Body Repair/Paint

 

The right side quarter panel is from a 62 Falcon and the left side from a 61 parts car I drugged out of the junkyard. The doors on the 61 were slightly better shape than the 60 doors and will require less work. Both donor doors from the 61 parts car needed some TLC on the bottom from rust damage and the trim holes welded up. The weatherstripping retainer on the bottom of doors were purchased from Melvin's. The hood was also replaced with a 61 hood. Passenger’s side rocker panel has a patch.

While parting out the ’61, I saved a section of the dash to repair the radio opening that was butchered for an aftermarket unit. Couple patch panels for the trunk floor also replaced rust damage.

Every nut, bolt, glass, wiring and trim was removed to leave an empty shell. The body was sanded down with 180 and then media blast and epoxy primed then 3 coats of primer with block sanding between coats to insure a perfectly smooth surface for the Sky Mist Blue paint.

I found a NOS grille at a 2019 Falcon Regional in Tennessee and a NOS head lamp door on eBay.

New fender scripts, trunk emblem, hood lettering and weatherstripping were purchased from Melvin's

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