The first "half chassis" car
When Ralph Moody rolled this little Ford out on the Hickory dirt (for the second time), he was making racing history. To try and keep up with the smaller Plymouth and Dodge intermediates, Ralph left the big Galaxie at home and chose to build a new Fairlane for the racing wars. Disqualified at its first outing because the Galaxie front suspension was too wide. Moody cut the crossmember to narrow the track and the rest is history. This basic chassis was run by teams through the eighties under all types of cars.