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    1. #1
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      Project Spectre - Bring the rain

      OK so I'm going to start my build thread. I hope this will keep me motivated enough to continue work on it. This is a father son build. I got this car for my oldest son this Christmas.

      My son and I talked it over about our plans. We like the Chicayne (Troy built car from 2003) look so maybe we'll go for that.

      This won't be a high calliber build like alot of the ones I follow on here but it will be more of a poor man's build. I know Chicayne is far from low budget but we'll see what we can do. We'll use as many production parts as we can.

      Our car is a 63 Fairlane 500 with a 289 2 speed auto.
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      First thing is to repair the rusty front frame so we can put it on the road and begin collecting parts.

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      Next is to begin adapting a 2000 Mustang front suspension on the Fairlane. If anyone has experience in this area please let me know.



    2. #2
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      Got the rust repaired on the frame and now looking at a tune up to get the thing driveable so I can see what's working and what isn't.
      63 Fairlane 500
      07 Mustang GT Convt
      https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...Bring-the-rain

    3. #3
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      I'll be watching this one, Have a '64 myself.
      64 Fairlane 500

    4. #4
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      like the project man, ill be looking for updates.

    5. #5
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      Will be watching this too as I have a 64 fairlane...

    6. #6
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      Great project! any updates?
      Tyler

      Put A FORD In Your FORD!

    7. #7
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      Sorry haven't updated in a while. Me and my boys have been building a 66 Chevy truck.

      We did begin installing a new electronic distributor in the 289. The points distributor took a little effort to get out. I ended up tieing it to my cherry picker, lifting the car up (yes the distributor was carrying the weight of the front of the car) and smacking it with a dead blow hammer several times before it gave way and came out.

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      63 Fairlane 500
      07 Mustang GT Convt
      https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...Bring-the-rain

    8. #8
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      Ford distibutors can be a pain to get out sometimes! You might want to check with Mustangs Unlimited on a front frame section...could save you some fab time, and they are fairly inexpensive. Nice project!
      Joe Hinds



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