Nathan Graham's 1967 Fairlane Convertible Resto-Mod.
This is a 67 Fairlane convertible resto-mod. This was my father's car who drove it until it could not be driven anymore. My older brother briefly got it running but that was short lived and it eventually sat in the driveway for 13 years before years of begging my dad to give it to me paid off. He finally agreed in 2004 and Summer 2005 I began the restoration. As anyone who has tried to restore a fairlane knows, parts are hard to come by and some parts are simply not made anymore. To get some parts it is literally a scavenger hunt across the country for donor cars. The rocker panels, floor boards and fenders were rusted through and all cut out and replaced. The engine is a 1970 ford 289 pulled out of a mustang, restored, and bored out to a 302 with headers and a Edelbrock 4 barrel carburetor. The tranny has been restored to a the original c-4 but with a shift kit added. A new gas tank and fuel line were installed. A donor steel trunk lid, steel hood, grille and instrument cluster were installed from a trashed 67 hard top. A 4 wheel disc brake conversion was done and power steering was added. New carpet and fabric top were installed and the original seats were recovered in a black with yellow piping to match the paint scheme. All of the trim except what you see was removed to give it a more sleek, clean look and the front springs were cut to drop it 1 inch. A beefy sway bar was added and the car sits on American Racing Torque Thrust II's 17X7 in front and 17X8 in the back. I still have no stereo in the car because I am contemplating my options for stereo design and speaker placement. Plus I put new Kicker panels in and I am not sure if I want to cut speaker holes in them. Any other ideas for stereo and speaker placement would be appreciated.