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Thread: BUILD THREAD For 1964 Falcon Sprint to Monte Carlo Rallye FIA spec'

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    I took the rolling body in for paint yesterday, so we masked it all up for the final paint and prepped the body.
    (prior to taking it in I gave the whole body a very light 500 grit sand)

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    All ready for the final colour
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    And today the final paint was sprayed, I was really chuffed with the job, just the right amount of orange peel to make it look like it did in the day.
    Very happy with the job, you never know exactly what it will be like until its painted so nervous times.
    I bought the car back home and have left it in the warm garage for the paint to harden over the next couple of weeks.

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  3. #423
    Another milestone. I'm guessing it will be hard to stop yourself wanting to progress assembly!

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    Home straight......Yeah Right !

    Looks superb Paul. Take your time and get it right.

    Cheers

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    Wow, just outstanding!

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    Hi Paul
    Very inspirational, super workmanship. Gives me some great tips in building my 63 rally Sprint.

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    Thanks everyone for your comments.
    Assembly has started now but only on interior while the exterior paint (PPG Deltron DG) hardens.
    I have been also restoring the handbrake, air vents, wiper motor & assembly, this will all be fitted when finished this week. On to the wiring next.

    Leadfoot, Thanks for your post, I have a lot of info' on the 63 Monte Carlo Rallye Sprint cars if you need some info' I will be happy to help.
    Great to see pics of your car, always keen to see more.
    Cheers to all

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    Now that the paint has hardened, assembly is now moving ahead well. I ordered a set of Avon 15 inch tyres and had these fitted to the restored Kelsey Hays 15"steel rims (correct for FIA Homologation 1250). The Monte Carlo Rallye export bar on the front suspension towers is fitted and the lower shock tower support bar is also fitted. (correct for FIA Homologation 1250)
    Suspension still needs to go in, but wiring will be the next job
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    Wow, looking fantastic Paul, the fun is definitely under way.
    I'll be down soon for a drive.

    Cheers.

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    Stunning work Paul. I just can't say enough about your efforts.

    Do you have a goal in mind for when you want to hit the track?

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    Thanks Bruce & Steve,
    Planning to have it ready for next season in October.
    Any time you are ready Bruce.
    Cheers

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    Really beautiful Paul. When all of the parts, in their different colours, start going back in it really brings everything else into focus. Is the engine ready to go in - it looks pretty smart too.

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    Thanks very much Mike, The engine still needs some top end work, heads & Manifold and then I can fit it. This is the spare engine, the race engine will come later.
    The Graham Hill car #201 ran full upholstery as many cars did in the 1960s.
    So I fitted the headlining today, as this needs to go in before the front & rear screens go in. They can be tricky to fit but centering it all and working from the centers outwards is a must. The front is glued in first followed by the back then the sides. There are lots of little tricks to fitting a headlining so best use a car trimmer if you have not done one before.

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    Very neat job Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B View Post
    Thanks very much Mike, The engine still needs some top end work, heads & Manifold and then I can fit it. This is the spare engine, the race engine will come later.
    The Graham Hill car #201 ran full upholstery as many cars did in the 1960s.
    So I fitted the headlining today, as this needs to go in before the front & rear screens go in. They can be tricky to fit but centering it all and working from the centers outwards is a must. The front is glued in first followed by the back then the sides. There are lots of little tricks to fitting a headlining so best use a car trimmer if you have not done one before.

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    WOW, you've got me worried now, will you actually turn up and RACE it...……………………….? just remember the first stone clip or scratch hurts the most, from there on its just another dirty ol race cra , ha ha

    Dale M

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    The first cut is the deepest Dale!
    It will go on the track for sure, that's the whole reason for the build. And it will have "patina" as it ages nothing wrong with that. I am really enjoying the build on this one its been really rewarding putting the detail in.
    I cant wait to give it a burst around the circuit!
    Doing the rest of the wiring now.
    Cheers

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    Paul,
    Fabulous workmanship in every way my friend.
    Hey I found this spare engine that you could have as a back-up !
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    But don't come to Chicago or Toronto to pick it up as it is only about - 18 C there at the moment !
    p.s. Will you have seat belts to hold a passenger in for any Demo laps or just the inside door handle to hang on to ?

    (Ken H )

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    Paul, ( FYI)
    I drive past this corner each day on my way into Moss Motors near the Santa Barbara Airport.
    (Read this to see what happens on the next lap.)
    http://www.tamsoldracecarsite.net/MartinHillFalcon.html

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    (Ken H)
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    Now that’s great photo of real cars....lol

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    Is there anything you can't turn your hand to. I'll line up behind Ken if you ever feel like taking demo runs.

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