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1962 Ford Falcon Build Thread (sorta)

(12-14-2020, 04:15 PM)drew85gt Wrote:  I need to remove my doors.....I can see light thru the bottom from inside..... 

All cars that I'm aware of have factory-punched slots or holes in the bottoms of the doors to drain the water that inevitably enters at the top thru the "debris-shield" (rubber, felt, "brush", etc.) between the outside of the window and the door skin. There's virtually no way to make that shield totally water-tight.  <shrug>
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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(12-14-2020, 04:15 PM)drew85gt Wrote:  WOW!  WOW! WOW!  I doubt mine will ever look that good.  At some point I need to remove my doors and see how bad the bottoms are rusted...I can see light thru the bottom from inside the door.

How bad were your front and back window channels?  I need to get my glass out and see.  I may regret it.  Maybe I'll just get a hose and run water over both and see if they leak.  If not, WHY REMOVE them, right???


My front and rear glass channels were perfect. 
I did have to replace a strip about 1" wide on one of the doors due to the plugged drain holes causing rust.
1962 Falcon
MII Front Suspension, 4-Link Rear, 8.8, 5.0 V8 (Formerly 2.3T )

88 Ranger 2wd RB20DET (Formerly 2.3T, sold)
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(01-01-2021, 05:28 PM)neongreen Wrote:  
(12-14-2020, 04:15 PM)drew85gt Wrote:  WOW!  WOW! WOW!  I doubt mine will ever look that good.  At some point I need to remove my doors and see how bad the bottoms are rusted...I can see light thru the bottom from inside the door.

How bad were your front and back window channels?  I need to get my glass out and see.  I may regret it.  Maybe I'll just get a hose and run water over both and see if they leak.  If not, WHY REMOVE them, right???


My front and rear glass channels were perfect. 
I did have to replace a strip about 1" wide on one of the doors due to the plugged drain holes causing rust.

I've got the passenger door off, but right now worried about fixing the a pillar.  The inner structure was quite wasted and some of the door jam area.  I am working on this today.  My first real car metal fab work.  Wish me luck.
   
2.3T 1962 Falcon "HeHateMe"
YouTube Schofield Motorsports
Cordova,TN
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Well, I got almost all of the pieces done to piece back in the heavy 16 gauge inner a pillar structure and then piece back in the door jam.  I'm not an experience fabricator and have a limited selection of metal fab tools, so I just did what seemed to work.  I'm pretty happy with what I have gotten so far.  The inner piece turned out 10000000 times better than I ever imagined.  The door jam is going to end up being 3 or 4 pieces...small pieces I can fab and weld together versus not have the talent or tools to make it in 1 piece.  Welding and a flap wheel will make it work.

I even used this cheap shrinker stretcher I picked up on Amazon for $135.  without having a clue how to use it, I think it worked good on the first piece I needed to use the shrinker on.

                   
2.3T 1962 Falcon "HeHateMe"
YouTube Schofield Motorsports
Cordova,TN
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http://ironhydroxide.blogspot.com/2021/0...ocket.html

Last November a bearing in my T5 turned to glitter and wiped out the main shaft and input shaft. By converting to a tapered roller bearing as found in the Cobra T5 I was able to save the shafts.
1962 Falcon
MII Front Suspension, 4-Link Rear, 8.8, 5.0 V8 (Formerly 2.3T )

88 Ranger 2wd RB20DET (Formerly 2.3T, sold)
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Nice "save", Jesse!  👍
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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(04-09-2021, 10:22 PM)TurboRay Wrote:  Nice "save", Jesse!  👍

Thanks Ray! Feels good to have saved another manual transmission.

I took my boy out and we did a celebratory burnout.
1962 Falcon
MII Front Suspension, 4-Link Rear, 8.8, 5.0 V8 (Formerly 2.3T )

88 Ranger 2wd RB20DET (Formerly 2.3T, sold)
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