1962 Comet Build Thread

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1962 Comet Build Thread

Postby darryl27529 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:29 pm

I think I have lost my mind...

The short version is that my father in law has a good friend that owned a 1962 Comet for 15 years. My guess about 10 years ago he took it to a body shop to change the paint to red and also do a 302 V8 swap with C4 Transmission. He also swapped the original suspension (front and back) from a 1965 Mustang. I think time and money got away from him so I am now the proud owner of that 1962 Comet. See pics below. Its missing some bits and pieces and the bumpers which I will get to in a minute. I have ordered several parts from ebay and been searching all hours of the night for parts and ideas for this build. I want to build a cruiser so I don't plan to lower it and I just want it to drive good and look as good as it can given my limited budget and the work that has been done already. So I start with the fondest of hopes that this Comet will be back on the road again. We shall see.

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Re: 1962 Comet Build Thread

Postby darryl27529 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:50 pm

So just got back from a long day. I found a 63 Comet Wagon in Lynchburg that was basically junk but it was complete and had the badges, bumpers (rate a 5 out of 10). I convinced my father in law to ride with me and we drove about 160 miles each way to drag it home. The crazy part is what once was sitting in basically a junkyard is now sitting in my driveway. There is not much there but the bumpers were pretty good and the grill is pretty good ( 6 of 10) and it has the radio and some other bits and pieces on the dash and doors that I need. It took a good bit of the afternoon to get the bumpers off and some of the other emblems. I promised my neighbors that I would have it here just a few more days and then she is off to the scrap yard.

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Re: 1962 Comet Build Thread

Postby darryl27529 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:52 pm

So with a little bit of editing with Paint, this is my plan:
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Re: 1962 Comet Build Thread

Postby Boss/Cyclone » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:17 pm

That is gonna look great. Keep as much trim and stuff off the wagon. The stuff is hard to find and once in a while there is someone looking for that stuff.
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Re: 1962 Comet Build Thread

Postby darryl27529 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:24 pm

Nice Comet. Thanks for the advice. Will do.
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Re: 1962 Comet Build Thread

Postby Jims65cyclone » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:08 pm

That will be a great looking cruiser when you're through. 8) Like Boss said, there's probably a lot of good stuff on that wagon that someone who's doing to a wagon what you're doing to your car would love to get their hands on. I'd take what you need, then advertise it as a parts car. Might be just what someone needing 63 wagon body panels is looking for. Looking forward to following your build.

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Re: 1962 Comet Build Thread

Postby tomb22 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:59 pm

That's a very nice looking car. Love the color.
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