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Front wheel wells primered and ready to paint.

front suspension primered and ready to paint.

Paint the wheel wells.

Painted, wells. Nice!.

Getting there. Little more to go.

Rust busting! at it's best.

Nasty rusting. But, we bust!.

Patching, This went on for 3 years!.

New wheel bearings, front and later on, the rear.

Original brake fluid, Crystalized.

Going to a car show that day.

Burke car show, 2016.

Cape May. Bystander takes a picture.

Wildwood convention center circle car show.

Holloween 2016 walk through.

headlight switch replacement.

Cleaning up for restoring inside parts.

The door panels came up nice too!.

The inside door panels. Nice yo!.

Bumping some stainless trim.

Buffing the aluminum rear trim.

Masking with flat black.

Removing masking after the paint job.

The new cover. Made from Bulletin board vinyl.

New voltage regulator. Finding one was 1/2 the fight.

Painting the outside body of the 62.

Painting, don't forget under the rockers.

Center beam rust replacement.

Fender: Just removed from the car.

Fender: Just removed from the car.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Fender: Removed the rust.

Welding in new metal.

The restoration picture book.

Changing working position.

Block it for front wheel work.

Painting the edges. Edges first, dry, paint again.

Prepping the roof.

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FlowerPowerShort01   This web site is all about my 1962 Ford Fairlane 500 project. This car was stored in a ground level garage, in a single family home in New Holland PA. As of December 22, 2011 work has started.

  As of July 01, 2016 work is finished, but we all know there will always be additional work to do. Improvements and additions. Plans are to re-paint 2 tone, more body butty for smother paint. The 3rd engine rebuilt and installed. Please see LogBook 001 page for starting the restoration of this car.

  Within the LogBook pages are over 190 You Tube videos as the restoration progresses. Some, recorded in time lapse, and is presented in a "How To" type of format. The pictures in the LogBook pages were extracted from the videos and listed within the videos piticular section of that part of the restoration.

  The first finishing full length video (53 minutes) below, is a compulation of the past videos, and work restoration from start to finish of this car's 5 year restoration. Presented in time lapse. Unlike the videos presented in the LogBook, there are no written directives. It's like your watching 5 years go by in fast time.

  As I did research, there seems to be no videos showing a total car's restoration in time lapse. Except this one. The links under the after picture are the corrusponding LogBook pages to that part of the restoration within all of the LogBook pages to date. The discription to the right, under the Right heading, lists the defination of the linked content for that part of the restoration.

  This car is the same model and year, as I had when I was 16. This is Not the same car, but very close to it. The old car was a 8 Cylinder, This car is a 6 Cylinder. That's the only differance. Restoration was a slow going process between employment and everyday activities.

  Feel free to check back at any time for additional progress, pictures, and videos, information on this project. Please refer to the LogBook pages for current work on this vihicle. The days passing are in restoration order as well as the car's restoration history.

  I was going through the family pictures from the early 70's and found some pictures of the old car I originally had. The old car was originally my Dad's, and he gave me the car around 1973. I was still in High School, and this was my first car. It's funny, after some 45 years later, to find a car to restore soooo close to your first car. The original car was a 8 Cylinder. The new old car is a 6 Cylinder. Here's some pictures. Click on the thumbnail to see the bigger picture.

On our street in Philly.
Year?. Got me.

My Mom in the front seat.
Me in the back seat.

Customs border Canada. Don't know date.
I was around 13. My Dad's standing
by the building's pillar.

Camping in Canada. 1970?

Camping in Canada. 1970?

My Brother, Dad, and
Uncle in Potter County PA.
Bow & arrow hunting for Deer.
Clowning around.


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1962 Ford Fairlane 500. The way I received it. Picture was taken in PA.

Right
5 years after all the work and sweat.

You Tube Nav ID

Bring the 62 home. 122 miles up and back.

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Bringing her Home

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1962 Ford Fairlane 500. The way I received it. Picture was taken in PA.

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5 years later. Sweat, determination and work.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 01+ 21+ 22+ 24+ 27+ 28+ 29+ 30+ 31+ 34+ 37+ 38+ 50+ 56+ 57+ 58+ 68+ 71+
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1962 Ford Fairlane 500. The way I received it. Parked in our driveway.

Right
The whole trunk area. Inside and out. Not easy, that's for sure.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 01.+ 69+ 47+ 48+ 49+ 65+ 67+ 68+ 69+
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The wheels have been removed. From the car sitting in a garage for 33 years the tires are all dry rotted.

Right
New 13 inch tires. Just like in 1962.



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Starts at LogBook Page: 10+ 20+ 21+ 22+ 23+ 30+ 31+ 32+ 33+ 34+ 36+ 47+ 51+ 56+
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Look at the quarter panels. Going to be a lot of welding there.

Right
The 1/4's replaced, along with most of the inside of the trunk on this side.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 07+ 29+ 32+ 33+ 36+
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Looks like it was Bondo'ed earlier. I would suspect. I want to weld patch. It looks like it's not that bad from the other side...

Right
Dog Leg area needs a new Dog Leg.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 07+ 08+ 09+ 10+ 12+ 14+ 15+ 16+ 17+ 21+ 22+ 23+ 24+ 34+ 65+
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Not too bad for 50 years old huh?.

Right
Driver fender. Welding metal work. Repair rust. Plus the parts inside the fender.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 08+ 09+ 10+ 12+ 13+ 14+ 15+ 17+ 18+ 21+ 23+ 24+
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Left
That is a rivited metal patch. Cut metal plate, rivited to the body over a rusted area. They all were done like that.

Right
Pass Fender. Welding metal work. Repair rust. Plus the parts inside the fender.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 50+ 51+ 63+ 65+
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No holes in the roof. None that I found yet. Have the car covered, can't check for leaks. No water marks on the headliner, from what I could find.

Right
The roof. Prep for primer and paint.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 20+ 21+ 22+ 23+ 24+
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1962 Ford Fairlane 500. The way I received it. Sitting here at home.

Right
The hood has a few problems. Took a little time.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 30+ 31+ 32+ 33+ 34+ 35+ 37+ 38+ 42+ 43+ 44+ 45+ 46+ 54+ 55+ 67+
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1962 Ford Fairlane 500. The way I received it.

Right
The Back seat area. Including the seat too.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 01+ 02+ 03+ 04+ 05+ 06+ 08+ 09.+ 10.+ 13.+ 52+
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1962 Ford Fairlane 500. The way I received it.

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The engine, compartment. A lot here to restore.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 20+ 21+ 22+ 23+ 24+ 65+ 66+
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The insulation is still there!. I diden't check under the hood when I was vertually looking. No pictures was sent on this part. Home, surprised to see the insulation.

Right
The hood was damaged. In a few places.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 06+ 62+
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The rad was drained before it was in storage for 33 years.

Right
New radiator, new hoses, new flange mounts.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 02
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1962 Ford Fairlane 500. The way I received it.

Right
The driver fender inside compartment wall and the horn.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 10+ 51+ 52+ 53+
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1962 Ford Fairlane 500. The way I received it.

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New paint for the firewall. New heater hoses.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 09+ 10+ 14+
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Some rust spots that have to be fixed.

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Both tops of the shock towers. Need metal replaced. That I did.


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Starts at LogBook Page: 06+ 62+
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1962 Ford Fairlane 500. The way I received it.

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New radiator, new hoses new flange mounts.


You Tube Nav ID 5 years this car under restoration.

5 years this video under construction.

Presented in time lapse.

53 Minutes.

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Dedicated to: Mr. Wills. My High School Auto Body shop teacher in 1973, 1974, and 1975.