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1966 Ford Galaxie 500 7-Litre Restoration Thread

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Restored rocker trim… this isn’t easy or cheap to find!

 

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Rear bumper in place, exhaust tips need to be trimmed later.

 

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Let there be lights!   And how about that plate?   Cool.

 

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Restored shifter and console assembly

 

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New carpeting being worked around the console.    This can be a challenging job, but Tyler pulled it off.

 

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Stewart Warner “Green Line” repro gauges look right at home.   


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Rear seat medallion over speaker grille and package tray

 

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Interior assembly coming along…

 

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New headliner brightens up the room a bit.

 

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Original door panel carpet treated to some dye to bring the color back.

 

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Assembled door.

 

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Original 15” x 5.5” Kelsey Hayes wheels sandblasted, epoxied, and sprayed gloss black.

 

 

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7-Litre hubcaps polished and repainted.

 

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New center medallions and white-striped tires complete the look.  


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Underhood pad details and trunk elements installed.

 

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Did the original have chromed acorn lugnuts?

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This car is certainly looking better than new! I doubt that so much care was applied during ist production. Congratulation!

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1 hour ago, Roger Zimmermann said:

This car is certainly looking better than new! I doubt that so much care was applied during ist production. Congratulation!

 

That's very kind of you to say, and you're right... this one was built in about an hour the first time!

 

1 hour ago, keiser31 said:

Did the original have chromed acorn lugnuts?

 

You know I'm not sure.   

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Here you go....most tire shops sell them, I believe.

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Looks like the correct items here....

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After all the hard work, the ‘66 7-Litre is finally finished.    We are super happy with the results, and our crew at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop did an outstanding job on the car.    The owner is happy, and the car drives like a dream.      As a HUGE added bonus, the car was featured in the June 2017 edition of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine, even landing on the cover!   

 

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We’d like to thank everyone who had a hand in this project for the efforts, and thank all who read this thread start to finish.   We hope you enjoyed the trip, it’s been a heck of a ride.     Let us know if we can help with your dream car!

 

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Congratulations on finishing and SUCH a superb job!

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Just received my copy of HEMMINGS MUSCLE MACHINE. The Galaxie looks great.  Glad I kept up with this thread.  Can not wait for your next project.

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Thanks for sharing on the forum.  Always enjoyed your build.  Keep up the great work.  Thanks to all the guys!  Cannot wait until your next build.

 

 

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you all did a great job and it looks great. enjoyed following the build

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19 hours ago, keiser31 said:

Congratulations on finishing and SUCH a superb job!

 

Thank you sir!

 

8 hours ago, ILIKECARS53 said:

Just received my copy of HEMMINGS MUSCLE MACHINE. The Galaxie looks great.  Glad I kept up with this thread.  Can not wait for your next project.

 

Thank you!   We have lots of projects going on.. we'll have to see which one will be next!

 

5 hours ago, unimogjohn said:

Thanks for sharing on the forum.  Always enjoyed your build.  Keep up the great work.  Thanks to all the guys!  Cannot wait until your next build.

 

 

 

Thank you!   I'll share your thoughts with the crew!

 

53 minutes ago, GARY F said:

you all did a great job and it looks great. enjoyed following the build

 

Thank you Gary, and thanks for following along!

 

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Great work as usual, Kevin!

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