Hot Rod Ramblings: Ford Falcon is “Car of the Week”
After doing the Volk ’29 Roadster story last week, I was way into traditional hot rods. But, knowing that my daily driver/hot rod needs to be more practical, have a heater and a back seat, 1960′s rods make more sense.
My parents were up visiting from California and of course, poppi and I talked cars. He had a 1964 Mercury Comet Cyclone for about 15 years or so. I’ve thought many times I should do a tribute Comet, black just like dad’s, high revving 289 ci or 302 ci and a modern 5 speed. The problem is, Comet’s are hard to find clean. Plus, they’re a little bigger than I typically like. I’m a small car kind of guy. The Ford Falcon is the Comet’s baby brotha from another motha.
I was doing my usual daily classifieds browsing on Craigslist and found this 1964 Ford Falcon Futura with a V8 and 4 speed trans, front disc brakes, and a straight body already being used as a daily driver.
Typically what I do when I get hooked on a new “Car of the Week” is I go straight to Google Image searches. My ultimate Falcon build would be a combination of Trans-Am, SCCA, Pro-Touring and Restomod build styles. These were some of the inspirational cars I found on Google. Enjoy!
This Falcon has a great road race feel going on. I love those wheels and the flat cornering.
I really dig the 5 spoke grey Torque Thrust wheels on the left above. Silver is a good color for the Falcon.
Pikesan found this one and sent me the link. Thanks buddy! I think this is the perfect setup for a Falcon road racer. I really like the mini-fender flares. The radiused rear fender is just what the small rear wheel well needs to fit these 16×10 wide PS Engineering wheels on a Falcon. I think it looks great don’t you? That 2 tone paint is a nice touch too.
Found this red one on RacingJunk.com. This is a perfect example to start building a track ready Falcon. It looks clean with the painted front and rear bumpers.
I’ll finish up with this resto-mod Falcon running 17″ wheels. The Falcon looks good in white I think. The hardtop coupe Sprint model is a great cruiser.
Let me know by leaving a comment below.