Fairlane stripped and primed ready for bodywork.
Floors and quarters finished. Quarters in high build primer.
Shock towers removed and new panels installed. Ready for straight axle set-up.
Fiberglass fenders and hood fitted. Sprayed in high build primer. Nose and bumper still need final fitting.
Front bumper fitted and front end sprayed in high build primer.
Engine and transmission temporarily installed to locate shifter tunnel hump, set-up front straight axle and custom build fender exit headers.
Hurst shifter installed to locate position for an original metal shifter tunnel floor hump.
Rear axle also temporarily installed to set-up ride height. 9" N case with Detroit locker, 4.56:1 ratio, 31 spline, Dutchman axles, Ford 10" X 2½" drum brakes. Wheels and tires are Ford style steel rims 15" X 7" with Radir's Mickey Thompson 7" cheater slicks.
Test fitting front straight axle. Original 65 Econoline springs will need some modifications in order to fit. Might need to fabricate new front springs!
Finally got my front axle issues sorted out. New custom springs were made and fit perfectly under the car. Custom mounts were tacked in place and springs and axle were installed. Now have to get steering linkage figured out and start on the fender exit headers.
Full view pictures, now that car is able to roll
Sub frame connectors and rear cross member installed.
Fender exit headers almost complete. Still need to smoothen out some welds and send them off to get ceramic coated.
Steering components finished and installed for mock-up
Current condition as of May 1st. Headers completed and ceramic coated. Fairlane ready to be taken apart and re-mounted onto rotisserie for final welding of front spring brackets and sub frame connectors.
Car stripped back down to shell for final welding of sub frame connectors, front spring mounts and rear cross member. Final prep of underbody before being primed with red oxide epoxy primer.
Shell back onto body dolly for final prep of interior/exterior and panel alignment before painting.
August 25 2007
Final fitting of fiberglass and front trim.
*** June 2012 - Finally after a 5 year break. Work on the Fairlane has resumed ***
One small modification was done during the 5 year break. I never like the look of the T-Bolt left side air hose clearance panel supplied by Crites. When searching online, I saw some pictures of the Austrailian Fairlanes and noticed something very interesting. Since their cars are right hand drive, battery location was moved to the left side. Hunt was on for an Austrailian left battery apron. One was located ( Thanks Glenn ! ) and shipped out to me. Install turned out perfect!!
Back from paint. Cut polish currently in progress.
Reassembly in progress. Front and rear axle have been installed and car is back on it's wheels again. All wiring is done. Engine and transmission are in. Dash is all complete. Next is to finish off everything under the car.....
Almost there! Exhaust, glass, aluminum and stainless trim has been installed.
All done. Interior all installed.
Shortened exhaust tip and painted it black for a much cleaner look.
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