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by Groover
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: New Convertible Top for 65 - Experience/Recommendations?
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: New Convertible Top for 65 - Experience/Recommendations?

All right, I realize this is an old thread, but nobody answered. And my search of the forum just now didn't show any other threads where people talked about their success with new tops, etc. So this is the summer of the new top on our Caliente Convertible and I'd like to hear from folks (good or bad...
by Groover
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 63 Convertible s22 build help
Replies: 15
Views: 112

Re: 63 Convertible s22 build help

Generator: pros: you already have one. it works fine. looks cool. You get Pops and my respect ;) cons: can't run a 1000 watt stereo system with subwoofer and a powered Yedi at the same time. But seriously, I think they can both fail in the same ways. Gen can't drive a bunch of electronic accessories...
by Groover
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 63 Convertible s22 build help
Replies: 15
Views: 112

Re: 63 Convertible s22 build help

WOW!
by Groover
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 64 Caliente Convertible purchase advice
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: 64 Caliente Convertible purchase advice

Hard to tell whether you're in over your head without knowing how tall you are ;). I would say the words "Project Car" should have been underlined in the ad. Tough to offer anything from one photo, but judging the book by its cover, I'd be particularly concerned about structural rust, torque boxes, ...
by Groover
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Carpet question
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: Carpet question

Loman, We did cut and sewn for all the reasons above. Some of our "customization" made me nervous that the molded wouldn't sit well. That said, we still had to tweak the carpets a little. With any sort of trans tunnel mods I'd definitely lean toward cut/sewn. You can see photos of my installation wi...
by Groover
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 63 Convertible Build
Replies: 14
Views: 167

Re: 63 Convertible Build

Looks pretty good to me. None of that rust looks to have gone all the way through. I've definitely seen worse :(

I like the color. Have fun with this and keep posting photos.
by Groover
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 63 Convertible Build
Replies: 14
Views: 167

Re: 63 Convertible Build

Joe Travers wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:43 pm
Barter is smarter!
Looking forward to the pics. 8)

JT
yessiree
by Groover
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Update on me.
Replies: 101
Views: 1142

Re: Update on me.

So very sorry to hear that, Mike. We're all pullin' for you.
by Groover
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 1964 Comet interior paint color
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: 1964 Comet interior paint color

Carnival Red (sometimes called Cardinal Red). We rattle canned the dash and metal parts on door panels. Even painted the dash pad. Always looked good to me, but we are not in for competition.
by Groover
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 61 Idler Arm Pivot Bushing replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: 61 Idler Arm Pivot Bushing replacement

That is a tricky part. It changed thru a few sizes over the years until '65 I believe. I have a 64 and it's always been a bit of a chore to find the exact one. I *think* there are even two sizes in 64 (early 64 and late 64). I've always wanted to go the roller bearing replacement, but nobody does it...
by Groover
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just purchased a 1962 trying to learn w/1st ever project car
Replies: 27
Views: 207

Re: Just purchased a 1962 trying to learn w/1st ever project car

Love everything about this car and project. 62 and 63 have the best chrome of all the years. You will make all kind of new friends. Not a day goes by I don't get at least one acknowledgement when I drive ours. Had two different people offer to buy it the last time I was in it. :o
by Groover
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Showing Off
Topic: 1960 Comet Project
Replies: 44
Views: 1050

Re: 1960 Comet Project

Man, that thing can really smoke the tires... in reverse ;)
by Groover
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 Cyclone at Mecum auction
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: ‘64 Cyclone at Mecum auction

SASSY wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:01 am
Hate is a terrible word but I think it applies to the wheel and tire combo on that car!
Agree. Stock cyclone wheels look much better.
by Groover
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Comet Forum Events
Topic: 2021 Comet Gathering in Pigeon Forge TN
Replies: 23
Views: 485

Re: 2021 Comet Gathering in Pigeon Forge TN

Mike,

Drop down to Sikeston on 55, then over to Paducah, KY and take I-24 into Nashville. On the north side, take Briley parkway (155) around to the NE and get on I-40 on the East side of town. Bada Bing, Bada Boom.
by Groover
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Any Cometers in Indianapolis area?
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Any Cometers in Indianapolis area?

Hope so, Jim. Looks like about the same six-ish hour drive. Will know closer to that date. Not sure about the Comet, but I know the rules. Rule 1, get there. Rule 2 bring a Comet if you can.