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Got myself a new Fairlane today! I'm pretty excited. I won't be able to bring her home for a couple of weeks, but at least I have it.


I sold my other two a couple of years ago, they were both four doors. So it's nice to have one again.


I'm not sure what all it needs yet, but I'm sure it will be a long list. But it runs and drives! Can't wait to get it home and start on it.


It has a 302 w/ C4 tranny. Currently running open headers. Should be a fun project.
 

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Nice mate, congratz!

Thanks. Here's the other side. Door and fender were replaced with more solid ones. The guy still has the originals too.



Hope to get it cleaned up a little and get better pics when I get it home. Getting a 2 door has been a dream of mine since I was 16! I'm already mapping out plans in my head for it.


First thing after I get it home - taking it for a drive around the block! My first two Fairlanes never ran, so I've never actually driven one. Kinda crazy.
 

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Got my car home today! It needs a lot of love but it's a good project, and at least it runs.


Also brought home the parts car. Lots of little stuff on it that I need. I might be selling some stuff I don't want later on. I have to go through it and see what's good and what's junk. It was hit in the front. There is nothing good from roughly the windshield forward.
 

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Looks like a great start! What are your plans for the build?


Nothing too crazy. I need to focus on the mechanicals. It needs exhaust and transmission work. Need to do some work on the wiring too. I would like to get it drivable pretty soon.


Then I plan on moving to the floor pans. Once that's done, fix the interior and enjoy driving it! Body work will be done as I can. I don't plan on having it paintable for a couple of years.


I'm doing more of a resto-mod kinda build. Not a full blown, strip it down to nothing, full on restoration. I want to be able to drive it as I build it.
 

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Finally got around to working on my car a little bit. Cleaned all the parts out of it and washed it. Found all kinds of little parts, trim and rust. Floors are pretty bad, but mostly superficial, not structural. I did find it had air shocks on the back. Put some air in them and raised the car a couple of inches in the rear. Also looks like it was given a very bad paint job at some point.


Here's a before and after:
 

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