1973 Mercury Montego – Pics after moldings were installed

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
See my 1972 Montego 429/521 "N" Code project
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1973 Mercury Montego MX

4 month bodywork, prep and paint project.
Lot’s of new parts including NOS parts.

Painted 2012 Toyota Sunset Bronze (color is also on Lexus)
Wheels and tires were already on it when I purchased it.

To see the “monthly updates”, look for the ‘yellow’ table above this.

Paint job features

  • Hood, deck, and doors were removed for paint.
  • NEW front windshield
  • All panels were stripped and bodyworked
  • Front and rear glass was removed (new windshield was installed once completed)
  • New rechromed rear bumper.
  • ALL glass and vinyl top mouldings were sent out to be stripped (orig clearcoat) and polished.
    V-top mouldings have a black 1/4″ stripe in it. This was repainted black basecoat/clearcoat
  • ALL wheel opening mouldings were stripped, straightened and polished.
  • New vinyl top (no pad)
  • New door handles
  • All emblems were cleaned and polished. The insert on the MX emblem on the fender was repainted black.
  • New moulding clips installed
  • All light bulbs replaced on exterior
  • Front grills painted satin black basecoat/clearcoat
  • NOS rocker mouldings were installed
  • All new window motors were installed
  • Marker lights were polished
  • Correct mirrors were installed (had the incorrect mirrors when I purchased the car)

Car is VERY straight. Paint job is show quality!

Images below were taken 2-21-2013

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First trophies 3-14-2013  Quaker Steak and Lube






Below pics were taken June 2 – 2013





In this and the next pic, it appears that the deck is a different color than the tops of the 1/4s. It matches fine.
It’s just the angle of the quarter that makes it look darker






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