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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by redranch, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. jfrolka
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    I really like em chopped heavily, a nose job, lose the front over riders, leave it at the stock height.

    Still cool cars regardless. Post some updates when shes more together and lookin like a merc again.
     
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  2. junkyard junky
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    I need to get started on my chopped 51.
     
  3. Here are a few more photos Rudy sent me last night, the floor section under the rear seat is starting to come together nicely.
    To think it looked pretty solid when I bought the car but as usual it had been bodged together with tin plates screwed over the rust holes and the a liberal coating of fiberglass and black paint, so it wasn't as solid as I'd been told when I bought the car. It wasn't until I started to pull the car apart did I discover the true horror that was underneath...anyway, fast forward a few years and we now have a rear floor again.
    Looking forward to seeing the car in about 5 weeks and will post new photos of the progress.
     

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  4. I dropped by Rudy's shop yesterday and had a look at the Mercury. It's coming together nicely. Still lots to do, but its moving in the right direction.
     

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  5. pbajeff
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    Wow, that is going to be a great car. Cant wait to see it finished.

    I love that body style of Mercs.
     
  6. More photos of the Mercury...Rudy Rodriguez from Fullerton Fabrication has been busy recently and the body isn't as flexible as it was...
     

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  7. ...and a few more
     

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  8. shoebox1950
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    Wow, that is looking great!
     
  9. Nice. Might as well chop it at this point. :)
     
  10. Thanks for the comments...hopefully by the time I'm back in California in April, the car will have moved along a little further.
    We want to have a solid car before the thought of any chopping is done, I've owned the car for over 7 years now so waiting a little longer is okay with me. Plus I have to find more money to give to Rudy for the next stage of the project.
     
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  11. chaw5634
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    Looking good


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  12. Hey Redranch, will be following along with this thread as I just purchased a 1950 Merc moredoor two days ago. I moved from London to Canada 2 1/2 years ago. Did your old Black Merc used to get up the Elephant's Head Pub in Camden Town years back, it looks familiar?
     
  13. I just want to say my first wife is from Muswell Hill and I played some gigs in London back in the day. :)
     
  14. low51fan
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    I enjoy following your thread many of the areas you are repairing need to be done on my 51. It has helped me a lot.
     
  15. Cool John, I remember the Alley Pally (Alexander Palace) at Muswell Hill being the first big British Custom Car Show I went to back in the mid 70's. Around that time at one of those shows a More Door 49/50 Merc was painted Maroon with gold scallops for Custom Car Magazine. One of my old mates, Al Bop then owned it for a number of years after when it was painted black.
     
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  16. Good thread.
    Love all the detailed body repair pics.
    Keep posting them.
     
  17. 51Cliff, I lived in Greenwich when I owned the black 50 Mercury...in fact a few door away from Jules Holland, he'd offten have a few classic and custom cars outside his place and would always chat about cars.
    I took it to a few shows, but it also broke down going to other shows...I can't remember now if I ever took it to Camden...but that Merc might have belonged to a friend of mine who still has his Merc...Mick Micetich (his son Dean owns and runs the magazine 'Dice' and has a band called 'The Black Tibetans')...I've attached a photo I took of him and his black Merc a couple of years ago.

    My black Merc was sold to a guy in Belgium who chopped it as soon as got it back home. Good luck with you 50 Mercury, is it a project or running and driving car...love to see some photos when you get a chance.

    Low51fan, if you need any specific areas photographed or more detail photos, send me a pm and I'll be happy to send you photos. I can get Rudy to take a few more, or I can do it in April when I see the car next.

    Lifestylz, glad you like the photos so far, I'm trying to post as much as I can, which isn't always that easy when the car is so far away, but the car is in good hands with Rudy Rodriguez. I've also posted a couple of photos of the 40 Mercury that Rudy created a few years ago.
     

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  18. navyboy
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    thanks for the pics.
     
  19. You are right, the old brain is getting a bit fuzzy, it was Mick's car and I know Dean. I guess what threw me was they both have the original grill which I like for that year. May even source one for my Monarch which has the original grill but looks more like a '49 Cadillac grill. I will try and post some pics of mine when I fly home from work in a couple of weeks. My car needs a total ground up build which is how I like to buy them. I was inspired by the "Chuck Teixeira" 4 door Merc article on the Salt Flats. His car has a great side profile.
     
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  20. Must be quite a sight seeing a Merc wending its way down Kentish Town Road.

    You guys ever eat at that Burger place, the owner used to park a Checker Marathon cab out front?
     
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  21. 51Cliff, I'm seeing Mick this weekend when I'm back in the UK again...I look forward to seeing the project Merc. I like the 'Chuck Teixeira' 4 door, I have a photo of another 4 door in black that I like...I'll try and post a photo of it soon.


    Pro Stock John, I didn't know about the burger place in Kentish Town....but it was fun driving that car and many other I used to own around London...squeezing in between the width restriction poles on some streets. But now with so many speed bumps and cameras over there it's not as much fun...
     
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  28. chaw5634
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    Not in any specific order. Just some updated pics where I'm up too. It won't be to everyone's liking, but it's mine, it's custom and I love it.


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  29. Doctor Detroit
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    Cool... I like the Desoto grille with the orange bullet turn signals.
    I'm assuming the law requires the orange signals in the rear?
     
  30. chaw5634
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    Thanks, yes we need yellow/amber turn signals


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