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new to site and 1st time Comet owner... Today!

Postby hotrodbrando » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:12 pm

Hey All, I'm an avid car guy, love everything but mostly a Ford?Merc guy. I just picked up a '64 Convertible today. I need to completely go though it, it was a stalled restoration. Painted/bodywork five years ago but then neglected. Sat outside with a tarp on it. It now has a brand new top but needs a complete interior redo. Body and paint needs a redo also, kinda low budget work was done. The trunk is full of doubles and tripples of a lot of the trim pieces. 3 grills, for instance! 260, automatic. red interior. Needs a boat load of TLC but I shall bring it back!

The Comet is actually for my (recently married) wife. In addition to that I have a '48 Sedan Coupe, a '41 biz coupe, '49 F1 future project and a 1953 Merc Monterrey Gasser... (built that one last year).

Anyway, Guys in the 64/65 forum, be prepared for some stupid questions as I figure out how all the trim goes together!

Side note: I've restored about a half doz 64-65 Mustangs in my time so I'm fairly comfortable with most of the stuff on the car... should be fun!

Can someone give me the cliff notes version on adding a picture of the car? I'm stumped on that one...

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1946 Ford Sedan Coupe
1941 Ford Business Coupe
1949 F1 Pickup (another project!)
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Re: new to site and 1st time Comet owner... Today!

Postby Jims65cyclone » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:47 pm

Welcome aboard, Brandon! You need to start a build thread in the 64-65 section so we can follow along with your progress. And there are no dumb questions. We'll help any way we can. You can post pics using the "Upload attachment" tab, or by using a pic hosting site. The upload tab is easy, but there is a size limit on the pics you can post. I think it's around 1.2mb :?: . You can also post your pics to http://cometcentral.com/photos , which is the same site that hosts the forum. I also use https://postimage.io/. Poboyjo65 has some good tips on that.
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poboyjo65 wrote:If you use postimage ; as you upload your pics to postimage you can have it automatically resize the pics, the best size for all viewers is the one for message boards I think. otherwise some pics tend to be too big & loose part of the right side of the pic;
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Re: new to site and 1st time Comet owner... Today!

Postby poboyjo65 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:15 pm

Welcome on! :D yea love to see pics!! & hear the plans!! :)
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Re: new to site and 1st time Comet owner... Today!

Postby Groover » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:23 am

Sounds like a GREAT car... in fact it sounds like the best year, make, model, style, engine on a Comet EVER!

3-speed Automatic?

:P :P :P
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Re: new to site and 1st time Comet owner... Today!

Postby hotrodbrando » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:21 am

Groover wrote:Sounds like a GREAT car... in fact it sounds like the best year, make, model, style, engine on a Comet EVER!

3-speed Automatic?

:P :P :P


HA! Yea, I do agree. I honestly haven't even looked at everything close enough yet but I'm fairly sure that the column shift had three detents, D 2 1?

I'm going to do a complete assessment and inventory this weekend and will start a build thread...
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1953 Mercury Gasser "Quicksilver"
1946 Ford Sedan Coupe
1941 Ford Business Coupe
1949 F1 Pickup (another project!)
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