Next Vandervort is turning his attention to the interior. In early 1964 Ford and Nascar experimented with the 64 as a potential racer. The powertrain in this Ford is from a 1997 Mark 8 Lincoln. And so, one nice red and black 1956 Ford was driven into the shop as a test mule for the new 1955-56 Ford frame. While structural integrity is job one, the team at Fatman Fabrications also provides a driveshaft loop and generous room for running a healthy size exhaust tubing through the frame.
Do Not Attempt To Use Flange Gaskets! Mounting this very wide motor in the confines of a 1955-56 engine looked like it could be a real challenge. There is weight distribution, rigidity, flex, balance and how all that works together to improve handling. This is an incredibly important part of building a car as the dashboard is the major component you will be looking at every mile you drive. Of course like any tool, they are only as good as the man using them. If it's on a trailer it's either broken or stolen.
I would find the largest diameter sway bars that you can stuff under it as a starting point. Also included are inner fender sheet metal for a factory appearing instal. Here we have your not so typical 1956 Ford! This Sunliner is fully sorted and is ready to cruise. Sanderson Street Rod headers shall not be liable for any and all consequential damages occasioned by the breach of any written or implied warranty pertaining to this sale in excess of the purchase price of the product s as found on the original invoice. Heck even the 63-65 Fairlanes weren't designed with floor pans to accept a floor shift 4 speed so the hole was torched and a secondary hump was installed instead of going through retooling the floor pans.
This powertrain puts out 560 horsepower and 551 lb-ft of torque. A lot of sub-component fabrication goes into producing a modern street rod frame. All other Warranty conditions apply. . In the next issue we address the final mounting of the motor and transmission, along with lowering the body onto the new chassis for the first testfit. A buddy of mine has a cut up Fox body Mustang he's scrapping and we worked out a deal for me to get the front and rear suspensions for the Fairlane.
The new chassis will be designed to match the original frame slope so the stock inner fender panel will fit perfectly over the new framerail. As we mentioned earlier, a Fatman Fabrication built car is designed with function in mind and to that end Vandervort spent a lot of time thinking through the dashboard layout. The distributor is a vintage Mallory dual point paired with Taylor 8mm plug wires and Reds custom coated headers. Get off the creeper and let Fat Man do the heavy lifting! We apply a multi-layer inside and outside silver ceramic coating in-house to meet our high standards of quality, and polish the coated header to a high luster. Can anyone help point me in the right direction please? The front sub-frame is from Fatman Fabrications and includes an upgrade to disc brakes. I'm probably being over cautious with this but considering my life and the life of other drivers is involved, I'd like to do this once and do it right Posted using the Full Custom H.
A new 56 ford fuel tank was modified to fit an electric fuel pump and the trunk floor modified for easy access to the pump. See the detail image above left that describes engine sides. Automobile manufacturers spend a huge amount of time and money on dashboard design and you should do the same when building a hot rod. In my opinion I would put that money and work into another platform, but hey that's just me. Since the finished car is designed to sit on a forward rake the front suspension crossmember is welded in place on a 2-degree rake.
The car was fitted with a narrowed 9 inch ford rear axle also. Chris Elliott has over 20 years of experience in the Fatman frame shop and enjoys the challenge of building the prototype chassis for any given application. Fatman Fabrications recently introduced a complete chassis for the popular 1955-56 Thunderbird. This superb Sunliner is actually a meticulously engineered and executed resto-mod featuring a modern high performance powertrain and all the comfort and convenience features you want in a reliable and user-friendly 50s convertible. Hey everyone, long time reader first time poster. This option, available below, does come with a special notched.
This car was the perfect candidate as it was a basically stock, never altered car, from the Y-block motor to the rear bumper. The power from the 4. This type of planning keeps all components above the bottom of the framerails for a clean look. This Sunliner is fully sorted and is ready to cruise. I'll add that there are Mustang2 conversion crossmembers for the early Fairlanes, but I've never seen a 'kit' for the late Mustang MacPherson strut bits.