Join Date: Feb 2013
Drives: 1995 Taurus SE, 3.8V6 exploded, turned SHO/MTX-Swap nightmare.
Rep Power: 7
Major restoration help needed, 1963 Ford Galaxie.
Okay, so as some of you have seen, I've been talking elsewhere about my 1963 Galaxie, and she needs help. I bought the car in September 2012 for a song, running and (yard)driving with no major rust.
Other than the frame.
Originally, the old owner (Who had 30+ Chevrolet muscecars, by the way, and wanted to keep the Galaxie more) was going to put patch panels in, but now that I've had professional welding friends look at it, the frame needs much more than that. Except... We don't know how much it needs.
To find out, I need to get the body off the car. That's a much bigger project than I had expected. I was planning on driving it this summer (Potentially all the way from CT to Florida) but I doubt it will even see the road till next spring now. My issue is this; I haven't the slightest idea of where to go now. I don't have a proper garage for getting the body off, and don't really know anybody that does. I don't want to send it to a shop, because that's not the point. I'm going to do all of this myself (Minus the major welding of course, that's a big deal) and I want a little more power over getting things done.
Anybody have possible input? I'd appreciate it.