautiful Stacey,what finish are you planning or are you going to cover it with some kind of fabric? Either way I'm sure it will be first class. Andy
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Just plain ole black vinyl Andy. The lid/armrest will be covered in the same cloth as the seats.

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well done,STACEY,you do good work ,,,,,,POP
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Thanks Pop and everyone else.

Round bodied retrofit to Scott Drake 64-66 Mustang adjustable strut rods. I bought a set for $260 shipped. Turns out the hole for the front of my 61 Falcon was 1 1/8" after knocking out the little collar. The hub on the new shaft that goes through the mount is 1 5/16". After carefully expanding the hole with a bit on my die grinder, she fits just fine. Pretty nice stuff really.
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A short video on the strut rods.

https://youtu.be/5KCcxyko7UQ
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Console came together.
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that looks soooper cool. Nice work.
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Nice looking counsel Stacey
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