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4-Door Drag Car....Cool or Stupid??

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Post  514F-1 July 25th 2016, 9:07 pm

Was just browsing Craigslist, and saw a few old 4-door Ford cars, Fairmonts, Fairlanes, and a few Mavericks got me to thinking, oftentimes a 4-door can be had a lot cheaper than a coupe when it comes to project cars, anybody ever try it, would it be cool, or stupid?Smile
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Post  BigDave65 July 25th 2016, 9:41 pm

Jack Roush had a 4 door Maverick that was pretty cool! Smile
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Post  FalconEh July 25th 2016, 10:01 pm

Nearly everything in the land of Auz is a 4-door... I will say can be cool, wagons too!
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Post  supervel45 July 25th 2016, 10:41 pm


Used to know two hardcorp streetracers here with SB 4doors on the gas that really cleaned house on unsuspecting rookie's. I thought it was slick as hell myself.

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Post  plowboy34 July 26th 2016, 7:41 pm

have seen some very cool 4 door cars....I wouldn't be scared to build one

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Post  Chopperchip July 26th 2016, 10:08 pm

I love wagons!!! Old school full trim Fairmont wagon with full chassis and big block? Come on, tell me that's not awesome.....

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Post  Mike R July 26th 2016, 10:54 pm

Fairmonts all have the same wheelbase, any Fox Mustang suspenson will fit, Fox body mini tubs are the same and they are lighter than a Mustang. There are a lot of guys building more doors, they're cheaper and have the sleeper look.

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Post  Mark Miller July 27th 2016, 1:03 am

Charlie Booze Jr. has a 70 or 71 4 door Torino with a Shaker on it.IIRC it's ran 10 teens to 10.30's with a N/A 472 BBF with DOVE-C Heads.He used to run in Top Stock in the NSCA back in the mid to late 90's.

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Post  dr's wife racing July 27th 2016, 8:24 am

Only problem that I would consider is that if you build a 4 door car is getting return on your investment. It really narrows the market if you decided to sell. I believe they are cool. I have a 460 drive train ready to go in something. I have been looking for something different to put it in for a bracket bomber. I haven't found anything that turns my wheels yet. I have thought of a wagon or even a truck. I've even threatened to put it in my 66 Fairlane. Hold up on it is it is a factory 390 GTA.
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Post  TravisRice July 29th 2016, 11:27 am

http://boozebrothersracing.com/photos/charlie/Torino.jpg

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Post  dfree383 July 29th 2016, 12:00 pm

Station wagons are cool and won't have bad resale like a lot of regular 4 doors
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Post  5pointslow July 29th 2016, 12:41 pm

buy an old crown vic p71 cop car

yank the hp starving 4.6 drop a bbf in it for cool factor lol
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Post  samiam July 29th 2016, 2:57 pm

My four door has been everything from a grocery getter, street n track, to what it has morphed into now,, different is ok in my book,,, here is a good bit of info on all the specs
from ford cars
http://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/ford_usa/fairlane_usa_5gen/fairlane_usa_5gen_base_4-door_sedan/1966.html
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Post  TravisRice July 29th 2016, 11:29 pm

One for Freelander ............. http://www.dragtimes.com/Ford-Torino-Timeslip-9648.html
Another friend of mines old car.

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Post  Mark Miller July 30th 2016, 1:09 am

TravisRice wrote:http://boozebrothersracing.com/photos/charlie/Torino.jpg

Travis,Do you know if that picture was before or after Charlie had the Torino painted?Thanks

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