O.K. I must say I'd never thought of owning a Falcon.I've been more drawn to Mopar cars,but......
My love for old cars came from a place in Florida that my mom took me to alot as a kid.It was in Sarasota, called Cars and Music of Yesterday(now called Classic Car Museum)after I saw the cars there I never quit looking for clasics and antiques.
The first car I ever had a say in chooseing and owning was a 75 Plymoth Valiant with a torquoise slant 6.Sadly it threw a rod due to lack of oil.It was $400.After that,looking at the prices of restored cars,I thought my search would be futile.Then 12/99 I bought an '88 car that I was dumping money into every other week.The last straw was when it was going to cost $1,200 for some axle work.I sent it back to the car lot and started looking for another car.A few days later I saw a '63 Ford Falcon advertized at a car lot for $495.I got a ride there and fell in love!As soon as I saw her I was thinking of colors and long drives.Against all comon sense,I bought her and drove home.I was so excited that I didn't even check any fluids and lost my brakes on the way!No brake fluid...That'll do it!That was 5/15/00.Since then I've had to walk alot,had the generater rebuilt,replaced the voltage regulater and the fuel pump.I've still got a long way to go.I'm tring to do most of the work my self.Which is going to fun since I know nothing about fixing cars.Hopefuly in the next year she'll be fixed up,all slick paint and crome.Till then here are some before pictures.As things are done I'll update.
Specifics that I know...
1963 Falcon 2 door sedan hard top 6 cyl originaly 3 speed on the column,converted to floor white(with some surface rust) exterior with interior(what apears to be)grey and white trim with the seats a torquoise color(previous owner was recoloring to burgandy).This seems like a crazy set up but I have to belive what I see.Has the original AM radio but it's not hooked up yet.If any one can give me any advice about rebuilding her please feel free to mail me at GrrrlPower1974@yahoo.com
Sadly due to the fact that I have a full time(50+ hrs) job and have started going to school ful time,the Grrrl is up for sale(or trade). :( So if you live in the Danville,Il area or know some one who does and are interested,please drop me a line.
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owned by Carol.
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