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Got it this morning....snagged the entire setup for $100.00.....


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Originally posted by twintornados twintornados wrote:

Got it this morning....snagged the entire setup for $100.00.....


 
THAT is cool! and one hell of a great price!
Now I guess I need to make a trip to the JY and check all the 70's FoMoCo stuff for electric bench seat stuff! I did not know that was even a possibility!!
 
Align it all REAL good and some great long lasting LUBE will keep it good for years to come


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Definitely will now keep a sharp eye open at the u-pull-it for bench power seat set-ups!
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Well....I have ignored my Montego long enough....last fall after I put her in storage...I came across a Mustang that I though would be fun... a 1993 LX convertible.....long story short, it didn't pan out and I sold it...but....the Mustang bug bit me hard, so I found a 1983 GLX convertible in solid shape and have been having a blast with it.....then, the Montego kept callin' to me in my dreams, so...I went to the storage facility and picked it up....gotta admit....with just a little coaxing and battery charging ...she fired right up....felt great driving her down the road....on the trickle charger tonight and tomorrow I will go for a much needed Montego cruise....love my BIG Merc......
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Just read through your entire post.  Love your car, especially the blue on white.  Those wheels look great on your car, too.  I may be a little biased, I just got a '76 Montego MX Villager wagon.    Would love to see some good high res pics of your car and that "popping" blue paint.
 
On a side note.  I was able to use a power seat switch out of a mid-80s Mercury in my '77 LTD II.  It was a direct swap.  I wonder if the rest of the entire power seat setup from a mid-80s Ford would work in a '70s Ford??  Pull-a-parts are full of mid-80s Fords, so it should very easy (and cheap) to find.
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Originally posted by n2fordwagons n2fordwagons wrote:

Just read through your entire post.  Love your car, especially the blue on white.  Those wheels look great on your car, too.  I may be a little biased, I just got a '76 Montego MX Villager wagon.    Would love to see some good high res pics of your car and that "popping" blue paint.
 
On a side note.  I was able to use a power seat switch out of a mid-80s Mercury in my '77 LTD II.  It was a direct swap.  I wonder if the rest of the entire power seat setup from a mid-80s Ford would work in a '70s Ford??  Pull-a-parts are full of mid-80s Fords, so it should very easy (and cheap) to find.


I went with the wheels since I wanted 16" rubber under my Montego. I have since seen Magnums in 16" and 17" sizes so that is cool too....I just HAD to have my white walls...had her out today for a spin and I love the thumbs up and horn honking this car brings....I routinely get people stopping and looking at my Montego all the time....she is one unique ride....
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Yup Ouch
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Originally posted by twintornados twintornados wrote:

Yup Ouch
 
Sorry ya had to let her go, but hopefully ya got another project to enjoy! Wink
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I sold it because after I got done with it, I didn't really enjoy it like I thought I would. Don't get me wrong, it was a fun car, but I really wanted a Torino anyway...I thought I could enjoy it, and for a while I did, but in the end there was no "click" for me so I let it go...of course, the guy selling it on eBay is pushing a pack of lies...


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I've heard lots of bad things about that seller, classicsllc.  I see a lot of high priced 70's Fords from that seller.  Somehow, people get suckered in, though.
 
That interior sure does glow, though.  Very Purdy.
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Ironically, I stopped and looked at this beauty today. 1974 Gran Torino Elite with 26,000 original miles. She drove nice and the 8 track still works...





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nice looking car!
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It's mine....26K original miles and all the paperwork going back to the original owner. Back in the Torino fold and I guess I gotta start a new thread...lol
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Awesome!  Congrats!  Looks like a beauty.
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Congrats! Thumbs Up
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Ok, with the Montego gone and my "new" 1974 Gran Torino Elite replacing her in my garage, it is time for a new thread....

http://forum.grantorinosport.org/topic16021_post170141.html#170141
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