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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration » February 2, 2023 7:31 pm

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The restoration shop decided it would be better to get some used quarter panels.  Found a car in Texas that had them.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/a913e3013d1e62b4512a88770c630de5?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

The parts car made a sacrifice for the betterment of my car.  I feel kind of sorry about it.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/1e8b71135f05ac171d0c899881310ebc?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
Crated and ready for shipping to Chicago.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/81de025488c08f0890f01586e1f78cff?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

They arrived in Chicago safe and sound.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/69864e5ffe15188be368210ebf8c21f7?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

New quarters are installed.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/59bd2739fec0d0a1794213dfb4366f97?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/e390ee7a273ba61ff51e9b76c5d709c8?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Door sanded.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/b0d6b871ed30f36e572b9e372f32676c?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Quarter in primer.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/c9618fb5e900e33c71fe39e7ae176047?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/d65de29a9fcc29bfb0212f788aba68c7?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Top of rear quarter sanded.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/120c5038c9e141a12f84da93a345eb19?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Top of car sanded.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/6201bf0ef6de9f9f4e64cb3c2520ae73?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/d223f5f10cd3967bc25a4a1e680f607f?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

[img]http://nebula.wsimg.com/bcb53a140f979e7b585ddb

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration » February 2, 2023 7:22 pm

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The shop is working on the lower rear quarter panels.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/12276790b8d6c8008a500e6e757ad3e5?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/c9b166b7e41422019bee2cfa305a7237?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/b78ea920d7726462b85bdec6326a95d0?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1963 Galaxie 500 wont turn over » January 19, 2023 7:05 am

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Probably going to need to start tracing wires using a multi-tester.  Check for voltage and continuity.  I would check to see if you are getting 12 volts to the ignition switch and then go from there.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration » December 26, 2021 8:53 pm

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The floorboards are done.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/fc2de633c2af1aa8e32ccb7a3be7c6dd?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/1c54603dedfc5be04a89a533c00dc66a?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/39537448d68acaf19b37d8e909f998a7?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

They are going to start on the rear quarter panels next.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » T5 Compared to a TKX For a Classic Ford » December 26, 2021 8:42 pm

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Very well done.  Great video.  I love watching videos like this.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration » October 7, 2021 9:17 am

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Daze wrote:

Looks fantastic, I can't weight to see more.  When its all said and done you going with the original color or something else?

I plan on having it painted the original Algiers Bronze.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration » October 7, 2021 8:17 am

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Lowrider wrote:

You sure are paying attention to all the details. Looking real good. When do you expect to get it back from the restoration shop?

I was trying to keep it as factory as possible.  They really haven't given me a finish date yet.  I'm guessing it will be at least six months.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 1961 Fairlane 500 Restoration » October 4, 2021 6:26 pm

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Ok, just in case you were wondering what happened to my project.
I sent the car to a restoration shop in Cary IL for additional work that is beyond my ability.
This is the car on my trailer.  I took the car into town and met a car hauler that transported the car to Cary.  This was February 2021.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/d35661041c0d4bdb881189e953bcd173?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Car loaded into a transport trailer.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/91334595da7fea0a0f91ca88eaa8552d?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Screenshot of the car in the shop.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/492743cb51744da781aa46b268d9d25e?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Replacement of the trunk floor.
http://nebula.wsimg.com/dff951ab4d5c08bbef8b835d578197f7?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/0fb21ac128e56ed583f50c40f6f8264c?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/67325bddc434ccc7a5a40693b2c3d64f?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/97a98ae45176df29fd5d470e1fd8b16f?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/15fce90892ef2f4774b4d015b3df9506?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/4da4adee77e222fccb52b6d2d6f105d3?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/e1f4298989c64677dca2da30694e6103?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

http://nebula.wsimg.com/3c1baf742026960888bcb99b7b72a6fd?AccessKeyId=810AF6BB43363664F882&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

I can't wait to see more progress! 
 

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