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1950 Mercury ReChop

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 53chevtrev, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. You are doing a hell of a job Trev.Clean up others mess like this aint easy.Following with great interest.
     
  2. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
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    from Langley BC

    Thanks ken, definently a lot harder to fix a chop than to do one from the start.
     
  3. Man,that is some extremely nice work,I especially like the reshaped quarter windows.

    This is going to be a beauty! HRP
     
  4. Looking good, Hopefully see it in the spring...........
     
  5. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
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    from Langley BC

    Got some thanksgiving holiday time in the garage and got the drivers side sail panels tacked in and ready for to weld and finish. Happy with the overall shape and looks correct.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1413242300.437537.jpg

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  6. Germ
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    It's nice to see them chopped that much, without the pie shaped rear quarter windows... Nice work....
     
  7. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I have to agree, getting the shape of the quarter windows just right really makes a big difference in the total look of the car. As much as I like the smooth look without the drip rails, I wonder if it is wise to take them off in BC though. The car will get caught in the rain sometime if it gets driven on a regular basis.
     
  8. 53chevtrev
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    Main reason for removing drip rails were that they were severely damaged in the initial chop and would require me to have fabricated new drip rails or get some from a donor roof. Bit of rain never hurt anyone and this car will mostly see summer driving.
     
  9. Have to agree with you on that. I have no drip rails. ..... and no side glass. I drive my car alot. I've been caught in the rain a few times. And snow. And hail! it's all good.
     
  10. 30roadster
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    Really enjoying your fab posts... thank you for sharing.
     
  11. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
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    Really like the workmanship!! The door posts are straight, not leaned forward as in most chopped Mercs, this makes this chop really distinctive.....
     
  12. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    I know it's a lot of extra work but have you considered sculpting in drip rails made from brake line or welding rod? They really don't function but break up that ultra smooth look.
     
  13. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
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    from Langley BC

    Thanks man.

    No drip rails on this merc. The owner and I are using the 49 merc that Sam Barris built as inspiration. I love the smooth look on this car.
     
  14. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
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    Progress today on the merc. Got the two passenger side sail panels tacked in and ready to weld.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1413677822.082325.jpg
     
  15. Whoah........no "formal training" he says...........I'd say you're a perfect teacher then. Some people have flair, and some don't. You are in the "have" category my friend. On a black car too. Wow.
     
  16. 53chevtrev
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  17. desotot
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    Nice work and a nice look too!
     
  18. bigpokie
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
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    Nice work !! Any pics of the tools you use for all this great work ?
     
  19. 53chevtrev
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    from Langley BC

    Thanks man

    Thanks. I use mainly hand tools, simple Lancaster style shrinker/stretcher, Miller Maxstar 200dx with watercooled torch and my custom built english wheel. I built the frame and I am using Hoosier profile anvils and upper adjuster.

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1413743877.961493.jpg
     
  20. 53chevtrev
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  22. 53chevtrev
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    Thanks Brady
     
  23. Man that thing is perfectione!
     
  24. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    Beautiful workmanship, looks like you'll be back on the Chevy in no time.
     
  25. 53chevtrev
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    Got the drivers side sail panels welded up today. Started to hammer and dolly and then ran outta time for the day. Little bit left to do next time.

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  26. 53chevtrev
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    Got some time in after work this week and got the passenger side all tig'd up. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1414693264.984216.jpg
     
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  27. AlkyWagon
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    Lookin' good!!!
     
  28. 5w32
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    looks great! this is the day i bought it and dragged it home.....alot has changed since!
     

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  29. 53chevtrev
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    Thanks dude!

    Those pictures are great! Haven't seen many from before Ross got it originally chopped. Thanks for posting them.
     
  30. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
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    Dressed the welds and smoothed out the passenger side today. Met a fellow merc owner today, came over and ended up helping me out smoothing the lower crown panels and working the shrink disc. Learned a few tricks from him and hope to be able to work together again. Great to meet someone passionate about metal work and building old cars! Thanks Ross.

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