Radiator seal

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rusty_apache
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Radiator seal

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After pasturizing for a quarter century I’m resurrecting my 61 Comet.

I’m detailing the engine bay while the machine shop is finishing the 200ci. so I removed the front clip to straighten up the bodywork. Both fender seals are available but apparently the radiator core support seal isn’t.
Is there anything close that would work with modification?

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Re: Radiator seal

Post by lavron »

Melvin's has the core support seal for '64s not sure if it is the same.

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Re: Radiator seal

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Still slowly getting the Comet back together. The trunk floor needed replacing prior to installing new fuel tank.
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Then the corners around the trunk lid needed to be replaced to create a moisture resistant seal.


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Removing the crusty seal exposed a few small rust areas, so I removed the cross brace and one pinhole opened up into a world of hurt and I am replacing the metal around the edges.
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When the fabricating and welding is finished the area where the seal attaches will get a brushed on coat of the original shade of Frost Green and the patchwork will get clear coat temporarily.
The stabilizer mounts in the engine compartment need re welding where the spot welds popped and never repaired decades ago.
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Every component is either new or rebuilt so it’s going to go together pretty fast.

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Re: Radiator seal, 1961 coupe resurrection

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Pretty fast is relative...
However I’m one step closer to a water tight trunk before moving around to the business end of the Comet. It’s almost time to put the skin back on so I’m tweaking the flange back into shape first.
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I just noticed that my bargain Ebay trunk seal is for a falcon.
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