Discussion about Edsel Car restoration projects. This is not an all out engine section. Discuss whatever is of concern to your MEL car restoration project.
Mechanical parts are not too bad to locate. The junior series (Ranger and Pacer models) 58 Edsels share most mechanical parts with 57-58 Fords. The senior series (Corsair and Citation) share most mechanical parts with 57-58 Mercurys, so they're a little harder to locate. So far, I really haven't found any mechanical parts that I couldn't find replacements for. Body parts are a different story. You have to find good used or NOS. Weatherstripping is easy to find for the junior series, a little tougher to find for the senior series. SMS Uphosltery in Calif. reproduces all the interior materials. It's best to start with the nicest car you can find, prior to restoring one. Thanks for your interest.
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To a sixties Continental owner that doesn't sound bad at all Bob. To sixties Mustang, T-bird or Chevy owners it's another story of course (oh how I envy them for the availability & prices of parts).
I haven't been on here for a while. Here are some more recent photos of my restoration:
- Primered body
- IMG_2289.jpg (15.09 KiB) Viewed 1932 times
- First application of sanding primer
- IMG_2288.jpg (15.06 KiB) Viewed 1932 times
- Outer body sanded to the original paint or bare metal
- IMG_2278.jpg (19.78 KiB) Viewed 1932 times
- All NOS gauges installed in instrument pod
- IMG_2205.jpg (20.71 KiB) Viewed 1932 times
- Dash installed in the car, now we're making some progress!!
- IMG_2196_2.jpg (20.48 KiB) Viewed 1932 times
- Instrument pod attached and ready for installation into the car
- IMG_2195.jpg (14.28 KiB) Viewed 1932 times
- Painted the dash out on the driveway
- IMG_2036.jpg (36.04 KiB) Viewed 1932 times
Here's a good closeup shot of the NOS gauges:
- Nos Gauges.....Lots of $$$$$$
- IMG_2164.jpg (20.02 KiB) Viewed 1932 times
- Gauges installed
- IMG_2210_2.jpg (18.86 KiB) Viewed 1932 times
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