FORD FAIRLANE PARTS
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While revolution was in the air, some folks were just having fun. Teenagers were going crazy with the "Twist" and the "Peppermint Twist". The New York Yankees were the World Series Champions and a young Jack Nicklaus dominated the world of golf and won the US Open Championship.
It was in 1962 that a bit of marketing genius and an addictive Jingle saw to it that "Everyone wants a Slinky".
This was the year the Fairlane body style was worked into direct competition with GM's "senior compact" model. It was now almost 1 & 1/2 feet longer than the Falcon and a foot shorter than the Galaxy models. The Fairlane was built with "Torque Boxes" to improve the comfort of the ride.Full Parts List
While Elizabeth Taylor, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren were burning up the big screens, television screens were filled with the likes of the Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction and the Dick Van Dyke Show. Late in 1963, the nation was overwhelmed at the loss of one of America's most beloved Presidents.
This generation of Fairlane saw the introduction of the Windsor V8 engine and the 260 "Challenger". The sports coupe model was introduced into the line.Full Parts List
While Americans continued to mourn the loss of our leader, President Johnson orders a commission to thoroughly investigate the assassination. The Warren Commission's rushed, haphazard report brings about disbelief amongst many Americans. Conspiracy theories and investigations into the Kennedy assassination continue to this day.
In the meantime, the Beatles had taken America by storm and Television viewers were introduced to a lanky young sailor and the shipwrecked cast of "Gilligan's Island".
In 1964 the Squire was dropped from the Fairlane line, as was the 221 V8. The "K-code" V-8 continued in '64 with a modified dual exhaust. The "Swing Away" steering column was introduced into the line this year. A new "muscle car" model - called the Thunderbolt - was introduced into the Fairlane line in 1964.Full Parts List
It was the year that Maxwell Smart's bizarre spy style and "Missed it by THAT much" mentality counterpointed the suave, smooth, savvy style of James Bond. 007 captured the big screen with the release of "Thunderball", which featured none other than the new, 1965 Fairlane.
This was the year that all Fairlane models were brought out with new, 14-inch wheels and the Cruise-O-Matic began the standard throughout the line, as the Ford-O-Matic was phased out. The 260 engine was also taken out of the line in '65.Full Parts List
In 1966 television fans journeyed "Where no man has gone before" and the first Trekkies are born with the debut of "Star Trek". Although the original show was cancelled after a meager three-year run, the genius of Gene Rodenberry lived on for generations to follow as the Star Trek franchise exploded into worlds of its own.
The Fairlane ventured into new worlds in 1966 as it entered its Fifth Generation. Along with the existing lines of hardtops, sedans and station wagons, the line now included the XL, GT and GTA. In 1966 Ford re-introduced the Fairlane Squire into the family.Full Parts List
It was the summer of love and young Americans were "opening their minds" with LSD like never before. Even the young, clean-cut Beatles dropped acid as their entire motif went psychedelic with their "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album. Sixties rebel icon Abbie Hoffman was at-play dropping dollar bills on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange - causing chaos amongst money-grabbing traders. Jim Morrison and the Doors are permanently banned from the Ed Sullivan show for saying "Girl we couldn't get much HIGHER" while live - much to the outrage of Mr. Sullivan ... and the censors.
Several Federally-mandated changes were brought into the Fairlane line in 1967, including shoulder safety belts, four-way hazard lights and a soft interior trim. Convertible models were produced with tempered safety glass rear windows.Full Parts List