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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
1964 Ford Fairlane Sport Coupe
Posted by mrmike on Monday, March 30, 2020 4:12 PM

This afternoon, I was looking around Facebook and I saw a name I haven't seen in a long while.  His name is Erik.  I investigated the name and it was the friend I had lost contact with many years ago.  I had bought this kit off of him years ago and he was going to build it as a 289 CI powered Sport Coupe.  His plan was to paint it Wimbledon White with a red interior and I liked the plan.  But, I made a few changes to that plan.  Instead of steel wheels and hubcaps, I'm going with a set of Ford Styled Steel Wheels and whitewall tires.  I filled the cutouts for the drag slicks on the rear fenders.  I will use a dual exhaust system from the AMT '62 Thunderbird.  Let's see what I can do with this kit...

More Fairlane to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, March 30, 2020 4:35 PM

Looking forward to it.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by charger74 on Monday, March 30, 2020 8:22 PM

Very nice project

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, March 30, 2020 9:29 PM

Thanks Lee and charger74!

I assembled the engine and transmission tonight.  A little more fiddling and it should be ready for paint.  I also need to drill the cylinder heads for plug wires.  

I painted the rest of the engine parts except for the radiator hoses which may not fit.

The distributor cap has been drilled out for plug wires and will need to be painted.

More Fairlane to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:08 PM

Sounds like a cool project, Mike. 

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:15 PM

Thanks Trevor!  I have to thank my friend Erik for the kit and the basic idea for this build.  I'm just adding my two cents to it!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:52 PM

I've completed the 289 CI engine.

I have painted the wheels and have assembled them with whitewall tires from the Moebius '65 Satellite.

More Fairlane to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:57 PM

Thats a really nice start, i really like the wheels

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, April 3, 2020 8:28 PM

Thanks charger74!  I'm liking the wheels myself as I can't stop staring at them!  I think I got them from the Revell '70 Mustang Mach I Special Edition kit.  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Plowboy on Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:20 PM

This kit is a 500 sedan. Not a Sports Coupe. The Sports Coupe has a totally different roof. It's shorter as well as a hard top.

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:10 AM

This is not a factory stock build, but more of a phantom.  Also, I have called this a "Sport Coupe" and not a Sports Coupe.  I am aware of the differences in these models of Fords.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:12 PM

Looking good sir.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:54 PM

Thanks Lee!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:16 PM

Plowboy

This kit is a 500 sedan. Not a Sports Coupe. The Sports Coupe has a totally different roof. It's shorter as well as a hard top.

 

There is a time and a place for such information to be posted.  This was not the time nor the place.  This is a model and not a 100% accurate representation of a Sports Coupe.  This is a Sport Coupe.  Note the spelling!  I am building this kit my way and it will be called what I want it to be called.    

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Monday, April 6, 2020 7:14 AM

My, my aren't we getting a bit snarky.  Yeah it is your build and you can call it whatever you want, but the post was simply a bit of information.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, April 6, 2020 9:00 AM

I lean twords agreeing with Mike, some people just have to stick their noses in. Sending information via pm may have been a better choice. Ive noticed watching Mike's builds he doesn't usually build a 100% straight factory stock style, which is fine, but he always does excellent work. Plus it's not being posted in factory stock, it's in the musclecar section, which makes correcting him on a designation of a model name of no importance. I have learned some just like to see their own words and feel more smart and important than the op.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by American185 on Monday, April 6, 2020 10:17 AM

Loving the build thus far !! Love the accuracy of your 289. I have a dealer promo of this model in gold, but as you know nothing on them opens. But a gorgeous model anyway. Was my favorite year of the Fairlane. Can't wait to see the completion of it. Wheel choice is awesome as well !!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:04 AM

TarheelRick

My, my aren't we getting a bit snarky.  Yeah it is your build and you can call it whatever you want, but the post was simply a bit of information.

 

I think I have every right to be a little snarky, especially after plowboy's post.  If he was trying to present some information, I think he could have done it better than he did.  There is a way, a time and a place for presenting information to anyone and I should know especially after being on this forum since 2005.  I have learned a lot about being on a forum since then.  You don't have to walk on eggshells to do it, just be cognizent of what and how you say it. 

