1963 Comet Custom Build Thread

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And I got the whole thing torn apart and almost all the paint stripped off.
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Joe Travers
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Good work, man! :D
Cool to see a '63 1/2 build thread on here.

Who sourced your floor pans and how was the fit? I'm going to have to redo mine if they get too bad.
Thanks!

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Thanks!

Lets see the Toe Boards came from Auto Krafters and they were a pretty good fit. Had to bend them over a little on that center hump.

The main floor pans came from SEmichiganautomotive on Etsy. They were a really good fit.

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Got the paint stripped off the rear wheel wells and found this little bit of magic. I think I can recreate those curves and the lip outta sheet metal rather than trying to find rear quarter panels. So far I haven't been able to find any. Those strips of metal are pop riveted in there.
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And I got the 260 out and painted it.
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I'm lovin' this thread. Keep it coming. 260 for the win!
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JCBond wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:01 pm
Lets see the Toe Boards came from Auto Krafters and they were a pretty good fit. Had to bend them over a little on that center hump.
The main floor pans came from SEmichiganautomotive on Etsy. They were a really good fit.
Thanks JC!
Yep, it would be better to buy an old hood or trunk lid from a junkyard to cut and shape patches. JMO
I would be highly tempted to throw a mild cam in the 260 while it was on a stand. :mrgreen:

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somebody on here has the Sunbeam Tiger mods for the 260 and swears by it. I forget who though.
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Groover wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:58 pm
somebody on here has the Sunbeam Tiger mods for the 260 and swears by it. I forget who though.
Think it's Bruce, IIRC. I just picked up an original copy of Ak Miller's Cobra kit brochure for 260 a couple months ago.
Finding pistons for HiPo cam is unobtanium @ the moment.

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Cool car! Missed the build till today.
Noticed the steering wheel, looks alot like a 64
Cyclone Swheel.
Keep us updated.
Fred
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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SASSY wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:49 pm
Cool car! Missed the build till today.
Noticed the steering wheel, looks alot like a 64
Cyclone Swheel.
Keep us updated.
Fred

It had some modern steering wheel when I got it. I think that steering wheel came out of a ranchero and I found that comet emblem in the center I think in a station wagon and attached it to the center of that wheel.

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Working one the dings in the body now. Trying to learn how to use body filler. All I seem to do is spread it on and sand it off.
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Looks great, keep up the good work.
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