1973 Montego GT 429 – August Updates

1973 Montego GT 429 – August Updates

1972 Montego GT 429 Monthly Updates
 
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1972 Montego GT N-Code 429  – August 2013 Updates

The front comes off!

I figure about 8 months on this resto. We’ll see how this one goes 🙂

 

Removed the front clip
All trim has been removed – 8-11
Removed the 429 and C6 trans 8-13
front glass and rear glass removed – 8-15
Lifted the body 8-15
Frame on jacks/ wheels removed – 8-16

Removed front suspension 8-17
Removed rear suspension 8-19
Sent the frame, rear end, control arms to get sandblasted – 8-23

Drivers fender and other parts in primer – approx 8-20

 

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02 front bumper off

01 front bumper off

03 front bumper

 

05 car without bumper hood

06 front valance

07 front valance

 

 

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The bad looking with the good looking (66 Chevy)

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roof stripped

Roof stripped – August 4 – 2013

01 fenders valance off car

01 primed roof

02 primed roof

03 primed roof

06 car without wells

01 front wheel wells

04 front wheel wells

05 car without wells
No wheel wells
Core support has been taken apart
Fenders, core support, braces and wheel wells are getting sandblasted this week

old tools
1/2 wrench, screwdriver, and a can opener. 🙂018-14-13 – Pulled the motor and trans

8- 13-2013 Time to pull the motor and trans

01 prep to unhook motor

01 hooked up to pull motor

 

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02 last pic of motor in car

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8-15 Body off – I was the only one in the shop. A little stressfull, but I did it without any misshaps.
Lot’s of little by little moves. Looks like I did a great job of getting EVERYTHING unbolted and undone in order to remove the body.

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And to think I was just driving this last week

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August 17 – removing the front suspension

01 081713 frontend removed

02 front end removed
This pic reminds me of when I was working on the suspension of the truck (below pic)

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03 front end removed

04 front end removed

05 front end removed

06 wasps nest
There were a ton of old wasp nest on the body and the frame

07 bare frame front

08 bare frame front

09 bare frame front

August 19 – rearend and suspension removal

01 081913 scott rear end removal

01 082013 core support stripped

02 081913 scott springs removed

02 082013 core support stripped

03 081913 scott driving
Already feels fast lol

06 082013 core support pieces primed

Parts in primer

August 23 – 30 days after purchase. The frame goes to get sandblasted

01 082313 frame to be stripped

02 082313 frame to be stripped
My 1973 Montego GT in the background

03 082313 frame to be stripped

04 082313 frame to be stripped

Bought the car 7-24 and this is what it looks like on 8-23