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GT428
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Joined: 16 Apr 2006
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Location: FL
My 1967 Fairlane GT Project

It's come a long way from the mess it was, and taken way too long, but it's finally coming back together. I'm adding a few custom "tweaks" here and there, but it will still retain that classic Fairlane look. I can't wait to row through the gears again...





Post Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:51 am 
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fairlaner67
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Location: longbranch NJ

...Looks great in that color!
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Post Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:37 pm 
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Fair 67
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Very nice. Soon you will be driving it.

Post Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:37 pm 
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GT428
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Location: FL
Thanks!

The color is Silver Frost, which was a color option in 67. The car was originally Springtime Yellow - which I'd planned to return it to - until I saw this silver on a convertible Cougar and really liked it. I've only seen it on a handful of Fairlanes since, and I really like how the metallic makes the body lines stand out.

I'm hoping to have it running fairly soon so I can shake out any bugs and take it to the Turkeyrod Run at Daytona this fall. Here's a quick rundown of some of the "tweaks" I'll have in place when it's all said and done:

428 w/Edelbrock RPM heads/intake/waterpump
Crane solid lift w/T&D rocker system
BG 775 w/replaceable sleeves & 220 fuel system
MSD billet dist. & 7AL box
Hooker 2 1/8 adjustable headers/X pipe/electric cutouts/3" exhaust
SCJ drag pak oil cooler setup
Big-in/big-out close ratio 4-speed
Lakewood scattershield
McCleod billet flywheel & HD clutch system
Custom subframe connectors & driveshaft loop
Poly suspension kit
Caltracs w/split monoleaf drop springs
Detroit Locker w/4.71 & Hone overdrive unit
Custom Shelby Magstars: 7" front - 255/70/15s & 8" rear 275/60/15
SSBC 4-wheel disc brakes
A handful of Ford period-correct options & lots & lots of NOS Ford parts...

Post Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:20 pm 
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YamahaDad
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Joined: 21 Jun 2007
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Location: Western Nebraska

I love the way your car sits. Can you give us some details on which parts are involved? What offset do you have on your wheels?
Can't wait to see it back together. Thanks!

Post Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:56 pm 
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GT428
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Thanks for the kind words...

The ride height is a combination of things. In the front, I took out the original FE coils and replaced them - first with a new set of 289 springs that I cut a coil and a half (?) off to lower it to where I liked, then I transitioned to Moroso drag springs with the same basic coil cuts when I decided to add roller spring perches. They seem to be working out and settling O.K. so far...

The original rear springs were weak and rusted, so I replaced them w/split monoleafs when I bought my Caltracs. I'd ordered them with a drop of a couple of inches to bring the rear down to where I thought it looked best.

I'm going w/SSBC 4 wheel disc brakes in order to get this thing stopped, so I'm still roughing in the stainless lines, checking for fitment, and a few other things.



I had the rear Magstars custom made with 4 7/8 back spacing to fit the rim and tire combo in the stock wheel wells without cutting them up or relocating the spring mounts. I think it looks and fits really nice... but changing tires requires a few more steps than stock...

Post Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:22 pm 
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COBRAJET2
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Joined: 29 Nov 2007
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Location: ORELAND, PA

hello,

I really like the stance on your Fairlane, it sits real nice. Those custom magstars are very cool also.

Mike

Post Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:49 pm 
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nitroracer
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Joined: 15 Jul 2007
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Location: Nottingham, Pa

The color, stance, and wheels look great.

How big are those tires?
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  • 1968 Fairlane 500
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Post Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:04 pm 
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GT428
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Thanks for the great feedback -

It's been a while since I've checked this, but I'm glad to see that it's still getting some interest. Hopefully, it will inspire other folks to get their rides on the road and have some fun with them...

Anyway, I think the color choice goes well with the overall lowered profile and stance, and the wheel & tire combo did come out pretty good. The 275/60/15's do barely fit in the rear, but they make it with enough room to spare given the backspacing. The next step would have to be mini-tubs or tubs and shortening the rearend, but I'm not at the point of wanting to backend the car - and I think a good set of 10 inch slicks with the right suspension mods will do the job I'm looking for.

The project is coming along, it just is taking longer than expected to fab and route the details, since much of it is custom or renewed in one way or another.

Time, space to work, and weather are my biggest challenges these days, but I'm not in a hurry, so when it's done, it'll be done right...

Post Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:29 pm 
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NO FAIR
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Location: Auburn,Wa

Any new pictures??
Dave
Very Happy

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