Turbowomble Posted October 2, 2022 Author Share Posted October 2, 2022 2 hours ago, Pieman said: Oh my god! Strapping in and following the ride on this thread. And yes, please give it a beautiful paint job! I hope that patience is one of your virtues, for the updates on this will likely be slow and not very steady - my father has told me that he can ‘lend’ me his staff at a knockdown rate (I just have to cover their gross wage and stamp) to do sheet metal work, but any real progress won’t be for a month’s time when I’m actually in NC to get my hands properly dirty with it. Hoping there’ll be some progress pics in the meantime, at least! 2 hours ago, morrisoxide said: That's brilliant. Someone on a forum gave me these years ago for my 64 Mercury. 64 Ford & Mercury Workshop manual might come in handy. You don't have to sign in to look or download them. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8qa27ku783u0x6n/1964ford-mercuryshopmanual.pdf?dl=0 A link to a forum with other manuals etc. https://www.fordmuscleforums.com/threads/using-dropbox-to-share-manuals.518657/page-3 Oh and have a pic of my Mercury Pretty much the same car only with a nose job and trim, oh and no spire down the side . P.S. Rock auto is your friend. You’re as generous as you are classically handsome - appreciate the help! I’ll be leaning quite heavily on the knowledge of the learned collective here, so this is a great start. An e-pint for you my friend! (Also, your ride is bitchin’ - I can only hope my own turns out even half as well) 1 hour ago, PhilA said: Should slush around quite well in a sloppy dive/pitch sort of way. Does not look as rotten as I would expect from a NC car either- lots of pine around there which drop needles and make the road wash acidic. That’s what I was wanting out of this - a big bargey cruiser, for fair weather burbly wafting around (with the odd squirt off the traffic lights). Originally, I was looking for a Coupe de Ville of a similar vintage, but examples of similar condition were multiples more in price. Same story with Lincoln Continentals, although I had very nearly agreed a deal with a fella for a ‘69 Mark III until he decided ‘cash only’ at the last minute, even though he knew from the very start where I was based. Twat. It was Facebook marketplace though, so I don’t know what I expected. As for your other point regarding its level of rot - most of the body is fine, bar some areas on the front clip, while the frame is solid bar some surface fuzz as well. However, its floorpans have bit the dust, driver’s side in particular being very Flintstone-y, so they’ll need replaced. I’m not a terribly good weldist, so that one will need doing by the professionals, but I’ll turn my hand to getting the oily bits right and beating the body into shape. privatewire and Three Speed 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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