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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Boones, Jul 3, 2007.
I know that Guy!! Kool Car Mick!
Thanks for the good words Paul...slight correction, my 51 rides on a C 10 rear truck arm suspension with a long track bar and a 1st gen front sub. I do C10 stuff. Mostly 67-72. Cool hanging out with you. The drive was great and the show was awesome.
And it has been here in Toledo for over 60 years , current owner has owned it for oh , at least 50 years , I think he bought it when he was 16 , he bought it from Keith Knecht, a famous pinstripper.
This one, I remember it was in Car Craft, I think 1959, it was titled......"Always a bridesmaid, never a bride"
...........Top Merc resides in Swanton , Ohio now, I took photos in April 2019
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Stopped for a picnic in the Brecon beacons , Wales on the way to Pendine Sands last weekend
Dads old 51, built by Miles Masa
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Was just going to post my 4 door no more but you beat me to it! Check out the build thread here https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...-door-converison.1116092/page-3#post-13095938
Street Masters car show, 80's, Olean,NY. Loved that ride!
It was @ the Butler Co. fairground and You couldn’t have been more than 11/12 years old. That day was when I determined was going to have a 51. Your father explained to me that Miles had sent him the pieces out of the “A” pillars and they were on the Mantle at home. I’ve never forgot that day or when he had his 54’ Chevy set up with the juke box and the Big pair of dice in Pittsburgh, where he stored his stuff to detail his cars or his Chairs. He treated me so well when he talked to me, he’ll never know what a positive influence he was on this young person. That is the kind of impression this gray haired guy would like to have on young guys. I don’t think your Dad ever knew my name, but I never forgot Mr. Don Curtin or his Cars. A true Gentleman——God bless you Don, Your Father, and the entire Family. Wish I could have bought that 51 with the 50 front end. Miles Mesa was always one of my favorite builders after your Dad had that beautiful Merc built. May Miles Rest In Peace. Kustom Heaven is going to be off the Charts!!!
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You told him that in Indy, didn`t you.
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