You don't see these too often, but man are they sweet. This Galaxie has similar lines to a '62 Impala, and they typically sell for half the price (though don't expect that to be the case for much longer). It has the original matching-numbers 352 FE big block engine and original Cruise-o-Matic auto transmission. The engine runs smooth and the car drives down the road really nicely. The restoration of this car includes: - new interior (carpet, seats, seat belts, door panels, window cranks, sill plates) - new convertible top - new rear bumper - new tires - new plugs, wires, cap - convertible boot These Galaxie convertibles are getting harder to find and their value is just starting to increase. I expect..READ MORE
I had quite a hard time tracking down the correct trim and molding pieces for the 1962 Galaxie project. Since the car didn't have any of the trim and molding when I purchased it, I had to use the power of the internet to locate pictures of other Galaxies to figure out what the correct trim looked like. Then, I used eBay to purchase all of the correct pieces. Lastly, I need to figure out what the correct trim and molding clips looked like so I could start to find them as well. Here's I've got all the the wheel well trim and rocker panel molding installed on the car. These pieces are pretty..READ MORE
Here's the build thread posts 1, post 2, and post 3.
Background: Here is the first post about my '62 Sunliner project and here is the second post in the build thread. After finding purchasing a set of refurbished front and rear bumpers, I had to make some adjustments to the bumper supports on the front to get the new bumper to fit correctly. Since I was working by myself, I made a makeshift rig with jack stands that would allow me to position the front bumper while getting everything to line up correctly. I took off the gas door and pulled off the old aluminum cover revealing the original blue color. This piece will need some cleaning and polishing before I wrap it in the new..READ MORE
A few weeks ago, I bought a new project 1962 Ford Galaxie. Here's the original post when I first got it home and unloaded it from the trailer. This weekend, I finally had the opportunity to wrench on the car for a bit. I dove right into disassembly and began to take out all of the old interior components. I pulled off the original hubcaps and took the wheels off so that I could sand the original wheels down and hit them with a fresh coat of new black paint. The back seat of this old Galaxie was needing some major repair. These quarter panels, rear door panels, and rear seats don't really match the..READ MORE
Last week, I purchased a car; a 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner! It's in pretty decent shape but it does need some work. Update: Here's the build thread. As you can see, it definitely needs a little work. I've already ordered the new tires (whitewalls), new convertible top and boot, and several trim pieces. This should deb a really fun build!