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masterwax
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Location: marysville, ohio
64 mods in progress without even having the car .

Hi all . Some of you may remember me ..for those of you who don't or are new I once owned my dad's daily driver 64 sports coupe , 289 , 4 speed .I restored most of it .. new 5 bolt 289, new interior, new cragar rims and kelly charger tires , new two tone paint .. was about 80% done but it was always drivable when the wife after 18 years got a new job and a met someone after work at the bar and she left me and our 7 year old son. I did everything to make her stay including showing her my family was more important than my car so i regretfully sold it . it's been over two years now .. I am divorced and have full custody of my son and had my house foreclosed on, filed bankruptcy and now live in an apartment. I never even got a chance to enjoy that fairlane after all the work i did... it was a great hobby which alot of people told me that i had a gift at . I had alot of fun at it .. so much that i gurantee that i will get another 64 sports coupe with a 4 speed . I am starting to buy a few parts here and there . I have alot of idea's since this is my second time doing it and i know what i liked and what i said was just good enough. whoever reads this post you will surely know when i get my fairlane because it will blow you away with what i have in mind. I am not a machinist or welder and don't know alot about car's so mechanically i will keep it mainly stock except for the 1 wire alt. 1 wire distributor, convert to 65 timing chain cover and cast iron water pump.
However cosmetically it will be like no other 64 i have ever heard of or seen . I am silly for thinking that if i tell you what i have in store for it or show you what i have done with the parts , trim i have you would copy it or have it done before me but i am saving my idea's until i can show off the whole thing. I have spent 2 or 3 grand so far in personalization parts mostly Cool I am not worried about finding another 64 ..I will take a loan out of my 401 k to get it when i am ready for it.. nice to be back .. sorta (no car yet)
mike

Post Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:41 pm 
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masterwax
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pictures anyone?

thinking about it.. i doubt anyone would do the crazy stuff i did and am doing.. anyone wanna see some pictures of the stuff i have customized ? remember i don't actually have the car.. Shocked mike

Post Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:34 pm 
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John64
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Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

Mike

I was collecting parts about 3-4 years before I even started to restore/modify my 64. If your going to be buying some parts, look for the hard stuff to get. Some of the difficult and pricey stuff to find are any of the original 4 speed stuff and the front hood lip molding. Your best bet would be to find a car first. This way you will know what you'll need and what to look for. None of the trim, back aluminum panels or grill are reproduced.

post pics of what have customized already. also pics post of 64 you sold
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Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:09 am 
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masterwax
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alright first here's what my old fairlane looked like ...I was somewhat on a budget so paint replaced chrome alot.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/when-i-first-got-it.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/progress-3-months-into-it.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/custom-door-panel-with-spkr.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/backseatpov.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/back-tray-with-speakers.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/factory-cd-player--LOL---not-.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/fairlane.jpg


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Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:01 am 
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masterwax
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before you checkout these pictures keep in mind that this is my vision and my idea's . I wanted to customize this fairlane and if you look hi and low with the word custom/hotrod the maltese cross comes up more than anything else so the market is full of that symbol so i am using it.

windshield decal
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/ideas%20for%20new%20car/download.jpg
side and rear mirrors
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/ideas%20for%20new%20car/GEDC0138.jpg
air cleaner, new carb,new valve covers
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/ideas%20for%20new%20car/GEDC0137.jpg
air cleaner
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/ideas%20for%20new%20car/GEDC0136.jpg
chrome exhaust tips
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/ideas%20for%20new%20car/GEDC0134.jpg
Turn signal housing in progress
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/ideas%20for%20new%20car/GEDC0126.jpg
Taillight housing .. finished i think
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/ideas%20for%20new%20car/taillight.jpg

you can comment all you want about my decision to maltese my next fairlane.. just don't rip me for it. when i get the car all the pieces that i pull off will be kept so it could be turned back to stock looking if it was desired. I have nos taillight lenses but so do alot of people so i wanted to make this car look totally different than any other 64 out there .this is some of my stuff .. not all of it , but you should get the idea.. mike

Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:29 pm 
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John64
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cool pieces! No one going to rip you for it. It's your car. The front and rear light are neat. That taillight bucket looks new! is it NOS or did you have it re-anodized?
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Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:00 pm 
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masterwax
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Thanks, no ..it's not new and hasn't be reanodized.. yet.. i have 2 of them that are without damage and are shiny but i am gonna still reanodize them along with all the trim at one time. mike

Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:32 pm 
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johnc118
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nothing wrong with getting parts.

I have had three 63 Meteors and two of them were S-33's one a 4 speed car. A few years ago I had a 64 Fairlane SC 4 speed. One of the Meteors I had longer than my 1st wife, the car was a keeper she certainly was not.

Anyway I decided to get another Meteor these are one year with these pointed tailights with hood.

So I started buying parts, then remarried and low and behold the new wife found me a 2HT 63 Meteor.We have the interior, complete, put dish on front big drumns on back, anti sway bars, shocks. New heads etc.

We will get it painted maybe in 09 but have been having a few things rechromed and polished. So when it finallly gos together in 09 with new paint it will be sharp IMO.

Good luck
John
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Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:17 pm 
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masterwax
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having custom emblems made also...

I made up a couple of designs and i am seeking out someone over the net to make them for me.

sports coupe emblem
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/ideas%20for%20new%20car/pillarouterchrome.jpg

fender emblem
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/masterwax2000/ideas%20for%20new%20car/fenderemblem.jpg

I have 2 people checking them out and seeing if they can do them and if so how much they will cost me. Shocked .. mike

Post Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:02 pm 
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Check out eMachineshop.com
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Post Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:35 pm 
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masterwax
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thank you for the recommendation but i don't even know where to start when it comes to using the software that comes with the site. Confused

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