Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A few pictures

The Fairlane has been here just over 24 hours now. All it took was a new battery a few shots of starter fluid and she started right up, idle is a little rough and the brakes will need an overhaul, but not bad for having sat for so long.

Now I just need some good ideas of how to generate a decent supply of project money so I can get this thing underway. Enjoy the pictures!






Tuesday, March 27, 2012

....It's here!

At 11:15 today the Fairlane was delivered via a transport truck. We unloaded the Fairlane into the driveway, its in a little worse shape then I thought it was. Its been just shy of 8 years since I moved out of California and up to St George Utah. 

Immediately after the car was on the ground and the driver gone I hooked up a battery charger and gave it same time to try and get it started, so excited to once again here those dual flowmasters growl...but as luck would have it, today's only present was the deliver of the car. I can't complain, it was a big step considering the Fairlane and I have been apart for so long, something seems wrong saying that, but I'm sure other car nuts can relate.

I will post some pictures of the delivery and car tomorrow, for now any suggestions on where to start? I have my list but wondering where you would start if it were your project, let me know.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Its coming....

I feel like a kid the night before Christmas, only I know exactly what I'm getting already. As I write this, somewhere between 91741 and 84790 is my 1966 Ford Fairlane. Its quite likely that in its 46 years of existence this is its first trip outside of California since it was brought there from Detroit.

16 years ago I became the 2nd owner of it, purchasing the vehicle from a little old lady in Pasadena, OK so it was little old lady from Burbank, but close enough, right?  It had 38,000 original miles on it, original paint and what looked like original tires. Gas was less than a buck a gallon for a while right after I acquired the car. Needless to say, lots has changed besides gas prices. I was 17 years old with no responsibility, no girlfriend, no job, and no cares. Fast Forward to tonight March 26th 2012, I'm 33 years old married to a wonderful woman and have 3 of what I think are the most beautiful daughters on earth. Perhaps the time to turn this classic into a traffic stopping head turning hot rod was back in those no care days, not my present husband/daddy state, which I love and would not trade for anything.

But that's what this Blog is all about, turning a mostly original slightly beat up classic into my dream car. Money is tight and times are tough, but neither are a reason to prevent this project from going forward, it will just take some creativity and outside of the box ideas. So strap on your lap belt and get ready, welcome to Recession Rod!