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1950 Mercury starting my progect!

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

  1. chopnweld
    Joined: Apr 16, 2009
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    from Nor Cal

    Post em Stevie!
     
  2. It's a sickness......for sure!
     
  3. ebfabman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
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    Hey Steve, sounds like you're movin right along.....

    You guys are killin me......I haven't touched mine since I brought it home in November.


    POST THOSE PICS!!!!
     
  4. SycoSteve
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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    Got the roof in primer.On to the rest of the bodywork.
     

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  5. chopnweld
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    Roof looks smooth as a baby's butt; nice radius on trunk corners too.
     
  6. SycoSteve
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    thanks. Gunna block and prime it a few more times as I work on the rest.Gotta see if I can make it as straight as my 60 Caddy was.
     
  7. SycoSteve
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    Thanks John. I want to drive it!
     
  8. SycoSteve
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    Doors are getting walnut shell blasted now. Time to get the bodywork done and in primer.:D
     
  9. SycoSteve
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    Having second thoughts on putting in the LS motor.kinda like the 409 chevy motor with the three carbs.Thoughts?
     
  10. chopnweld
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    Depends if you want to mess with carbs. The 409 would have more appeal on this forum. Especially if you are going with a 60's vibe with your merc. Don't build it for the guys on here. If you like fuel injection and all the positives, than keep your hood shut and don't tell anyone whats really in there. Its your sled, and you have made good decisions so far.
     
  11. I think it would depend on wether you plan on showing off your motor. If you don't plan on opening the hood at shows,etc,then run whatever moves you. I find older motors much more appealing.
     
  12. SycoSteve
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    I like them both ....need two cars! Decisions decisions!
     
  13. klug99
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    Anymore updates on the Car? Hate to see this thread die. Good Thread awesome Job man!
     
  14. SycoSteve
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    I'll post some pics soon. Took a break to paint a friends car.
     
  15. hvychvy
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    Lookin great! Nice seeing updates!
     
  16. SycoSteve
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    Finally got some time to get back to work on the sled today. Fixed the inner quarter and got the outer quarter panel on the drivers side all tacked in!
     
  17. desotot
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    Looking real good, you are rocking right along.
     
  18. fifty5rod
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    Good luck..like the green chopper!!
     
  19. SycoSteve
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    Got my 11 tooth Desoto grill pan fitted up and mated up to the Merc pan .Thanks for the sweet pics to guide me on what to do Matt Townsend.
     
  20. radgirl
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    Looking great! I'm having some motivation issues due to trying to fix the previous you know what ups. I'm building MY Merc MY way and cussing along as I go. If you want LS1 you use. Remember what they say about opinions and a**holes. Xxxx
     
  21. Looks good.

    I don't care what's under the hood as long as it gets you there and back. Last time I showed my car at a show I never popped the hood that's not the point of a custom IMO.
     
  22. SycoSteve
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    its been a while but here are update pics.... starting with the fender repairs.
     

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  23. SycoSteve
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    more fender pics and frenching headlamps.
     

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  24. SycoSteve
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    and on to the desoto grill....
     

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  25. SycoSteve
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    Goal for the weekend is to finish fitting the hood and rounding the front corners!
     
  26. Skirv
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    Keep up the good work.
     
  27. Gee, you're not loafing on the job or anything! Great car. Never see enough Mercs down under. I'm tunin' into this one.
     
  28. Ditto.

    Nice work going on there.
     
  29. SycoSteve
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    Thanks guys I'm glad you like it. I'm enjoying myself working on it.
     

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