Complete Fiberglass Body 64 Fairlane
Complete race cars in chrome molly tubing are available. See pic below of current car in-progress, certified for 6.0; Price depends on options
driver compartment 1964 Ford Fairlane
front view 1964 Ford Fairlane
Complete Fiberglass Body 64 Fairlane
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 Ipads 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.
64 Fairlane
Customer's Fairlane using our body
The year, 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 king daddy of them all "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 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.

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
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thunderbolt Fiiberglass front end
Fairlane Tear Drop hood
Tear Drop hood
                    Front End
With 4" tear drop hood $1589.99 PN# FT64FE4 
With 5" tear drop hood $1649.99 PN# FT64FE5
With Stock Hood $1589.99 PN#FT64FESK

                    Features:
* 100% Made in the USA
* Hand laid material to our specs
* Quality Controlled through each step
* Hood is removable for access to engine bay.
* Bumper is molded into nose & tucked in for
  better aerodynamics
* Front end will accept original grille & lights
* Weight of piece approx. 35lbs (+/-)
                        Notes:
* Designed for a tube chassis car
* Do not use hinges / springs for hood.
* Shipped in a crate, cost added to shipping
* Shipped via truck freight. 
Complete Fiberglass Body 64 Fairlane
Fiberglass Body  PN# FT64BDF $5300.00
* 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
4" Tear Drop $309.99  PN# FT64FHD4
5" Tear Drop $329.99  PN# FT64FHD5
Stock Style Hood $309.99 PN# FT64FHSK
     approx. item weight: 12-13.5 lbs
                 Features:
* 100% Made in the USA 
* Hand laid material to our specs
* Quality Controlled though each step
* Tear Drop opening is cut out in back
* Light weight for racing & strong enough for street
* Designed to be pin on / off
Note: * Do Not use hinges or springs.
          * Does not come with screens.
Fairlane Trunk Lid
Fairlane Thunderbolt Products
Call to order hinges
Stock Style Doors Hardware & windows not included
PN# FT64DR2     $679.99 pair
weight approx.15lbs each
approx. 10lb
Front Bumper
PN# FT64FB 
$219.75
For Sale
NOS Lemans Rods
for 427 - 428
$849.00
Factory Style Trunk Lid
PN# FT64FTL $239.99
            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 show items include: (doors, hood, bumpers, & trunk lid).
64 Ford Fairlane rear bumper
Front Bumper PN# FT64FB $239.99
Rear Bumper  (8lbs)
PN# FT64RB  $219.99
Lite weight Ford Thunderbolt fiberglass parts; front end, doors, hood, rear bumper, trunk lid, and complete body manufactured in USA by Gary Matthews Race Cars. Designed and built for the racer & street enthusiast 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 as a base with alternating weights to our specs and quality controlled through each step. 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 the woven fiberglass this helps to prevent this issue. So when you get the items it’s ready to be mounted, prep, & painted.                      
1964 Ford Thunderbolt
410.876.6851 or 410.236.3715
Liabilities: The following is made in lieu of all warranties express and or implied.
The user of any products manufactured or sold by Boteler Racing is responsibility for the suitability of the product(s) for there intended use. The user is solely responsible for all risks and liabilities associated with the products use and handling.
Returns & Cancellations: No merchandise can be returned without a "RA" number provided by Boteler Racing and no merchandise can be returned after 20 days. All returns must be shipped PRE-PAID and INSURED. A 20% RESTOCKING FEE will; be deducted from returns. Cancelled orders are subject to a cancellation fee and is determined by item. ALTERED MERCHANDISE (EG: painted, cut, trim, modified, ETC...) is not returnable.
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!
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