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JoeD
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posted 03-05-2003 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody make fiberglass doors for the 64 Fairlane 2-door sedan?
I called Super Stang in New York, I was told they had them, but that was no help.
I went back-and-forth when I got the Fairlane about a month ago. Should I build a nice driver for my family or a fast car for myself? I'm gonna be selfish, for once, and build a fast car.
I already had my Mustang before I got married so that does not count.
I'm bigger than they are so I'll duct tape them into their aluminum buckets despite their protests.

Joe

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Just Strokin
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posted 03-05-2003 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Crites

http://www.critesrestoration.com/litening.htm

Here are some pics of my 64 in progress....

http://community.webshots.com/user/larrgh

http://groups.msn.com/64Fairlane

BTW, AutoKrafters and others just resell Crites' products at a usually higher price...

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Larry

No fast Fords at this time but one fine cruising 96 F350 CC DRW Power Strokin diesel.
And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

The sounds of a brain dropping into gear.....
"Buzzzzzz.......Click"

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JoeD
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posted 03-05-2003 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just Strokin,
I looked at your car. It ain't a "rust bucket" anymore.
You're doing just what I plan to do but I'm using a 351 block.
Crites is where I plan to get my hood and bumpers but they don't have doors as far as I know.
I need a new door, on the driver's side, and I just figured it might be worthwhile to look into fiberglass if I can find them.
Did you do the cage yourself? The car is going to be nice.

Joe

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Just Strokin
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posted 03-05-2003 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, AutoFrafters list a door in their catalog. I am not sure who makes them. I remember a post on a board that gave the name but can't remember who or where it was. Seems like th company is in NY state.

The catch is, the doors are for an SC, so you would need to transfer the window frame from your door to the fiberglass door.

BTW, thanks for the coments on my car, but if you looked at the pics, you will see that I have had to do a lot of metal replacement. Even the passenger side frame end strut mount.

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Larry

No fast Fords at this time but one fine cruising 96 F350 CC DRW Power Strokin diesel.
And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

The sounds of a brain dropping into gear.....
"Buzzzzzz.......Click"

[This message has been edited by Just Strokin (edited 03-05-2003).]

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lawless
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posted 03-05-2003 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JoeD:
Should I build a nice driver for my family or a fast car for myself? I'm gonna be selfish, for once, and build a fast car.



I got more positive comments from my half-finished 64 fairlane than any other car I had at the track...

Fast 64 fairlanes are just plain cool!!!

I can't wait until I'm in the position to get my next one...

chris

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64 Fairlane Hard top
289 4-speed -- SOLD to a good home.

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JoeD
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posted 03-05-2003 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lawless,

There is something about the 64 that has always appealed to me. I remember when they were new and the muscle-car craze was just beginning. The car is subtle looking but looks serious when set-up right. I look at my 65 Fastback and it is so much smaller and sleeker than the Fairlane but the Fairlane has something about it that I like more.
There is a Fairlane site www.woodyg.com and there are some great looking cars in the owners pics section. There is one black 64 that is scary just from the picture.
Look at this, I don't know how to set-it-up so you can just click on this.
www.woodyg.com/fairlane/prevpics/jims64tbolt.jpg

Joe

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JoeD
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posted 03-05-2003 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You learn something everyday. It automatically set it up so you just click on the address. Will wonders never cease?

Joe

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Dad Vishus
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From: Moscow, Iowa, USA
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posted 03-05-2003 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.usbody.com/WhereQualityComesFirst.htm

Here is a link to US body. They have many parts for the 64 Fairlane, but no doors unfortunately. They do have some cool hoods!

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lawless
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posted 03-05-2003 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by JoeD:
Lawless,


There is a Fairlane site www.woodyg.com and there are some great looking cars in the owners pics section.


Woody's site has been invaluable for 62-65 fairlane information for many years. It's one of the best resources on the web... besides here of course

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TomP
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posted 03-06-2003 02:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't use fiberglass doors unless you are very serious about trimming every last ounce. Make that roll cage chrome moly since a normal mild steel cage is over 100 lbs. The fiberglass doors are flimsy and prone to breaking, mounting the vent vings and window hardware can be a problem... a hassle when the weight savings is maybe 40lbs, not a very good tradeoff

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