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Projects 1940 chopped Mercury Coupe Traditional Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Blake84, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Blake84
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    Screenshot_20181211-161334_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20181211-161314_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20181211-161326_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20181211-161305_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20181211-161410_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20181211-161251_Instagram.jpg Well my dream car has been a 39 or 40 Mercury coupe forever. I finally came across a nice coupe at a good price to start the build. I bought the car on Dec 22 2018 and have been collecting some parts for the build. I decided to have Mengestwinspeedshop in Paso Robles do the the build and they are beginning at the end of May. Normally I would do alot of the work myself but my fiance gave birth to our son on Dec 2 so I have zero time. Here are some pics of the Merc the day I bought it.
     
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  2. Looks like a clean start. Can you share any details as to what your plans are for it?
     
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    20190227_143203.jpg 20190301_134640.jpg IMG_20190306_155009_524.jpg 20190307_161903.jpg Screenshot_20190308-181613_Message+.jpg 20190325_164608.jpg 20190325_164629.jpg Screenshot_20190308-094025_Message+.jpg I plan on doing a traditional build chopped Mercury Kustom. I will obviously be leaving the original flathead 8 and putting some old speed equipment. I have collected alot of parts for the engine.

    As of now I will be running Evan's polished heads and an Evan's intake manifold. I will be running 2 chrome stromberg 97s. I have some old finned radiator hoses I had polished and I have polished the chrome fuel pump, alternator bracket and several other parts. I have some handmade air filters by Pete's speedshop in Australia. Here are some pics and the look I am going for with the engine except i am not going for perfect show car in the engine but more like period correct that shows some age.
     
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    20181227_143135.jpg 20190210_072651.jpg 20190210_083539.jpg Here are some pics after the Firestone Whitewalls went on.
     
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    20190302_200447.jpg Screenshot_20190429-141433_Instagram.jpg 14952833-1940-lincoln-zephyr-std.jpg 1007sr-01-o-borg-warner-overdrive-bellhousing (1).jpg Picked up a great license plate frame for the car (I live in Long Beach) and also an old Pontiac bumper that's similar to a lincoln zephyr bumper I may use. I also found out the car has a Borg Warner Over Drive Transmission I plan on keeping and using as well. I wasnt aware it had that when I bought it.
     
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    Looks like those guys at Menges have a lot going on. Are they fast or do projects linger on for a while?
     
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    Sweet ride. It looks like your on the right track IMHO. Snowman
     
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    My favorite custom car.....by a mile!
     
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    You can lower it, and put on the speed equipment yourself. It will save you a ton of money, and frustration from a speed shop that promises you the world, and delivers a mutilated car that is half finished, months if not years later.
     
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    A few updated pics on the flow of the chop. Less is more and I do not want to over chop this car. I am going for elegant and classy kustom. The car is chopped 4.5 inches in the front and the rear window is sectioned 2 inches as well.

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