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CushRocks

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'63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« on: Jul 10, 2007, 12:02:20 AM »

Anyone know if the little chrome peice on the hood of the '63 faclons would fit on a '60?
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #1 on: Jul 18, 2007, 12:36:33 AM »

The 63 bubble is too wide. The 63 hood doesn't fit a 60 either.
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #2 on: Jul 18, 2007, 03:51:16 PM »

Well then I guess my good ole "american ingenuity" is going to have to get the job done
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #3 on: Jul 19, 2007, 04:19:46 AM »

I saw this '60 Ranchero at the Nationals.



http://1bad6t.com/sec/28Nats/DCP_0916.jpg

Or you could do what I did and use a '66 GTO scoop

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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #4 on: Jul 19, 2007, 04:18:17 PM »

I like what you did alot more, and my car is in the process of me sanding and primering... and bondo-ing  :bangh: so Im really looking for these small things I can do. How did you install this 66 GTO scoop? I would think this would involve cutting out the old bump in the stock hood and... glue/weld/bondo(?) the new one on? Your looks extremely clean, how did you do it?
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #5 on: Jul 19, 2007, 05:43:58 PM »

I couldn't weld it because of the material it's made off. I couldn't glue it because the technology wasn't up to speed back in the day. (I don’t think Super Glue was invented yet.) But Bondo did play a part in the modification. I got the scoop from the junkyard when the GTO's were plentiful. I cut the end off the bubble of my hood and made my own tabs bolted to the original scoops mounting screws. The other end of the taps is bolted to the hood under the scoop. See http://www.falconearlybirds.com/smf1/index.php?topic=16.0
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #6 on: Jul 22, 2007, 01:33:50 AM »

well, maybe ill try looking around the junkyards for one of them or something similar. I definately like the idea. But Like you said in the other forum,it severs as a "get the air filter wet" was it?  so yeah, that could be a problem. I know I am way too... i dont know the word... but i would have to add lille flaps to close it up and i know i wouldnt. Anyways, thanks again for the info and such, as always your a huge help.
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #7 on: Jul 23, 2007, 10:01:23 PM »

The labor is probably not worth it but if the front face plate is removed from a 1963 falcon, the hood and fenders will bolt right on. If you want cold air ducts use the air cleaner off of a 1983 to 1985 H.O. Mustang. Their air cleaner is dual snorkle and while you will have to shorten or replace the snorkels, the effort is worth it. Won't get the air cleaner wet or plugged either. If the picture comes through it is my 500 hp 427-W in a 62 futura. Still a lot of work but it moves better than the 6 could ever have dreamed of. Except for the narrowed 9" and traction bars it looks stock. Just the way I want it
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #8 on: Jul 23, 2007, 11:00:16 PM »

There seems to be alot of debate as to wether a '63 hood will fit a '60. FastFord, do you mean that if I was to buy a '63 hood and remove the X pattern thingimobober underneath, it would bolt right onto my '60? or would I also have to buy the fenders for it as well. that seems like almost too much of a coincidence for everything to match up like that

interesting...
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #9 on: Jul 24, 2007, 10:40:20 AM »

Fastford –Question?- Does the front tire kick up a lot of dirt from the road into the filters inlets. If mounted in the radiator support you will have Ram-Air to go with your cold air.


CushRocks - The 60-61 hood has a more slope in front whereas the 62-63 hood is more flat. If you put a 63 hood on a 60 the hood will stick up higher than the fenders giving a look like the hood needs to be closed another inch. If you really in love with the 63 hood and need it bad enough you need to swap fenders, radiator support, and grille.
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #10 on: Jul 24, 2007, 01:52:50 PM »

Ah, I see, Well Im not that in need of a hood. I only wanted to give it a little custom look before sending it over to paint. which I should be doing sometime within the next month or two.
Thankyou for your help guys!  8)
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #11 on: Jul 24, 2007, 02:28:47 PM »

The face plate that the headlight buckets connect to would have to be removed and replaced with a 63 or 62 plate. Also, fenders hood and grill from the 63 would have to be used. Neither the hood or fenders of the 60-61 will fit onto the 63 and vice-versa. This is a major job. I had a 1960 Ranchero that was modified in that manner and I have a 61 Futura that I was going to do that way.

As to the dual snorkel, no I do not get rocks in it and the air is absolutely cooler. (I have fuel injection with computer program that allows me to monitor the functions)

One thing I didn't think of was I have a mustang II kit. There may be additional modifications required to install the dual snorkel set up.
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #12 on: Jul 25, 2007, 04:21:34 PM »

I love the dual snorkel Idea, im going to have to try something like that but I would rather connect it to the raidiator mount, behind the grill. Like 1bad6t said, Cold air with ram air.
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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #13 on: Jul 25, 2007, 05:29:08 PM »

Here is a picture I stole from the web. The site is a dead link now but he described how he did it using an extra air cleaner snout and a down spout adapter for house gutters for the intake flange on the radiator support. The duct was purchase from NAPA.

Here is a link showing how to make your own ram air http://home.bresnan.net/~dazed/RamAir


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Re: '63 hood chrome piece fit a '60
« Reply #14 on: Jul 25, 2007, 05:32:44 PM »

Awwsome, and it looks good too! this is my next project for sure. right after I get back from paint.
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