1969 Ford Fairlane Restoration: Lots of Body Work!
This video shows how we restored Agent 8771's old, beat-to-death 1969
Ford Fairlane coupe. The car had been hit hard in the rear many years ago,
and the frame rails were buckled. This, combined with the major structural
rust throughout, made the car virtually unrestoreable. Agent 8771 didn't
want to give up on the car however, and didn't want to just buy another
similar unit and pretend it was his old car. I decided that we could
replace the whole bottom half of the car with a solid, straight chassis
from a low-mileage 4 door sedan. When one came along at a low price, we
decided to get to work. We saved what we could from his original car,
including the seats, doors, roof, parcel shelf, hood, decklid, and glass.
We also used his old wheels, grille, bumpers, and even his old Exhaust system with the "Thrush" mufflers that
we used to put on our cars! When we were all done, it looked, sounded, and
drove like his old high school car! He even took off the power steering and
substituted his old manual box so that the car would drive just like it
used to. Overall, a really fun project and it makes a great story to tell
people you still have your first car, even if much of it has been "donated"
by another Fairlane sedan!
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy a tour of this project; let me know what you
think! Thanks for watching!
134589 / 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt
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This stunning Ford Thunderbolt, a true to form replica that follows a
lightweight fiberglass front clip with a built 427, tough Toploader
transmission and beefy Currie 9-inch, is about as cool as they come. If
you're in the market for some instantly recognizable muscle that's stacked
with first class looks and a nasty disposition, you're reading about your
A series of 100 units produced for the 1964 model year, The Ford Fairlane
Thunderbolt was an experimental, drag race only automobile that combined
lightweight Fairlane bodies with dual-quad Galaxie motors. Although the
Galaxie had proven itself in NASCAR, it was simply too heavy to be drag
raced with any significant success. After Ford had stripped the car into a
semi-victorious 'lightweight', they decided to apply the same formula to
the Fairlane. The result was a storied track champion that, when compared
to the Galaxie, was 3 inches shorter, weighed 700 pounds less and
unofficially produced over 600 horsepower.
Not surprisingly, this awesome Fairlane drove out of Ford's Dearborn
assembly plant at the beginning of the great American performance wars.
After spending a short time as random showroom candy, it began a long life
of solid maintenance and back road workout routines. And today, covered in
a familiar coat of Vintage Burgundy two-stage, it sits as the beneficiary
of a thorough, frame-off restoration that was conducted on solid, original
bones. Pull the car into the harsh winter sun and you'll see good looking
paintwork that presents well from every angle. Underneath that paint, the
body's Kansas-flat panels say a lot about the integrity of their platform.
And overall, that platform's alignment rates well above anything the
factory offered, featuring even gaps and tight closing hinges all the way
When Dearborn brass decided to shove beefy big blocks into mid-size
Fairlanes, they probably had a hard time keeping a straight face. And, when
you get behind the wheel of this new age Thunderbolt, you'll understand
exactly why. Unpin the hood and you'll find a show-detailed Ford V8 that's
been bored and stroked to 482 cubic inches of raw, big block power!
Take a peek under the car and you'll find an exceptionally clean chassis
that's punctuated by Satin Black floors and, in traditional Thunderbolt
fashion, a substantially re-engineered suspension. At the center of that
suspension, a road-ready Toploader 4-speed proves just as effective as ever
at slinging gears and scorching stoplights. That transmission channels
power to a 9-inch Currie rear end, which exchanges a brutal 4.58 factory
set up for mild, 3.55 cruisers. There's a rebuilt steering system that
combines with manual front disc and rear drum brakes to make turns easy and
stopping a cinch. And torque meets the pavement through polished Radir
Tri-Ribb IIIs, which spin 6.40-15 Firestone Deluxe Champions in front of
7.75-15 Radir Cheater Slicks.
Between the standard steel doors, a Light Beige Metallic interior strikes a
nice balance of authenticity and livability. While the lightweight bucket
and bench seats may not look like the lap of luxury, a brief stint behind
the wheel reveals a comfortable and compliant ride. Correct rubber flooring
frames a correct chrome shifter. The dash is stock, hanging factory
telemetry and correct deletes between a big tachometer, a small Auto Meter
oil gauge and a correct glove box disclaimer tag. And in front of the
driver, an ornate factory steering wheel provides a touch of class.
There simply aren't that many chances to own a clean, well-done Thunderbolt
-- especially at this price. If you're looking for a different kind of
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1958 Ford Fairlane Hot Rod V8
I thought you might like a look at this 1958 Ford Fairlane Hot Rod. It's
looking great in the two tone, gray over black. It's powered by a Y-block
V8, backed by a 3 spd manual trans. The interior has been completely
redone and looks great. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for
Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, IL
The background track is Travel Light, by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. It
is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0.
You can download the track from Audionautix at:
1957 Ford Fairlane Restomod Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
http://www.ClassicCarBuyingSecrets.com Click now for an instant download
on "How to Avoid the 7 Deadliest Mistakes of Buying a Classic Car Online"!
1957 Ford Fairlane Club Victoria Hardtop
Engine: 360 hp, 5.0 roller cam, fuel injection, mass air, computer, and
Edelbrock aluminum heads, E303 Cam, BBK headers, MDS ignition, 24lbs
injectors,70mm , k&n filter , thermostat controlled electric fan, march
polished serpentine pulleys
Transmission: Four speed AOD
Differential: 3:70 POSI 9" ford
Steering/ power r&p
Suspension Ididit Tilt steering column.
