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Whitson
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Posts: 290
From: Western Canada
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 10-11-2006 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
Anybody catch Overhaulin last night on TV? They rebuilt a 62/63 comet vert. Really nice.

Made me realize how much of a soft spot I still have in my heart for early Falcons & Comets.

Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-11-2006 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
This Overhaulin segment was a repeat, I`d seen this episode a few months ago. For some reason, certain models just don`t seem to "catch on". The 60-63 Comets fall into this catagory, even though Falcons of the same years are very popular. I beleive that there is very little in the way of replacement sheetmetal or other repro parts for these "foregotten Fords", so unless you find a cherry car to start with, it is an uphill battle to build one.

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59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

Whitson
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From: Western Canada
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posted 10-11-2006 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
They are very rare. After seeing the show and changing my undies (to get rid of the big wet spot) I looked both on Ebay and Canada Trader and found a total of only 1 early 60's Comet. It was a 2dr HT, looked good. I Like those cars, but then again, anything Mercury gives me wood.

(I think I need to seek help)

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mellowyellow
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Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 10-12-2006 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
That was one of Overhaulins' better "DO'S!". They took a rotten car, looked like a "KeyWester", and turned it into a real car. Was impressed that they dumped it upside down and really fixed it.Those 1/4's were horrible! The finished car, not colorwise what I'd do, but it looked sh!t hot!! I could dig having it! My favorite Comet is a '64. Interesting thread going on about them!

Got a kick out Meagan, the typical fresh brat! Gotta love her! Don't give me any sh!t, gimmie my car back!! And NO sympathy for the trumped up broken arm gig!

Whitson
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From: Western Canada
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 10-12-2006 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
At least they did it right and got rid of the shock towers while they were in a cutting mood. I wasn't crazy about the colour either, but I sure liked the car.

I've had 2 64 Comets in my life. One was a red Caliente 289/4V/auto and the other was brown Villager squire wagon 260/2V/auto.
Wish I had them back.

Ryan Wilke
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Posts: 3237
From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 10-13-2006 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
Whitson,
Here's your chance at getting one again!

http://460ford.com/viewtopic.php?t=6338

Ryan

Whitson
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From: Western Canada
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 10-13-2006 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
Man, that's RUFF! Poor old car is probably twisted all to hell.

I was looking at 64/65's on Ebay last night, there was quit a few. Nothing close to here though.

jmgford
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Posts: 10
From: Dubuque, Iowa
Registered: Jul 2005

posted 10-14-2006 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jmgford        Reply w/Quote
I was at the International Machine Tool Show at McCormick Place in Chicago last month and they had that car on display. Body and paint work was very nice, but it still wasn't "finished". Missing belt weatherstripping and some small things. Always wondered how that got them done so fast. Read somewhere that one of the owners was still waiting for their car to be finished, months after the show. I don't think the wait would bother me if I was lucky enough to be "overhauled".

dude95307
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From: ca
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 10-18-2006 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dude95307        Reply w/Quote
I have 2 a comet wagon 404 with a 302 in it
and a 1965 comet cyclone, my 1st car and still have today

jc

tezz
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Posts: 9
From: LA,CA,USA
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 10-21-2006 12:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tezz        Reply w/Quote
Can't believe I missed that show -- AGAIN!
I've got a 63 1/2 S22 Comet convertible - in my family since new.
Originally Mom's, she taught me to drive in it when I was 11. We lived in Washington at the time and it was friggin' snowing. I had a paper route and needed to make the deliveries - but I was sick. Since only I knew where the papers had to go, I got to drive and she delivered. Mom was the best.

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