Rebuild of a XB Falcon

The work required in restoring an 1975 XB GS Ford Falcon. The GS was basically the same as the GT, but without leather seats (nick named the 'poverty pack') All rust cut out and replacement panels welded in. Resprayed in Pepper Red, it's original colour.

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Ford XB Falcon Restoration - Part 1 - The Strip Down
Hello from Queensland and welcome to "Project XB". This is a series of videos I am creating to document the restoration of my ’74 XB Falcon. Although I am a qualified mechanic and transmission rebuilder, I am new to restorations and have quite a lot to learn. My aim is to do just about everything myself, in my own shed - from engine / transmission rebuilding, body / paint work and everything else in between. I want to show what is achievable with a little know how, the right mind set and of course the support of family and friends. With any luck I can pass on what I have learnt and pick up some tips from like-minded people along the way. I am not aiming for a show car when it's finished - it will be restored with a mixture of originality and modern features. Let’s see where we end up! Part 1 – The Strip Down. Unfortunately this video is mostly a slideshow of pictures. I got a bit too excited at the start of the project and didn’t really think of making a bit of a documentary to share until I started the teardown. I aim to shoot actual footage for the next ones, please bear with me. Taking on a restoration project is a huge commitment in itself and I would like to thank the people who have taken the time to document their projects / tutorials and have given their advice so people like me can learn. I will be sharing links of videos that I have found to be extremely helpful and will be giving credit to those particular people. For this video I would like to thank my wife and daughter for taking most of the pictures and help to bag nuts and bolts. Also a shout out to my good friend Richy for an extra pair of hands during the engine removal. Cheers mate! Anyway, let’s get back into it! Cheers, Philthy Phil





Ford XB Falcon Restoration - Part 3 - Plenum Chamber Repairs
Hello from Queensland and welcome to "Project XB". This is a series of videos I am creating to document the restoration of my ’74 XB Falcon. Although I am a qualified mechanic and transmission rebuilder, I am new to restorations and have quite a lot to learn. My aim is to do just about everything myself, in my own shed - from engine / transmission rebuilding, body / paint work and everything else in between. I want to show what is achievable with a little know how, the right mind set and of course the support of family and friends. With any luck I can pass on what I have learnt and pick up some tips from like-minded people along the way. I am not aiming for a show car when it's finished - it will be restored with a mixture of originality and modern features. Let’s see where we end up! In this video I start the repair of the plenum chamber and welding of patch panels. http://knockout-rust.com.au/ - Knock Out Rust Taking on a restoration project is a huge commitment in itself and I would like to thank the people who have taken the time to document their projects / tutorials and have given their advice so people like me can learn. I will be sharing links of videos that I have found to be extremely helpful and will be giving credit to those particular people. Anyway, let’s get back into it! Cheers, Philthy Phil





Rebuilding a falcon coupe
Full Of Rust and Dirt (WAS past tence...) The start of the long journey that is classic car rebuilding.. This was started in 1998 and is by no means finished.. Have got it painted and assembled but still a long way to go. I have owned this car since I was 18 and it had a hard life. I ended up buying an XC ex-police interceptor (see other uploads) but one day will get it powered up under its own steam...




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