1959 Ford Galaxie
Found on Craig's list in July of 2016. It ran and drove it on the trailer but top wiring was out, windows were out and piles of stainless and chrome was off the car. It looked doable but a big task. Got started and had help from a fellow that really knew y blocks. He has been invaluable. Choose a couple of great vendors to do the chrome, and paint. Finished late 2020 in time for some shows to bring home several first places. This year has been slim due to road construction by our farm but did get a best of show in about 100 cars. Looking forward to more shows and longer drives.
Paint and exterior
Complete bolt and nut restoration. Was a frame off 30 or more years ago but everything had to be redone. Many new parts. Lucky engine had been replaced with 292 Y-Block with 37000 miles. They installed speedometer from donor car.
Upholstery and interior
Lucky interior was bought from company before bankruptcy. New dash pad, Radio updated to 4 channels 40 watts each and AM/FM solid state. Can't tell Town & Country radio from original. works fantastic. Two speakers under front seat.
Mileage on speedometer from donor engine
Wheels and tires
Wheels replaced with solid wheels as used originally on police, taxi and station wagons
Just turned and new shoes. All slave cylinders replaced and master replaced with vacuum booster.
Hooked up overdrive. Works fantastic.