- $200,000 Get Financing
- Galaxie 500
- 5.0 Coyote
- Soul Red
- Seller: azhotwls
- Phone: 602-315-0331
Travis McGuire of TM Customs headed up this project. His team disassembled the old Ford and took it down to bare metal before any modifications were started. We wanted the car to sit low and already planned on a modern Coyote drivetrain, so TM Customs got busy on the custom modified frame with a FatMan IFS up front with RideTech Shockwave Air Ride while building a custom four-link out back with slam bags.
We planned to keep the stock hood, which meant finding a lot of space between the crossmember and hood; the Coyote wasn’t simply going to just slide into place where the 390 once resided. To help gain required clearance, Travis modified the new crossmember along with a number of other time-consuming alterations to get the engine in the right position. They even ended up fabricating a sleeker engine cover to gain another ½” of clearance!
The transmission tunnel required a major reworking to accept the girth of the 6R80 transmission and provide clearance for the driveshaft for the lowered body. The 9-inch Currey rear-end is supported by the aforementioned four-link suspension, which is raised up into the chassis, forcing a raised trunk floor and a custom fuel tank. The ideal ride height was finalized with 18x8- and 20x9- inch Budnick wheels and Michelin 245/45R18 and 255/40R20 tread.
When it came time for paint and body, Krazy Kenny’s Paint, along with Travis, worked long and hard to accentuate the factory Ford body lines for a sharper appearance. All of the gaps were tightened considerably. Kindig-It door handles were flush mounted, emblems were shaved, and the bumpers were modified to tuck in tight to body. Equal attention was paid under the hood, where an amazing radiator surround, inner fenders, and a custom firewall were all fabricated. Once deemed perfect, Krazy Kenny laid down a stunning PPG Soul red color that absolutely glows in the sunlight.
When it came time for the interior, we entrusted Armando’s Custom Upholstery to stitch the original Galaxie bucket seats in a complementary auburn leather. A custom console was also covered, along with the door panels which were highlighted with one-off chrome and leather accents. The dash, which Chevy fans will recognize as a modified 60 Impala unit, is filled with Dakota Digital gauges with Ron Francis wiring hidden behind. An Ididit tilt column is topped with a Budnik steering wheel and surrounded with Nu-Relic power windows, high output audio, Vintage Air, and other creature comforts.
It took about six years for the Galaxie to come to life as a modern custom muscle machine. The Galaxie has won 5 GoodGuy's Top 10 Builder's Choice, NSRA Top 5 and NSRA Editor's Pick. This car was featured in the GoodGuys Magazine May 2022, Street Scene Magazine December 2021 and on Bitchin Rides Season 8 Episode 13. It is also featured on Fuelcurve.com link to article: https://fuelcurve.com/bill-raper-1967-galaxie/