1973 Mercury Montego MX paint and body – January 2013 Updates
Installed a new heater motor. Of course it was 'cool' enough last week to use the heater. Had a small noise.
The day I install it , it's 83 outside!!!!
1-9-2013 Refinished the top of the dash while the old glass was out.
New glass installed 1-9-2013
Got my polished mouldings back. Eric did a great job! Not all are shown here.
One of the mouldings hads some pits, so I had a cleaner-nicer 'back-up' moulding that I had him do.
All the V-top mouldings needed to have the insert painted black.
Front windshield and rear glass mouldings are ready to install….tomorrow 🙂
Vinyl top mouldings are all masked up. I used fineline tape to ensure the edges were crisp
Pic of the inserted area painted black (no tape stripeshere!!! The stripes on the mouldings are painted!)
I sanded the 1/4" area, sealed it, basecoated it, and clearcoated it with House of Kolor UC-35 with flattening agent to give the stripe area a satin black look.
Tape is removed on the first moulding
Don't think I've taken a rear view shot. So here is a 3/4 shot I took. Note the 'old school' exhaust tips.
STILL working on getting the rear w/o mouldings.
My 1966 Chevy C10 and my 1973 Montego MX
January 14 – I started putting on the V-top mouldings. I have three left. The 2 corner mouldings that go over the top of the 1/4 onto the rear deck. Then of course the rear moulding. I made sure all clips have ribbon sealer on them so the 3/16" holes will not leak.
The mouldings are on!!!
Pics of the interior.
New Sill plates (and Ford emblems on the sil plates)
New 'brown' floor mats (transparent mats on top to help preserve the brown mats (I've always 'double' matted my cars…lol)
New/used 1/4 trim pieces (between carpet and the 1/4 interior panels.
Replacing the turn signal cam. Also replaced the ignition cylinder so the door and the ignition use the same key.
Dyed the top of the dash (see previous pics). Still need to do the 'front' of the dash.
Adding speakers soon. The front lower corners of the door panels are a bit tattered, so I'm hoping the 6.5 speakers help hold down those corners