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Technical 1965 ford fairlane thunder bolt conversion

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  1. jdownunder
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    Hi just wondering if someone could give a door length for 65 fairlane as we are looking to do a two conversion from a four door thanks in advance [​IMG][​IMG]



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  2. jdownunder
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    Bump


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  3. The Gods must be crazy! HRP

     
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  5. jdownunder
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    Thanks HRP


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  6. The only real desirable thunder bolts where 64's. any road the cut off at the HAMB is 1964.
     
  7. Jalopy Joker
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    save your time & energy until you can find a '64 - if you want to build a 60's type hot rod go ahead - just do not call a '65 a Thunderbolt - cut off year here is '65
     
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  8. 65 Lunchbox
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    Measured from my hardtop:

    Top line - 45 7/8”
    Center - 47 5/8”
    Bottom - 45 1/4”

    I believe Darrell Droke campaigned a big block 65 for Downey.

    I’ve picked up some parts from Crites. They specialize in that era Fairlane and make “Thunderbolt” type parts.


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  9. slowmotion
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    Looks like a '64 you've pictured. '65 is Hamb material. There was exactly one documented '65 Thunderbolt built. Good luck.
     
  10. 65 Lunchbox
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    I didn’t even notice the picture. Definitely not a 65. My measurements may or may not be any good for you.


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  11. 6t5frlane
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    from New York


    What about Darrell Drokes Factory 65 Thundertbolt ???
     
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  12. That’s too bad cause I sure would like to own this 65...
     

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  13. philo426
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    Tear drop hood with a 427 is a good start!
     
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  14. look what is next to the 55 wagon. I also have another red and white Htp. and two four doors for parts. one four door has rust free quarters. When folks state thunderbolt the 64 is what I think of.
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