Midsouthern Restorations

1967 Ford Fairlane

Fairlane Fever is running high in the world of automobiles and here is a 67 Ford Fairlane that came from Crossville TN . It was purchased and found out it needed some mechanical work. The owner wanted many upgrades. His list included new bucket seat interior, electric power windows, stereo system with back up camera, in console. How about an electric trunk popper and electric door locks not to mention power disc brakes all around on four corners and electric steering? The car was about a 30 footer to look at. After discussing and showing the customer the problems with the body and paint, they agreed to make it new. The car ran and drove but mechanically was worn out. The transmission leaked very bad. The original 289 developed a knocking noise, and front suspension was shot.

The way to eliminate the suspension problem is cut it all off and weld in a Mustang II front suspension. This was done even before car was stripped of paint. The C-4 automatic transmission was pro rebuilt. A new 347 crate engine was bought.

The body work was straight forward. There was not much rust and a used front fender and hood were found. The customer wanted to retain all the exterior body trim and this is hard to find. Used pieces were found and restored. Bumpers were re-chromed.

Once the body work was complete, the car was painted it original color, “Clear Water Aqua.” The car had to be all rewired by hand has all the extra amenities and the sweet Dakota Digital dash. Very cool old Fairlane now and very straight, and is now in final stages of completion.