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1956 Ford Car Brochures Facts Stats Archives
1956 Ford Car & Wagon (All) Brochure
Car & Wagon (All)
Ford Motor Company of Canada
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria Brochure
Fairlane Fordor Victoria
1956 Ford Station Wagon Brochure
Station Wagon
1956 Ford Car & Truck Accessories Brochure
Accessories

1956 Ford Police & Emergency Models Brochure
Police & Emergency
1956 Ford Taxi Models Brochure
Taxi
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Courier (Sedan Delivery)
1956 Ford Car Engines  Clutches  Transmissions  Rear Axle Ratios
Eng  Trans  Clutch  Axle
1956 Ford Owner's Manual
Manual

1956 Ford Car Data Plate Codes
Data Plate Codes
1956 Ford Car Colors
Colors
1956 Ford Car Prices
Prices
AAll The Facts About The '56 Ford & Lifeguard Design Booklet
All The Facts & Lifeguard
1956 Ford Car Shop Manual Maintenance & Tuneup Specifications
Shop Man.
 
1956 Ford Fairlane & Crown Victoria Brochure
© 1955, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7575, Litho in U.S.A. 9-55
 
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1956 FORD Fairlane Brochure Cover - illustration of Victoria

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1956 FORD Fairlane Brochure Back Cover - illustration of Victoria

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The Fairlane Series

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Illustration of Crown Victoria

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. . . a model to match your own good taste

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Fairlane Club Sedan  (2 dr, 6 pass)
Fairlane Town Sedan  (4 dr, 6 pass)
Fairlane Victoria  (2 dr, 6 pass, "open air" hardtop)
Fairlane Sunliner  (2 dr, 6 pass, rayon or vinyl convertible top w/ electro-hydraulic operating mechanism & clear plastic zippered rear window, vinyl plastic boot)
Fairlane Crown Victoria  (2 dr, 6 pass)
 
INSERTS  (Models not included in original brochure)
Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner  (2 dr, 6 pass, blue-green tinted transparent 1/4-in thick acrylic plastic "sky-view" roof section w/ a 2-section roll-out 3-zipper adjustable "aluminized nylon" curtain)
Fairlane Fordor Victoria  Brochure  (4 dr, 6 pass, "open air" hardtop)
 
1956 FORD FAIRLANE SERIES
7 models. Top trim. Color-keyed steering wheel & column, two-toned control panel, & looped rayon carpets (except Sunliner). Bright-metal windshield & rear window moldings (except Sunliner). Ford Crest Wheel Covers w/ Fairlane crests. Dual pumper-ported exhaust. Bodyside sweep wide bright-metal moldings w/ black-painted jet exhaust design at rear. Steel rims 15" dia x 5" wide, 5 lug x 4.5" (114.3 mm). Tires 6.70 x 15" or 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tubeless black sidewalls (opt white sidewalls +$50).
 
Models   Body Styles   Body Types   Production Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
 
Fairlane Victoria
Body Style  V     Body Type  64C     Production (I-6) 727 + (V-8) 177,008 = 177,735     Prices     Interiors
2 dr, 6 pass. "Open air" hardtop.
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,701 Wash. D.C. ($2,585.32 L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,551 Wash. D.C. ($2,491.55 L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
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Fairlane Victoria
1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria   Top trim. $2,701 w/ std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 200-hp eng, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, rear axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & tires 6.70 x 15." This example has opt Style-Tone Two-Tone KE-code  Fiesta Red  &  Colonial White  paint +$45, Body Mount Mirrors (+$?), Rocker Panel Trim +$18, Rear Fender Shields +$25, Sports Spare Wheel Carrier +$135, Wire Wheel Covers +$43, & White Sidewall Tires +50.  Photo  en.wheelsage.org.
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Fairlane Crown Victoria
Body Style  W     Body Type  64A  (steel roof)     Production (I-6) 103 + (V-8) 9,106 = 9,209     Prices     Interiors
2 dr, 6 pass. "Crown of chrome."
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,844 Wash. D.C. ($2,732.09 L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,694 Wash. D.C. ($2,638.32 L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15" (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
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Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner
Body Style  W     Body Type  64B  (tranparent roof)     Production (I-6) ? + (V-8) ? = 603     Prices     Interiors
2 dr, 6 pass. "Crown of chrome."
 
