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    havi's car projects

    Post  havi on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:33 am

    Ok, here we go again. Here is my '62 Fairlane build thread. Short
    backstory: I originally started in left field with two projects, unsure
    how it would pan out, and it just kinda veered from there. Instead,
    I'll add pics and captions showing what I'm doing, as it happens to
    this one car. I'll try to keep it going with updates as often as I
    can, but right now two things will deter progress: MN Winter, and
    unemployment. However, the next few posts will show disassembly, which
    doesn't cost a whole lot, lol. Anyhow, here it goes....
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    Post  havi on Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:07 am

    Friend's neighbor had this '62 Fairlane for sale...cheap.

    Purchased it and he delivered it to my house.

    Summer of 2009 it got pushed into the garage while taking a break from tearing down the old house.

    And started to remove the front end.
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    Post  havi on Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:24 am

    Almost 400 views and nothing to add. Crying or Very sad
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:38 am


    Hey Scott,

    Good to hear from you. I thought maybe you were snowed in up there. I was just looking at your car and I remembered my dad having the station wagon version of your car with a 260 V8 in it. It was his work car. As I remember it was also a real dog. What did you say you were going to put in that one???

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    Post  wmjoe1953 on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:54 am

    Nothing to add? What's the current plan? Going nice street cruiser, all out weekend warrior? Answers dang it, we want answers..... Looks to be a real straight car though. I like them old cars, aint nuttin better. By the way, you need more pictures man.


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    Rave on Joe...

    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:57 am


    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the help. I have been trying to wake these guys up. This place is like a grave yard.

    Sorry to bust in on your build thread here havi.






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    Post  havi on Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:19 pm

    Can't save them all.
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    Post  wmjoe1953 on Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:51 pm

    Dude, you should seriously consider "shaving" the stainless on the drip rail Twisted Evil I could use the stainless on my '63 Sedan, since they have the same roof.


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    Post  58 ford on Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:09 pm

    Very Happy Hi havi
    I got a dumb ? is that car a unibody or does it have a full frame?
    Sorry not much time spent with mid 60s ford cars but i like the bodystyle Smile .
    Later Andrew
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    Post  wmjoe1953 on Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:30 pm

    Those are uni-body cars Andrew. They actually have the same front end as the Falcon, and Mustang.


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    Post  havi on Fri May 14, 2010 11:51 pm

    Long story short, as I have been trying to liquidate everything to keep from losing the property, the fairlane was not bought by anybody (couple newer cars were sold), and since work has got better, the car sits in the garage again. I managed to get a free Explorer axle for it, and been measuring up the F1 front axle before I start cutting. I also got a cheap trailer (pickup frame, no bed) that needs a longer hitch and deck built to hold the body shell on, so that it can be wheeled into the garage when need be.
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    There you are...

    Post  Darkside Dave on Sat May 15, 2010 8:35 am


    Hey Havi,

    Glad to have you back... I was starting to wonder about you...

    So you work is picking up again eh? That's good to hear. It sounds like you are yet another victim of circumstance, you can have your money or you can have your time. But you just can't have both and you don't get to pick the timing.

    I kind of like that thing you got the rear axle and the front suspension stacked on. Looks like a good way to move that stuff around. Unfortunately, I don't have room for it now and that sort of stuff stays outside.

    Nice to hear from you again.

    Later Man...




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    Post  havi on Sat May 15, 2010 10:57 am

    Dave, that "cart" is a tube rack from work that they were throwing out. I put it on one of those $15 furniture dollies, lol. It's 4x4 3/8" wall tube with 3/4" plate (cut out on the burn table) welded on for the cantilevers. 2x2 1/4" angle to hold them together.
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Sat May 15, 2010 1:26 pm

    havi wrote:Dave, that "cart" is a tube rack from work that they were throwing out. I put it on one of those $15 furniture dollies, lol. It's 4x4 3/8" wall tube with 3/4" plate (cut out on the burn table) welded on for the cantilevers. 2x2 1/4" angle to hold them together.

    A recycler after my own heart... I do stuff like that...

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    Post  havi on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:53 pm

    Still alive, just not getting anything done. I decided to step back and put the horse before the cart for once. I've been cleaning the garage, and got heat installed (we'll see how effective it is) and am next working on getting hard lines for air installed with a tee to go out back for soda/sand blasting. Tooling up, if you will. Also still working on the trailer to hold the Fairlane shell.
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:00 pm

    havi wrote:Still alive, just not getting anything done. I decided to step back and put the horse before the cart for once. I've been cleaning the garage, and got heat installed (we'll see how effective it is) and am next working on getting hard lines for air installed with a tee to go out back for soda/sand blasting. Tooling up, if you will. Also still working on the trailer to hold the Fairlane shell.

    I have spent years in that mode and I still need to do more. I never seem to get it all like I want it.

    Later Man...


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    Post  havi on Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:47 pm

    Not much new to add. I moved the Fairlane out back, and the Mercury Meteor in just to try and get it running (most complete car I have). Been dealing with a lot of issues as of late, and so everything auto related got put on the back-burner. Hopefully the heater will help during the Winter. Otherwise it could be a long 9 months, lol.
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:59 am

    havi wrote:Not much new to add. I moved the Fairlane out back, and the Mercury Meteor in just to try and get it running (most complete car I have). Been dealing with a lot of issues as of late, and so everything auto related got put on the back-burner. Hopefully the heater will help during the Winter. Otherwise it could be a long 9 months, lol.

    Having heat is better than no heat...


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