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    1966 Mercury Monterey

     



    My current project is a 1966 Mercury Monterey convertible. This is just a hobby for me so I'm creating this thread, in part, to keep myself motivated. So far, the project has been a tremendous amount of work and I'm not nearly as far along as I thought I would be. I'm hoping to complete it by spring of next year. We'll see.

    Thanks for looking.


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    I had to separate the body from the frame because there was some rust issues with the frame that I needed taken care of. I'm sure you mid sixties Galaxie owners can relate.


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    It's amazing what you can hide under bondo.


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    Wow Herb that's an interesting choice of cars. Would you be restoring to original or what plans do you have? Whats the CID of that power plant?

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    Yes, I was in Reno NV for Hot August Nights one year and saw a car like this on sale. I liked it but being from VA it was not practical to buy. When I returned to VA I just happened upon a car just like it in my local town. I figured it was fate.. so I bought it.

    My plan is mostly original with some very minor updates. I'm shaving the emblems, I'd like to change it from bench to buckets and I will probably update the stereo system. Just looking for a cruiser. It's a 390 FE

    Thanks for looking

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    Looks like the normal rust out areas so common on Ford products of the era! Done a few of the same era cars, usually lots of practice at panel replacement ant frame rail repairs!!!!!
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    Mercury restoration

     



    Quote Originally Posted by herbet99 View Post
    I had to separate the body from the frame because there was some rust issues with the frame that I needed taken care of. I'm sure you mid sixties Galaxie owners can relate.

    How is the restoration going? Did the body come off with reinforcement needed?

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    It's been extremely slow going. The body is back on the frame and I just got the drive train back together last month. It's getting too cold to work on it now. I don't have heat in my shop.

    I did weld square tubing between the door openings before I removed the body from the frame.

    Thanks for asking. Like I said, it's been slow going. I'm setting up my sewing machine in my basement so I hope to work on the interior seat covers this winter.

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    Very cool car; you dont see many of these around.
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    Not the most popular car. They only made a little over 2,000 convertibles in 66

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    Absolutely a brilliant choice!!! Monterey ,Marquis,Montclair,Meteor,Marauder,Park Lane rare and wonderful cars to fix up. Nobody has them and most people don't even know what they are...
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    I can't wait to see it!

     



    Restoring a Classic is on my bucket list so I love watching these rebuilds.

    I'm impressed that you can weld and sew. I'm afraid I'll be sending a lot of work out myself.

    That frame looks pretty beefy. Is that just my perception, because it's a convertible, or is that common for that era Mercury? I wonder what the curb weight is.

    Sparafucile

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    It's been quite a while but I finally painted the Mercury. I went with a glare white. Base/clear. I'm planning on a red top and red interior. Paint came out fairly well considering I painted it in a dirty garage with poor lighting. I'm still cutting and buffing.

    I've said this every year but I think I may actually get this done by spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbet99 View Post
    It's been quite a while.

    I've said this every year but I think I may actually get this done by spring.
    Someone far wiser than I once said: 'If you're building a car with a budget and a time frame, double them both and you may be close.'

    From what I can see in the pic it looks bloody gorgeous!
    Good one you!
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    Keep chipping away at it.

    They're never done, but sometimes they get'close enough'.
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