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.

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
NOS 73 74 Mercury Marquis RH Front Fender Wheel Opening Moulding #D3MY-16038-A
NOS 73 74 Mercury Marquis RH Front Fender Wheel Opening Moulding #D3MY-16038-A
   $60.00
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
73 MERCURY CAPRI LOCK CYLINDER NOS
73 MERCURY CAPRI LOCK CYLINDER NOS
   $17.99
73  Mercury CORNER LIGHT ASSEMBLY  NOS
73 Mercury CORNER LIGHT ASSEMBLY NOS
   $29.99
73 MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-65403A76-B PANEL - LOWER BACK FINISH
73 MERCURY NOS FORD D3MY-65403A76-B PANEL - LOWER BACK FINISH
   $87.00
NOS 73 76 Mercury Meteor Marquis Window Regulator Control Switch D3MY-14529-A
NOS 73 76 Mercury Meteor Marquis Window Regulator Control Switch D3MY-14529-A
   $45.00
73  Mercury GRILL PART  NOS
73 Mercury GRILL PART NOS
   $44.99
NOS 1971 72 73 MERCURY COMET FENDER EMBLEM D14Y-16098-A
NOS 1971 72 73 MERCURY COMET FENDER EMBLEM D14Y-16098-A
   $35.00
NOS OEM Ford R/M 1995 2000 Contour Mystique Steering Rack Pinion 1996 1997 1998
NOS OEM Ford R/M 1995 2000 Contour Mystique Steering Rack Pinion 1996 1997 1998
   $239.00
73 MERCURY CAPRI WIPER SWITCH  NOS
73 MERCURY CAPRI WIPER SWITCH NOS
   $29.99
73  MERCURY PARKING LAMP LENS NOS
73 MERCURY PARKING LAMP LENS NOS
   $19.99
1972-73 Ford Galaxie, LTD driver’s side seat belt kit, black, NOS! LTD retractor
1972-73 Ford Galaxie, LTD driver’s side seat belt kit, black, NOS! LTD retractor
   $139.99
73 MERCURY CAPRI CAM AND HANDWHEEL SET  NOS
73 MERCURY CAPRI CAM AND HANDWHEEL SET NOS
   $14.99
NOS 73 74 Mercury Marquis LH Front Fender Wheel Opening Moulding D3MY-16039-A
NOS 73 74 Mercury Marquis LH Front Fender Wheel Opening Moulding D3MY-16039-A
   $99.99
NOS 1971 72 73 74 75 76  Ford MERCURY FULL SIZE EMERGENSY BRAKE CABLE 7 LITER
NOS 1971 72 73 74 75 76 Ford MERCURY FULL SIZE EMERGENSY BRAKE CABLE 7 LITER
   $55.55
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
   $87.20
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
   $39.20
1973 MERCURY (NOS) OUTSIDE DOOR EDGE MOLDING KIT D3MY-6520940-A OEM 73
1973 MERCURY (NOS) OUTSIDE DOOR EDGE MOLDING KIT D3MY-6520940-A OEM 73
   $14.99
NOS 1971 72 73 MERCURY COUGAR OUTER WHEEL HOUSE LH
NOS 1971 72 73 MERCURY COUGAR OUTER WHEEL HOUSE LH
   $249.99
1969-73 NOS Mercury Cougar/68 Torino Power Window Relay
1969-73 NOS Mercury Cougar/68 Torino Power Window Relay
   $130.00
73 MERCURY DOOR EDGE GUARDS  WOODGRAIN NOS
73 MERCURY DOOR EDGE GUARDS WOODGRAIN NOS
   $49.99
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
   $11.25
1967-73 NOS Ford/Mercury/Mustang Exterior Emblem & Bezel 1/8 Inch Barrel Nuts
1967-73 NOS Ford/Mercury/Mustang Exterior Emblem & Bezel 1/8 Inch Barrel Nuts
   $25.00
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
   $22.50
1971-73 Mercury Comet dash  emblem NOS
1971-73 Mercury Comet dash emblem NOS
   $25.00
1971-73 FORD PINTO MERCURY CAPRI 4 CYL 98 CID 1600 CC  NOS REBUILT DISTRIBUTOR
1971-73 FORD PINTO MERCURY CAPRI 4 CYL 98 CID 1600 CC NOS REBUILT DISTRIBUTOR
   $69.50
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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