I bought the Comet in 2006 off Ebay. My dad sold mercury's in the 60's and I have always liked the 65 Comet. It is a Caliente with 289 c4 and 8 inch.
I was just going to paint the car and drive it for a litte while. The more I looked at it, the more I wanted to do so now 5 years later it is basiclly a shell with the rear in it. Here are some photos from the day I got it.
I actually started to get it ready for paint back in 2006 lol. The car had orig paint and it was thin so going to metal was pretty quick. plus no previous bodywork. except for fugly RF fender
First to go were the holes for qtr panel emblems
Then epoxy primer
Then it got pushed into back of garage and basiclly forgotten about. My kid got into imports and Mitsubishi's took up my spare time and garage for awhile. He then went to college which cut into the budget.
Over the last 5 years I have gathered a lot of parts and removed just about everything. Recently I started working on it again.
Started with the left front, Stitch welding all the seams.
The apron/shelf where the battery was had some holes so I cut that section out
The battery will be in the trunk so I didn't really want the shelf thing and wanted to try and duplicate the LF apron. Make the engine compartment look a little more uniform? So I got a LF apron for a early mustang at laurel mountain mustang, trimmed it to fit and welded it in. The right and left do resemble each other now, just the design it raised instead of recessed.
I also went inside the car and stich welded the seams where the inner rocker, inner door hinge post and toeboard/firewall comes together
I hope starting this thread gets me going on this, I do plan on working on it weekly, Next I got a few seams inside engine compartment to finish and then epoxy the right front aprons and such. Then to the other side. Building the car for Cruises, strip maybe a couple times a year and just a cool car to cruise around in. Hopefully when the car is done it will be a lot of fun.