1970 Mercury Cyclone project

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:41 pm
Have the exhaust system done, still have to weld up all the joints. Will probably take it to my SIL, he has a dual regulator so the it can be purged while it's tig welded.
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Last night put these 4" holes in the valance and am now trying to figure out how far the tips should stick out. Will weld a piece inside the holes to make it looked finished once I get them the right size.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:04 am
Sorry I missed your question about the clear I used. Just some left over ms clear from an UNMENTIONABLE company on this web sight is what I used. No issues with it yet.

Your car is looking really good Love the Valance panel I am gonna do something similar with mine
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:04 pm
I ended up cutting into the trunk floor to get the tips where I wanted them.
Also welded a piece of 3/16" rod around the inside of the hole in the valance.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:48 pm
It's always something that makes these projects bigger and more involved than expected.
Better to get it the way you want it than regret not doing so later.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:55 am
Thats a Cool custom touch
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:50 pm
Thanks for the replies, got the grille in and installed the cap I made to see how it fits. Also installed the bumper even though I need to get it chromed. Wanted to see how it looked.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:50 pm
Now that I'm done with paint on my project I forgot about this great site. I have my project running and driving it with the suspension upgrades is so much fun.

I still have to get the front seats upholstered, bumpers chromed and the headers ceramic coated.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:59 pm
Looks great.
Glad you are driving it and enjoying it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:52 am
Nice
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