After realising lately that i seem to be doing more thinking about how im going about doing the restomod on my fastback rather than getting the work done. I decided i needed a break from the project and do something else ive been wanting to do for ages, also easier and straight forward.
I will make myself a Thinking Couch
It means i can now get rid of a stripped down car body that i have had sitting around for about 10 years, keeping it for the only good bits the back and front end.
So out i went with a panel saw and hacked away, actually only took half an hour to seperate, i even cut the rusted out fuel tank in half.
I wonder why ford never made a Falcon hatch? , they look kinda cool.
This morning i hosed it all down removing years of crud and redback spiders and then went to it again with the saw and grinder removing the towbar, exhaust brackets, trailer plug wiring and what was left of the fuel tank. Then did some more thinking, measured the space available and set out with a tape measure to comb through my stock of rear car seats.
I wanted to use the NC Fairlane rear seat because it is a nice grey velour and in perfect condition. However when i tried the lower section it was too large for the opening. I then got a XD Falcon set which i find quite ugly but right for the era, it fitted alot better.
I cut out the tailgate seal strip which is also where it is spot welded together and that gave me an extra 2". I will have to cut the rest of that section out , panelbeat and weld back together and that will give me another 2" which will allow the seat to come forward more and maybe give me enough room to use the nicer Fairlane seat instead.
This is it so far, i had to stop at 10am because the family was coming around for the day.
Plan so far is for a jarrah armrest on the topsides with a drink holder in the wider back pillars section with the chrome trim.
Maybe carry the jarrah down the tailgate latch area sides and across above the bumper. Maybe paint it Black or a light blue.
In the back ground of some pics is the next couch candidate a XM Falcon wagon. The floor and chassis of this is pretty much non existent but the roof section is in good condition. I am cutting the roof off from just under the rear windows and it will be used as a slide on panelvan alterative for a XL ute future project i got a few years ago.
as i got the ute, paid $150
After i test fitted a 302 windsor, c4 , took the body down to metal,primed and hung a few panels from one of my written off donor cars.
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