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1965 Ford Fairlane
Topic Started: Mar 1 2015, 07:38 PM (2,193 Views)
IAracefan
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I built one of these back in the day when I was a youngster, so when Model King came out with a re-issue a few years back I had to give it another shot. This kit has been sitting on the shelf for several years, I just didn't like the big tires that came with it, but the new PPP dirt tires are perfect for this kit. I also used resin wheels, built a new cage from styrene, lowered the stance and added plug wires. Testors Metallic Red over silver.

Thanks for looking!

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A vast improvement over the kit. Excellent build! wnw Denny
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Yes sir IA, you did that old kit a ton of justice! I never liked that kit right out of the box, just never looked right. Your changes and parts choice are spot on. That thing looks like a race car now!! Super Job.
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:))) fant :)))
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OOooooooo, Now that is sharp!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!
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IRF, now that's a fine job !! fbr fbr
I'm a stickler for tires, wheels and fender clearance.
Nice work on how you got those tires tucked in there just right !!
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One of the nicer Fairlanes I've seen in a while. Good job!

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I think that would be a winner on a model table.

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Looks awesome! Great job on this! I really like the stance of it!
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fant Nice build....good color/graphics combo. Huge improvement over "box stock".
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IAracefan
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Thanks everyone for the nice comments, very much appreciated. :)))
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Absolutely beautiful!!! Excellent build!! wnw
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Great Kevin. wnw :))) I am thinking of this for my SNRA Short track car and the Torino for the long track car if I can somehow find the time, and also have Gofer decals for it, but PPP asphalt tires and slotted wheels. Great minds think alike, though I was thinking of blue for mine! r:r
I've done the Fairlane twice before, once for me, which I think I got a little too busy on with the graphics and one for my pal Jack Kissling, who unfortunately never has done much here. These kits are sturdy and you can make them look right without too much frustration. I've always used the kit cage as a basis, offset to the drivers side and added paneling and door bars, etc. Your is absolutely striking though in all you did to it.
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Hope you enjoy these as much as I did yours! :)))
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Hey Dave, your Fairlanes look fantastic! Your painting skill always just blow me away, if I had that kind of talent I wouldn't have to spend so much money on decals.
With the right tweaking these kits can produce some sharp race cars. I did the Torino awhile back also and I like how it turned out. I'll have to dig those photos up.

Thanks for posting your Fairlanes Dave. fbr fbr fbr
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Sure Kev, .z. and can't wait to see the Torino! rlr
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Some nice looking fairlanes better than my turn out
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jsm That red really makes it pop!!! fbr fbr
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brvo This is an awesome build! That is one sleek, mean machine! Great job!
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I'm sitting on most of the reissued Modified Stocker kits. But I have a bit of a dilemma....Built 2 of the series when they first came out back in the early 1970's, the Fairlane being the 1st one. Buying the Fairlane was prompted by an article on Car Model mag (I think) on how to improve the kit. The kit tires were used, but were treated with running the tires over a hot screen to create the dirt track tread, plus a couple of other options. Unfortunately I was not able to create the dirt tread on the huge tires.

Now, I want to add to the collection whenever I get around to building them, which would mean using the kit tires, as I want the new builds to fit in with the old builds.....

However, I like your idea of using the PPP dirt tires. So, should I "redo" the old builds? with new tires/wheels? Or use the kit tires/wheels.... Trying to go the "cheaper" route....

YOu mentioned lowering the stance, does that mean you used the lower option that comes with the kit? (The old lowering blocks that AMT was noted for using back in the day>)

Thanks
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Lowering the stance was pretty simple for this kit. Since it uses metal axels for both the front and rear I just drilled new holes for the axels. For the front I had to also make the hole in the engine block larger, but the headers hide it pretty well.
The tires that come with the kit always looked way to big for my taste. I really like how the PPP tires look on this car.
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