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Title: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: sko_ford on August 20, 2012 5:17 AM
So as I was possiblely footin my mouth in my boot at kats kampout but I want to have the Mrs' wagon at karen & bolo's nuptuals next spring.

My plan is get it running & stopping / safe for heidi & the kids next summer. Then paint & finish later.


So the list of things right now is:

Front disks & steering rebuild

Rearend rebuild

302/aod

Seats recovered (need front buckets)

Fix  any floor rust

Then if i dont run outa time/ money get a solid coat of primer & paint the roof & body line thats under the midle trim


Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: Serious on August 20, 2012 10:36 AM
Dont have ano idea on a Drivetrain for ya Ross,  Sorry, the old cop car that had the carb 302/OD is long gone...
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: sko_ford on August 20, 2012 2:55 PM
Thats cool I'll find one. I also need to find a set of 14s. So those are the 3 big things I need to find currently  wheels- seats & driveline
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: AntiBling on August 21, 2012 4:14 AM
I was talking to Chad tonight and he's got my TIG welder, he was going to try building up your main journals and see if they can't bore it out. 
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: sko_ford on September 03, 2012 2:23 AM
55 ford sea sprite green or pantone 351 u are the grrens shes thinking
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: sko_ford on September 17, 2012 6:11 PM
Well here is the starting point.
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: Tom on September 17, 2012 6:37 PM
Well here is the starting point.

Is that the one you got up at Beulah ?
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: sixinarow on September 17, 2012 8:23 PM
Roof rack and all!
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: sko_ford on September 18, 2012 5:15 AM
Yep this is the car from buelah. The tube part of,the rack is toast but the ribs a good.
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: AdamNDebbie on September 18, 2012 11:33 PM
Good Looking Wagon.  That will make a nice cruiser.

I got an AOD for you.  Came out of a '93 T-Bird.  Non-Electronic, it ran and drove good when it was pulled.  I will give you a good deal on it and even deliver it to Fargo.  The Windsor I can't help you with as I don't have an extra one laying around.
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: sko_ford on September 23, 2012 8:19 PM
Well the wagon is in my drive way & the 302 is on my garage floor. The motor is suposed to have between 5 & 10 thousand on a rebuild. But its been sitting since 91.
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: Lucky on September 23, 2012 8:45 PM
Go man go!
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: Wowcars on September 23, 2012 9:52 PM
I hope thats not rust on the intake mating surface?
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: sko_ford on September 23, 2012 10:34 PM
Red silicone
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: tokyo on September 24, 2012 3:44 AM
definitely moving in the right direction
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: sko_ford on September 24, 2012 3:59 AM
Got the topend off tonight. 7 cylenders look damn nice no ware or grooving. The pistons were.stamped 30 over. But the rear passenger side had surface rust but didn't look like any pitting. So if I can get it the rest of the way apart I should be golden
Title: Re: 1963 Ford Fairlane RanchWagon
Post by: sko_ford on September 26, 2012 10:15 AM
The motor is looseish. I cant rotate it all the way around but the last piston is unstuck. So it will have to come out the bottom once its on the stand.