Ford’s full-size model change from 1959 to 1960 was seen as a big
departure from the swerving lines of the 1950s. Slow to start on sales,
Ford’s full-size production grew year after year, peaking with 648,010
units produced in 1963. It was an all-time best for the Galaxie line and
its sister nameplates. Eight appearance and performance offerings were
applied to the full-size Ford line including the Fairlane, Galaxie,
Ranch Wagon, Country Sedan, Country Squire, Courier, 300, and Custom,
which made each car unique.
With more than 2.3 million full-size Fords produced from 1960 to 1964, a
restoration book for these cars has been desperately needed, and here it
is! Author Colin Kleer, president of Pennsylvania’s Three Rivers chapter
of the Galaxie Club puts his decades of experience restoring these cars
into this single volume. Featuring step-by-step procedures on body,
driveline, chassis, and interior components, Kleer shows, with more than
400 photos and text, how to restore a full-size Ford to its former
glory. Crucial projects such as rust repair and driveline maintenance
help guarantee that your Ford will be sound and solid for years to come
after the restoration.
The Galaxie and its full-size stablemates continue to be a strong force
at car shows and in the marketplace; they create an even deeper
following for these cars. Adding a detailed restoration book to the
full-size restorer’s arsenal will surely aid in bringing more of these
Fords back to life and back on the road.
About the Author
Colin Kleer has been restoring and servicing full-size Fords, Galaxies,
and Mustangs since 1994 when he purchased his first 1960 Country Sedan
station wagon. Since 1994, he has owned 18 full-size Fords along with
many other Ford and Lincoln cars. He currently works fulltime restoring
and servicing 1954–1966 full-size Fords.