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1950 Mercury starting my progect!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SycoSteve, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. SycoSteve
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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    started stripping my new toy tonight! 4 hours later and some help from my friends its stripped and the flat head is ready to lift out tomorrow! next goes the sub frame and then chop time!
     
  2. SycoSteve
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    more pics to come
     

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  3. Cruiser
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    LOOKING VERY COOL, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT ROLLING DOWN THE THE CRUISING LANES.

    CRUISER
    :cool:
     
  4. Vlopez22
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    Welcome and I'm in the same boat as you, good luck.
     

  5. 60chev
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    from Australia

    Hey there mate mercury looks good im in the same boat im starting mine soon I would love to no how you are going to chop her im not sure how to go about it would be good to see photos thanks mate
     
  6. Desert_Rat
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    Lookin forward to seeing the next step!


    ~Dustin
     
  7. 1950-mercury
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    Looks like you have a good start!!! Can't wait for updates!!!
     
  8. ebfabman
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    Looks like a solid car to start with. Makes the project a hell of a lot more enjoyable. I'll be starting mine soon. Keep showing us lots of pics.
     
  9. hvychvy
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    Lookin good!What front sub are you using,how much chop?
     
  10. ebfabman
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    All that really matters is if you're happy with the deal and it may not be a major issue, but this is what sucks with some sellers



    "..........new brakes, rebuilt suspension.."



    Nice job someone did rebuilding the suspension :confused:


    I don't mean to stink up your thread, I will delete it if you want.
     

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  11. SycoSteve
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    hvychvy, I will be using a 79 camaro subframe. Have not yet decided how much chop yet, im still thinking about that.
     
  12. SycoSteve
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    Ebfabman, im lost?
     
  13. SycoSteve
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    Oh i get it..... yeah the add did say rebuilt suspension when i bought it... lol! Gurss it should have said new brakes and rattle canned drums. Nothing a sawzall wont take care of.
     
  14. ebfabman
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    Its no biggie, and it looks like an awesome car to start. Heck if it weren't so far away, I'da bought it. It just rubs me like 36 grit when people say things that aren't true. My seller said "the car is solid, NO rust in the car" I knew he was a liar at that point.

    Anyway, How much you gonna chop it?
     
  15. SycoSteve
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    Haven't decided on the chop yet. It is pretty solid bottoms of fenders and doors need th be cut out and whoe ever installed the new rockers in the wrong position also forgot they need to have a inner rocker panle.
     
  16. SycoSteve
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    out with the flat head.
     

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  17. you just pulled the flathead so you can rebuild it, right? ;)
     
  18. Just curious....With all the upgrades available for Mercurys,why would you sub frame it? Mercury frames are pretty damn strong.
     
  19. SycoSteve
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    there is alot more you can do option wise with a subframe from a 79 camaro with front steer . Reason to i am putting a ls1 from a 05 vette in it and it will work out better for me.
     
  20. SycoSteve
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    Modern day small block.
     
  21. Great....another original idea!
     
  22. SycoSteve
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    Here come the haters and the originaters.....lol. guess you wont be reading my thread anymore. I was also considering pinstriping Syco Steve on my door.haha!
     
  23. screwy36
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    from Topeka, Ks

    I love the old Mercs! Why not a Coyote 5.0?:) Good luck with the build.
     
  24. I'm not a hater! I'm looking forward to following your build. I love Mercs. They are all different. If you look at the Mercs in the HAMB Merc Club,you'll see many kinds of cars. Just cause it's not my style doesn't mean I don't like it. There's a guy with a Pro-Street Merc in the Club. If Ryan allows it on the HAMB,then I allow it in the club. Only fair,right?
     
  25. slddnmatt
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    i believe that merc was a monterey if i remember right..its a nice start for the $$. are the garnish mouldings brass?
     
  26. Can I have that flathead and trans please?
     
  27. desotot
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    good luck, looks like a fine project, my next merc has the same front suspension grafted on as you will be using.
     
  28. that's a solid car. if you subframe it, make sure to do it right. no need to kill a perfect frame and then screw it up.

    build it your way, but do it right.

    tok
     
  29. Could always just build a whole frame and sell the original


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