1962 Ford Falcon Coupe (Base) 2-door

13 months after taking ownership "Betty Anne" goes to the shop for body and paint work.

Paint color – Rangoon Red

Finally the Falcon "Betty Anne" goes in to Affordable Collision Center in Ventura to get her body straightened, bends fixed, and chips painted.  Along with a bunch of other items, see below.  All the body and paint work will take no more than 30 days from Monday, August 17th, 2015 


  • Remove front grill for buffing
  • Remove headlight rims for buffing
  • Remove hood ornament (faux air scoop) for buffing
  • Remove front & rear bumpers for buffing
  • R&R Front fender emblems


Outsourcing Seals & Interior (Ideal Upholstery – Sal)

  • R&R driver door frame seal
  • R&R passenger door frame seal
  • R&R Trunk seal
  • R&R door window seals
  • R&R ¼ window seals
  • R&R rear window seals


Outsourcing (Jessies Radiator & Automotive – Jessie)

  • Service driver window winder system
  • Service passenger door window winder system
  • Service rear side window winder systems


Body & Paint (Affordable Collision Center – Diego)

  • Pull front & rear bumpers
  • Fix damaged driver’s door
  • Paint driver’s door
  • Remount driver’s door
  • Remount passenger door
  • Remount hood
  • Remount trunk
  • Touchup paint chips on hood
  • Touchup paint ships on trunk
  • Fix rust areas & paint (wheel wells both sides)
  • Install rear wheel skirts
  • Paint rear wheel skirts
  • Fix front driver’s side fender clear coat
  • Fix rear driver’s side fender clear coat
  • Clear coat entire car
  • Install new Trunk lock and cover assembly
  • Install new front fender emblems
  • Buff & polish interior paintwork
  • Paint wheel rims (Rangoon Red)


Posted by Phillip Seaman Friday, August 14, 2015 7:55:00 PM Categories: 1962 Ford Falcon Bodywork Fit! Paint
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This is the story behind how I found stripped, rebuilt, tested and drove my first Classic Car.  Some of it might be interesting while other parts just plain boring.  Sorry but that goes with the territory of building and owning a classic car.  A lot of hurry up and wait...
The first stage, mechanical, took exactly a year to the week to get from towing in an empty shell to driving it out onto the road with brakes working.
The second stage on the project took a lot less time.  It only took 4 weeks to get the bodywork and paint completed.  Of course it took me several weeks of hunting to find and get all the bits and pieces together before I booked the time at Diego's shop (Affordable Collision Center).  He promised me a 4 week time span... I made him sign a contract to that effect with a penalty of $100 per day over the 30 day period.


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It is now Sunday, 16th August, 2015

The car goes into Diego's tomorrow morning at 10am.... it will be a long 30 day wait!