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Author: Howie Cronce   Date: 2/13/2018 10:54:35 PM    Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

The Falcon was a car that my high school (Hunterdon Central class of 66/67) had in auto shop and was finished using for instruction..It was a 60 or 61 not sure no title..They were going to scrap it but I gave it a good home..It was just a shell without front fenders..Perfect for my use..I cut and skinned the rest of the car with a torch..Its a wonder I'm still alive from all the undercoating fires, stinky tar, I had going on while working on it..I just used the outer metal from the unibody car..The roof was cut in a big square and I made all window posts from flat sheet metal..Somewhere about this time (1969)Jimmy DeBaro started helping me and he had all the body work knowhow..We used 3/8" steel fuel line from parts store to make a bead around the body edges, little welding and some bondo and it looked great..We used 5/16"or 1/4" around all the window/roof posts to stiffen it up..Location of roof to body was moved back some to make it sit right and look kool from side profile..Not sure of the correct measurement..We went by what looked right..When it was ready for paint he took it to George Unfrieds in Ringoes..He was working there part time doing body work..It was Yellow the first time, thought I would like it but changed my mind...He fixed it with the Black and Silver sides..Much better..I raced that car from a couple races in 71 to 1974 when we were building the first Mustang..Used the rear and a few other parts on the Mustang and sold the Falcon(mainly a chassis, body, and front axle)to some guy from Somerville NJ and he raced a couple times and I never saw it again...Hope this answers some of your questions...Thank You ---Howie.




 
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