calls it therapy. I call it art. Others just call it a beautiful
car. But could this 1966 Ford Galaxie be more than all that?
Could this car be as itís name says - a galaxy? A unique mix of classic
and modern car technology blended with mechanical talent and dedication
to form a galaxy all itís own in the world of custom cars?
The car was purchased, after much searching, by Bob Brejack in 1991. The car itself was in pretty good shape considering itís age. No rust, no dents, but still not something youíd want to be seen cruising around town in. Looking at the car now, almost five years later, itís hard to believe itís the same old car that barely made it up the driveway years ago, with Bob grinning happily behind the wheel, then stepping out of the car, and slamming itís creaky door with a satisfied smile, proud of it even then, his mind racing with unforeseen potential.
Bob focused his efforts on every angle of the car, restoring it from the ground up. The car is equipped with a stock 1990 fuel injected 5.0, still using the factory ECU and T5/5 speed transmission, and a 9 inch rear with 308 gears. Underneath the car youíll find custom headers to accommodate the power steering unit, and a custom clutch linkage that Bob fabricated. Utilizing the factory H pipe from the 5.0 and the converters from the back, he had a customized exhaust made with Walker mufflers. In the suspension department he threw a pair of monster Adco sway bars to help keep the big Ford level in the twisties, and to compliment the sway bar he installed a pair of 15x7 chrome reverse rims and General tire P225/70s with 1¼ inch white walls. The inside of the car is comfortable and roomy with sports bucket front seats and a wood center console which had to be refitted to accommodate the AC unit and the new shifter position. The Bermuda Blue exterior paint highlights the custom velour grey interior perfectly.
The hours of searching and seeking at swap meets and car shows were well worth it to now have the original FORD chrome letters, bumpers, chrome trim and rear and side view mirrors.
Bobís labor has paid off as he gazes at the finished car, remembering the Ď66 Ford Galaxie he owned many years ago, when he was a young hot-rodder. Sure, that car was nice. But Therapy was different. This car was his, inside and out.
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