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Old 05-22-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
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Default Rulon McGregor's '39 Mercury



The Rulon McGregor 1939 Mercury has been at the Petersen Museum since 1999 and was featured in Rodders Journal #21 (the 'B' cover) some years later. The car is just a great example of a very pure early post war custom in California... Before massive ...

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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Beautiful car! The stance is just perfect!
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: Rulon McGregor's '39 Mercury

I loved that car at the GNRS Customs Then & Now event.

I really like the Custom Cars that where customized in the early 1940's They are so pure.

Here are a few photos I took of it.







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Old 05-22-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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Awesome!!! My favorite era by far.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:15 PM   #6
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Rule-on , Rulon ! Needs skirts though
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:19 PM   #7
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Rule-on , Rulon ! Needs skirts though
That would be the only thing I would change as well.

I am in love with this car.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:10 PM   #8
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Default Re: Rulon McGregor's '39 Mercury

Amazing. So rad! Some cars you can just "feel" the spirit around them.. Thats one of them.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:49 PM   #9
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ok i guess

only when the rear is level or lower than the front

waiting to see more of yours jay?????
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #10
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Default Re: Rulon McGregor's '39 Mercury

Why lookie there, someone snuck some skirts on the ole girl!
Gorgeous old girl, love those headlights and grille, my No 2 on 1939 style, right behind a 39 Zephyr.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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Just as beautiful now as it was then.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:28 PM   #12
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One of my favorites! Perfection!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:00 AM   #13
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Default Re: Rulon McGregor's '39 Mercury

I like fender skirts,but not on this one.Very tastefully done.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:35 PM   #14
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Default Re: Rulon McGregor's '39 Mercury

Fender skirts would look good if the rear were more elongated ,but as is it would have an armadillo effect.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #15
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Fender skirts would look good if the rear were more elongated ,but as is it would have an armadillo effect.
I have a 39 and will def put skirts on it. The rear fender cutouts have a weird shape that I personally don't like very much. Gorgeous car anyway!
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:55 AM   #16
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I think that car is beautiful, ever since I saw it on the Rodders Journal. Gorgeous color and stance is just right.


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Old 05-30-2012, 09:19 PM   #17
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Amazing...and what a cool backstory
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #18
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A very nice example of an early custom. The DeSoto bumpers look perfect on this car. Lots of small changes plus the Carson top enhance the '39 design and give it a great look!
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:02 AM   #19
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I love this car too,by far my favorite era!
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Fantastic looking car. Always luv the '39's ....my birthyear.
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