The 1967 Ford Fairlane came to us as you see it here, in primer and completely taken apart and stored in boxes and piles. This presents a special challenge in that we did not take this car apart and do not know what we are missing nor do we have the hundreds of reference photos we normally take.
With all that said, we are going to be doing a complete body, interior and drive train restoration that will bring the car back to its previous glory, only better. Watch the progress as we move along.
The car as it came to us:
The car has been stripped of all parts and is undergoing a thorough media blasting.
Work on the body is progressing as we have strengthen the unibody structure, repaired the vast majority of sheet metal faults and are currently in the process of installing sub-frame connectors.
The mechanical side is also coming along with the rear axle completed, the engine and transmission we be completed also soon. High horsepower and killer torque here we come!
The body has made good progress the past several weeks. We now have all joints seams sealed and watertight, sealed and painted the inderhood area and sealed the rest of the body. Work will continue on finishing the quarter panel that was replaced and it won’t be long before all the sealing and priming work is complete. Then bring on the color.
Paint continues to go on bringing with it the vivid red color.
Now with the rest of the car primed, it has gone through one blocking process and has been re-primed. We will block it for the 2nd and final time prior to the painting process. This step is what makes the body straight as an arrow.
The Fairlane is now in its Red paint and awaiting the color sanding and buffing process. It won’t be long now before assembly begins.
As Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty would say, “It’s on like donkey kong”. The re-assembly that is. We have tons of parts and are most likely missing a bunch but we will discover that as we go. The interior is ready to go to upholstery and have the new seat covers installed.
Here we go, it’s looking better with every passing day!
As we continue the assembly process, the car is transforming into an amazing piece of history.
The Fairlane is now back together and waiting for the engine and transmission to be completed for installation.
Another look at the cars condition now.