Midsouthern Restorations

1963 Ford Falcon

Here is a restoration project that came to us from Nashville, Tennessee. This car has a long history of waiting to be restored. The first paragraph of his e-mail spoke of the time frame.

“I have a 63 Ford Falcon convertible that we would like to make into a “daily driver” for my wife. We have had this car for about 15 years, and we have done some work on it over the years, but have never gotten it back to driving status. The previous 20 years before we acquired it, it was stored in a garage in the Nashville area. Since we have had it, it has been stored in our garage. Therefore, it has basically spent the last 35 years garaged.”

This car is a rare auto as it is believed to be a Falcon Sprint that came as a convertible, V-8, bucket seats. It also had to be an early 63, like maybe one of the first ones, as by decoding the VIN number it was found this car to be built in Lorain, Ohio March 22 1962. The “Sprint” insignia can be seen outlined on front fenders in fade paint. The goal is to check and make correct all mechanical aspects of the Falcon. It now will be powered by a 289 and C-4 automatic. Then from there it will be moved to the paint and body shop. We now have a 63 Chevy Nova and a 63 Ford Falcon at the shop at the same time. Both same class economy cars for their manufactures.

The Falcon is road ready and is just being finished up. The front suspension was totally rebuilt and electrical issues were taken car of. The body was stripped to bare metal and the usual amount of rust was found. It was cut out and repaired correctly. Once painted, a new windshield and top were put on and once drivable the car was aligned and new dual exhaust was added. Chrome bumpers will add glitter to the little convertible.

The Falcon is complete and went home to be driven all around Nashville with top down and soaken up rays.