Progress Thread 1963 Falcor GT?

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slipkid269

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63 Sprint. Although there are no badges or trim saying otherwise. I assume it's a Sprint. There is this....Whoever did the conversion to 5 lug did a good job. Looks totally factory as far as I can tell. Doesn't have the stainless trim around the side windows as upper models have.
 

slipkid269

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63 Sprint. Although there are no badges or trim saying otherwise. I assume it's a Sprint. There is this....Whoever did the conversion to 5 lug did a good job. Looks totally factory as far as I can tell. Doesn't have the stainless trim around the side windows as upper models have.
Ok I will edit myself here. I was looking at model info and it seems the Sprint ONLY came with the v8 260. I thought Sprint was the base model but looks like it's just Sedan. This page here shows what I have. I believe even the same color as far as I can tell with a blue interior.

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wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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I'm not sure but I believe the 289 didn't come out till 65, the 63 would be a 260.
I also remember the 'sprint' package was special trim and chrome stuff on the engine.
No matter, it's the suspension we are IDing so if he wants disc front brakes he needs what from the ford parts bin?I
I know there are kits he can get.
 

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OK I went back and looked at every pic you have posted and I believe you have a 63 Falcon Futura that was born with a 260/3spd. I didn't see a tunnel hump on the driver side to indicate a floor shift- 4spd = Sprint- 3spd column = Futura. The brakes, rear axle, and front suspension (that I could see) looks standard issue 63 Falcon V8.
 

Mr.Kelley

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You'll have to rely on paperwork for a VIN. The Falcon VIN stamping would be on the left side firewall to shock tower brace, which has been removed on your car.
 

Mr.Kelley

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63 Sprints were ALL 4spd bucket seat Futura (squared back roof) body style. V8s available for 63 were 221 and 260. 289s came in 64, 260s were still put in some 64 fords until they ran out.
 

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Ok I see ya there! I didn't get notified but was chekin in and saw ya. So I got the title out. Now don't go tellin me I actually got something good I will have to re think my whole direction!! :doh: Which would be OK too!! :D 3H01S164487
 

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I'm gonna put out there that I think many many people on the internet of falcons are lazy about the difference of 63 and 63 1/2. The roofline is different. The 63 1/2 has an open window design where the window frame is part of the glass going up and down. Theres a better name for it escapes me. My window has no signs of chrome trim around that area nor does it go down. But they do work! They were hidden under leopard spotted panels that covered them up. Also they don't look stripped....I do like those style windows, but I do love my ugly little car.
 

Mr.Kelley

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As far as I know the 63 1/2 thing on the Falcons is myth. They simply used the round 62 roof on the 63 non futuras until they ran out mid year then switched to the square roof. All futuras and Sprints got the squarish Futura roof from the beginning of the 63 model year. Different plants ran out at different times. The hardtops got different windows and associated parts. I'm not sure if the glass was different between the std and the Futura.
 

slipkid269

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So that also verifies it was a 4 bolt drum converted to 5.....right? Unless original falcon parts were swapped into it? hmmm that dont make sense.
 

Mr.Kelley

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It means somebody put V8 Falcon drum brakes on it for whatever reason. Probably was just what was available at the time. At least that's my common excuse.
 
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