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Projects 1962 Merc Comet 2D wagon build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JiiTee, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. JiiTee
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    Thanks! Last weekend one friend said to me that if you are ever going to sell it be sure that you'll call me first. That might take years before it will happen...

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  2. JiiTee
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    Tiny update after looong break...

    Removed few mouldings from right rear fender and started to strip paint. Since right door had dent on the lower part so it was almost clear that rear quarter has also dents. So there was and all the repair was done with tons of bondo. I think that I have to buy repair panel for it because dent is pretty nasty. Best part is that there's only surface rust...

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  3. JiiTee
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    Forgot the pics...

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  4. JiiTee
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    Right rear fender is now clear from paint. Started to strip left side also. Left quarter have some rust issues in typical places and there's few pathces already. Back to work I gooooo....

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  5. JiiTee
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    Right/Left rear fenders are now clear from old paint. Today I had some time to work with roof and that's now also bare steel. Borrowed some tools from work that I could get few dents straightened from both fender.

    Next I have to pop out the windshield and remove interior once again.

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  6. 1959Nomad
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    looking good, thanks for the updates.
     
  7. JiiTee
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  8. JiiTee
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    I answer my question myself that wheelwell is same with sedans.

    Tiny update... Yesterday I started to work with tailgate again. Took both frames to made one good out of them. Grinded about 5 inches from better tailgate and welded it to original tailgate. Frame is now ready for sandblast and paint.
     

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  9. Finnrodder
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    Nice to see some progress with the Comet and looks like you found a solution for the tail gate issues.Keep up the good work!
     
  10. 1959Nomad
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    Looks like a good start on the tailgate graft. For the most part it seems to be a necessity for a long roof build
     
  11. JiiTee
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    Cheers man! I did some plans for it while ago but I had some family stuff going on and that meant no time for Comet. Now I have time again so there will be more updates.

    Thanks! Yep, almost with every wagon it's same thing but this is baddest tailgate that I have ever fixed.
     
  12. JiiTee
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    Tonight I had time to play with tail lights so I started to recessing them a little bit. First pic is stock and second is recessed. I didn't weld it yet just trying to figure how deep I want them to be.
     

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  13. 1959Nomad
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    it looks good so far, nice touch.
     
  14. JiiTee
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    I have to take my welding gas bottle to 10 year inspection so there won't be any updates for a while but I did something at this weekend.

    I cutted a slice of sheet metal and started to fabricate a bucket for a right side tail light. Since the bottom of the tail light is far from straight I used old cutted piece as a bottom of the bucket to get a right fitment for the light. Stock lights aren't easiest lights to recess...
     

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  15. Finnrodder
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    Looks pretty sweet,nice job!
     
  16. JiiTee
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    Thanks!

    Been kind of lazy lately with updates in here but here is something small to update. Both tail lights are now recessed so that's done so far. Hood had lots of pinholes on front so I fabricated a new "lip" from sheet metal. Left side is now ready. Since it must be fixed I can also shave that seam from hood to get nicer look. Rear.jpg IMG_20150118_171031.jpg IMG_20150118_180041.jpg IMG_20150119_192245.jpg
     
  17. 1959Nomad
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    Nice touch on the hood repair, eliminating the seam really cleans it up.
     
  18. JiiTee
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    Cheers! It really does so let this picture speak.. 20150123_173745.jpg
    Left side is also now done so hood is ready for prep work. Next I have to finish tailgate repair so that I can put it back together.
     
  19. stationWAGONS
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    How did the car progress? No updates all year?
     
  20. Finnrodder
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    I was wondering same thing?
     
  21. JiiTee
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    Yeah, no updates all year. It's been a year from hell to me so build is bit frozen at the moment. Divorce, had to sell house and all that shit... :( But I still have this car and I'm going to get back on track next year. Stay tuned folks!
     
  22. KoolKat-57
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    Great build, sorry to hear about your problems.
    Hope 2016 is better for you!:D
    KK
     
  23. Finnrodder
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    Sorry to hear all that crap.Life can be a bitch sometimes,but usually there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
    Well,i hope the 2016 is better for you too.
     
  24. JiiTee
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    After a looooong break I found my motivation somewhere and I'm now working with this again. So here is a small update...

    I had some time today to sandblast front fenders from inside and shot reaction primer on them.

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  25. 1959Nomad
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    Good to see your back at it, hopefully things are settling down bit for you.
     
  26. JiiTee
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    Things are actually quite nice now so this project is rollin again.

    Today here was sunny day so I decided to sandblast hood and tailgate inner skin. I shot also reaction primer on them. I'm doing this all at my work because my current garage isn't ready yet and so there's no heating at all.

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  27. Finnrodder
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    Good to see you back in the build!
    Looks nice!
     
  28. JiiTee
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    Thanks! I should stop by at your place someday. It's been a while since last visit.

    I'll do some off topic here but I have been working with few other things before I started to work with wagon again. I fooled around with my bike and result was this. [​IMG]

    Bought also a new open face helmet which was flat black and I painted that also. Should be cool enough for racing.[​IMG]

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  29. Finnrodder
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    Yeah,stop by if you are at the neighborhood.I am off the work till tuesday and i guess i am not going anywhere.
     
  30. JiiTee
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    Time flies and so did my motivation... After a nine months break I finally started to build this again. I did some prep work for hood and front fenders. Now those are primered and ready for blocking. This all took only few hours but damn it was hard to get back on to it. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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