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23 May 2016 14:28 #2574 by brutus850
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After a successfull purchase last year on E-bay, my new ride arrived somewhere in Juli 2015. It is a Ford Galaxie '66 500 XL fastback 390 4V with pb, ps, at, ac, bucketseats, matchingnumbers, and the original car invoice from Hardaway motor company in Georgia.

I bought it unseen and took the change that the car was a dump. When it arrived last year, it looked like the pictures. some rust at the rear, trunk floor gone. Every panel a dent, or cracks in paint, etc. But it fired right up after filling the tank and carb. And it rides so smooth, I still can't believe it. I previously owned a Mustang '66 coupe, a Cadillac '66 Sedan Deville and a Chevrolet Caprice Classic from whatever year, those cars did not drive as good as my Galaxie (maybe the Cadi did).

Obviously it had no Dutch license, so that was the first thing to be realised. I replaced the sealed beams, all the brakelines, fixed the dashboard light, wipers and that was it. It made it easely through the inspection.

After that was done, I choose to get all the old paint and bondo of with sandblasting, sanding and grinding and a lot of sweat. It needed some welding, what I did last winter. I installed a new trunk floor, repaired the lower quarter panels and doorcorners and a rusty edge around the rear window. That all took about 6 months and the weekends. in the mean time chrome stuff like bumpers etc. are at the chromery (the store where they chrome stuff) . In januari I desided I was going to fix the interior myself, so bought leather, a sewing machine and started unpicking the upholstery. Now that all is done, the sanding has started..

I hope to be ready within two months for the paintshop. So I have two more months for the right color. I can use some help with that. The original color, Sahara beige is not bad, together with a black roof, it can look good. maybe gunmetal grey, or Ciprian / nightmist blue. I don't know help me out on this please ;-).

Oh yeay, next year when this project is finished and another still to start project as well, I will do the chassis, engine, wheels, brakes and su
spension on the Galaxie. It probably is not the best order (isnĀ“t it?), but I really want to drive it august, what would not have been possible if I did the chassis first and than afterwards the body..

Ok, pictures!













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23 May 2016 14:41 #2575 by brutus850
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And some more..


Fenders are very good


Doorpanels



And seats.









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23 May 2016 17:09 #2576 by oestek
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Looks like you've got a great start on the car! 2 months to go before paint? Hmm... I like the Ciprian Blue, but you'll have to change all the interior as well!

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16 Jun 2016 19:53 #2636 by Qball
Qball replied the topic: Re:1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL
Cool car, Brutus. I have a soft spot for a 66 Galaxie as my friend and neighbor has a 66 convertible.

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-Mike
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24 Jun 2016 16:22 #2653 by brutus850
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Yeah not too bad.. I might keep the original color. Sahara beige.

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24 Jun 2016 16:43 #2654 by brutus850
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Some more pictures for the lovers of great Galaxie 500 pictures



Beginning of finishing the front

It fits quiet allright, not bad for an amature



Streight, thin lines, between fenders and hood

Great to have an example like the taping of seams, to prevent dirt falling in the enginebay.


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