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Projects 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fiveoh108, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Started building a new project!
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    Sanded hood and fenders to metal[​IMG]
    Cleaned and sanded engine compartment [​IMG]
    Primed
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    Painted
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  2. Great body style. What's the plan?
     
  3. Well I am going to restore it to stock, 289 4v, c4, 8" rear end, factory interior (palomino) and factory exterior "pecan frost", all new suspension, factory style disc brakes, all chrome redone and aluminum polished... I am shooting to get it done in a couple months, we will see!!
     
  4. b.guggenmos
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    Did you pick this up with Roy? He was just telling me about a Cylcone the other night on the phone. Brian
     
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  5. Yep, my dad, Roy and I dragged this one home
     
  6. F&J
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    Every 65 Comet 2dr Ht needs to have a 4sp and slicks.


    ...and a level ride, but raised...:D


    I can't help it, I was a teen back then; heavily influenced by all the Comet drag cars.:rolleyes:
     
  7. 65COMET
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    F&J;I like your style!!!!! I was at Mike's yesterday,that kid does not waste any time!! The garage and house are full of new and reconditioned parts,new engine/trans,disc brakes,wheels,suspension parts!! Th e garage is so full he had to move one of his cars out!!!!!! ROY.
     
  8. Muttley
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    Really looking forward to seeing this one finished.
     
  9. 65COMET
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    Muttley;the way Mike is going it will be done by August!!!!! ROY.
     
  10. super-six
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    From 1965 to 1969 I had this '65 Comet 202 as my driver and sometimes drag car. It was Blue Ice w/black interior. The skinny kid is me. I'd like to find another someday.

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  11. Thanks for posting the picture super six, that is awesome! I hope you find one too
     
  12. Dooley
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    I'm really digging these cars lately....saw one last night at a cruise, white with slicks and raised level stance....good luck looks good so far!!
     
  13. SLCK64
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    Subscribed!! Cant wait to see this progress, itll keep me going on mine.

    Gonna keep a stock width tire or do some fab in the back?
     
  14. gearbanger
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    one of the neatest cars ever! Good Luck
     
  15. ec164
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    Mike your starting off great, if your done in a couple months it will be super. Your daughter must be a great helper(lol) or you have alot of extra time. Best of Luck and will be watching your progress......Al
     
  16. 65COMET
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    Al;Mike is using his Fathers money[the Cyclone is his Fathers],putting it to good use!!! ROY.
     
  17. ec164
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    Oh that makes it some easier but the time and effort involved to get it done that soon is still an amazing feat. Just glad it is getting done......Al
     
  18. 65COMET
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    Al;any new news on your Comet? ROY.
     
  19. Like roy said, im doing this car for my dad, i have to budget for paint, motor, trans, interior, suspension... everything... but ill get it done with help from guys like Roy!
    Getting the new front end on tonight.
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  20. Red Weaver
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    Oh boy you have a project. You can do it.
     
  21. ClearSpot
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    Looking good Mike.Looking forward to seeing your progress.
    Just got all new front end in mine too.Man,what a difference!
    Good luck.
    Myron_
     
  22. Disc brakes and wheels!
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  23. 65COMET
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    Mike;any more progress? Pictures? ROY.
     
  24. SLCK64
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    Is there a reason for the painted silver on the control arms?
     
  25. 1971BB427
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    Man those '65 Comets are such a nice body style! Wish I could have found one before I did my '63 Falcon, but they're few and far between around here!
     
  26. 65COMET
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    The control arms are done two tone like the original factory ones!!Most people[except some restorers] paint them one color! ROY.
     
  27. SLCK64
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    Then I will do that on mine :cool:
     
  28. The two tone is because when new at the factory, workers dipped only half of them in paint and the outer edges were left bare steel. I haven't done anything on it in the last week, between the falcon and my buddy's 65 mustang I am servicing for him I haven't had time. Maybe next week once I'm done with this mustang I will get back at it!
     
  29. Seats are done!!
     

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