1973 Mercury Montego MX - October

1973 Mercury Montego MX - 92K original miles. Title shows exempt

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Pics after all mouldings were installed

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My new Montego GT project - N code 429  (July 28 2013)


See my 1966 Chevy C10 "frame off" (link takes you to the week I bought the truck. See the monthly updates on each page)

This car is SOLD! 9/14

October Updates

Week of 10-6-2012

Here we go!!!! I figure about 2 1/2 months to do this transformation.
Still not for sure what color I am going with. This will not be a frame off job like my 66 Chevy truck. Simply a very nice frame on resto.

Started stripping and redoing the panels.
First the left fender and the hood

Left Fender

10-12 -2012 Stripped the hood and did the bodywork.Very little bodywork.

Hood

Sat October 13th. Started stripping the door. VERY clean door. Just had small dings and one small rust hole.

1964 1/2-73 NOS Mustang & 67-73 Mercury Cougar Front Sway Bar Bushings
1964 1/2-73 NOS Mustang & 67-73 Mercury Cougar Front Sway Bar Bushings
   $90.00
73 MERCURY MARQUIS NOS OEM FORD D3MY-17997-C GUARD & PAD - LH FRONT BUMPER
73 MERCURY MARQUIS NOS OEM FORD D3MY-17997-C GUARD & PAD - LH FRONT BUMPER
   $30.00
1973 1974 1975 73 74 75 NOS Mercury Comet Fuel
1973 1974 1975 73 74 75 NOS Mercury Comet Fuel "Gas" Cap D54Y-9030-A
   $269.00
D3MY-6542528-A | 73 74  MERCURY MARQUIS NOS FORD LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT DOOR PLATE
D3MY-6542528-A | 73 74 MERCURY MARQUIS NOS FORD LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT DOOR PLATE
   $19.95
1972 73 Mercury Capri 6cyl nos ford ignition condenser
1972 73 Mercury Capri 6cyl nos ford ignition condenser
   $7.99
NOS 1971 72 73 MERCURY COUGAR OUTER WHEEL HOUSE LH
NOS 1971 72 73 MERCURY COUGAR OUTER WHEEL HOUSE LH
   $249.99
73 78 FULL SIZE MERCURY NOS OEM FORD D3MY-13118-B BUCKET - HEADLAMP ADJUSTING
73 78 FULL SIZE MERCURY NOS OEM FORD D3MY-13118-B BUCKET - HEADLAMP ADJUSTING
   $15.00
71 72 73 74 NOS Ford Mercury Carpi Shift Handle D1RY-7210-D
71 72 73 74 NOS Ford Mercury Carpi Shift Handle D1RY-7210-D
   $49.00
73 MERCURY MARQUIS METEOR NOS OEM FORD D3MY-17984-B GUARD - REAR BUMPER RH
73 MERCURY MARQUIS METEOR NOS OEM FORD D3MY-17984-B GUARD - REAR BUMPER RH
   $30.00
73 MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-65403A76-B PANEL - LOWER BACK FINISH
73 MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-65403A76-B PANEL - LOWER BACK FINISH
   $116.00
NOS 1971 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 1980 Ford Mercury AC Vacuum Motor D1AZ-18A318-B
NOS 1971 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 1980 Ford Mercury AC Vacuum Motor D1AZ-18A318-B
   $29.95
73 74 75 76 MERCURY METEOR NOS OEM FORD D5MY-3A719-C HOSE ASSY. - P/S PRESSURE
73 74 75 76 MERCURY METEOR NOS OEM FORD D5MY-3A719-C HOSE ASSY. - P/S PRESSURE
   $20.00
1965-73 NOS Ford/Mercury/Galaxie/Torino/Mustang Alternator Pulley Lock Washers
1965-73 NOS Ford/Mercury/Galaxie/Torino/Mustang Alternator Pulley Lock Washers
   $10.25
73 MERCURY CAPRI CAM AND HANDWHEEL SET  NOS
73 MERCURY CAPRI CAM AND HANDWHEEL SET NOS
   $14.99
73 MERCURY CAPRI WIPER SWITCH  NOS
73 MERCURY CAPRI WIPER SWITCH NOS
   $29.99
1969-73 MERCURY  ( GREEN )  REAR  FLOOR MAT NICE  NOS FORD 117
1969-73 MERCURY ( GREEN ) REAR FLOOR MAT NICE NOS FORD 117
   $149.99
1964-73 NOS Ford/Mercury 4-Speed Top Loader Transmission Small Parts Repair Kit
1964-73 NOS Ford/Mercury 4-Speed Top Loader Transmission Small Parts Repair Kit
   $44.65
1969-73 NOS Mercury Cougar/68 Torino Power Window Relay
1969-73 NOS Mercury Cougar/68 Torino Power Window Relay
   $130.00
NOS FORD MERCURY 1968-73 KELSEY HAYES DISC PADS
NOS FORD MERCURY 1968-73 KELSEY HAYES DISC PADS
   $95.00
73  Mercury GRILL PART  NOS
73 Mercury GRILL PART NOS
   $44.99
NOS FOMOCO D4OZ-8600A FAN BLADE FORD MERCURY LINCOLN 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 302
NOS FOMOCO D4OZ-8600A FAN BLADE FORD MERCURY LINCOLN 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 302
   $74.99
73 74 75 76 NOS Ford Mercury Econoline LTD Meteor Wiper Switch D3AZ-17A553-C
73 74 75 76 NOS Ford Mercury Econoline LTD Meteor Wiper Switch D3AZ-17A553-C
   $25.00
1970-73 MERCURY FULL SIZE MARAUDER ROOF PILLAR ORNAMENT EMBLEM BADGE  NOS 516
1970-73 MERCURY FULL SIZE MARAUDER ROOF PILLAR ORNAMENT EMBLEM BADGE NOS 516
   $49.99
1970-73 NOS Ford/Mercury 3-Speed Manual Transmission Shift Detent Pin
1970-73 NOS Ford/Mercury 3-Speed Manual Transmission Shift Detent Pin
   $9.25
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Left Door


Pic of the drivers door strippes


Primed 2 hours later.

Deck Lid


My nephew Matt is here stripping the deck (trunk) lid


New rechromed bumper. We undercoated the back of the bumper


New chrome! Sharp!


Time to remove the old top and mouldings


Not bad on the rust. 2 smaller holes in the corners. All the 'rivets' will be retained


This is not rust. Just the vinyl top glue


Front mouldings removed


Another VERY clean part. No bondo was on it. A couple very small dings.


This was it for bodwork. A couple small dings


The underside of the hood. Whoever previously painted it, did not sand the underside. So most of the paint actually blew off.


The deck lid shown primed

Left Quarter - stripped and bodyworked