Power R&P package. Classic custom steering wheel. Fatman 3 inch dropped
After market over size 1 inch sway bars front and rear . New front and rear
springs. 3 inch drop blocks in rear.
Brakes: Front: 1977 Ford Granada 11 inch rotors and calipers.
Rear: rebuilt original 1957 Ford drums.
Exhaust: Borla 2-inch stainless steel
mufflers with stainless steel tailpipes.
Exterior: DuPont Colonial White and Spectramaster Blue. All window exterior
Interior: Full custom interior. Power windows installed in front doors;
using original handles as controls, with mid-eighties Ford window motors
grated to original regulators. Dash gauge panel was adapted from a 1988
Thunderbird with sport package option.
Air conditioning. 2 speed electric wipers. Original radio retro fitted and
is now IPOD/MP3 ready/10 disc CD player.
Give Tom a call today this gorgeous car will not last
Ford Fairlanes Being Built
Inside the factory where the fourth generations of Ford Fairlanes are being
built. Probably at the Lorain, Ohio assembly plant. Welding, and lead
applied to round out the curves. They're painted, the engines installed,
glass goes one, water tested, headlights aimed and out to the car hauler
they go. We see a well dressed couple looking at a Fairlane.
he Fairlane name was moved to Ford's new intermediate, introduced for the
1962 model year, to bridge the gap between the compact Ford Falcon and the
full-sized Galaxie, making it a competitor for GM's A-body 'senior
compacts'. With an overall length of 197 in (5004 mm) and a wheelbase of
115.5 in (2934 mm), it was 16 in (406 mm) longer than the Falcon and 12.3
in (312 mm) shorter than the Galaxie.
Like the Falcon, the Fairlane had a unibody frame, but the body
incorporated an unusual feature Ford dubbed 'torque boxes', four boxed
structures in the lower body structure designed to absorb road shock by
moving slightly in the vertical plane. Suspension was a conventional
short-long arm independent arrangement in front, with Hotchkiss drive in
the rear. The Fairlane was initially offered only in two-door or four-door
sedan body styles.
Desert Proofing the Ford Raptor! - Dirt Every Day Episode 2
On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams up fits and outfits one of
the coolest 4x4's on the market today, the Ford Raptor. Raptors are high
performance desert machines, but we found one that earns it's owner a
living each week banging around on an obscure desert compound. The owner
is hard on his equipment and we took this poor bird of prey under our wing
for a week to transform it into a more vicious desert predator.
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1967 Ford Fairlane Boss 429 Street Rod "Great white"
A 1967 Ford Fairlane Boss 429 Street Rod that Alloway's Hot Rod Shop just
finished up...This car will blow your mind...and wait till you see the
Steve Holcomb Pro Auto Interior in it...way cool...This car will be on
display at SEMA 2012 in Las Vegas...in Hot Rod Alley..see it here first!!
Getting My 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Ready for Its First Car Show!
My girlfriend Christal decided to make her first video ever for youtube! :D
This was filmed at the end of summer this year before it was time to head
back to pharmacy school. Got caught in a little rain at the end but it was
an awesome time! She showed a lot of the processes I took before and
during the actual show as well as some of the things I was replacing and
installing at the time. I've done SO MUCH MORE stuff to it since, it's
almost done being restored to my standards and I can't wait to show you all
the final product!!! Hope you all enjoy this personal video of ours and
stay tuned for more fairlane updates!!
Ford Raptor vs Ram Runner! - Head 2 Head Episode 14
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Mike Febbo and off-road racer
Joe Bacal head to the desert to pit the Ford Raptor against the Ram Runner.
Find out which high performance prerunner tames the tarmac and destroys the
dirt the best!
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1965 Ford Fairlane 500 289 2-door 3-spd Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Review, and Test Drive
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth
look at my 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 289. This particular model is known as
the 2 door sedan due to the tall roofline and b-pillar, also known as a
post car. I purchased this car in February 2011 with the dream of being
able to fix up a car, restore it, and bring back to the original factory
look. I'm a huge fan of classic cars and always have been. My grandfather
"papa" instilled this in me a long time ago, as did my dad when he restored
papa's '48 ford 2 door sedan back when I was little. This car is about 90%
original and numbers matching with the original 289 cubic inch V8 (4.7L)
and the original 3 speed manual on the column. It has an custom dual Exhaust (not sure what kind as it was
already on the car when I bought it), not to mention original wheels,
chrome, door panels, headliner, etc. I bought many items for this car
because I wanted to "option it out" since it was a more "basic" fairlane
500. I will explain EVERY LITTLE detail about the car that you were
curious about and probably more than you cared to know hahaha. I basically
wanted to make this car look as it did from rolling out of the showroom, I
collected original keys, documentation, brochures, an owner's manual and
much more! I DO have the original video of this car when I first got it,
before I did ANYTHING to it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SIbQCRt7Qw This video has been more than a
year in the making and has taken a couple months to edit and get everything
together, a ton of love and pride went into it! I hope everyone enjoys!!!!
During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the
vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique
differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it
would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion
with rev and Exhaust note with
interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car
designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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find in depth reviews/tour of automobiles from all over the world,
presented in a more detailed fashion than ever before. Basically, this
gives the viewer the chance to view the most detailed 1st person look you
can get without going to an actual dealer yourself! Every video is
consistent in the way I present so viewers know what to expect in my
presentations. I treat every vehicle with the same respect whether a 1960
Chevrolet Impala SS or the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador. I film all types of
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