file 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL

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24 Jun 2016 16:59 - 24 Jun 2016 17:02 #2655 by brutus850
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Today I got parts from the US by ship in a container. Brought the radiator to a specialist to built a new one and directly fit the new electronic fans, which arrived today in the delivery.



Fresh black mat chassis paint, directly sprayed on the metal after sandblasting.
All the bolts are galvanized with gold color (or some proces that looks like galvanize)



The flat upperside of this quarterpanel is almost done.



This side still has to be done.


But first thing tomorow is finishing the hood.
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30 Oct 2016 14:07 #2902 by brutus850
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It has been a while, so here are some pictures I've hold back from you.

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30 Oct 2016 14:16 - 30 Oct 2016 14:20 #2903 by brutus850
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More bondo and sanding

Last layers of epoxy over the bondo

to protect every inch of metal and bondo


Three layers of grey filler and primer

Time for waterproof sanding!!!

So smooth

Lets go to the paintshop. Ah yeah in the mean time I figured the color for the car..
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30 Oct 2016 14:29 #2904 by brutus850
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So non of the colors I mentioned became the one I really liked. Finally I get the right color. It is from Ford from 1966 and it came on the Galaxie as well back then.
It is Nightmist Blue.

Even the painter gave me compliments for my sanding skills, I do like the process of restoring a car. It will absolutely not be my last car.

The rebuilt has begun. The engine got new fluids, hoses, radiator, waterpump, heater core, thermostat, revised starter engine, coil, 100 amps alternator, etc. I ditched the visco fan for 2 electric fans.
It fired right up after not running for 9 months..
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07 Nov 2016 17:50 #2908 by oestek
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Looking good! Really like the color!

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08 Nov 2016 19:20 #2916 by nytling92
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WOW! That color looks good but also that car looks really straight. I don't know what color you plan on doing the interior but that carmal color inside right now really contrast well against that blue.

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