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66 Fairlane Dirt Modified WIP Question

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Ohio
66 Fairlane Dirt Modified WIP Question
Posted by HineMotors on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:06 PM

I don't know what do you guys think about the 8 lug floater rims...Too Big?

It is coming along nicely, heading to primer soon.

Pic of a 1/1 with wide 5's

Image result for 1966 fairlane dirt modified

  • Member since
    February, 2017
Posted by JohnDB on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:53 PM

They look a little big. If you're not going for a hundred percent replica, put anything you want on it. I think those rims and tires would probably look pretty good on a pickup though.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Ohio
Posted by HineMotors on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:11 PM

That is kinda what I thought, back to the drawing boardHuh?

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    November, 2009
  • From: Ohio
Posted by HineMotors on Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:47 PM

Changing it up, still not 100%, swapped out rims with smaller 6 luggers floater in front, opened up front wheel well more to lower stance, Back in the day there was a died in the wool Ford Racer who operated an American Service Station (Spicklers) in Struthers who was a weekend warrior at the local tracks including Canfield Motor Speedway. Another later at an Amoco service station in Poland was Jack Prentice both raced Fairlanes.

 

(This kit started out as one whom the previous owner had butchered the rear wheel opening with a hot knife so...I could not let a great kit go to waste and figured either drag or dirt racer.)

As found with rear wheel wells pretty badly butchered sadly. Otherwise the rest of the kit was not touched thankfully

This kit was found at a flea market and apparently started when 1st issued and butchered up the rear wheel wells so badly he tossed it back in the box and forgot about it!

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    May, 2017
Posted by Tom Louis on Friday, March 16, 2018 2:06 PM

The wheels are fine, the tires are too big. Smaller diameter would look better, IMHO!

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Ohio
Posted by HineMotors on Friday, March 16, 2018 8:47 PM

Third times a charm, shelved the big tires, added good old Racemasters..

Beginnings of the 427 2x4

 

 

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    February, 2017
Posted by JohnDB on Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:49 AM

Much better! Keep posting pics, looking forward to the finished product. 

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:36 PM

OH yea...that is a lot better. It's got that old school fenders look to it. Which was like they were back in the 60-70s. This is going to be a pretty cool looking Asphalt car. I like the body style too...

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, March 19, 2018 7:57 AM

Agreed. Much better!

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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