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1950 Mercury starting my progect!

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

  1. Looking Great Steve!
    Was that a Monterey?
    I have a Monterey and I am stripping the roof of its pitted rust. It is the hardest job yet...it just won't come off. Wire wheel,acid deruster stuff,24 grit,36 grit flap discs,
    It's like its baked on....ugh

    In addition...did you have small pierce holes about every 4" around the back window frame? Was that for the fabric top. Should I braze them shut?
     
  2. SycoSteve
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    Yes this to was a Monterey. Those rust pits from it being a vinyl top are awful! I tried grinding and numerous chemical treatments could not get it all out so I had it walnut shell blasted. I had the holes around the Window frame also.I mig welded them up.
     
  3. chopnweld
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    from Nor Cal

    Looks good from here Stevey. Your son is gonna love being dropped off at preschool in that sled.
     
  4. SycoSteve
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    I,m worried about my 14 year old who is allready asking me if he gets to drive it!! Not a chance, we will build him his own.;)
     
  5. SycoSteve
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    Progress pics.
     

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  6. ebfabman
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    Lookin real good. Did the car still have the Monterey steering wheel in it when you got?
     
  7. SycoSteve
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    Yeah I think it does, but its really cracked up and pieces missing.
     
  8. Chop looks really nice.
     
  9. SycoSteve
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    Thanks, having a good time working on it . Beats the hell out of the collision repair I do all day.
     
  10. rustymerc
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    Looks good Steve looks
    Like you got the Craigslist skirts I told you about?
     
  11. SycoSteve
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    yes I did, $300. Stole them, they look loke they are brand new. Thanks for the hook up.
     
  12. SycoSteve
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    Got some good used quarters to replace the pos fiberglass passenger side and the rotted out drivers from a fellow Hamb member, found out the inner quarters needed some attention to so I bought a couple of sheetmatal tools from a friend who didnt need them anymore and made some parts.
     

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  13. SycoSteve
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    Much better!
     

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  14. hvychvy
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    Looking great!!!!
     
  15. SycoSteve
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    passenger side ready for body work.
     

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  16. SycoSteve
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    Had the hood Walnut shell blasted it came out sweet. Sure makes things nice.
     

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  17. enfieldjoe
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    Looking really sweet. I need to score a set of good, used rear quarters for my 50 Merc. Any leads?
     
  18. JAWS
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    WOW!!

    I wish I had your talent.

    and a merc...
     
  19. SycoSteve
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    I dont know where any are. I found these on the HAMB classified,s. Mine were in bad shape, one rotted and one fiberglass POS!
     
  20. SycoSteve
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    I dont know if its a talent or a sickness. I learn as I go. Thanks.:D
     
  21. sell me the flathead and tranny.A three inch chop is always a good round number.Save those vintage engines.
     
  22. SycoSteve
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    Sorry, I already sold it.
     
  23. SycoSteve
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    Took a break from the welding and knocked out the body work on the hood. Ready for primer tomorrow.
     

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  24. SycoSteve
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    Grill I bought from anothe HAMB member. Thanks hotrust!:D
     

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  25. SycoSteve
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    Ruffed in the bodywork on the roof. Feels and looks cherry!:D
     

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  26. hot rust
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    steve thank you! and please post pics of the grille installed with out the bumper, want to check it out !!!!! thanks again hot rust
     
  27. surfcaliforniasurf
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    bitchin'...and it's in Orcutt! Can't wait to check it out!
     
  28. ChefMike
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    Best of luck !! cant wait to see more
     
  29. SycoSteve
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    Stop by for a cold one and check it out.:D
     
  30. SycoSteve
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    Rounded the trunk corners and finished body work on rear window panel. Priming the roof tomorrow.:D
     

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