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1949 "Dwarf" Mercury

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SlowMoe, Feb 20, 2013.

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  1. SlowMoe
    Joined: Oct 11, 2012
    Posts: 101

    from Alabama

    OK, I don't care if there are those on here that are going to cry:
    Not Traditional, especially when they hear what engine this craftsman installed into his creation. However, this man, is truly a craftsman, and his creation, has got to be one of the most awesome builds I have ever seen..
  2. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,071


    Yes, pure bad ass, I have seen it in Omaha. My friend was on the Interstate hiway and was passed by it when he was going 70, couldn't believe his eyes. Talented nice guy. Dig it ~sololobo~
  3. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,558


    If I am not mistaken this car was damaged last year, believe it or not someone backed up over it. Not sure if it was at the back to the 50s weekend at St Paul so dont quote me.

    He also has a mini 39 Chevy.
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    Joined: Mar 9, 2009
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  5. studebaker eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,509

    studebaker eric
    from Diablo Ca.

    chopped, channeled, sectioned, narrowed.( ok saw that phrase in an old Cartoons magazine)
  6. suede shoe
    Joined: Jun 16, 2012
    Posts: 44

    suede shoe

    Amazing!! I saw the Merc at back to the 50's last year. I didn't know he built the other cars too. Seeing all that Ernie has accomplished makes me feel like a real slacker. :(
  7. I would love to own one of those. Im short so they're built for guys like me.
  8. Scratchbuilt
    Joined: Jul 19, 2010
    Posts: 155


    How neat is it, i've been looking at ford consuls and mark 1 ford zephyrs to scale down to build a kid size sled for my lil monsters.
  9. zjerry
    Joined: Feb 11, 2013
    Posts: 315


    Wow that's nice, Would love to have one :)
  10. Green Rodz
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 495

    Green Rodz

    Makes me feel absolutely talentless
  11. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,309


    Extremely creative and talented guy. I still have an article from a 1994 Special Interest Auto magazine about his Dwarf 1939 Chevy. In the article he talked about using old refrigerators. Back then he was a back yard fabricator with many homemade tools and working out of a small shed.
    Built his first Dwarf car in 1965 and first Dwarf race car in 1979.
    Surely one guy it would be an honor to meet and talk to.

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  12. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,735


    Oh man, that's amazing.
  13. drofdar
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 172

    from Fresno Ca

    Let's see, I welded some spring hangers on my frame, and installed a disc brake kit. Oh, and had a shop do some blasting and powder coating. Uhh, this makes me want to take up sewing. All I can say is, "Wow"!
  14. At his age, still able, passionate, visionary, drive and anything else you can say about Him. Need more Ernies!!!! Thanks for sharing.
  15. db300
    Joined: Oct 16, 2012
    Posts: 98


    Simply amazing
  16. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 495


    That is the Ultimate Clown Car!!!!!
  17. 57Nailhead
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 10

    from Anna,Ohio

    saw the car and met Ernie at Gas City a few years back. awsome car and super nice, humble guy
  18. UniqueCollector
    Joined: Jan 15, 2013
    Posts: 74


    Saw it last year at Back to the 50's. I always wondered how the car was made
  19. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,189


    :D:eek:Now that`s innovation and fabrication.OUTSTANDING craftsmanship.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  20. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,386

    from phoenix

    Neat, I've seen his Chevy and Merc at the Pavillions for years. Never knew he also had a part in starting the Dwarf car racing scene.
  21. rd4pin
    Joined: Feb 2, 2010
    Posts: 176

    from louisiana

    That is one awesome man with talent like I ain't never seen.
    I am in awe of you, sir, and your radical Merc.
  22. Jim Dieter
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 389

    Jim Dieter
    from Joliet

    Really cool. Nothing like "hand made"
    Hats off...
  23. skinner784
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 40


    Dude has some skills
  24. I seen this at a cruise night in Independence, MO 2011, somewhere I have a photo of my son sitting in it. Ernie was a great guy to visit with, truly an eye for design and craftsmanship. The video doesn't do this justice, it's truly amazing to stand next to this and see the detail in it!
  25. Kustom Komet
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 622

    Kustom Komet

    I took these at the Mesa Pavilion Saturday show.





    The tiny Toyota engine is about the biggest thing that will fit, the car is quite small - smaller than it appears in pics.

  26. what a talented man....... this guy could build anything he felt like i suspect.......
  27. So stinkin' cool!
  28. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
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    hugh m
    from ct.

  29. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,071


    I am so pleased to hear all the positive input on this great car and most of all about Ernie. He is a very cool humble guy. Pleased this was not deleted and is appreciated by this crowd. Atta kids!! ~sololobo~
  30. D type
    Joined: Jul 16, 2010
    Posts: 146

    D type

    That gentleman has an tremendous amount of talent and time------wish I had half of it
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