1968 Ford Fairlane 500

Started on May 7 by Nitroracer (Forum Supporter)

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I bought this car back in the summer of 2007 after going to a local car show and developing a need for old metal again. I had owned a 71' Chevelle Malibu sedan but the body needed some rust repair and I don't have the skills or resources for that, mechanicals are what I am good with. I found this 68' Fairlane in running and driving condition for $900, with no rust whatsoever. The previous owner bought it in washington and drove it cross country back to pennsylvania instead of buying a plane ticket home. It isn't a complete base model car, with a 2bbl 289, and a C4 trans but it did have manual drum brakes and a horrible 2.79 open rear. My goal for the car is a powerful, but very driveable vehicle. Somewhere between cruiser, low rider, rat rod, and drag car. It'll do all of them but excel at none.

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May 29, 2010 7:20 a.m.
Engine looks great! Keep up the progress.
Aug 1, 2010 3:06 p.m.
WOW is this awesome! Digging the steelies, the stance is perfect, a bit of a budget ProTourer. Keep it up, I'm looking forward to seeing more!
May 3, 2013 6:50 p.m.
Why do those steelies look SO awesome!

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