1973 Mercury Montego – November 2012

1973 Mercury Montego MX Frame-On Resto Project
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Before Pics | October 2012 | November | December | January 2013 | February
Misc Updates | Misc pics once the project was done
Parts purchased

Some of my other projects –
My 1966 GMC Suburban ” Custom” Project (started January 2021)
My 1963 GMC Suburban “Custom” (FOR SALE) Fauxtina/Patina paint job FS pageGalleryVideo
My 1972 Montego GT 429 / 521

My 1973 Montego MX (see monthly updates toward the top once you get to the page)
My 1966 Chevy C-10  (see monthly updates toward the top once you get to the page)

My 1977 Trans Am Buccaneer Red
My 1963 Pro Street C10 (back halved frame off I did this back in 1992) Video
Some of my other cars and trucks
My YouTube Channel (how-tos, projects, paint jobs…)

November Updates

Continuing  to strip the car. The last two panels are in progress.
The right fender and right door. I’ll have these in primer later on this week.
It’s been very busy at the shop so customer jobs first.




r fender rdoor stripped
Stripped, but will need to DA the rest of the paint off. A few dings but NO rust.




03 right side prime
11-8-12 Bodyworked and primed NO rust on either the fender or door.

left side final prime
11-10-12 Block and spot prime on left side

01rear end
Notice the “219” on the rear panel. Probably written as the car went through the assembly line

02rear end

new window motors
All new window motors

underside hood decklid

Cut in on the hood and deck lid. Decided on 2012 Toyota Sunset Bronze Pearl
Sharp color in the sunlight. Lot’s of crystals including the paint mix.
Cost is $800+ per gallon

underside decklid painted

underside hood painted
Hood and deck are cut in. Have a new insulation pad and clips on the way.,

11 28 doors in booth
11/28.2012 Pulled the doors off to do the cut in.

11 28 doors in booth
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11 28 front in primer

11 28 left door removed

11 28 leftside primed

11 28 right door removed

11 28 rightside primed1

11 28 rightside primed2

11 29 doorjams sanded

11 29 jams painted

11 30 painted jams