Complete Fiberglass Body 64 Fairlane
driver compartment 1964 Ford Fairlane
front view 1964 Ford Fairlane
Complete Fiberglass Body 64 Fairlane
64 Fairlane
Customer's Fairlane using our body
firstonraceday
 
Remembering "The Sixties"-hot pants and hot rods, black and white TV, the Andy Griffith show, songs of puppy love and cars-we rocked n' rolled to Elvis, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys on AM radio. No iPad or cell phones. If you were in high school, your thoughts were of Friday night high school football and Saturday night cruising and racing.

The Year; That Shaped a Hot Rod Generation and Drag Racing, the 427/425HP Ford Thunderbolt beats in the heart of every drag racer! This was a specially prepared lightweight drag vehicle capable of running low 11's in the 1/4 mile.
Nine were done and presented to the drag teams at the same time. All of these cars were identical, except for one automatic. It was driven by Paul Harvey and sponsored by Bob Ford in Dearborn. Tragically, it was destroyed in a crash after being sold in 1965, killing the driver. If this was not demolished it would be a very valuable Thunderbolt today.

The second and third production runs were created slightly different. They were NOT assembled at the factory but, rather transported to DST in pieces to be assembled there. This made the production easier and cost effective. A total of 100 units were built. The price tag was $3,780 for the 4-speed and $3990 for the automatic. Of those original Thunderbolts, there are approximately 60 still in existence.

by: Dwight Boteler
The year, was 1963 a dealership named Tasca Ford from East Providence, RI and a racer Bob Tasca was running a '62 Fairlane stuffed with a 406ci engine that captured Ford Motor Company's attention. So, these two forces joined together to create a heart throbbing; adrenalin rushing, black top pavement roaring 427ci 425 horsepower, 4sp transmission test car. It became known as the "The Ford Thunderbolt", and the rest is history. This gave Ford the opportunity to run with the MOPAR Max Wedge and the soon to be released Hemi. The old saying "Win on Sunday sell on Monday"

The first production, in late '63 eleven cars were built at the Dearborn plant as a Fairlane 500 2 door sedan and they came in burgundy with tan interior and delivered to Dearborn Steel Tubing (DST). DST was chosen to do the conversion work to build these cars into full-fledged drag beasts. They were completely dismantled for the transformation and built minus sound deadener, sealer, insulation, no radios, heaters, or rear side window cranking mechanisms and the side windows were Plexiglas. With an optional 289/271 engine, which was later used in the Mustang GT. The car came equipped with a 427 High Riser race engine with unique ram air induction system, dual four barrel Holley carburetors, 12 to 1 compression ratio, tubular headers, aluminum scatter shield, four-speed transmission, 9" rear, drag suspension, trunk mounted battery, electric fuel pump, heavy duty brakes, tachometer, gauges, special wheels and drag tires.
Gary's Car
thunderbolt Fiiberglass front end
Fairlane Tear Drop hood
Tear Drop hood
                    Front Ends With
Stock Hood $1669.99 PN#FF64FESK
4" tear drop hood $1695.99 PN# FF64FE4 
5" tear drop hood $1724.99 PN# FF64FE5

                    Features:
* 100% Made in the USA
* Hand laid material to specs
* Quality Controlled through each step
* Hood is removable for access to engine bay.
* Bumper is molded into nose & tucked in for
  aerodynamics
* Front end will accept original grille & lights
* Weight of piece approx. 55lbs (+/-)
                        Notes:
* Designed for a tube chassis car
* Do not use hinges or springs on hood
Complete Fiberglass Body 64 Fairlane
Fiberglass Body  PN# FF64BDF $6699.99
* Hand laid material to our specs
* Quality Controlled though each step
       Fiberglass Body Features:
* 100% Made in the USA
* Rear wheel wells stretched slightly for slicks
* Fiberglass Body weight approx. 150 lbs. (+/-)
     Factory Style Tear Drop Hood
Stock $360.00 PN# FF64HSK
4" Tear Drop $390.00  PN# FF64H4
5" Tear Drop $399.99  PN# FF64H5
                 Features:
* 100% Made in the USA 
* Hand laid material to specs
* Quality Controlled though each step
* Tear Drop opening is cut out in back
* Light weight for racing yet strong enough for street
* Designed to be pin on / off
Note: * Do Not use hinges or springs.
          * Hoods do not come with screens. 
          * Approx. weight: 12-13.5 lbs 
Fairlane Trunk Lid
'64 Fairlane Thunderbolt Products
Stock Style Doors Designed for Drag Racing use. Hardware & windows not included
PN# FF64DR2 $898.00 pair
weight approx.15lbs each
FF64DD1 Driver Door    $449.00
FF64PD1 Passenger Door $449.00
Can they be used for street? Call for details.
<Factory Style Trunk Lid
PN# FT64TL $269.99
            Features: 
* 100% Made in the USA
* Hand laid material to our specs
* Quality Controlled though each step
* Light weight for racing & strong enough for street
* Designed to be pin on / off
* Weight approx: 15lbs (+/-)
Note: * Do Not use hinges or springs
64' Fairlane F/G Frt Bumper
Shipping & handling not included in price, shipped truck freight. Most items are shipped in boxes. Note: Parts can be picked up at shop or at selected shows. Pick-up at shows available for: (doors, hood, bumpers, & trunk lid). A handling charge may be added and depends on item and distance.
64 Ford Fairlane rear bumper
Front Bumper PN# FF64FB $239.99
Stock 64 Fairlane fiberglass hood
Rear Bumper  (8lbs)
PN# FF64RB  $219.99
approx. 10lb
Here's a pic of gluing two halves of the 64 Fairlane door together takes about 45 clamps.
PS: My partner has 3 Thunderbirds for sale. The deal is for all 3, years are 1955 and 1956. Two are mainly parts cars and the other is restorable.
Call Gary for details 717.504.9933
Lite weight Ford Thunderbolt fiberglass parts: front ends, doors, hoods, bumpers, trunk lid, and complete body are available. Designed and built for the racer & street enthusiast and manufactured in USA. And to ensure our products hold up under racing & street use, we use a hand layering process that incorporates the more expensive woven fiberglass material. You may have seen other fiberglass parts over time lose their shape. This is normally caused by the sun rays and heat. By us using our process will help to prevent this issue. So when you get our parts their ready to be prep, mounted, & painted.                      
1964 Ford Thunderbolt
410.236.3715 or 410.876.6851
Liabilities: The use of any products manufactured or sold by Boteler Racing; it is the responsibility of the end user for their suitability and there intended use. The user is solely responsible for all risks and liabilities associated with using, handling, modifying the products.

Returns & Cancellations: No merchandise can be returned if ALTERED from original item(s). To return an item a "RA"(Return Authorization) number must be provided by Boteler Racing and returned within 10 days. All returns must be shipped PRE-PAID and INSURED. A 28% RESTOCKING FEE will; be deducted from refund. Cancelled orders are subject to a cancellation fee; only if cancelled after production is started, fee determined by item. 
Boteler Racing Operations
P.O. Box 642
Westminster, MD 21158-0642
Email: BotRaceOpr@aol.com
Phone: (410) 876-6851
Note: Prices subject to change without notice!
Last Update: 07/30/2022
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