New Member with a barn find Comet GT

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  1. BKelley

    BKelley Comet Enthusiast

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    :Welcome: from Stone Mountain, Ga.
     
  2. junrai

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    youre the luckiest guy I know as of right now. like I told you on the phone when youre ready to sell it I got first dibs :D

    I figured youd find your way here eventually. good to see you made it and hopefully you fix it up. get it cleaned up and running then bring it to the show next year.
     

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  3. zeidrach

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    Haha! You say the luckiest, my wallet is gonna say I'm the brokest. I'm almost done putting that motor together for my Mustang and then it's getting dropped in. Once the Mustang is back together and on the road, I can put the Comet in it's spot start to working on it.

    Honestly guys, the car is a bit rougher than the pics show. Hood is perfect but has a small dent in the chrome lip, grill has some cracks, both fenders have some damage, drivers door is rusty, both quarters have some dents and dings. Trunk has a dent in it but is saveable. Roof has one dent too unfortunately. Interior is decent; the dash has the obligatory cracks, carpet is bad, seats are saveable but the drivers has a small piece of vinyl missing, rear seat top has sun damage, plastic panels are a bit sun-faded and crumbly, headliner is missing as well as bows. I'll see if I can get some more pics soon.

    All in all, a totally fixable car but it's gonna be a long and fun project. Once my Mustang is running again, I'll start a build thread on the Comet.
     
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    :Welcome:, and congrats on a great deal! Unusual for the glass to break from heat when shaded in a garage. I've only seen one Maverick rear glass break and it was from being parked in the hot sun all day, and a quick thunderstorm with big cold drops rained on it. The glass never fell out, it just crazed into a million little pieces. Rear glass is easy to get. Just advertise in the "parts wanted section". :)
     
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    Good luck w/ your resto,if you do it I`m sure you will enjoy the car.:)
     
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  7. WinterBlue71

    WinterBlue71 Factory Painted Roof

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    :Welcome: from Utah! Looks almost like mine did at first :bananaman
     
  9. Steven Harris

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    Welcome.

    A great find for sure.
     
  10. zeidrach

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    Well I guess my luck continues! Just went to a local yard today and pulled a rear window out of a Maverick, got it for $75. It'sfactory tinted glass, and I'll probably be returning to the yard in the near future to buy the rest of the glass out of it so I have a full set of factory tinted windows. I need the windshield out of that car anyways to replace my cracked one. Does anyone know if Auto Krafters is the only source for reproduction front and rear window seals?

    I believe my best find of the day however, was a complete set of motor mounts, belly bar, and transmission crossmember out of a v8 4 door. Got all of it for $65 out the door! Can't beat that. I spent 2 hours with my friend laying in the 107 degree sun fighting to get all the parts out, but it was still worth it. Laying in black berry bushes, thorny weeds, and ant's nests sure isn't an experience you get everyday while building a foxbody mustang! I'm still young though, so it's totally do-able.

    I believe I saw somewhere on the forum that there is a member who keeps track of all the VIN numbers he comes across? Paul, is that you? If you like, I can get the VIN numbers off all 5 mavericks that are in the yard if you'd like. I'll be going out there again next Monday to get a set of headliner bows, a mint rear bumper, passenger seat belt, and more oddball stuff.
     
  11. Craig Selvey

    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    One can get the glass seals from several vendors like Auto Krafters, Melvin's, etc. They are also all over eBay.

    When you get the headliner bows.....note the order they are in as they are different.
     
  12. WinterBlue71

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    I think Paul would like to have those VIN numbers. I'm curious as well. Jealous of the V8 parts you got :thumbs2:
     
  13. Paul Masson

    Paul Masson MCCI Atlantic Canada Rep

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    Yes, and yes Please! You can just post them in the thread link in my signature, and I'll edit the list! :Handshake

    Great score on the parts. I wish I could find local parts cars like that!
     
  14. zeidrach

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    Not a problem! If I go back next Monday I'll get all the VINs for you. I'll post the one for my comet as well. All 5 maverick's are fairly complete and decent shape. I'm debating making a parts request thread, where I'll go pull parts and send them out to people. I know how hard it can be to find parts for uncommon cars like these.
     
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    Any progress
     

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