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1963 Ford Falcon Convertible Build

by Ron Wilson

INTRODUCTION

1963 Ford Falcon Convertible

This picture of our 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible was taken after we had carefully removed the quarter panel, door jamb and outer rocker panel. The parts were removed due to a serious " T-Bone" type of accident many, many years ago.

1963 Ford Falcon Convertible

This is the right rear of the convertible and demonstrates that the metal underneath the damaged panels is pristine and rust free.

1963 Ford Falcon Convertible

Here, we have welded on the N.O.S. outer rocker panel. This item was found while walking around the 2005 Fall Carlisle Swap Meet.

1963 Ford Falcon Convertible

Another picture of the outer rocker panel demonstrates the numerous spot welds required to properly install the rocker panel.

1963 Ford Falcon Convertible

And the welds are continued along the bottom seam.

1963 Ford Falcon Convertible

The N.O.S. Quarter Panel and a nice used Door Jamb are welded into place after careful alignment. The quarter panel was found in Hemming's Motor News and picked up on our way to 2005 Spring Carlisle.

1963 Ford Falcon Convertible

This picture demonstrates the welding and alignment required around the convertible well area on the quarter panel. Although this is a 2 Door Sedan quarter panel, trimming it to fit the convertible was accomplished after several trial fittings.

1963 Ford Falcon Convertible

The tail light area required replacement of the inner metal ring. A nice used one was donated by our convertible parts car.

1963 Ford Falcon Convertible

The entire front end of the Convertible needs to be stripped of all undercoating and paint. Here we can see that process has begun as well as the required full welding of all spot welded seams and joints. This convertible will end up with a full Air Ride suspension system and Rack and Pinion Steering.

1963 Ford Falcon Convertible

Here we can see the heat penetration from the welding done on the fender well side of the inner fender panels.


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