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68 Mercury Cyclone
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So I obviously believe in the mantra if 1 is good 2 is better.  Some may recall the purchase of my next project in late 2016.  Well, that car needs a fair amount of bodywork of which I have already acquired the patch panels to do.  As I stated in my other post, there is a great Mercury community out there as well.  Through this group I have come across some very hard to find parts.  Well, word came my way back in June on a very solid car minus the driveline.  I ran down to Atlanta back in June and made the deal.  I have been trying to tidy some other project ends up around the house so I was delayed in getting back to pick up the car until yesterday.  After a down and back to trade off a 69 Mercury Montego parts car and return back with a much better starting point I am wore the heck out today.  Left 5 am yesterday returned with a nasty storm busting loose for the last 20 miles, I arrived home around 8:30 pm last night.  Almost 900 miles to include off load and reload from the trailer.  So here are the next TWO project cars.  The white one will be mostly parts at this point, although I hate parting out such low production cars.


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Prior Posts on this endeavor:

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-i-did-it-to-myself

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1968...plain-jane

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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runninpony 
Congratulations on your new projects, now I would try to restore both of them!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#3
Nice, I always liked the Cyclones.



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#4
Never seen one before. Looks like it could be a great resto project. Love the clean sleek lines

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#5
What engines were originally in both Cyclones? How much rust in both cars? I always wanted a 1968 formal roofline 390 Cyclone. I have yet to ever see one in the flesh, so to speak. Chuck
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#6
Congrats on project car #2.

- Mike
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#7
Looks like you have two good cars to start with. Good luck with the project.

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#8
Wow....you do have the bug don't you.....lol.
Great cars....love the 71'-72's
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(07-16-2018, 06:14 PM)c9zx Wrote: What engines were originally in both Cyclones? How much rust in both cars? I always wanted a 1968 formal roofline 390 Cyclone. I have yet to ever see one in the flesh, so to speak. Chuck

Both were 302 cars.  The white one, which is actually blue to Mercury still has the driveline. The red originally had a 302 as well but that and the tranny are gone.  That's fine as I am still planning the 351C with a 6:71 BDS blower and a C6.  The white car basically has no floors and the bottoms of the quarters and trunk drops are rough.  I have patch panels for all.  The red one is very very clean.  Story was it was sold in Washington state and somehow made its way to Louisiana over the years where it was parked in a body shop after locking up the engine in the early 80's.  The car is super clean underneath.  3 pinholes found in the lower passenger quarter, but I already have those panels.  Going to move things forward in time and money on bodywork.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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Hate to disappoint folks, but these will not be restorations. The plan is to get 1 Pro-Street Resto Mod out of the red car. The white/blue one will be a donor in support of whatever extra is needed. It will give me some spare parts for very hard to find sheet metal for these models. You can see in the other post. There were not many to start with and fewer 50 years later.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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