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by A/FX
Sun Feb 05, 2023 12:36 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 comet, 4dr. Stainless windshield trim pitting
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: 61 comet, 4dr. Stainless windshield trim pitting

Stainless does not pit, are sure it is not chrome? Try using some OOO steel wool with a paste type metal polish. ( test on an inconspicuous place first)
Jim
by A/FX
Sun Feb 05, 2023 12:34 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 64 with a 65 front nose
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: 64 with a 65 front nose

I think the decimal point is in the wrong place? Almost 65k for that?? ‘64 & ‘65’s each have their own merits, but mixing the two body panels is just wrong. The undercarriage is not very impressive, stock Mustang II crossmember looks like it was stick welded in place. The surface rust on everything ...
by A/FX
Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:41 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Door Hinge Bushings...
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: 1965 Door Hinge Bushings...

has anyone found door bushings that fit well ,I used the Shafers Classic Reproduction one's and i am not happy.The first set they sent had the "too short " bushings but they did send replacements,These new ones are way too sloppy. I rebuilt them years ago and the car is still not together ,Its just...
by A/FX
Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:09 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 1964 ram air hood
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: 1964 ram air hood

I appreciate the compliments! I spent many sleepless nights thinking about the details during the build, it’s rewarding when someone notices and pays a compliment.
Jim
by A/FX
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:22 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 1964 ram air hood
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: 1964 ram air hood

My Cyclone never had a rubber seal stapled to the core support. Although I have seen them on other cars. It may have been a difference between assembly plants. ???? I fabricated a panel to fill the area between the grill and core support, having the panel in place might be one reason my Comet cools ...
by A/FX
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:44 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1964 Caliente Gauge Upgrade Project
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: 1964 Caliente Gauge Upgrade Project

Looks great! Nice work.
Similar to how I did mine.
Jim
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by A/FX
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 1964 ram air hood
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: 1964 ram air hood

In my opinion it would be to your advantage to just purchase a glass hood. The scoops on the Comet hood are tapered to almost nothing in the rear and cut into the body line on the leading edge. It would be difficult to fabricate them and attach them to factory hood and make it look good. These are q...
by A/FX
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Turn back the calendar to 1969
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Turn back the calendar to 1969

Those are great pics of a really cool car! My clock only turns back to 1970 when I bought my first Cyclone. The pics aren't as good as yours, and are from 1973, but she was my pride and joy. :D 8) Like you, I had one of those expensive paint jobs, too. Paid a friend's brother $125 to paint her. Fou...
by A/FX
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:11 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Turn back the calendar to 1969
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Turn back the calendar to 1969

The black hood treatment was the hot ticket in 1969, the new Mach 1 had it so I thought it was cool. The hood scoop was an OEM part from a ‘69 Cyclone CJ.
I couldn’t afford mag wheels after the expensive paint job!
by A/FX
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:43 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Turn back the calendar to 1969
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Turn back the calendar to 1969

I just came across these pictures of my Cyclone from 1969. I had owned the car for just about a year when these were taken. I had just had the car repainted and was not finished installing all the trim, note rear wheel well trim and rocker trim are missing. The color was Ford bright red with gold me...
by A/FX
Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:27 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Super Cyclone Show Car
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Super Cyclone Show Car

Posted on the HAMB board, interesting reading:

ONE OFF FACTORY FASTBACK - 1964 COMET SUPER CYCLONE
by A/FX
Sun Jan 22, 2023 5:45 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: New ‘64 Cyclone owner
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: New ‘64 Cyclone owner

There are a couple of videos on “boob tube” that owners or interviewers claim their ‘64 Comet (Cyclone) are HiPo cars. The problem is they read some article that claims the cars were real and all of a sudden it is gospel. Makes me wonder how many of them were even around in ‘64 and how many of them ...
by A/FX
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:18 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: New ‘64 Cyclone owner
Replies: 5
Views: 136

New ‘64 Cyclone owner

He just acquired this, nice car!
1964 Comet Cyclone. "Just a quick project...."
Jim
by A/FX
Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:22 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 A/FX Comet @Mecum
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: ‘64 A/FX Comet @Mecum

Video of the Comet in the staging lane… turn up the volume!
https://youtu.be/GAI9L1oP3l0
by A/FX
Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:45 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 A/FX Comet @Mecum
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: ‘64 A/FX Comet @Mecum

Did not sell Again.
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Jim