1972 Montego GT 429 Updates – October 2013
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1972 Montego GT 429 – October Updates
Parts getting painted in the spray booth
Strut bars, upper rear control arms, brake anchor plates, and lower control arms all set.
All new poly bushings and ball joints
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
10-6-2013 Installed the KYB shocks along with the calipers
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
October 8th. Installed the new brake lines along with the orangish clips
Closeup of the right suspension
October 8th. Also primed the rearend. I’ll be spraying it satin black soon. Probably will get the races done first
10-11-13 Coming soon project. removing all the undercoating.
10-11-13 Painted the rear in a satin black. Came out great considering how rough it was
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
10-12 most of the parts ready to install
Rear almost installed. Quite the job to do by yourself without chiping anything up
10-12-13 Almost a full chassis. 2 1/2 months since starting this frame-off
Had new axle bearings pressed on
Drum brakes before
Drum brakes after I rebuilt them
Welding up some rust. I started doing the welding. Then my body guy (Adam) finished it up.
I did the bodywork on it.
10-19 Painted the drive shaft in a satin black
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
10-26 Started the left quarter. Adam is doing all the welding. I’ll do the bodywork.