Blue-green tinted transparent 1/4-in thick acrylic plastic "sky-view" roof section w/ a 2-section roll-out 3-zipper adjustable "aluminized nylon" curtain.  View Curtain Operation, Owner's Manual.
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)
$2,914, Wash. D.C. ($2,802.99, L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)
$2,764, Wash. D.C. ($2,709.22, L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner
1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner   Top trim. $2,914. This example has std Single-Tone K-code  Fiesta Red  paint & opt Body Mount Mirrors (+$?), De Luxe Rear Mount Antenna +$13.95, Sports Spare Wheel Carrier +$135, Grille Guard +$50, Front Bumper Wing Guards (+$?), Rear Deck Guard +$50, Rear Bumper Wing Guards (+$?), Door Edge Guards (+$?), Front Fender Ornaments (+$?), Rocker Panel Trim +$18, Rear Fender Shields +$25, Wire Wheel Covers +$43, & White Sidewall Tires +$50.  Photo  RM Sotheby's.
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Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Body Style  F     Body Type  57A     Production  32,111     Prices  not found     Interiors
4 d, 6 pass. "Open air" hardtop.
 
A mid production-year model, the  Fairlane Fordor Victoria  was not available for inclusion in this 5-model  "1956 Ford Fairlane" brochure  printed September, 1955 (inserted here). However, it was included in the revised 19-model (full line) "'56 Ford" brochure  printed January, 1956; and was also advertised with its own, 8-page, illustrated, full-color  "The new Fairlane Fordor Victoria" brochure  also printed January 1956. Promoted as a Thunderbird V-8 (or opt Thunderbird Special V-8) engine (only) powered car with Fordomatic Drive (only), some sources indicate a few were built with the Ford I-6 engine. Dealership list prices have not been found by this writer.
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  202-hp  M-code  eng   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle Ratio 3.22:1 (opt 3.56:1), & Tires 4-ply 7.10 x 15,"  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle Ratio 3.22:1 (opt none), & Tires 4-ply 7.10 x 15"
 
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria   Price not found.  Spring Color Style-Tone Two-Tone BE-code  Sunset Coral  &  Colonial White paint +$45.  Photo  en.wheelsage.org.
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Fairlane Sunliner
Body Style  C     Body Type  76B     Production (I-6) 275 + (V-8) 57,872 =  58,147     Prices     Interiors
2 dr, 6 pass. Convertible top.
 
Weather-resistant all-vinyl interior. Black criss-cross pattern rubber floor mat.
 
Convertible top is operated with a control-panel push-pull "TOP" knob that activates an electro-hydraulic unit—a motor & oil pump. The rear window is clear plastic, fastened at bottom edge, & opened w/ one weather-sealed zipper at sides & top. To lower the top, unlatch the 2 front clamps, unzip & fold down the rear window, & pull out the TOP knob. When down, attach the boot. To raise the top, remove the boot & push in the TOP knob. When up, zip up the window & then latch the clamps. To open the rear window as a "breezeway," unlatch the clamps, unzip & fold down the window, & relatch the clamps. Tops are blue, tan, or black rayon; or white fabric-grain vinyl. Boots are blue or green gabardine-grain vinyl plastic; or red, black, or orange skiver-grain vinyl plastic. View Top Operation, Owner's Manual.
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,870 Wash. D.C. ($2,764.91 L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,720 Wash. D.C. ($2,671.14 L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
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Fairlane Sunliner
1956 Ford Fairlane Sunliner   $2,870 w/ std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 200-hp M-code eng, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, rear axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & tires 6.70 x 15." This example has opt Style-Tone Two-Tone MA-code  Goldenglow Yellow  &  Raven Black  paint +$45, Rear Fender Shields +$25, & White Sidewall Tires +$50. The top is Black rayon & the boot is Black skiver-grain vinyl plastic.  Photo  Barrett-Jackson.
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Fairlane Town Sedan
Body Style  T     Body Type  73C     Production (I-6) 3,638 + (V-8) 221,234 = 224,872     Prices     Interiors
4 dr, 6 pass.
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,600 Wash. D.C. ($2,481.98 L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), &Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 6.70 (7.10 w/ air cond) x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,450 Wash. D.C. ($2,388.21 L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
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Fairlane Town Sedan
1956 Ford Fairlane Town Sedan   Top trim. $2,600 w/ std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 200-hp eng, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, rear axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & tires 6.70 x 15." This example has opt Style-Tone Two-Tone AE-code  Raven Black  &  Colonial White  paint +$45, Body Mount Mirrors (+$?), De Luxe Rear Mount Antenna +$13.95, Rear Fender Shields +$25, & White Sidewall Tires +$50.  Photo  SMclassiccars.
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Fairlane Club Sedan
Body Style  T     Body Type  70C     Production (I-6) 1,328 + (V-8) 141,301 = 142,629     Prices     Interiors
2 dr, 6 pass.
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,555 Wash. D.C. ($2,434.80 L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15 x 5"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 6.70 (7.10 w/ air cond) x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,405 Wash. D.C. ($2,341.03 L.A. Calif.)   with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.56), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
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1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan 1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan   $2,555 w/ std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 200-hp M-code eng, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, rear axle 3.78, & tires 6.70 x 15."  This example has std Single-Tone A-code Raven Black paint & opt Side Shades (+$?), Body Mount Mirrors (+$?), Front Fender Ornaments (+$?), Rocker Panel Trim +$18, Rear Fender Shields +$25, Wire Wheel Covers +$43, & White Sidewall Tires +$50.  Photo  en.wheelsage.org.
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The Fairlane touch through and through

