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post #1 of 27 Old 09-30-2018, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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1970 Mercury Cyclone GT project

This is my project car Iíve been working on for around a year and a half. I bought the car in 1976, it has a 351 Cleveland with a 4 speed. I just bought a new front and rear coil over suspensions for it.

Removed the shock towers and welded in the new cross member a couple weeks ago. Last weekend I welded in the panels that replace the shock towers.

There was a lot of rust everywhere, have gone through a reel of .24 wire in my Mig welder. Today I put the hood and front fenders on it to line them up in preparation for paint.

Here are a few pictures, one is what the car looked like when I was in High School.
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Re: 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT project

Nice work. I had a 70 Torino GT up until last year. It had a 302 with an automatic. I purchased a ragged out 70 Ranchero GT with 351C and top loader. That was going to go into it but I didn't have the time. Sold both to a guy in Australia. I do miss it when I see a car like yours.

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Re: 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT project

Nice work. You don't see many of these models around anymore.
The 351 Cleveland was a very good engine. Bet it was fun with that 4 speed.

I used to have a 67 Mercury Cyclone GT w/a HiPo 390 back in the day. That car would run. Wished I never sold it.

Looks like a you've got a good resto story to tell.

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Cool project, Cyclones are a rare commodity. The new front suspension looks great, nice work! Keep the pictures coming.

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Looks nice!! Cool car, and one you dont see every day. Are you keeping the 351C/4 speed in it?

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Very nice! I bet it handles like a dream once you get it finished. Great job repairing the rust.
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Nice work.
Was the Cyclone the Mercury version of the Ford Torino?

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Nice work.
Was the Cyclone the Mercury version of the Ford Torino?
Yes.. the Merc cousin of the Fairlane/Torino.

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Cool project! You don't see those very often. I like the upgrades to the suspension you're doing to it. Thanks for posting the project here!

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The trim around the hood scoop is toast so I made one today.
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Very crafty, nice job and thanks for the update!

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Very crafty, nice job and thanks for the update!
Thanks, I fixed some cracks in the pot metal front grille, used Super Alloy 1. Worked pretty good.
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I'm setting up to spray epoxy primer on the Cyclone, I also just brought home my next project last Monday night. 1967 Fairlane GTA.
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I'm setting up to spray epoxy primer on the Cyclone, I also just brought home my next project last Monday night. 1967 Fairlane GTA.
Ohhhh!!!!!! Frankly the 66-67 Fairlane is one of the best looking cars ford ever made!! I love them. I had a 66 wagon back in the day, but it never made it to the road.

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