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Projects 1950 Mercury build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Danger, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. shown50
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    If you need any help PM me I have a program on my computer that you input your sub specs into and it gives you complete dimensions and a diagram of what the box will look like.
     
  2. Danger
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    Speed week and back last weekend was a success. I replaced all the oil lines with nice braided stainless steel lines. Also wired a electric fuel pump to a toggle switch, works great when it thinks it wants to vapor lock I just hit the switch and it clears right out, also works great when the cars been sitting for awhile and the fuel drains out of the line. Got some great pics while I was out at speed week too.
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  3. Bounder
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    I have a 50 4 door. flattie died so I put a 351w and a c-6 in it. Should have gone with a AOD. Also got a rearend out of a 2001 Explorer with disc brakes and limited slip. Bought a disc brake kit out of Calif so I have discs all around, had to change to a newer and bigger master cylinder. Now it stops, too. Still looks stock. Hope this helps.
     
  4. patzfab
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    I am working on a 50 sled for a friend, but I know very little about them. Is there a " rolled pan" between the lower tail end of the rear fenders under the rear bumper?
     
  5. DougO68
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  6. Slopok
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    Yes, I think its called a valance or gravel shield. 49 & 50 both have them.
     
  7. DougO68
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  8. donno21
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    Referencing the headers, go with the Ceramic coating. Easy to clean, got 3 set's all on SBC's, love 'em!!!
     
  9. Does anybody sell the valance? I heard some people don't put them on because you can't see it anyways behind the bumper?


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  10. J.D.
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    Search for "stone deflector" I'm currently searching for one for my 41 Ford and I've found that's the most commonly used term for it.
     
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  11. DougO68
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    Might check with Matt Townsen (slddnmatt on the HAMB) as he could likely make one or has one.
     
  12. I have talked to Matt and he told me he had one, a little dented. He also was the one that said he doesn't use them you can't see it anyways.


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  13. DougO68
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    Matt is right about not running them cuz you do not see them. It is down to personal choice.


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  14. Danger
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    I went with Sanderson ceramic coated headers, love them.


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  15. Danger
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    Can anybody tell me what color this is? getting ready to do my interior and I need to paint a couple interior pieces. Thanks! IMG_1482438609.852757.jpg IMG_1482438623.951395.jpg IMG_1482438641.069320.jpg



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  16. Jim J
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  17. Danger
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  19. Danger
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    That was my guess too, had them mix up some and it was a lot lighter then the picture.


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  22. Slopok
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    Take the glove box door off and clean it up real good, then bring to a good paint supply store and have them scan and mix up a batch.
     
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  23. Love an unchopped low merc that gets driven.
     
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  24. TurboRider
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    non-chopped Merc looks great. nice black wall tires you have there
     
  25. Danger
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    Getting the Interrior done! My buddy Brandon Herzberg, Interior Revolution, is knocking it out of the park on this one. Can't wait to see the finished product next week.


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  26. Danger
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    Been in full chopper mode lately, But here are some pics a friend took of the Merc out at Bonneville for speed week.


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  27. Doctor Detroit
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    Cool photos X2.
    The interior pictures of the diamond stitching looks awesome. Hadn't seen those before even though they're from summer 2017.
    The chopper and Merc photos are cool. I'd be interested in seeing what the hitch setup on your Merc looks like.
     
  28. Northfordman
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    I really like the look of your Merc, I hope someday mine looks as good.
    Do you know what your visor brand is, and was it orginaly for a 50 Mercury?
     
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  29. A Merc pulling a vintage trailer with a cool bike is one of the things I would also love to have. So far I have only accomplished to get a Merc.... and I had to sell my 52 BSA A10 for it.

    Really cool pics.

    BTW, is this a vintage hitch on your merc or did you build it? How is it mounted?
     
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  30. Danger
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    I’ll snap some pics once it warms up a bit and I uncover the car. I built it, mounts off the bumper and frame. I built it so I could remove it but I just leave it on all the time. Put well over 1000 miles on the hitch mostly hauling choppers and it’s been great.


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