Name: Peter Melody
Location: New Plymouth
Car: 1967 Ford Galaxie 500
Awesome-looking car. What is it? And how long have you had it?
It’s a 1967 Galaxie 500 fastback, brought in from Portland, Oregon, late 2008. I purchased the car mid-2009 after watching cars cruising the streets of New Plymouth in Americarna. I decided I wanted to be in it, not watching it.
It looks pretty low. Is it bagged?
Yep, it is. For inspiration to start the project, a group of us went on a John Rae [Mr Americarna]-organised GoodGuys tour and car show in Pleasanton California in late August 2009.
The show was amazing but we quickly discovered that you couldn’t buy kit anything for a ’67 Galaxie. However, we gained plenty of ideas. On returning to New Zealand, and several bourbon nights later, we twisted the arm of Dean Cadman from BRT Limited in Hawera to do the air ride. It was a challenge due to the lack of off-the-shelf items available for the conversion. The end result gives the car a great stance and a hint of what the finished product will look like. (more…)