1964 Ford Fairlane Wagon

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  1. alhutch

    alhutch New Member

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    Not mine and really looks like more of a parts car, but maybe someone can save it from a "derby car" fate! Located in Burns, Oregon.

    http://eastoregon.craigslist.org/cto/3596288491.html

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  2. MikeT1961

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    In the words of Arte Johnson, on Laugh In, Veddy Intelestink! I would love to see this one saved. The good thing is because of the parts available for the Mustang, most of the parts are readily and inexpensively available.
     
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    Intermediates are way to small for derby cars. :rofl2:
     
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    Enter it in the demo derby and let it go out in a blaze of crushed glory embedded in the grill of a '64 Chrysler Imperial.:D
     
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    "The 260 V8 is torn apart in the back of the car"

    I would think the amount of work it would take to get this thing running would deter anyone from making it a derby car.

    Looks like it's saveable, although it might be hard to find all of the glass that it needs.
     
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    patrick80 My big woodie!

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    There are derbies for intermediate and small cars, too. It's not a big-car game anymore. Even pickups and school buses. Nothing is safe.
     
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    How many years has it been sitting in the weather on dirt with missing/broken windows? I'm seeing a holy grail of a parts car for some one, but nothing worth restoring.
     
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    Which parts are available now? I am iterested as prices are fair
     
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    Anything mechanical is going to be standard Mustang, so is available easily. Body parts are going to be a challenge, with the exception of the floor pans. The Mustang pans will likely fit, but will need to be modified, or lengthened. The front wind screen may be the same as the Mustang as well. Side glass and tail gate glass will all be difficult, as they are specific to the Fairlane and more than likely, the Meteor/Comet as well.
     
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    Parts for the Falcon, such as chassis and suspension bits, interchange fairly well with the Mustang. The Fairlane is a larger car, and not so much Mustang interchange, other than eng/transmission and other small bits. Remember, the Mustang was based off the Falcon, not the Fairlane.
     
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    Remember, Patrick, the Fairlane was based off the Falcon as well. Falcon, Comet, Fairlane, Meteor, and Mustang all share a basic set of DNA, so most mechanical parts do interchange. suspension parts may be different in spec, but the pick up points are the same, so using heavier duty parts of, say a Mustang GT, is not a problem, if you do so in a set. Same with front end parts. All of the front end should swap right on in. The driveshaft is one piece that will be different, for sure, but the u-joints would interchange as well. Mechanically, these cars are bog-simple. It is body parts that will be more of a challenge, since aside from the front floor pan and fire wall, and possible the inner panels of the front end, they don't share anything with Mustang. The front and rear sub-frames, though, should swap between the different models. Sure would be lovely to see this old girl saved!
     
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    Obviously, little parts such as nuts, bolts, u-joints, and such are going to swap, but the Fairlane is a different sized car. It like saying a Dart and a Coronet "share" things, or a Nova and a Chevelle. I stand by my statement.
     
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    Actually, your analogy is incorrect. The Dart/Coronet were on different platform families, and the Nova was a unibody while the Chevelle was a full framed car. The Fairlane etc. shared a firewall and front floor, not to mention front and rear subframes. The difference was that the Fairlane had a chunk added in the middle to stretch the wheelbase. In this case, it is more like saying the Nova and the original Camaro shared a lot of parts, because they were platform mates. All of the original 'senior compacts' and that is what the Fairlane was, were spawned off the compact platforms. The Pontiac Tempest, Olds F85 and Buick Special, in their original forms, were spun off the Corvair platform, and yes, do use a lot of common parts, even though they were all front engined, rear drive models. The Tempest went as far as using a modified Corvair transmission. It was not until the second generation of these cars that they grew into the mid-sized vehicles that are so well known. The big exception to this is the Mopar mid-sizers. They were, quite literally, the plucked chickens rebodied to look more marketable, but with the old, smaller, full sized platform underneath. The new full sized models were on a new platform that was larger from the get go.
     

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