The Jalopy Journal
Here's an outside the garage pic. Have a bit of a shoebox problem.
[ATTACH] Not really convertible weather down in NZ.
Wagons are where its at. This one will be cool one day
Our 64 Mercury, radirs, bagged, bellflowers, tube grille (so far)
Rik Hoving's Custom Car Chronicle featured this one recently.
Beautiful Merc wagon. I'm curious which air bags you used in the rear - I've been bagging my Merc over the past 10 months and have it back on the...
If you are interested in motor sport, this place is supposed to be good, up the road a little in Cromwell.
Lay in a supply of thorazine for the grumpy ones.
As per above:
The H1530 is 18" of Fat Tip and 28" overall length
The H1131 is 24" and 32"
The H1532 is 30" and 39"
I've just put a set of H1532...
Can't fault the marketing plan for this auction. The sellers must be very happy right now!
I'll start things off at $50
Great choices - ride, wheels, and tires. Well done!
I've got a 64 Mercury Monterey vert that I like.
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I swapped the rocker covers on my Merc (390 FE) and it looked pretty similar. Put the new covers on and kept driving it - this was about 8 years...
There is something about that front-on view that is headache-inducing!
Thanks for the feedback. I can always swap back if I change my mind - it is all bolt in.
I paid $70 for the tubing, and got the sheet metal for...
Fantastic Tech Week this time.
Here's mine on making a Mercury tube grille
Once fully assembled I blocked the bars up in the grille opening and made some body mounts to span between the existing radiator support structure...
Now for the main part of the grille.
I had a friend (Hi Shane) cut the main bars and tig weld them together at the correct angle.
I didn't really want to drill the headlight mount casting, but didn't see a good option. So I made these large mounting plates which bolt to the...
For these short pieces I also used the plywood brackets for alignment when welding.
The tubes were MIG welded to the mounts. I didn't have...
After checking out some tubing sizes and looks I settled on a 7-bar design using 5/8" (16mm) stainless steel tubing. I made some plywood mounting...
I've been thinking about making a tube grille for our 1964 Mercury convertible for a while. The original grille is a stamped aluminium affair with...
That is a great choice of colour and lines on the Jaguar. Looks way better than a boring British Racing Green finish.
Nice looking project Chipman. That flathead is real pretty!
Wow, nice score. One of the biggest unibodies ever made.
See this link for more on the ShamRockAway
Sounds like a good buy in strange circumstances.
I've got a 64 Mercury as well - a Monterey convertible.
Good luck with getting the wiring...
Thanks for the story and pics. I liked the aesthetics, and it sounds like you had a great time in Texas.
I don't own a 1960 (got a 1964 instead) but I took this pic of the OP's ride at the Unfinished Nationals show in Elma WA a couple of weeks ago....
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