1973 Mercury Montego – October 2012

1973 Mercury Montego MX Frame-On Resto Project
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Parts purchased
See my 1972 Montego 429/521 "N" Code project
See my 1966 Chevy C-10 Pickup resto project

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

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10-12 -2012 Stripped the hood and did the bodywork.Very little bodywork.

Hood

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Sat October 13th. Started stripping the door. VERY clean door. Just had small dings and one small rust hole.

Left Door

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Pic of the drivers door stripes

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Primed 2 hours later.

Deck Lid

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My nephew Matt is here stripping the deck (trunk) lid

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New rechromed bumper. We undercoated the back of the bumper

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New chrome! Sharp!

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Time to remove the old top and mouldings

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Not bad on the rust. 2 smaller holes in the corners. All the ‘rivets’ will be retained

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This is not rust. Just the vinyl top glue

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Front mouldings removed

 

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stripped
Another VERY clean part. No bondo was on it. A couple very small dings.

 

bodyworked
This was it for bodwork. A couple small dings

underside
The underside of the hood. Whoever previously painted it, did not sand the underside. So most of the paint actually blew off.

primed
The deck lid shown primed

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Left Quarter – stripped and bodyworked

01 montego quarter

02 montego quarter stripped

03 montego quarter bodyworked

04 montego quarter primed

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