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.

73 74 NOS Ford Seat Belts Mercury Black OEM LTD GALAXIE RANCHERO 1973 1974 DR
73 74 NOS Ford Seat Belts Mercury Black OEM LTD GALAXIE RANCHERO 1973 1974 DR
   $24.99
73 74 MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-13008-H HEADLAMP ASSY - LESS BULB AND WIRING
73 74 MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-13008-H HEADLAMP ASSY - LESS BULB AND WIRING
   $20.00
73 MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-65403A76-B PANEL - LOWER BACK FINISH
73 MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-65403A76-B PANEL - LOWER BACK FINISH
   $116.00
73 74 MERCURY NOS OEM FORD D3MY-13201-A LAMP ASSY. - PARKING LH
73 74 MERCURY NOS OEM FORD D3MY-13201-A LAMP ASSY. - PARKING LH
   $79.00
73 FORD MERCURY HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY NOS
73 FORD MERCURY HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY NOS
   $99.99
73 FULL SIZE MERCURY RARE NOS FORD D3MY-13200-B LAMP ASSY. - PARKING - RH
73 FULL SIZE MERCURY RARE NOS FORD D3MY-13200-B LAMP ASSY. - PARKING - RH
   $35.00
1973 1974 73 74 NOS Ford Mercury LTD Meteor AC Temp Control D4AZ-19D669-A
1973 1974 73 74 NOS Ford Mercury LTD Meteor AC Temp Control D4AZ-19D669-A
   $109.00
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
NOS 1971 72 73 74 MERCURY CAPRI STARTER DRIVE GEAR
NOS 1971 72 73 74 MERCURY CAPRI STARTER DRIVE GEAR
   $29.38
NOS Ford Heater Motor 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 Galaxie XL 500 LTD 428 429 Mercury
NOS Ford Heater Motor 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 Galaxie XL 500 LTD 428 429 Mercury
   $119.00
FORD OEM NOS D14B-6204460-A  Emblem Ornament Name Plate COMET Dash 71-73 Mercury
FORD OEM NOS D14B-6204460-A Emblem Ornament Name Plate COMET Dash 71-73 Mercury
   $24.99
NOS Ford A/C Electrical Valve Switch 1971 1972 1973 Galaxie LTD 71 72 73 Mercury
NOS Ford A/C Electrical Valve Switch 1971 1972 1973 Galaxie LTD 71 72 73 Mercury
   $30.00
FORD OEM NOS D3MY-13209-B 73 74 Mercury Marquis Brougham Parking Lamp Light Lens
FORD OEM NOS D3MY-13209-B 73 74 Mercury Marquis Brougham Parking Lamp Light Lens
   $27.99
NOS 1972 73 74 MERCURY CAPRI 159 171 CYLINDER HEAD PLATE TO BLOCK GASKET
NOS 1972 73 74 MERCURY CAPRI 159 171 CYLINDER HEAD PLATE TO BLOCK GASKET
   $12.59
73 FULL SIZE MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-6529312-A MOULDING - QUARTER PANEL REAR
73 FULL SIZE MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-6529312-A MOULDING - QUARTER PANEL REAR
   $15.00
NOS 1971-73 Ford Pinto Mercury Capri Cortina 1.6 Liter Fuel Pump D0RY-9350-C
NOS 1971-73 Ford Pinto Mercury Capri Cortina 1.6 Liter Fuel Pump D0RY-9350-C
   $17.50
FORD OEM NOS NEW D4RY-17A553-A SWE-1153-A Wiper Switch Mercury Capri 73 74 75 76
FORD OEM NOS NEW D4RY-17A553-A SWE-1153-A Wiper Switch Mercury Capri 73 74 75 76
   $59.99
Ford OEM Vent Register E73Z-19893-J NOS 1987 Tempo Mercury Topaz
Ford OEM Vent Register E73Z-19893-J NOS 1987 Tempo Mercury Topaz
   $12.49
73 78 FULL SIZE MERCURY NOS FORD D6MY-65044D70-A PANEL ASSY. - INSTRUMENT FRONT
73 78 FULL SIZE MERCURY NOS FORD D6MY-65044D70-A PANEL ASSY. - INSTRUMENT FRONT
   $75.00
1969-73 NOS Mercury Cougar/68 Torino Power Window Relay
1969-73 NOS Mercury Cougar/68 Torino Power Window Relay
   $130.00
D3RY-62290C60-A | NOS OEM Ford Upper Qtr Panel Emblem 73 74 Mercury Capri
D3RY-62290C60-A | NOS OEM Ford Upper Qtr Panel Emblem 73 74 Mercury Capri
   $209.00
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
NOS NEW 1984 - 1987 FORD TEMPO MERCURY TOPAZ 2.3L COOLING FAN RELAY CONTROL ASBY
NOS NEW 1984 - 1987 FORD TEMPO MERCURY TOPAZ 2.3L COOLING FAN RELAY CONTROL ASBY
   $24.99
1971 - 73 Vintage NOS Mercury Couger RR Quarter Extension
1971 - 73 Vintage NOS Mercury Couger RR Quarter Extension
   $59.95
NOS 1987 - 1991 FORD TEMPO MERCURY TOPAZ AWD OUTPUT SHAFT BEARING KIT E73Z7025A
NOS 1987 - 1991 FORD TEMPO MERCURY TOPAZ AWD OUTPUT SHAFT BEARING KIT E73Z7025A
   $34.99
73 74 FULL SIZE MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-15A440-A BEZEL - FRONT RH SIDE LAMP
73 74 FULL SIZE MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-15A440-A BEZEL - FRONT RH SIDE LAMP
   $25.00
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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