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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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    Kustomcar 53

    I have allready adressed this. pretty sure I am being different.I have a vision and pretty sure it will be a nice piece when im done.
     
  2. GaryB
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    likein your merc,got some nice lines
     
  3. Tacho
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    Looking forward to seeing the body work progress. Keep those pics coming.
     
  4. What do you want to look out the back for?:D
     
  5. E HANSEN13
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    Looking nice cant wait to see some shot of the body work...
     
  6. 60chev
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    from Australia

    i love what you are doing the merc will look great im not sure when im ready to chop mine but when i do i hope it comes out like yours
     
  7. SycoSteve
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    Thanks Guys, I will be starting rhe bodywork next week.
     
  8. 19Fordy
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    Be sure and save the right side inner frame rail brace as it has the VIN # stamped on it.
     
  9. 19Fordy
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    Keep in mind that 8.8 rears have a LARGE (about 2 inches) pinion offset. But you can remedy this by narrowing the rear and using another 8.8 short axle. Internet articles cover this. I wonder if it would be possible ( or cost effective) to make the 8.8 rear wider.The later disc brake Explorer 8.8 rears are 59 1/2 " WMS to WMS. The stock Merc rear is 61 1/4 in. WMS to WMS.
     
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  10. chopnweld
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    Can't please em all :)
     
  11. SycoSteve
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    Im starting to see that. :confused:
     
  12. SycoSteve
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    Found a little rust under the drivers door.. Rust free car hahaha.
     

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  13. SycoSteve
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    Much better!
     

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  14. SycoSteve
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    My two year old Kasen thinks he is ready to start pounding some metal!
     

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  15. 510madmav
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    cool man, how do you like how your chop came out? im no expert , but i like it, seems to flow nicely.
     
  16. SycoSteve
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    I,m pretty happy with it. A little more fine tuning and ill be ready for body work.
     
  17. Nice work on the door.
    Too scared to look under mine .. lol
     
  18. ebfabman
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    Did you put some drain holes in the door bottoms?
     
  19. SycoSteve
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    not yet but there will be when I'm done.
     
  20. ebfabman
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    Cool. Did you put any shape along the bottom of the doors to follow the front to back contour of the rocker?
    The person who did this one must have though straight across was good. Maybe he thought the door panel could be shaped out with bondo???
     

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  21. Just read the whole damn thread. It's looking good. Nice lines IMHO
     
  22. SycoSteve
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    I have been a bodyman for over 20 years and I am anal on panle fitment .My doors wont be fitting like that.
     
  23. SycoSteve
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    Thanks. Glad you like it!
     
  24. mace69
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    from mass

    Great chop! Subscribed
     
  25. SycoSteve
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    Thanks, having fun doing it.;)
     
  26. SycoSteve
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    door about finished bear claw latches next.
     

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  27. SycoSteve
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    Passenger door latch and striker installed, door lines up cherry now. Now I can finish fabing thd upper door radius. :D
     
  28. enfieldjoe
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    Doors look great. I have some small holes in the bottom of both front doors on my 50 Merc. That entire piece looks to be pretty complex. Looks like you replaced the entire bottom of the doors. Did you fab the piece, or find a source where it was already fabricated?
     
  29. SycoSteve
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    My friend and I made them. he owns a sheetmetal shop.
     
  30. SycoSteve
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    one side door and quarter posts completed.
     

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