Ron Brennemans'
Ron Brennemans'
'64 Falcon Pro/Street Project
'64 Falcon Pro/Street Project
The first thing I wanted to accomplish was to get the body solid and repair what rust was on the car. I started with the frontend.  So, the first thing was to remove the engine and transmission. The body panels seemed to be good and straight, so I concentrated on what was hidden. Here's a " Before Everything" picture.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
After the Engine and Transmission were removed, I started to clean, grind, sandblast, etc. inside the motor compartment.  The Firewall is where I spent alot of time. There were layers of paint, plus what looked to be undercoating of some sort. I blasted what I could, then grinded and sanded until it was all gone. After the inside and surrounding areas were clean, I primered with a buff epoxy primer.
Well guess what? I have decided to cut my shock towers down to make room for a bigger motor. What a time to figure this out! Hmmmm...might as well turn this into a Pro/Street ride then. That's right, I went to all this trouble just to start chopping up the car. Oh well, live and learn as they say. I proceeded to strip off anything that had to do with the suspension. So, I disassembled the front first, then cut my towers back for the larger engine. I then welded in 3/16 steel plates where I remomoved about 1.75" from the back section of the towers.
I did this to both sides, and welded all the way around each plate to make them as strong or stronger than the origionals were. After everything was in place and welded, POR-15 was applied for corrosion protection and durability.
OK, now for the framework.. I wanted to Pro/Street as I said earlier, so, I purchased a Ford 9" rearend with a  Detriot Locker and 373:1 Gears. Then took it to Moser Engineering and had it narrowed to 38.5" flange to flange. I bought Weld Draglites with Mickey Thompson tires,  29x15.5x15.
This came from an Ebay deal. I then had the rim and tire size I was working with, so, I measured everything a few times and began removing the rear floor section. I have never tubbed out a car before, so this was a real experience for me! Lots and Lots of work to do this right, but I'm sure when I'm done it will be worth  all the blood ,sweat and tears I will have poured into this project. I roamed the Internet for days collecting information on how everything should be done, and came up with a lot of good links to help me along. The first link  is a great source for doing everything you need to do for a Pro/Street look. www.autoweldchassis.com/cp.ivnu