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Post  TravisRice December 11th 2009, 10:32 pm

Here is the car I am in the process of building. 62 Galaxie 557 / 5 speed / 4 link 10" tires / Silver with Red guts / Moly cage / Fiberglass fenders, inners, core support, hood, decklid , bumper brackets, bumpers......... Here it is from start to present


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Post  TravisRice December 11th 2009, 10:42 pm

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Post  TravisRice December 11th 2009, 10:46 pm

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Post  meteor545 December 11th 2009, 10:49 pm

Very nice you do good work.
Long live the land barges

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Post  Mark Miller December 12th 2009, 2:21 am

Travis,

Very nice work that car is awesome,it will look really sharp once it's finished.I think it would of also looked cool with the original color paint also.

Later Mark.

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Post  windsor December 12th 2009, 3:42 am

Man, that car is going to be bad to the bone!!! Loved the Galaxie you drove, as well. cheers

Do you know what it's going to weigh? Are all t hose holes in the doors for weight reduction?
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Post  badsnake306 December 12th 2009, 12:16 pm

real nice build. really like the way the car looks

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Post  TravisRice December 12th 2009, 11:04 pm

windsor wrote:Man, that car is going to be bad to the bone!!! Loved the Galaxie you drove, as well. cheers

Do you know what it's going to weigh? Are all t hose holes in the doors for weight reduction?

I am shooting for 3300 with driver if that is possible, probably be closer to 3450 in all reality though. The Lenco weighs a ton. The holes in the doors are for lightening purposes as well as the crash bars have been removed. I left enough meat in the doors so the window regulators and glass would still roll up and down without binding everything up. I keep seeing better ways to make things and that really slows me down and gets me off track a little. But I think the end result will be well worth it.

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Post  TravisRice December 12th 2009, 11:17 pm

meteor545 wrote:Very nice you do good work.
Long live the land barges

Thank you, I do have a soft spot for full size cars.

Mark Miller wrote:Travis,

Very nice work that car is awesome,it will look really sharp once it's finished.I think it would of also looked cool with the original color paint also.

Later Mark.

I really wanted to stay away from the turqoiuse deal, Greg Cook has his 63 1/2 painted close to that color and we freqeunt the same racetracks. I did however almost paint the thing Lime-Gold like on the 67-68 Mustangs and now even the 2007-2009 had a color very similar to that. I wanted everyone to associate the Silver 62 as mine an and mine only. Some what like the Green 65, hardly any others out there. I truthfully have never seen a Silver 62 , let alone with red interior, they made them that way but the colors faded so bad back in the day that the cars got painted a different color the second time around.

badsnake306 wrote:real nice build. really like the way the car looks

Thanks, was not sure about the Boss 9 enlarged scoop, but I think it looks fairly era correct for a 60's model car. I have done the teardop thing, even supersized the 65 scoop ................... it turned out real nice but never again. What a PITA.

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Post  Mike R December 13th 2009, 12:25 am

Beautiful car Travis. You're workmanship is exceptional, keep us updated.

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Post  Mark Miller December 13th 2009, 3:06 am

Travis,

That makes sense after i said that i remembered Greg Cooks car was pretty close to that color.Make sure you post pictures here when it's finished,i bet the Booze Brothers really like it.If you talk to Charlie Booze Jr. or Brian Eyler tell them Mark Miller said hello.

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Post  TravisRice December 13th 2009, 10:34 am

Mike R wrote:Beautiful car Travis. You're workmanship is exceptional, keep us updated.

Again thanks, I will as soon as I get started back on it.

Mark Miller wrote:Travis,

That makes sense after i said that i remembered Greg Cooks car was pretty close to that color.Make sure you post pictures here when it's finished,i bet the Booze Brothers really like it.If you talk to Charlie Booze Jr. or Brian Eyler tell them Mark Miller said hello.

Later Mark.

I have not dealt with Charlie for about 5-6 years now. I occasionally run on to them at the local racetrack but they have bigger fish to fry with the HotStreet car now and run at least 3 series that I know of. They are very sucessful and I wish them well but I don't even think they know I have this car. I would love to see them get the Redliner and PaleRider car back out, but right now Brian is in the dirt car mode, and Charlie now has a daughter and runs 3 series, no time for other stuff.

I talk to Brian pretty regular, he is a good friend and now has his Mach back together and street worthy. I think he built a pump gas 532 and it still runs mid tens. Been talking with him about picking parts for my 67 F-250 towing vehicle.

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Post  bigjohn2007 December 13th 2009, 3:40 pm

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Post  67460 December 13th 2009, 5:23 pm

Your build is an inspiration, nice. afro
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Post  69F100 December 13th 2009, 6:02 pm

Travis your 62 reminds me of one I help a friend build for his dad's 62 we put new floor boards,redone around the trunk where the trunk seal goes,and in the trunk where the lower qt. panel goes to the trunk that was the only rust that was on it.He had it painted yellow with black pin stripes and the inside in black it turned out to be sharp looking car.They sold it not long after his Dad past away and now he wishes he had it back,It was the last project they finished together. I know how it is to get everything on one of them old cars right and you have your looking great can't wait to see it when you finish yours.
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Post  dfree383 December 13th 2009, 6:34 pm

All I can say is WOW !! It's coming together very nice!!
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Post  jbozzelle December 13th 2009, 11:31 pm

Looking good Travis. Better get it done before mine. Very Happy

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Post  TravisRice December 13th 2009, 11:46 pm

Jon, If you put one bolt in a day, you will still beat me done. Smile There was a time that I would pull all nighters and could not get enough, thats not the case anymore......... scratch

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Post  Mark Miller December 14th 2009, 1:29 am

Travis,

Tell Brian Eyler i said hello for sure he's a good guy,i bought a Coan Converter off of him.He even delivered it to me on his way to Minnesota,i met him close to the Ohio Turnpike.I think he's the only guy on the two BBF sites that has seen or heard my car run.I drove my car to meet him when i got the converter off of him i think his 2 boys liked my car they seem like good kids,Later Mark.

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Post  85montess December 14th 2009, 10:11 am

Looks good Travis. I wish that I had the room to take my Mustang apart again. Maybe some day.
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Post  63boxtop January 10th 2010, 9:29 pm

thats going to be a bad 62, speaking of greg cook where does he frequent the web these days, i'm wanting to do a motor plate in my 63 and wanted to get some info from him

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Post  longroofracer January 10th 2010, 11:13 pm

TravisRice wrote:
Thanks, was not sure about the Boss 9 enlarged scoop, but I think it looks fairly era correct for a 60's model car. I have done the teardop thing, even supersized the 65 scoop ................... it turned out real nice but never again. What a PITA.

How about some close ups of that scoop?
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Post  valleydawg January 11th 2010, 1:48 pm

Now that is going to be bad. I love it.
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Post  TravisRice March 15th 2010, 11:48 pm

Started on the cage............. Lots of fitting for tig welding. Pics to follow.

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Post  TravisRice March 15th 2010, 11:50 pm

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