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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 10:30 am

Hey all, thought you may be interested to see some pics of my XM Falcon. I'm building it as a 60's inspired mild custom. Car is airbagged, with air ride shockwaves at all corners, and a tri-4 link in the rear. Interior will be mid 60's style, driveline is stock, fully rebuilt. Will try and update it now and then as it progresses.
Currently in the process of being painted, was stripped back to metal and primed on the weekend.

This is how the car looked before I took it off the road, two years ago. (this was the original paint, from '64)


As it sat before going to the paint shop (rear will still go about an inch lower-car measures 51 inches tall!)



And alongside the wife's '33, in the shed:


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Post by blatdriver on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 11:36 am

What colour is she going to be?
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 11:42 am

Calypso Green (xa falcon colour) with a darker green "fade away" below that lower swage line
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Post by blatdriver on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 11:54 am

It should look good, I tried to buy a old falcon of a guy down the road from my dads farm many many years ago, it was a factory raven black, with blood red interior, lots of crome, XL-or XP I think, but he was going to do it up one day.... but he never did
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Post by allan on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 1:25 pm

That's going to be one very cool Falcon once finished,my step father had a XM red white wagon with the wood grain panels down the side of it.Tryed to buy a XM ute once but owner wanted to much for it,it had a lot of rust in it.
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Post by mgy125 on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 2:30 pm

Nice...please do keep us posted. Also...how about a couple pictures of the wife's 33??? Please???
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 2:51 pm

mgy125 wrote:Nice...please do keep us posted. Also...how about a couple pictures of the wife's 33??? Please???

Any good for ya?...
Our wedding day, car was finished 7pm the night before.


At the nationals, Geelong 2011. Car had been registered for a week, never been driven further than 35kms, we drove to Vic, trouble free.)





It runs a warm 351, straight gas, 400hp, FMX rans, with a 2500 stall and 9 inch with 3.7 gears.
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Post by mgy125 on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 2:56 pm

Perfect. Nice to see a rod that is driven. So you have two sweet rides in your family. Thanks for sharing them.
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Post by blatdriver on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 3:03 pm

iagree very nice ride
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Post by Adam Clark on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 3:41 pm

Wow! Both of em look great, well the falcon will look great when done anyway. bigthumbsup
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Post by allan on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 5:23 pm

Cool 33 coupe
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Post by DeeCee on Tue 19 Feb 2013, 6:39 pm

Wow mate very nice rod and a great falcon project aswell, but, can fit more than an icy pole stick under it, NOT low enough mate. Razz
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Post by BluBlood on Sat 08 Jun 2013, 2:20 am

That is so cool mate. Love those early 60's falcons! Love to see it put back together! Top job on the 3 window too!
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Post by Adam Clark on Fri 19 Jul 2013, 6:25 pm

Is that you and your son with the green falcon in the last street machine??
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Sat 20 Jul 2013, 10:30 am

Adam Clark wrote:Is that you and your son with the green falcon in the last street machine??

Haha, busted! Sure is Adam.

Car has come along quite a bit now, hence my slow up on the models. Here's some updated pics of where I'm at.

Air system hardware in:


 Most if the dash back together:


Jewellery back on the guards:


And back on the rest of the car, and car back on the ground, for now:




This photo is at my eye level, I'm 5'10". Pretty happy with the height (car will still be able to drive and turn at this height too!)



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Post by Adam Clark on Sat 20 Jul 2013, 12:11 pm

Definately a street machine worthy car Retro! greatwork Love the colour and stance, and just the whole car! drooly
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Post by DeeCee on Sat 20 Jul 2013, 9:17 pm

That is absolutely gorgeous mate, colour is magic!. Love the colour coded dash and the stance!!hellyeah  and i'm not even a Ford person, love it!!)
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Re: My '64 XM falcon

Post by IronMunkie on Fri 27 Sep 2013, 11:45 pm

NEEDS MOAR LOW!

Twisted Evil 

I'd vote massively wide rear steelies and some fat tyres.

But wow, stunning Falcon mate. Very Happy 
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 10:04 am

Just an update on the XM. Been pretty busy with it, hence why I haven't finished a model in months Sad     But can"t have everything. I'm lucky enough to be able to get out to the shed still, having a fairly new born 8 month old boy.
  Anyways, getting close now, driveline back in, brakes done, got some glass in, electrics just about finished & the seats are back, I wanted the interior to reflect custom interior trends of the early/mid 60's. I think my trimmer nailed it!!



Engine bay is all back together:




All comments welcome guys.
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Post by 70cudatj on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 5:26 pm

Coming along nicely Cool
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Post by Paul on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 6:06 pm

Looking good!


I reckon this would top off your motor though!!...


http://www.offyparts.com/product_info.php/products_id/240
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Post by allan on Mon 28 Oct 2013, 9:06 am

Like the seats,engine looks cool too.
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Mon 28 Oct 2013, 1:21 pm

I did procrastinate over the offy triple adaptor for a couple of months Paul. Would still like to.
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Post by DeeCee on Mon 28 Oct 2013, 9:57 pm

That interior is HORN!!!! Top job on everything i can see mate, beautiful!
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Post by DeeCee on Thu 24 Apr 2014, 12:54 pm

Nice spread in STREET MACHINE there mate, great result, looks terrific Awsome work. Do the plates describe the car or the owner??  Razz 
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