Started on May 7 by Nitroracer

1968 Ford Fairlane 500

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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.

Latest updates
July 05
Forty Year Old Rubber

While rust hasn’t taken over on my fairlane quite yet (although Pennsylvania is starting to …

July 08
Exhausted

It took three tries and a car accident to find a set of headers that …

May 29
Tires & Wheels

I wanted to upgrade the wheels and tires on the fairlane before it goes back …

July 21
Engine Woes, and First Start

Once the brakes and suspension were back in working order I could finally drop in …

July 21
Brakes & Suspension

I knew right from the start the drum brakes on the front of this car …

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