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PictureS of the WEEK!

Here is my latest installment on the Comet Wagon... on the trailer and ready to roll. Could you call this a COOL RIDE??? 29/11/03

Well I am back in action. Check out my latest project. I have started to get the WAGON ready for the road, a little welding and primer goes a long way... LOOKING GOOD EH?? 26/08/04

Now Check out these new WHEELS!!... 2004 SuperCrew 4X4 23/10/04

Hey Check it out.......... THis is a sure sign of spring, brought the Fairlane home today from winter storage with only a few reservations of taking her back there next winter.... seems a little rust happening around the car due to the damp conditions the car sat in for the last 6 months... 21/04/03

Shop all cleaned up and ready to bring home the Fairlane in the next few days. I still need to do the plastic work on the comet but at least the majority of the dirty work is out of the way. 20/04/03

I FINALLy got a coat of primer on the bare metal..man does the COMET ever look different in one colour tone of a beige epoxy primer... click on the image to enlarge 19/04/03

Here is another shot of the car in epoxy primer, the fumes were a little on the tough side to handle but she is all done inside and out.19/04/03


Rough scrubbing of the door skin on the drivers side 12/03/03
Here is the look of the door with the Aircraft stripper I have been using.........man it works GOOD! 12/03/03
The outside of the door skin is done..now onto the inside!! 12/03/03
I thought I would try a little work on the car this one day...AT WORK..and created these dollies that fit under and support the car and make it MOVEABLE...09/03/03
Here are the parts I took out of the right hand side door...man there are a LOT of things to put back... 09/03/03

of course I couldnt out do the left side.. here are the parts ready for a little cleaning in the blaster 09/03/03
I had to do a little cutting along this area to get at a little rust, the following image...01/03/03
I patched an area I discovered under the chrome trim today..... looks pretty good eh?01/03/03
This area needs a little attention...rust pits and a dent......TIME TO FIX....01/03/03
Just a little work and time..and viola.... fixed.... inner and outter skin.01/03/03
I think this will keep the air a little healthier in the shop when working.....check out the ceiling... 26/02/03
This is were the PARTS car is housed for the winter. 26/02/03
This is the internal construction of the parts car shelter 26/02/03

Here are the before and after shots of a few things I did on the right side of the body... I rememoved all the detail shots but will insert them in the appropriate page soon!

This is the area that needs a bit of WORK.... ALOT OF WORK!!02/03/03
The patch has been sanded and conditioned to blend into the existing sheet metal.... just a little warpage..but not too bad.02/03/03
The Rust is cut out and ready to start modifications back to ORIGINAL 22/02/03
The Job Complete, not too bad for about 4 hours of Labour. 22/02/03
How is this for a RAINBOW of parts??? 31/01/03
What the heck is this GUY LOOKING at?? 24/01/03

How do you like these Cool Wheels.. I am looking for a SET!
American Racing Wheel #200S...14 X 6 to 15 X 7
5 x 4 1/2" Ford Bolt Pattern

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I am in the process of creating a page to show you some of the cars that I have come across in the last few months you can see the variety that Manitoba has to offer by checking out my Cool Finds Page

There is a long story to the appearance of the car into my Garage. I was a local car show at one of the malls on a Wednesday night early in July. I was talking to a few friends stating that I was interested in a second project to my Fairlane

As I was saying that I was thinking of a Convertible might be what I want to start, along came this fellow out of nowhere and he says..."if you want a Convertible, I have one and if you want it ..I will give it to you"

Well far be it from me to look a gift horse in the mouth....... On the following Saturday, I think it was the 5th or so of July, 2002, I took the ride with my wife to have a look at the car. About an hours drive south west and I arrived at a homestead with a number of out buildings.

I figured I had to be in the right place for outside was a cool dandelion yellow 60's Cab-Over Pickup with some awesome side pipes... My new friend lead me to a qounset to have a look at the car.... over in the corner... dark and dusty sat this car.... well I am sure I started drooling right then and there.... I looked at my wife and she knew I was going to have the car in the driveway as soon as I could. The following pages will chronicle the trials and tribulations I have gone through over the winter of 2002-2003 in the search of a COOL CREWSER!

To date I have acquired a number of items in the long and winding road to the creation of what I am going to call my CALCREWSER. My dream was to have a dependable ride with most of the creature comforts. In this light I planned on swapping in a 5.0L EFI and AOD from a '90 Grand Marquis complete with AC and cruise and as many of the toys as I could take from the car. As this will be an indepth project I also purchased a '78 Granada to do a driveline changeover, including disc brake swap and a 9" rear end.

How is this for a Ride EH?

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I know, I know this isnt a Caliente.....or a convertible.... I found this car up for Auction on Ebay..and I am thinking of this is what the Convertible might look like when I am finish the RESTOMOD!
To give you the idea of what the engine bay might look like here is a quick shot!
5.0L EFI

Miscellaneous Photos!!
I NEED TO DO Something Major here for repair....HELP!!!

How is this for a Ride EH?

Could this be my next Project or.......just a dream??