file 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

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08 Dec 2014 13:33 - 22 Feb 2017 14:56 #30 by oestek
This '66 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre just arrived in the shop for a resto... we're excited about working with the owner on an uncommon Muscle Car!



This one will be an all-stock restoration, as the car has been in the same family since new!
It's a very cool car.

It's a pretty solid car, we're really diggin' the Emberglo color scheme.
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14 Dec 2014 16:56 - 05 Mar 2015 10:39 #172 by oestek
These 1966 Ford 7-Litres are very unique cars because they were used as a platform to launch the new for 1966 Ford 428 in. V-8 engine.

They were advertised as their own model, even though they were essentially a jazzed up Galaxie.

We had the pleasure of spending some time with a very rare 427 powered 7-Litre on Muscle Car of the Week. This is one of 2 427-powered convertibles ever built:

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14 Dec 2014 17:23 #174 by oestek
Now our '66 7-Litre is not as rare as the 427 Convertible, but it is a pretty low production car, with around 11,175 built, with 2367 convertibles.

We extracted this car out of a storage barn and brought it to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a once over.





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14 Dec 2014 17:23 #175 by oestek
At first glance, it is a pretty clean car. There is some rust bubbling in the quarter panels, and it is sitting low because the trunk was full of extra parts at this point.





One of the most unique features of these cars is the interior. The bucket seats are similar to what you would see in a Thunderbird, but it has a full backseat with plenty of room. The wood rimmed steering wheel is spoked with racy-looking holes, and it has a full length automatic console on the floor.







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14 Dec 2014 17:23 - 05 Mar 2015 10:45 #176 by oestek
This is a true hardtop, meeting there is no pillar when the windows are rolled down.



We were impressed by the fit of this car, the door gaps, deck lid, and even the hood fit very well. The hood was interesting, because there were no hinges installed when we picked it up. The engine have been removed and rebuilt several years ago, and we did not bring it in with the car. We will freshen up and install the engine later.









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14 Dec 2014 17:23 #177 by oestek
There are many unique parts to the 7-Litre model, one of which is the grill. Time will tell if we restore this one or find a different piece, but most of these parts are not reproduced.



Underneath, the car demonstrated typical Midwestern rust, but the floors appear pretty solid.









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