Many people use their handle to hide behind it and say what they want to say without any regard to feelings of the original poster.  They disappear for a little bit and then they come back out swinging like they did before.  I refuse to give in to these types of people!  It seems to be just too much for some people to show a little courtesy to others.        

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by American185 on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:53 AM

[quote user="mrmike"]

 
TarheelRick

My, my aren't we getting a bit snarky.  Yeah it is your build and you can call it whatever you want, but the post was simply a bit of information.

 

 

 

I think I have every right to be a little snarky, especially after plowboy's post.  If he was trying to present some information, I think he could have done it better than he did.  There is a way, a time and a place for presenting information to anyone and I should know especially after being on this forum since 2005.  I have learned a lot about being on a forum since then.  You don't have to walk on eggshells to do it, just be cognizent of what and how you say it. 

Many people use their handle to hide behind it and say what they want to say without any regard to feelings of the original poster.  They disappear for a little bit and then they come back out swinging like they did before.  I refuse to give in to these types of people!  It seems to be just too much for some people to show a little courtesy to others.        

 

Couldn't have said it better myself. The website police, who lurk on this site after dark and patrol everything from placement of a post, to placement of bodyside molding on a model !!! And sadly, it is whether the builder/poster of the original build cares or not !!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by Plowboy on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:10 PM

mrmike

 There is a time and a place for such information to be posted.  This was not the time nor the place.  This is a model and not a 100% accurate representation of a Sports Coupe.  This is a Sport Coupe.  Note the spelling!  I am building this kit my way and it will be called what I want it to be called.    

 

I don't know where else I should have posted the information. Which, by the way, is a fact plain and simple. Dropping the s from Sports doesn't turn a sedan into a coupe no more than dropping the e from coupe would turn it into a sedan. If you're offended by a fact, whatever. Sad Why not call it what it actually is? You could call it a Camaro. It still wouldn't be a Camaro. 

I've been wrong and corrected several times in my years on forums. I appreciate someone giving me (as well as others) correct information. I don't attack them like a child. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. I can accept it. I'm always learning. 

And finally, I don't hide behind a screen name any more than every member on this forum except for those that do go by their real name.  

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 5:53 PM

ConfusedAgain, it's HIS model, not yours and if he wants to call it a sport coupe not a thing wrong with that.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:11 PM

I found an exhaust system that will fix my needs for this model.  It comes from the AMT '62 Thunderbird and it was given to me last year by the late Barry Fadden.

I added the second half of the rear axle housing.  The rear axle assembly is made for the 427 CI engine, but I'll use it here.

I added the wheel backings, but I noticed the different lengths of the hubs.  I'll add these last to get the correct axle widths.

More Fairlane to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:28 PM

I've been painting some parts this morning with Tamiya X-18 Semi Gloss Black.

I thought I had lost an entire sprue with the dash board on it, but I found it off to the side of the box on the floor.

I painted the front and rear shock/coil spring assembly, but they may be replaced with some simple shocks in the rear.

More Fairlane to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:38 PM

Interesting. Will you have to modify where the exhaust runs under the rear axle?

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:57 PM

No modification needed.  The exhaust from the '62 T-Bird runs right under and out the back.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:48 PM

Cool. This should be sweet.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:23 AM

Thanks Lee!

I have painted the interior with Model Master Insignia Red with my Badger Universal 360 Airbrush.  I drew the silver stripes on the seats with my Molotow Liquid Chrome 1mm pen.  After looking at some pictures of a Fairlane interior, I remembered having a console from the AMT '62 Thunderbird.  A little sanding and I added it to the interior.

More interior parts ready for a coating of Semi Gloss Clear.  The Dash has been detailed with silver and gauge decals.

I detailed the front and rear panels and the shifter.

More Fairlane to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:46 PM

That console looks like it was made for it. Very nice.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by American185 on Thursday, April 9, 2020 5:02 PM

You are making fantastic progress. Love the interior of that Fairlane !!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, April 9, 2020 9:04 PM

Thanks Lee and American185!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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