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05-11-2007, 07:58 PM
Hi all
my name is phil from Melbourne Australia.
I have two falcons,
An Australian 1970 XW falcon GT and a US 1967 Futura Club coupe .
I imported the tudor to Australia last year and have just completed a complete restoration ...
please enjoy

05-12-2007, 08:51 AM
Hi Phila,

Welcome! Nice looking Falcons! We have a guy in the area from Austrailia who shows up to local Ford shows occasionally with his Aussie birds.

05-13-2007, 04:42 AM
thanks for the welcome... here are a few links you can cut & paste into the address bar to see some more pics if you like. hope they work ..





05-13-2007, 03:24 PM
i want your xw grill:)

welcome to the forum

05-14-2007, 02:38 PM
I'll introduce myself:
My name is Jim Grimes and I've had my Falcon Sprint for almost 30 years. It was my daily driver for 10 years after I gave it a mild restoration in 1981. After moving from California to Washington in 1992 it has spent most of it's time taking up space in my garage, I intend to change this. I've had 5 other Falcons-3 Rancheros, a 63 Futura Convertible and another 64 Sprint convertible. There's just something about Falcons. My daughter and niece both want this car and my wife really would't be upset to see it go-but I'm hanging on.

Jim Grimes FCA member 316

05-15-2007, 01:30 AM
hi ... thanks for the welcome
yes the XW front is pretty good. its an aggressive look. I think its the best looking of the Aussie falcons of that body shape. Some people in Australia who have imported the U.S. coupes to Australia have put XW fronts on them... the job is significant, as the guards hood and other items all have to be changed as well as the stone tray and grille.

07-06-2007, 04:20 AM
Hi All
Just thought I'd post an update ... just had the suspension redone. New shocks all round, new fron springs and reset the rear leaves. I also had an extra leaf added to the rears to suit Australian road conditions. The Coupe is slightly lower in the front now. See the link below


kind regards

07-07-2007, 10:45 AM
I like the stance. It doesn't stand out as too high or too low. Mine is a bit high in the rear since I put in new springs several years ago but I've never really done anything to adjust it.

07-07-2007, 07:30 PM
Hi kenny
I was keen for it to not be too low as it makes it a pig to drive. Extra leaf in the rear made a huge handling difference. I recommend it

07-08-2007, 12:03 AM
Did you put in new bushings? I put poly bushings in mine but may go back to the rubber. It's more stable in the turns with the poly bushings but it rides really stiff. Like being in an old buggy.

Or I may just leave the poly in the front and put rubber in the shackles to see if that gets me the best of both worlds?

07-08-2007, 06:00 AM
Mine has rubber all round except for the front saddle which I also replaced. The saddle bushes are nolathane.
I'd go to rubber.

07-27-2007, 10:56 AM
Here is my '62 3-on-the-tree, 4-door flyer with a 450 Air Conditioner. It's shown here in front of the chapel where we used it as the limo for our wedding.

Mike and Judith Tipton
Bothell WA