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Projects 1962 Merc Comet 2D wagon mild kustom build

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

  1. Veach
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    Veach
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    Very nice Wagon and I love this post.Mine is a little 60 2dr Wagon got to love them
     
  2. spike427
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    I think I have 2 REAL nice heater units if your interested so e-mail me?
     
  3. JiiTee
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    Thanks! Yeah, these are really cool little wagons.

    Spike: I'll send you some mail...
     
  4. Apenaut
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    Subscribed! My Studebaker Wagonaire has much the same kind of rust in the floor. The rear seat area is a big problem because there are no patch panels for that area. I like what you've done and will try to do the same!
     
  5. JiiTee
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    Thanks! Well, all you needs is tons of sheet metal and some tools. :D I'm trying do something if I have time but I have to earn some extra money for our LA-Vegas-Hawaii trip. So it's work work work...
     
  6. JiiTee
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    Yesterday I fixed up blower motor wires which were pretty bad shape and also cheked brushes. Put it back together and removed rust from the covers. Today sprayed some primer to all metal parts that were sand blasted. Now all the heater parts are ready for some paint.
     

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  7. Nice work! Comets n' Falcons always trip my trigger....
     
  8. JiiTee
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    Thanks!

    Heater parts are now painted. Next I have to do order from Mac's to get the last missing parts...
     

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  9. LOPESphotographics
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    Nice project
    From one Comet guy to another.
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  10. JiiTee
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    Blaah, heater is still in pieces and I have been thinking...

    Body still have few rust issues so I decided that I'm going to fix all of them and strip the whole body to bare metal. So this wagon is going parts for unknown time but it will come back kooler than ever...
     
  11. JiiTee
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    9 days trip to Netherlands and over 4700 miles does good for my motivation.

    First task is tackle with tailgate... Inner part of the tailgate is cracked and rusted so you can't put any extra weight on it or it might get broken even more. I think that inner part will be really tricky to fix but I'll figure it out how to do it. There is also rust spots outside...
     

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  12. chevydave1965
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    NICE WAGON !! Love the old comet & falcon wagons !
     
  13. JiiTee
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    Thanks! I'm trying to do it even nicer...
     
  14. JiiTee
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    Ok, tailgate is out of the car and also rear side glasses.

    I parted the tailgate and it's bad enough to think a buy better one. Well, easier to say than done because I think it would be pretty hard to find one, so maybe I have to fix old one. I'll try to hunt one down but if I don't find it I have to take the skin out of the tailgate to fix it good.

    Few pics...
     

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  15. JiiTee
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    I took the instrument cluster out of the car because odometer didn't work and speedometer needle got stuck when the speed got up to 50.

    Found out that one of the odometer gears was loose and one washer was bottom of the speedo. Facia plate is also loose and this might cause non working speedo.

    If someone could help me and tell me how this gear should stay there?? Now it comes out so much that washer drops and odo stops working. Check the photos...
     

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  16. tommyd
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    One end of the shaft that holds the tumblers and big gear together should have a "spring steel" clip that holds everything in place.
     
  17. Flattop Rook
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    Great wagon and enjoyed reading your tour progress. I didn't even bother looking for a 2 door when I found our 4dr. I knew how rare the 2dr is and the 4dr was exceptional.

    I hope the pic is loaded correcting.

    H.A.M.B. App from an °[••]°
     
  18. JiiTee
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    Thanks! At this moment progress is really slow because I have promised my wife that her trailer will get new paint at this winter. There will be an update everytime when there is some progress...

    Better tailgate has arrived last week but before I'll get it I have to pay some taxes.
     
  19. JiiTee
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    Well, this wasn't true! Today I picked up this tailgate and it's a f...kin nightmare also. I can't find words 'cos I'm so pissed off right now. :mad:

    Pics tell more than words...
     

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  20. Finnrodder
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    Shit,looks like you made a bad deal.Is it fixable or fubar?
     
  21. JiiTee
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    It's too bent and twisted that it's fubar. I f...kin waited this shit almost two months. I have to figure out something...:confused:
     
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  22. Flattop Rook
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    That's tragic!
    I realise this is a long way from your home, but our local (Australian) falcons may be of same size?
    Example
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=190929780246

    H.A.M.B. App from an °[••]°
     
  23. JiiTee
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    from Finland

    Might be same size but the inner part looks totally different. I don't want to spend any more cash for tailgates. Now I have two shitty tailgates but I just have to build one good tailgate out of two bads. I made a good plan while sleeping...:D
     
  24. Flattop Rook
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    Sounds like you're on track now :)

    H.A.M.B. App from an °[••]°
     
  25. Finnrodder
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    Yeah,sounds like a plan.Let me know if you need shrinker/stretcher in the tailgate project.I don't need it at the moment,so I could let you borrow it..
     
  26. JiiTee
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    Thanks man! I'll call you if I need it. Today I'm going to skin those tailgates...
     
  27. JiiTee
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    JiiTee
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    from Finland

    So I did skin those tailgates and now I have Comet tailgate build kit. Let's see what I decide to do but first there's some rust removal.

    Also I have started to remove the paint from body. It's coming out pretty easily when using hot air blower and scraper. That's slow way to work but I don't want to cover everything with dust.
     

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  28. JiiTee
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    JiiTee
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    from Finland

    Yesterday I started to part out the front. Bumper, grill and right fender is now out of the car. When I pulled the right fender out of the car I found few autographs from inner fender wall! Builders left their bookmark in my car... How common this was back then?
     

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  29. mcnally351
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    I want your wagon. I love the lights and trim on those. Very cool
     
  30. Flattop Rook
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    Flattop Rook
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    from Australia

    Don't know of these in production line cars, but I have always signed work on old cars when doing any timber or coach work fur some one to find, I hope they will any way, never been contacted YET! :p

    H.A.M.B. App from an °[••]°
     

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