My '73 Comet GT Restoration Thread

Discussion in 'Maverick/Comet Projects' started by mercgt73, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. rag9836

    rag9836 1972 Comet, 67K

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    Any updates on this build?
     
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    Next week’s plan.

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    Before I can cut out the towers, I thought I should repair the aprons first. Used Joe’s apron repair kit to get them 90% there. Just need to finish around the hinge mount areas.

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    No going back. Towers removed, body leveled up.

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    MII mocked up and measured. Fits great. Then tacked in place. It was a fun day off!

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    Krazy Comet Tom Supporting Member

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    WoW, serious stuff....
     
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  7. RMiller

    RMiller My name is Rick

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    Whose suspension did you go with? Looks like a nice kit.
     
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    Full Tilt Street rod. I like there Ford in Ford lower control arms design.

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    Very nice!!!! So do you have to keep that original cross member in when you go to a Mustang II suspension?
     
  10. mercgt73

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    I think technically you can remove the original strut rod support once the MII is installed. I’m going to leave it unless it gets in the way.
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    I'd leave it too, I use it to jack the front of the car up.
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    Looked at the control arms, that's a slick set up.
     
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    Looks like it fits very nicely. Honestly the quality appears fantastic and that seems to be one of the best priced kits around.
     
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    Measure, measure again, check square, check level, measure again. Hats and crossmember tacked in place. Next is finish welding everything in place.

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