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Projects 1940 Mercury build.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Chris Casny, May 20, 2015.

  1. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
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    You've been busy, keep posting.
     
  2. Looking good so far. I look forward to watch this one progress.
     
  3. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
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    Talk about a guy that gets shit done
     
  4. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
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    @Muttley I've always thought a stock roof 40 merc looks like a Morris.
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  5. You need to word that the other way around;)
     
  6. Got the firewall done, including filling 37 holes. After the frame is all done, I plan on putting the body back on and then chop the roof, so the firewall needed to be addressed before that happens.
    Body color won't be black, just the firewall.
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  7. The frame is coming along too.
    Yeah ok, I'm probably gonna get some crap for some of the parts I'm using, but hey, most of the parts came with the car and have been proven to be reliable.
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  8. eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

  9. Muttley
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    I'm casting my vote for dark jade green with a deep maroon interior.
     
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  10. Roupe
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    Nice build! Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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  11. At the rate @casny works, that should be about two Fridays from now.
     
  12. TexasSpeed
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    Holy cow.. You work fast.
     
  13. Chrisbcritter
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    Amazing! Chris, thanks for all the detailed photos; I'm a model builder working on one of the old ITC '40 Mercury convertible kits and they will be a big help. I take it your car's original color was Sahara Tan?
     
  14. lomofo1949
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    Great job can't wait to see the chop!
     
  15. Great start already. Every time I think, nah, I'll just build this one on the frame....along comes a build like yours that reminds me I'm stupid and should go all the way down. :)
     
  16. This will be awesome!
     
  17. Billy54
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    Cant wait to se it all done, youre a beast Chris.
     
  18. OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    Looks like a pretty cool project, I'm along for the ride. If you have any ideas you'd like to see photoshopped just let me know.
    As for the "parts" thing, (master cylinder etc) someone once told me that being able to stop was a good thing and I tend to agree.:D
    Btw, I see you still have the '36 Ford, any plans for that? Seems like ages ago it left here.
     
  19. Keep the updates coming
     
  20. LTM75110
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    Looking good,At this rate should be ready for the"Revolution".......
     
  21. Two of my friends crashed their hot rods, because of failing single master cylinders. Good brakes and a dual master cylinder are a no brainer these days.
    The 36 will get built one of these days, love that car.
     
  22. BlacktopScraper
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    Excellent work Chris as usual. I'm going to follow this one.
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  23. attitudor
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  24. VNTGE41
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    Can't belive I hadn't seen this before Chris! I'm following along on IG and I'll join here too. Gonna be awesome I'm sure
     
  25. Alright, sorry for the sporadic posts but here is little update.

    I put the body back on the frame and now its time to chop the car.
    Here is where I more or less, take the Kevan Sledge approach.
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    To get rid of the big "forehead" the windshield opening was moved up 1 5/8"
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  26. Next, I started measuring and marking where my next cut will be.
    I will take 6" out of the A- Pillars and 7" out of the C- Pillars.
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    Next thing you know, the cutting begins.
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    B-Pillars gone.
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  27. Off comes the roof
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  28. After some trimming the roof went back on.
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    In order to lengthen the window opening and get rid of the round swoop some pie cuts needed to be made. Again, Kevan Sledge does this on most of his chops.
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  29. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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    Holy goats..

    That really was fast.
     
  30. Chris, I sat staring at the screen trying to think of something to say and I come up blank. You are a legend in your own time! Much respect.
     

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