While the Fairlane was at Next Level the challenge was to find someone with the expertise to sort through the massive amount of wiring required. After consulting a number of different sources, including Ford dealers and racing shops in the Tampa area, Troy was beginning to think he'd have to ship the 'Lane back to Maryland for wiring. Troy finally found Eric Reynolds. Eric is a guy with both a love of Fords and considerable expertise in automotive wiring. "His love of Fords and automotive wiring is scary!" Troy tells us. After getting the car back from paint, Eric got busy and installed an engine management setup using the Telorvek system from the Detail Zone of Wilmington, Delaware. After about four months of working evenings and weekends Eric had completely rewired the car. He installed the complex engine management system and then hid most of the wiring for a very clean and professional installation.
The upholstery was another challenge. Troy's first go around didn't end well when the upholstery shop didn't see eye to eye with Troy's thoughts on professionalism and work cleanliness. Then Troy was introduced to the Cimo brothers and the job was ably met by Cimo & Cimo Custom Upholstery where the fresh red and black leather interior was custom-stitched by one of the 83-year-old Cimo brothers, who still come to work a few days a week to keep their fingers nimble after more than 50 years in business! Catalina Custom Upholstery tackled the headliner, carpet, and door panels to finish off the freshened interior.
Leaving no stone unturned Troy has taken extraordinary care in the completion of his '57 Fairlane project and it shows. His practice of careful consultation with experts combined with his own tender loving care has resulted in the finessed Fairlane seen here.
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