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Ford's exclusive Lifeguard Design

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1956 Ford Fairlane Engines
 
•  View  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code
Std, Courier
Opt, all other models (except not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria)
 
•  View  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  M-code
Std, Fairlane & Station Wagon
 
•  View  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr (only)  P-code  mid-year
Opt, Fairlane & Station Wagon  w/ Fordomatic Dr (only)
 
•  View  "312 Cubic Inch High Power Engine Kit" 260-hp w/ Conv Dr or OD (only)  #B6A-9000-B K3 & K4   late-year
Special order parts to modify the 312-cid eng—Police, NASCAR, Thunderbird, etc., 103 kits produced   not factory installed
 
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Thunderbird Y-8 Power

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1956 Ford Fairlane Transmissions
View operation "Shifting Gears" Owner's Manual
 
•  View  Conventional Drive  (3-speed Manual)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Std, all other models
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), & Reverse
 
•  View  Overdrive  (3-speed Manual w/ Auto Planetary 4th-speed Gear)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt, all other models
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), 4th (auto Overdrive, 30% lower eng rpm than 3rd), & Reverse
 
•  View  Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive  (3-speed Automatic)
Std, Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt, all other models
Low (1st), Intermediate (2nd, Passing), High (3rd), & Reverse
Start-outs in 2nd gear, auto upshift to 3rd
Full-throttle start-outs in 1st gear, auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd
 
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1956 Ford Fairlane Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)
 
Fairlane (& Mainline, Customline)
w/ opt Ford I-6 223-cid eng

•  3:89  (opt 4.11)  w/ std Conventional Drive  (incld)
•  4.11  (opt 3.89)  w/ opt Overdrive
•  3.22  (opt 3.56)  w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
•  Fairlane
w/ std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid eng
or opt Thunderbird Special V-8 312-cid eng

•  3:78  (opt 3.89)  w/ std Conventional Drive  (incld)
•  3.89  (opt 3.78)  w/ opt Overdrive
•  3.22  (opt 3.56)*  w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive  (std on Fairlane Fordor Victoria)
       *opt 3.56 not avail w/ opt Thunderbird Special V-8 312-cid P-code
 
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The new '56 Ford Fairlane Chassis

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Hotchkiss Drive  King-Size Brakes  K-bar Frame  Tubeless Tires  Angle-Poised Ride  Front Springs

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Master-Guide Power Steering  4-Way Power Seat  Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive

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Swift Sure Power Brakes  Power-Lift Windows  SelectAire Conditioner

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MagicAire System  Signal-Seek Radio  Sports Spare Wheel Carrier  Back-Up Lights  Seat Belts  Auto-Wipe Windshield Washer  Wire Wheel Covers

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These Other Fine Ford Accessories Available At Your Ford Dealer'st

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Fairlane Exteriors   Fairlane Interiors   Town and Club Sedans   Engines   Clutch   Transmissions   Speed-Trigger Fordomatic   Frames   Suspensions   Rear Axles   Axle Ratios   Steering   Brakes   Tires   Dimensions

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  Fairlane bodyside sweep bright-metal molding w/ black-painted jet exhaust design . . .