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  1. #1
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    1962 Ford Falcon: Pro-Touring Lite

    Hi guys. I've been lurking here for a while, and draw a ton of inspiration from you guys and your builds so I figured I probably ought to share. I'll just give you the quick rundown because the full story is on my blog, ironhydroxide.blogspot.com

    I bought Grace for $600 with no engine or transmission about a year and a half ago. This project is a Happy Graduation to ME! present. During Highschool and College I built a turbo ranger which was also my daily driver. It was fast, but only in a straight line, and made people start to pray hard by the time I shifted into fourth gear at 96 mph. I wanted to build a driver's car that had confident, direct feel in all aspects.

    This car has a TCI mustang II and 4-link rear suspension, adjustable coilovers on all 4 corners, full disc brakes, 8.8 LSD with 3.73 gears, a t5 tranny, and....

    A ford 2.3 turbo.

    I find that my car doesn't quite fit in with any crowd, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Grace and I probably fit in here best, I really like the pro-touring nothing is impossible attitude.
    That's a little bit of background, but if you want more, start here: http://ironhydroxide.blogspot.com/20...g-for-you.html

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    My highschool/college project/DD

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    Grace on the day I picked her up

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    getting started with the blue wrench

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    much better

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    original suspension in it's proper place

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    installing the good stuff

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    much better

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    Third world vise

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    4-link brackets installed

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    rear end reassembly

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    On her own feet



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    new bundle-o-snakes

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    positioning engine

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    building motor mounts

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    heart transplant

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    heart transplant pt. 2

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    engine in place

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    looks just right

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    Subframe connectors


    Well that's the quick and dirty of the past year and a half. I'll post links as I update my blog, since that's where all my real writing and details take place, though I'm certainly open to have discussion here as well.


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    Very nice sleeper !
    I like where you are going with it.
    Will you keep the rat look rusty '"patina" ?
    Gil

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    Cool project man!


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    Very nice. I like more of these buck down builds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil View Post
    Very nice sleeper !
    I like where you are going with it.
    Will you keep the rat look rusty '"patina" ?
    Gil
    I plan to keep the patina, I figure the paint is good for at least another 15 years. No need to spend any unnecessary money ;)

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    Cool and differrent project! I like alternative engines. Not every car has to have a V8. Nice welds on the 4-link brackets! Nice patina also!
    Henrik

    "Mechanix Menace": An LS7-motivated, chopped and heavily modified 1973 Datsun 240Z

    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...73-Datsun-240Z

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    Sub'd I have been searching for a falcon for this exact build I've got a burnt up svo mustang behind my shop for this
    Brandon
    2003 f250 powerstroke 2/4 drop daily driver
    1979 f250 crew cab on superduty axles
    1947 dodge 5 window coupe


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    The complete write-up on your blog is a pretty awesome read
    Steve
    87 regal limited turbo

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    interesting build...
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    Keep the updates coming. Cool build!
    64 Mercury Comet
    408w boosted
    More boost on the way!

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    Unsuspecting four door with power and suspension upgrades - I like it.

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    Cool build, very interesting.

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    YES!!! I feel like i've built a version of this Falcon in my head every time I see one on CL for cheap!

    Keep up the good work (and the updates)

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    Nice to see more turbo cars on here.

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    http://ironhydroxide.blogspot.com/20...ong-about.html

    Very minor update, finished up the subframe connector install.

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    Good progress comes in bite size pieces some times!

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    Pretty epic sleeper! Well thought out too.

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    Wow, being the Ford guy that I am, I gotta say, this is pretty freaking sweet! I don't know how I missed it before, nice work!

    73 Maverick Grabber Project

    My never ending project:
    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...hlight=grabber

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    http://ironhydroxide.blogspot.com/20...to-dougie.html

    transmission mount and random adventures

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