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Nathan289
10-22-2012, 09:20 AM
Hey guys,

Thought I'd show you the wagon i just picked up. It might get me band from the forum. But it was too good of a deal to pass up.

falcon cobra
10-22-2012, 01:02 PM
Thats really nice..it it a 63or 64? ....jh:rocker:

Nathan289
10-22-2012, 03:48 PM
1964 fairlane 500 ranch wagon..
289 cruise-o-matic..

The car is from cali, went to pa, was found in ma, went back to cali, and is now coming north.

It used to be white and bronze with palamino interior. Not sure how long its been black on black. Good driver. New brakes, new exhuast, new carb, new dizzy, new tires..

It needs the rear diff gone through, but it saved me $500 by fixing it my self.

Fingers crossed arrives safely... weather is getting cold.

Nathan

Nathan289
10-22-2012, 03:58 PM
More pictures

doghows
10-23-2012, 08:34 AM
Nice!!! At least it is a Ford and it is early, so I think you will be fine. Did you go to Cali to check it out?

falcon cobra
10-23-2012, 08:42 AM
Hey nathan, a thunderbolt wagon would be nice,427 side oiler and a five speed, foose wheels with trick tires:3g:

Nathan289
10-23-2012, 12:34 PM
No i didn't go to cali to check it out. I'm rolling the dice and hanging it out there.

The 427 side oiler would cost more than what i paid for the car.. but cool idea.

Plans for this car are to keep it simple.. little detailing items. Like bling for the engine. Lower the stance some. Some cooler wheels maybe down the road.
The wife doesn't care for the magnum 500s

Tint the windows and maybe find a roof rack.
I'm sure I'll spend time fixing things. But it has new brakes, exhaust, carb, distributor, new tires.

Found a cool 64 washington license plate. I'm hoping the darn thing will fit in my garage. Oops should have checked before sending the money...:WHATTHE:

Nathan

BadBird
10-23-2012, 04:19 PM
Nathan, that is a beautiful 64. The 64 Thunderbolt is my all time favorite drag racer and I can't say I remember seeing a wagon. Must be out there, but sure not a lot of them on the road. Great buy and good luck with it.

Nathan289
10-23-2012, 07:59 PM
I found a 63 fairlane wagon drag car called hole shot with a 423..

Other wise its 64 wagons with tear drop hoods and some other pieces and call thunder bolt tribute cars..

It would be really cool, to build a thunder bolt car with all the correct pieces.. aluminum bumpers, glass fenders..etc...

Thanks for all the kind words.. we're stoked.. ive never owned a fairlane.. something new, but still kind of familar.

Nathan

Jeff W
10-23-2012, 10:23 PM
The transport guy that brought my wagon up from Sacramento works the West Coast but is based out of Spokane. He said he would cut a deal for any of the club members. If you are interested I'll forward his contact information. Good and professional guy with insurance.

redfalken
10-23-2012, 10:25 PM
Sweet wagon Nathan! I had a neighbor once who had a Fairlane wagon that had stacked headlights. Always thought it was a pretty cool ride.

Keep us posted on your plans and progress!

Jeff W
10-23-2012, 10:31 PM
Does it have the third row rear facing seat?

Nathan289
10-24-2012, 08:42 AM
Jeff,
send me the info.. couldnt hurt to talk to him.

As far as i know this is just a six passenger. No third row..but it would be cool.
i really like the 66 with two seats facing each other in the back, but i dont like the rest of the 66 model.

Kenny,
believe it or not the wife doesnt like stacked headlight cars, guess i wont be getting my 67 fairlane gta hardtop..

She really likes the 63 fairlane wagon because it has fins... little fins, but there fins.

This car was too good to pass up.. or at least we hope it is.. the seller has been up front with us through the whole process and cut me a great deal because he'd rather see it go to someone whos going to do something with it..

Nathan

Luva65wagon
10-29-2012, 02:49 PM
Been on the road a lot Nathan, but wanted to throw out a "luvastationwagon" to you. That's very cool.

Now, though, I'm sorry to say, we have to stop talking about it -- it's not a Falcon. :ROTFLMAO:

Nathan289
10-29-2012, 05:22 PM
Both clubs are fca.... got it a little mixed up...ooops

Nathan289
11-25-2012, 04:34 PM
Got the rear rebuilt. Picture below is me test driving afterwards.

The second picture is kadyn hamming it up.

It actually has the third row but its missing the cushions. Not sure if all the wagons floors folded into a seat or not. Making seat cushions won't be too difficult.

Nathan

redfalken
11-25-2012, 07:25 PM
Damn! That's a good lookin' ride Nathan! It even looks fast standing still! :shift:

Nathan289
11-25-2012, 08:28 PM
Thanx kenny,

This weeks project is going to be prepping the cargo area for paint and mew trim.
Also need to get tailgate window pit back in.

Nathan

Luva65wagon
11-26-2012, 01:27 PM
Very cool Nathan. Love that wagon.

I think most of the bigger wagons (from every car maker) back in the 60's had seats in that area. The Falcons didn't but they were pretty small I guess.

That wagon looks like it could attract some attention from your local WSP! :D

Nathan289
09-04-2013, 08:15 AM
I hate to say it, but im selling the wagon..

I havent had the time to do anything with her, we havent even driven her this summer.
with selling a house and buying a more expensive one, we just havent had time or money.

I dont want to sell.. ive only seen a couple other 64 wagons.. the nearest one was eastern oregon and it was a parts car.

See the for sale section for the price..

Shoot me a pm if anyone is interested..

Nathan

Nathan289
05-16-2014, 01:55 PM
Boy, I'm a liar...

I didn't sell the Fairlane wagon... It's in the garage parked next to the falcon wagon.

The wife has been driving it daily to work (weather permitting) that is until she broke the steering column.

I have to order some parts to get it fixed, but I'm waiting on ordering anything until I have the funds to put in the falcon order too.

I might have to break down and just order the parts any ways