1978 Ford Fairmont Wagon - $750

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  1. Jsafe

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    Sort of a 'blank canvas', and not a bad price.
     
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    I was thinking it would be a excellent candidate for a sleeper drag racer.... I'm not a F-word guy at all, but I believe these chassis are very similar to a fox body Mustang in many ways...and at that price..heck yes!
     
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    It is a Mustang chassis that has been stretched 5". Anything that you can bolt to the bottom of a Mustang will work on these. As long as it isn't rusty underneath it could be an interesting project. He says he gutted the interior, but if he had the removed parts it would make it more attractive to potential buyers.
     
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    $750 and it runs.
    I'd say that's the deal of the week.
     
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    Ohhh, a straight six. Someone will have to change the K member to put in a V8 or 4 cylinder. Not just a simple swap kind of deal...
     
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    It is relatively easy to modify the straight six subframe to fit the V8. From what I recall there are a couple of small ears that need to be cut off so it will accomodate the V8 engine mounts. The other option would be to swap in a complete late model subframe depending on what engine you wanted to go with to get the best suspension geometry.
     

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