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1949, 1950, 1951 Mercury Pictures

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Boones, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. ned5049
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    When I set the ride height on my Merc, [it's on a 77 Cutlas chassis], the top of the whitewall on the front is even with wheel opening and the rear has the bottom tip of the skirt at the whitewall/rim point. The rims are stock chevy 15x6 , tires 215/75r15. If the front sat any lower, the tires would rub when turning. The car appears to be lower in the rear but the rocker panels are parallel the the ground. BTW, anybody notice the side molding? 20190919_134323.jpg
     
  2. straykatkustoms
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    Your Merc sits pretty low, how do you keep your exhaust tips round? My Merc may be a little lower in the back. I'm running a '52 Caddy back bumper and the exhaust runs through the bumper. I love parking on grass, it makes Kustoms look that much lower.

    The molding looks kool! What did you use?

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  3. japchris
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    from England

  4. ned5049
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    The tips drag quite often . Have air shocks with the coil springs from a 70 Chevelle. If I think the tips will bottom out hard I'll raise the shocks. Have a double throw toggle switch and a compressor out of a Cad. Up inflates, down lets the air out. Yes, parking in grass does make them look lower. And, showing up to a cruise when the sun is getting low in the sky makes the red look redder ! The molding is stock 49 but is reversed front to back. I like the look.
     
  5. 54delray
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    I assume you custom welded and polished the stainless trim to achieve the long rear quarter piece with the embossed "M E R C U R Y". Nice touch.

    I've got some of that in my future when I get going on my next project. I don't have the tools/experience to do that on my own. Any tips pointing me in the right direction, Who?, How Much?, etc... would be appreciated.
     
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  6. ned5049
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    No welding. I did polish the strips. Took the front fender strip that has the Mercury on it, cut off the beveled end at the door opening, moved it to the other side on the rear. Cut off enough from the rear quarter spear forward end to the length needed. Squared off the cut ends with a fine flat file to butt up square. Made a rectangular piece if flat steel to fit inside the molding to act as a connector to align both pieces. The remainder of the rear spear I mounted on the front fender. That's the length that was left. Only noticeable if you look for it. The shape of end with Mercury mimicks the shape of the lower quarter panel.
     
  7. ned5049
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    Are you using stock springs and lowering blocks? Is that where it rides? The bumper treatment and tail lights are killer!
     
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  8. straykatkustoms
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    Thanks @ned5049 I'm very happy how the rear turned out...... My Merc runs on a '78 Cougar chassis. It is channeled 3 inches over the Cougar frame with one coil spring removed. I have recently added air shocks so I've raised it up a little. This where she rides we have been allover the mid west and looking forward to many more miles.

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  9. straykatkustoms
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    I knew it looked familiar just couldn't see it good enough looking at it on my cell phone. You are Blessed to own such a kool Mercury. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  11. F1truck51
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    Yes mate. Still not mint but tidier than it was. Also had the bumpers rechromed.
    Custom craft spotlights on their way too
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  12. F1truck51
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    Thanks guys! I really appreciate the kind words. I am trying to keep the car looking like an early build as you say. It was chopped when I got it and I have done a hell of a lot of other work to compliment it. The car is influenced by cars like the Quesnel merc and also Jeff Nepal's which is one of my favourites. The stance is slightly off in that pic as I was just leaving and had my foot planted
     
  13. F1truck51
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    Love the rear of your car, it looks very factory
     
  14. straykatkustoms
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    Thank you very much. That is one of the koolest compliments that I have heard.

    Kool thing is I'm trying to decide on paint and your set up is close to what I was shooting for. Love the brown and the gold painted rims. Very tasteful & classy.
     

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    Great pic, Mick! I love pictures of customs out on the street. Just curious, who took the pic? Judging by the front of the car barely showing under yours, I'd guess that it was Ralph Schindel in his Merc.
    More info on the pic please..........E
     
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  16. straykatkustoms
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    That would have been kool if Ralph was behind me. Travis (aka Two Tall Okie) took the pic when we cruised over to Starbird’s during the Lead Ain’t Dead show. Thanks for kind words.


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  17. Aussiepete.
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    The God father merc has been in Australia for a number of years. FB_IMG_1581070320340.jpeg

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  18. straykatkustoms
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    Kool, thanks for the update. I was wondering where it was. If you have more pics please post them.


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  19. fuzzmerc
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    Here's a few more pics FB_IMG_1581070311569.jpeg FB_IMG_1581070314251.jpeg FB_IMG_1581069986467.jpeg

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  21. 54delray
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    So is this the same car I shot in 1984 Des Moines? GaryMundyMerc.jpg
     
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  22. 54delray
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  23. straykatkustoms
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    Yes I believe so


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  24. straykatkustoms
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    I hope so, I’ve been wanting to see this Merc shiny .


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  25. ned5049
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    Thank you. I'm glad you like it. I'll dig out the photo from when I brought it home.
     
  26. ned5049
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  27. You've got a sharp eye Bill! You, Jim (@stanlow69) and @Sancho should all open up a detective agency (lol)!
    The things you guys see and point out is nothing short of amazing! E
     
  28. 54delray
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    Some one please correct me if I am wrong, but in the tiny little part of my brain that stores "Mercury stuff", I seem to recall that the speedometer from early 60's F-100 Pickups fits the '49 dash. For that matter, a Canadian Mercury Pickup would be the same, yah know, if you want to keep it "Mercury".

    I had a '51 Mercury car, obviously totally different dash, so that is why I offer the above info with a bit of
    "I'm not sure". That and I am getting older and have CSR occasionally.
     
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  29. stanlow69
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    Here`s a side view from at least 5 years ago. IMG_20200307_0001.jpg
     
  30. stanlow69
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    The Rod F IMG_20200307_0002.jpg ather from the 8Springfield Missouri KKOA show. 1986
     

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