1972 Montego GT 429 Updates – October 2013

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1972 Montego GT 429 – October Updates

10 03 13 lower control arms
Parts getting painted in the spray booth

01 100313 painted front suspension parts

Strut bars, upper rear control arms, brake anchor plates, and lower control arms all set.
All new poly bushings and ball joints

02 100313 painted front suspension parts


10 front
October 4th – installed the coil springs
What a pain that is to install these withou any weight on the frame!!!!
October 5th – Installed the rotors

11 front

12 front

13 front

14 calipers shocks
10-6-2013 Installed the KYB shocks along with the calipers

15 calipers shocks

01 before gold
October 8th. Received my brake lines yesterday. They were supposed to be NOS, but they are not.
NOS had gold ends….so, I ended up making a special candy color (candy gold, candy red, and a few drop of black), and sprayed it over the silver

02 painted gold

03 after gold

04 brakelines iinstalled
October 8th. Installed the new brake lines along with the orangish clips

05 brakelines installed
Closeup of the right suspension

06 right brakeline

07 rearend primed
October 8th. Also primed the rearend. I’ll be spraying it satin black soon. Probably will get the races done first

08 rearend primed

01 undercoating on

10-11-13 Coming soon project. removing all the undercoating.
02 undercoating on

04 undercoating

05 undercoating

06 undercoating rear

08 rearend painted
10-11-13 Painted the rear in a satin black. Came out great considering how rough it was

coil springs
10-11 I also painted the coil springs. This is 10-12, here you see them with the coil spring insulators, taped on and ready to install

11 frame
10-12 most of the parts ready to install

09 frame
Rear almost installed. Quite the job to do by yourself without chiping anything up

12 frame
All installed

10 frame
10-12-13 Almost a full chassis. 2 1/2 months since starting this frame-off

101413Detailed the rebound bumpers for the rear. You can also see some sway bar parts. Went with a new Aadco 1 1/8″ sway bar.


Had new axle bearings pressed on


drum brakes before
Drum brakes before

drum brakes after
Drum brakes after I rebuilt them

02 scott welding
Welding up some rust. I started doing the welding. Then my body guy (Adam) finished it up.
I did the bodywork on it.

painted drive shaft
10-19 Painted the drive shaft in a satin black


10 23 13 primed right qtr

Repaired the rust on the right quarter. Stripped it and got it in primer. Also had to rework the sail panel as this was wavy.

10-28 Still waiting for my center section for the Ford 9″. Dropped it off 10-17.
Decided to go with 3.25 gears. The rear already had traction loc in it.
All will be new once I get it back.
Then I will install the axles. Bolt on the roller wheels, then roll it outside for some pics 🙂

Front sway bar is intalled, but no pics yet

10 25 left qtr stripped
10-26 Started the left quarter. Adam is doing all the welding. I’ll do the bodywork.