72 Comet GT clone project

Discussion in 'Maverick/Comet Projects' started by BBMS18, Aug 27, 2021.

  1. BBMS18

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    I purchased a 75 Comet 3 years ago and finally drug it home today, washed the raccoon crap off it and put it in the garage.
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    The plan is a GT clone with plenty of upgrades, parts I’ve collected in the past few years….
    94 Mustang GT 5.0 & T5, engine will receive a carburetor & in tank electric fuel pump, trans will get a fox body input because they use a smaller bellhousing. 2000 Explorer 4:10 limited slip rear axle with disc brakes will be narrowed to 56-1/2”.
    2001 Mustang bucket seats ( drivers side is power) rear seat will get recovered to match.
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    Also have factory hood scoop, GT grill, Grabber rear spoiler, NOS rechromed front bumper, NOS front stone shield and all associated small bumper parts.
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    15x7 & 15x8 Torq Thrust wheels.
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    New Hooker headers, a pair of glass packs, Unisteer rack & a pile of other parts. Now it’s time for the hard work to begin.(y)

    The progress may be slow at times but I will ad to this post as I muddle through the build.
     
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  2. RMiller

    RMiller My name is Rick

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    Sounds like a great plan. The Fox bell housing will also give you better placement of the clutch fork, the later cars had it rolled down towards the ground.
     
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    This is probably a crazy place to start but I couldn’t help but work on a couple of the cool pieces tonight.
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    Stripped the ugly off & prepped the cracks in the scoop for SMC filler.
     
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    It took me a while but I finally got the backglass & windshield moldings off.
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    Body looks straight and I like torq thrust wheels; we went with the grey centers on our '74 Maverick build. My Comet is a '77; with the small bumper conversion, GT hood scoop, vinyl hood stripe, and 17" Centerline wheels. Good luck with the project!
     
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    Problem is with these projects is, don't get discouraged. I have to stop working on one area and switch to another for awhile or I can get bored/discouraged myself. Especially when they become a "problem child", have the T-shirts to prove it.
    Old wiring is your worst enemy IMO. Body work can be welded and patched. Wiring Gremlins are everywhere and move on you. Fortunately, the Comets/Mavs had some of the simplest wiring to work on. Try a 71 T-Bird with power everything if you don't thing so.
    The engine will need a front sump, and put a windage tray in it while changing the pan. Look to the 94 Stang donor on how and any parts you can use for the Comet. Junkyard research is always helpful.
    I just did a Grabber rear spoiler on my 72 Comet GT. Well worth it.
     

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