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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, FORD

Rough Start: Ford Fans, This 1970 Fairlane 500 Is A Must-Have!

Ford’s intermediate class of cars in 1970 was, by far and large, all about the word Torino. Torino Cobra. Torino King Cobra. Torino GT. Torino Brougham. Except for two options: the super-base...

Rough Start: This 1966 Mercury Comet Needs Some Road Time!

Did any of you have that one car in the neighborhood that was the coolest thing you’d ever seen, looked the part, but you grew up never seeing the car move so much as an inch? The tires would...

The Boost Of Burden: James Rowlett’s Fox Body Mustang Is Ready To Come Out Swinging At Drag Week!

When did you realize that the four-wheeled machine that you spin wrenches on, beat on, sweat over, bleed for and pay for with hard-earned money had become an institution to which you were faithful,...

Worlds, Collided: This 1965 Ford Galaxie Is Half 2004 Mercury Marauder!

The only reason that the word “restomod” exists is that someone was sick of explaining how they loved the look of a classic car but wanted the handling, braking, reliability, and creature...

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How Would You Build This Australian 1982 Ford LTD? Legroom For Days In This Beauty!

Yes, my Australian car infatuation is doing just fine, thanks for asking. And it’s flared up again pretty good, because thanks to Malaise Motors on Facebook, I now have a flash craving for a...

The Baroque Bomber: Could You Get Down With A Pro Street Ford Granada?

I hate Ford Granadas. I hate them because they are the final form of “milking a platform to death”, one that had already been spread as thin as the peanut butter on a twenty-five cent...

Rough Start: Never Pass On A Properly Lifted Ford Explorer…They’re That Good!

Back in 2009 I had the opportunity to purchase a lifted Ford Explorer that had been passed around some of the guys I worked with in the Army. Forest green and tan, a mild lift kit and 33s, and...

Creativity Knows No Bounds: Anyone Want A Mud Truck Made From A Crown Victoria?

Ever since moving to Kentucky at the tail end of 2013, I’ve been quick on the draw with jokes about the state. Some aren’t deserved. Some are just quick jabs, like the Kentucky Fried...

Rediscovered: The 1967 Shelby “Little Red” Notchback GT500 – Factory Shelby Prototype!

(Photos: Craig Jackson) Until hours ago, this car officially had met the business end of a car crusher after it’s work as a prototype was over and done with. It was a myth, a legend, a phantom....

Rough Start: A Ford Escort GT That Has Seen The Good Side Of A Subaru Fan

I’ve always been prideful about being able to find a reason for just about every car to exist. Some are purposeful, some are fun, some exist purely to terrify lesser drivers, and...

Belts Are Burning: The NHTSA Is Investigating 2015-current Ford F-150s For Seat Belt Pretensioners That Self-Ignite

If there is one safety item that doesn’t deserve any pushback against, it’s the seat belt. Forget air bags that turn the interior of a car into a marshmallow, the basic seatbelt has done...

Rumor Mill: Courier Reborn? Ford Is Looking At A New, Unibody Pickup For The Future

So Ford has quit the car game, minus the Mustang and whatever the Focus Active is supposed to be. Purists weep, gearheads point fingers and make arguments and the public continues to eat up anything...

Rough Start: This 1974 Mercury Comet Is A Need-Nothing Starting Point For Something Fun!

Even as a fan of the Mustang II, I can say that Ford really screwed up by not making the second-gen Mustang more like the Ford Maverick and it’s twin, the Mercury Comet. The Falcon platform...

Shelby Meets Crown Vic: Cleetus’s “Project Neighbor” Crown Victoria Is A Monster!

Cleetus has been working on “Project Neighbor”, a hybrid of a Ford Police Interceptor and what was left of a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 that had been balled up pretty badly....

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