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    Default Brand new(to me)1980 Fairmont!!!!

    I sold my 86 Coupe last year and the foxbody bug got me again. I found this one local and brought it home. It is a 1980 Ford Fairmont Futura. It was a 200 six cylinder/auto car. The engine was already gone when I got it. I am going to put a 302/C4 with an 8.8 and 3.55s. I have a K member and brakes from an 87 GT. I am going to have to sort out the column shift linkage, but other that it should be easy. If anyone has pics of the shift linkage I would really like to see it. I have none of it.


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    Looks good and the stripe is great. How did you find it? Any interior shots?

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    It has been sitting since 2001. It has been parked at the same place for at least 4 years. I have everything except shift linkage. I had a lot of Fox parts stashed.

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!
    Mike
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    My car('80 Fairmont) had I6/C4, now has 302/C4. Imade the stock column shift linkage work with a little modification. I'm running the frpp stainless short tubes with 2 1/2" catless x-pipe. I seem to be over my limit for posting pics on this site. If you PM me your email, I'll send some pics of the linkage.

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    Pm sent.

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    Congrats!!!!

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    Thanks. I am pretty excited about this one.

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    Great looking Fairmont!
    88 Turbo Coupe auto
    88 Turbo Coupe 5spd
    79 Fairmont Futura 4.6
    79 Capri RS - 2.3/5spd restomod
    80 Capri 5.0/5spd project
    79 Zephyr Z7 factory 5.0 sunroof
    79 Pace Car 5.0/5spd project
    85 LTD LX factory 5spd?(not documented)
    86 GT conv 5.0/5spd
    79 Pace Car 2.3/4spd - needs new home

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    Really nice car as a starting point!
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    email with pics sent.

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    Congrats! like the white and red!
    Matt

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    Thanks for the linkage pics. I need to find that.


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    Tonight the K member comes out. Brakes, K member, rack and sway bar are out of a 93 GT. I have B springs to put under it.

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    The springs are fighting me since I have no engine.


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    Looking good! Yeah, Fox front springs are the worst.
    Brad

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    Putting a 302 and C4 in tomorrow. Then the fun begins.

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    Engine and brakes are in. I pulled thr 7.5 and I will start building an 8.8 next weekend. The gas tank was nasty, so I ordered a new one.

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    A new gas tank is coming. The old one was nasty. This is the filler neck.


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    Looks fine. The build-up helps filter out the vapors to protect nature.

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    So many parts to find.

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    8.8 with 3.55s installed. Konis front and rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    8.8 with 3.55s installed. Konis front and rear.

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    New brakes of course.


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