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67 Fairlane, better or worse with side moulding.. OPINION
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67ragtopfairlane
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67 Fairlane, better or worse with side moulding.. OPINION

On the 67 fairlane 500 with the body side moulding...
Like it? or would you remove it?

Post Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:53 pm 
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Coach66
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Im glad you posted this question. I was wanting opinions as well, but I want to clarify what you are asking and pose a question as well.

My 67 has the lower side trim as well as the upper side trim that seems to be a little more rare. I have looked in the books and manuals and cannot find what this upper trim was called or on which vehicles in came on standard or not. There is a trim mentioned in the options list that could be it, but next to it, is the word "Fleet" in parenthesis. Any help with the history of this trim would be appreciated.

For my opinion, I like the lower trim very much (better than the GT stripes) the upper trim, Im not sure about, but will probably leave in place since its in good shape and you dont see it very often.

Post Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:32 am 
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67ragtopfairlane
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When looking at other cars, Corvettes, Camaros, Big Block Fairlanes, ect.. Collectors will pay for original.. I dont think a collector is gonna break the bank over a base Fairlane, with or without mouldings... Or am i wrong?? Do collectors want base models and want the moulding??

Post Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:03 pm 
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NO FAIR
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I have the lower trim on my 500 and I think it looks cool leave it on!
Dave
Cool

Post Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:08 pm 
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RickRacer
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I've got a 66 with the lower trim and like it. I've seen other with the upper trim and like it too.....but I've never seen one with both upper and lower trim. I'm not sure if I'd like both on the same car...can you post a pic?

Post Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:16 pm 
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Coach66
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Heres a picture from the day I got it. I have it all apart now for the extensive body work.

Any help with the history or details of the upper trim?

Post Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:27 am 
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Coach66
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Lets try again.

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo30/Coach_66/Fairlane1.jpg

Post Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:34 am 
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RickRacer
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I see what you mean....I'd get rid of that upper trim for sure. I thought your lower trim was around the rocker panels.

Yank the upper right away!

Post Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:43 am 
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la8ron
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Definitely remove the upper trim. The lower trim would probably look better with a darker color, but I would still remove it and go for the GT accent stripes. Doing this you could also go for a narrow stripe around where the upper trim is.
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Post Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:33 pm 
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RickRacer
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I'd yank those hub caps and wheels too.....put those into storage incase you want them later. Mine are in storage and the tires were brand new!

Post Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:36 am 
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67ragtopfairlane
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As you can see, I had the car repainted and did put the mouldings back...
I'm still thinking of removing them... Take a look and let me know..




Post Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:57 am 
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diegokid
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Take the upper off, you will still have it if its ever wanted.

Post Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:05 am 
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la8ron
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[quote="67ragtopfairlane"]As you can see, I had the car repainted and did put the mouldings back...
I'm still thinking of removing them... Take a look and let me know..
/quote]
If you are looking for that stock standard/cruiser look you have acheived it. I would leave them on if it was mine, so you get that stock standard look, as well as being different as there wouldn't be that many around with them on.
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Post Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:05 am 
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Rod Hahn
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IMHO: Looking at photos of various vechicles (66 and 67's) it looks like the upper trim is from a 66 Fairlane. The upper trim on the 67 only went about half way towards the headlight on the front fenders. Whereas the 66 molding went all the way to the headlight -- which is shown in your photo. Use your "Search" mode on you computer listing "Images" for both years and you'll see what I mean.
Rod in Vegas

Post Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:50 pm 
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dsfdlish
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I yanked my upper trim, I personally don't care for the lower trim on 67's, I have mine on my 66 but might x it one of these days.

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