My Car - Snapshot!
Welcome to the SNAPSHOT!!!!! section. Here, I will post new pictures of my car
as I progress
in my Ford Falcon restoration, with big plans for the future..........
I'm getting close to being able to have this car
look like a car...
Headliner is in but still needs to be "tweaked" - I have one or two sags in
C pillar portion and I'm still waiting for A pillar covers to come back from
the platers. Thanks to my friend Jeff for helping me with the headliner.
In Hindsight I really think it's worth getting the headliner installed
*before* the windshield/rear glass... It would have allowed me to get the
headliner a lot smoother. If you guys have some good tips and tricks to get
the headliner nice and smooth I'm all ears
After the headliner was set I started working from the rear of the vehicle
forward. Package tray first. This is one of those areas I'm glad I could
revisit as I always had good ideas for this area but was never able to do
them as I either had no money or no patience (sometimes a little of both at
I started by using that Mercury Cougar insulation and cut a piece to glue to
underside of package tray area:
From here I mounted the 6 X 9 speakers from the top and used the plastic
speaker grille "ring" as a template to make new rings out of 1/4" plywood. A
quick shot of semi gloss black pretties them up:
I glued in the insulation and then used these rings on the under side of the
package tray on top of the insulation. The speaker bolts go through these
plywood rings and when tightened, make a nice, strong mount. The speaker
wiring is tucked under the rings to keep the wires away from
I used more 1/4 inch ply to make a new package tray top. Joanne's Fabrics
had the heavy Vinyl I needed, and I covered the new package tray wit the
Vinyl. I think it'll look good with the new recovered black vinyl seats:
After that I gave the trunk and package tray area a good scrubbing with some
soap and water. Lots of dust and crud in the car.
Last but not least the dash painting is complete - now I can start getting
the new rechromed plastic dash on and new components onto the dash.
Should have a bit more to show next update.
Mike in Chicago