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 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
NOS 73-89 FORD LINCOLN MERCURY LEFT FRONT OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE CHROME
NOS 73-89 FORD LINCOLN MERCURY LEFT FRONT OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE CHROME
   $27.00
NOS OEM 73 Mercury Station Wagon Taillight Lens Part No D3MY-13451-A
NOS OEM 73 Mercury Station Wagon Taillight Lens Part No D3MY-13451-A
   $67.95
NOS Mercury Ford Capri 1971 72 73 74 Vinyl Top Moulding Trim
NOS Mercury Ford Capri 1971 72 73 74 Vinyl Top Moulding Trim
   $144.95
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 MERCURY CAPRI LOCK CYLINDER NOS
73 MERCURY CAPRI LOCK CYLINDER NOS
   $17.99
NOS 1971 72 73 74 MERCURY CAPRI STARTER DRIVE GEAR
NOS 1971 72 73 74 MERCURY CAPRI STARTER DRIVE GEAR
   $34.98
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 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
73  MERCURY PARKING LAMP LENS NOS
73 MERCURY PARKING LAMP LENS NOS
   $24.99
73 MERCURY CAPRI CAM AND HANDWHEEL SET  NOS
73 MERCURY CAPRI CAM AND HANDWHEEL SET NOS
   $14.99
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
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
NOS 71 72 73 Mercury Cougar A/C Block Off Plate Cover Part No D1WY-65042A88-A
NOS 71 72 73 Mercury Cougar A/C Block Off Plate Cover Part No D1WY-65042A88-A
   $89.95
1970 -'73 Ford Mercury Full Size NOS Cruise Control Switch Set
1970 -'73 Ford Mercury Full Size NOS Cruise Control Switch Set
   $20.00
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
73 74 FULL SIZE MERCURY RARE NOS FORD D3MY-13201-B LAMP ASSY. - PARKING - LH
73 74 FULL SIZE MERCURY RARE NOS FORD D3MY-13201-B LAMP ASSY. - PARKING - LH
   $52.00
73 MERCURY DOOR EDGE GUARDS  WOODGRAIN NOS
73 MERCURY DOOR EDGE GUARDS WOODGRAIN NOS
   $39.99
1969-73 NOS Mercury Cougar/68 Torino Power Window Relay
1969-73 NOS Mercury Cougar/68 Torino Power Window Relay
   $130.00
NOS 1970 71 72 73 74 ford maverick and mercury comet chrome outside mirror
NOS 1970 71 72 73 74 ford maverick and mercury comet chrome outside mirror
   $99.00
73 78 MERCURY MARQUIS NOS OEM FORD D3MY-16098-B FRONT FENDER
73 78 MERCURY MARQUIS NOS OEM FORD D3MY-16098-B FRONT FENDER "MARQUIS" EMBLEM
   $39.00
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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