Color is Cinnmon Pearl it's bee nosed decked and shaved. Was featured in Hot Rod Magazine November 2000. It currently has a stroked 390 (445ci 500HP 500Ft/Lbs) Edelbrock CJ heads, Performer RPM intake with a Mighty Demon 825 Carb. Comp 294S Cam with Harland Sharp Rocker, FPA Headers and 3" exhaust. TCI C-6 with 3500 stall and a Cheeta SSC Shifter, Currie 9" rear with 31 spline 3.70 gear/Trac Loc Dif and Forged Axles. Power Front Discs, Lowered with custom springs and ADDCO Sway Bars Front & Rear.
I had a small warehouse space accross the street from my apartment where I stored the car. I did allot of the work there and in front of my place thanks to a very forgiving landlord and supportive neighbors. All of the real heavy work was done at my friends well equipped home shop that's to die for. Without his help and facilities this car would never have been done to this level.
With all the body work done it's off to paint. Although there was no rust repair I had significant bodywork to do when I decided to remove all the factory badging. We welded up almost 50 trim holes. And every one of those holes left a dimple in the panel that needed to be made flat but it was worth the effort
And here it is in the infield at Daytona for the 1999 Turkey Rod Run. This was a week after the new engine and trans was installed and it ran flawlessly on during the 500 mile round trip. Popular Hot Rodding spied the car and included it in their coverage of the event. It was in the April 2000 issue. Later in February 2000 we took it to Moroso MotorSports Part for a show put on by Hot Rod magazine. The editor fell in love with it and they did a photo shoot that day. A 3 page feature was included in the November 2000 issue. I could not believe the reaction to what we had built.
My 1965 Galaxie 500XL when it had a built 428CJ engine
This the 445ci stroker engine I built to replace the 428CJ that broke a rod after many years of fun.
Taking a drive in my 1965 Galaxie 500XL with the newely installed 445ci Ford FE Stroker Engine I built.
ghpcnm on May 19, 2011 said:
DROOL...beautiful car and great workmanship. Congratulations !!![Reply to this comment]
onisac1 on Dec 26, 2011 said:
Great job on one of Fords nicest body styles. Very nice "65 Ford, good job. "Happy Trails" oNiSaC1[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on May 24, 2013 said:
Great Work!![Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Sep 30, 2014 said:
Beautiful car! Thanks for the ride. Miss looking across the hood of mine. Great job. Red[Reply to this comment]
Fang on Apr 22, 2011 said:
I've always loved this body style. Very Cool. Fang[Reply to this comment]