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Howdy folks. I'm a Galaxie owner who is going to look at a '64 Fairlane this weekend and wanted to get some information about the model. It is advertised as a '64 2dr post sedan with a 260 V8 and I'm weighing its options as a potential Thunderbolt clone starter. Can you experts help fill me in?

What is the difference between a regular Fairlane 2dr sedan and a Fairlane 500 sedan, was it just a trim level option, or is there more to it?

Are all models factory with the torsion bar front suspensions or were they regular a-arm suspensions on the V8 models?

Finally, are the '64 model year cars unibody constructions or are they full framed?

Thanks all,

Dano
 

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Torsion bars like a Mopar? None of the 64's have them or other year Fairlanes.

Just upper and lower A- arms with coil springs that sit on top of the upper arm. And massive shock towers protruding into the engine compartement.

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Pretty sure the T-bolts were all? sedans. The best clones are also post cars. Nothing wrong with the hardtops, Got one, fun cars.
All are unibody.
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It was trim and option levels back then. There was a slight difference in interior trim and it said 500 so every one knew. Dash trim may be a little different. The main thing in looks is the 500 side trim is about 2" wide with a painted center and the base was just a single narrow piece of chrome.
 

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One thing to look for if your going to be doing a thunderbolt clone is to get a post coupe with the trim around the post and rear qtr windows, If you take a a look a 500 4 door sedan the post around the windows has stainless trim. This a particularly hard set of piece to find for a coupe.
 

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the body code is stamped underneath the door floor plate that holds that portion of the carpet it will tell the assembler what trim to add for 500 or not.
 

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Most of the trim pieces were actually stainless or anodized aluminum, not much chrome except for the B/C pillar plated pot metal, the fender "splitters" and the Fairlane, Fairlane 500 scripts.
 

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If you are wanting a T Bolt Clone they are 500 and i have finely found tall the 500 trim and let me tell you the center post trim is imposable to find it took me a year and i paid thought the nose for it! take that into consideration when looking at the car.
 

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If you are wanting a T Bolt Clone they are 500 and i have finely found tall the 500 trim and let me tell you the center post trim is imposable to find it took me a year and i paid thought the nose for it! take that into consideration when looking at the car.
I have a set of very good condition post-car centre post trim. I actually need a set of hardtop centre post trim, and would be willing to trade with someone if they had a set of hardtop chrome and was looking for post chrome.

Please contact me at [email protected]. Also looking for '64 Fairlane bucket seats with tracks.

James
 
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