Well, these aren't nice pictures by any means.. but I still think they fit. These are snaps from a craigslist ad I responded to last night where I purchased this car. A 1963 Ford Fairlane 500 Sport Coupe with a 260ci V8 and a C4 Auto. All manual, manual steering, manual brakes, manual windows, manual seats.. exactly how I like my cameras.
This Fairlane is going to be my winter/spring and perhaps summer project if things go slow. I'll spend the next 2-3 weeks sourcing and pricing parts, a couple weeks after that getting them in, and then the work begins.
I can visualize this car finished. No one in my family can. Can you? The VIN tells me it's "Raven Black" with a red interior. Visualize a perfectly straight body with a very deep dark black.. about a 12 inch shine. Then the chrome all re-chromed and like new, all the badging and trim refinished like new.. and the deep red interior against the black. The wheels will be simple. Regular factory steel rims painted to match the car with moon hubs and chrome ring on the outside diameter. The engine bay will be very clean, just a single fan built because there's no power anything. I'll probably buidl a 347 Stroker with roughly 450rwhp running into a modern 5 speed and existing through 3" stainless pipes. Quiet until you blow so much pressure, and then the banshee cries. This drive train will be exceptionally smooth and powerful. 14" front Baer brakes with 6 piston calipers and 4 pots for the rear. The suspension will lower the car with a slight bias to the front end and will include coil overs and all the newest suspension tech. It should stop and ride as well as it runs. The interior will be new like it came from the factory, except leather. And I'll put a nice stereo. The trunk is huge, big enough for lots of camera bags. Can you "see" it? I can.. I might bend and make the brakes and steering power and add an AC.. but for the most part that's it. Oh, the rear wheel wells will be tubbed to accept 315 tires..
And yes I'm still pumped like a kid at Christmas..
Mostly because it will be another project for my son and I.