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1965 Ford Galaxy 500

December 23, 2010

by Iggy Perez

This model car is based on a kit from AMT, scale 1/25. I bought this kit as part of a lot on ebay – it was partially built, but not really clean. So I had to first unbuilt it and put it again together as a junk model car.
1965 Ford Galaxy 500 detail clutch bellhousing

This car was built without the engine, that is why the front is lifted up. The front suspension lifts the front due to the missing engine weight. Furthermore, due to the missing engine block, you can see the open bell housing and the clutch, wich was scratch built. Note how the windshield has a crack – which could happen while trying to unmount the windshield to be used on another car.

1965 Ford Galaxy 500 detail of rear fender and open door

The rear fender has some serious rusting – I love to see that rust! Due to the bump on the side, the door doesn’t really close anymore. I also added side windows, with the door window half closed and some weathering.

1965 Ford Galaxy 500 detail inside with rusted floor

The car has no front seats and shows a nice rusted through floor. I painted the hood white to make it look as part of some other car.

1965 Ford Galaxy 500 junk model car on salt desert

We really love this picture. It makes the car look just great on the sunny salt desert. Here you can appreciate how the front is lifted due to the missing engine.

Keept it rusty!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Lee Hartman April 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Nice work on this one! Reminds me of my Dad’s old salvage yard, out in the desert. Your car looks lonely out there, though!

Lee

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Iggy April 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

True, the car is pretty lonely. But there are more junk model cars where this came from, as you know :)

Iggy

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junkster November 7, 2011 at 1:11 pm

what color is that painted one the hole car but i love it this is my favorite page on the website i am ordering a 66 ford fairlane gt-gta and i would like to find out what colors are used to make that rust on that lonely ole car

from your biggest fan.

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Iggy November 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Hey Junkster,

the color is just some brown color I had – nothing special. That’s the cool thing about junk model cars, you can pick just any color!

Thanks for posting on our blog!!

Iggy

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junkster November 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm

i dont mean to bother you guys beacause i know you are busy but can i post pictures of my junk cars on modeljunkyard if you dont mind and could you tell me how if you do let me i go all out to make sure my junkcars are just perfect

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josé antonio August 25, 2012 at 11:51 pm

muito louco

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Seb August 26, 2012 at 7:08 am

muito obrigado! ;-)

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modelcarjunky December 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm

nice 67 iggy

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