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1950 Mercury starting my progect!

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

  1. chopnweld
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    Steve your son goes great work :) Merc looks great. Amazing what builds that three-year olds are turning out these days. Keep it going...
     
  2. SycoSteve
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    Funny thing is he tells everyone the Merc is his already!
     
  3. SycoSteve
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    I hear you...dont even want to get into the previous repairs that were done to this car....what a joke. Pulled off the new outer rockers to put them where they are supposed to be to line up correctlly only to find there were no inner rockers. Thats just the begining of the butchering that was done to cover things up to sell it! Good thing I,m capable of doing this myself.
     
  4. radgirl
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    Im definately hearing you and my motivation comes and goes in spurts as I find more problems. Blows me away how some people can just pick up a grinder and welder and think they can do it :mad:

    Hopefully our cars will be on the road and looking spiffy at the same time. By the way your little man is the same age as mine, and they both love our Mercs. Training them young ;) I just keep handing my son sandpaper and a block and he goes for hours hahahaha. He works for kisses and cuddles......not too bad.
     
  5. SycoSteve
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    Change of drive train plans.. sold the LS1 going to run a 348/409 W motor with the tri power set up.
     
  6. desotot
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    I'm sure the LS1 would have been good but in my opinion the W engine will be more exciting to look at. Your merc looks great! but seriously I wouldn't let the kid drive it till he's 7 ft tall or 50 years old ,which ever comes first.
     
  7. PinstriperGirl
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    Love it, looks great!
     
  8. SycoSteve
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    No doubt! Funny thing he tells everyone it's his allready!
     
  9. Bear-In-Aus
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    What an amazing build!!! Loving your work mate :)
     
  10. radgirl
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    both!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
     
  11. Man, great build. Chop is perfect. Headlights and grill are right on the money. This is going to be a nice piece. Thought about colors yet?


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  12. radgirl
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    You inspired me to move my ass today....thanks! :)
     
  13. SycoSteve
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    Alrighty just sold the Ls motor now time to find a 348 or 409!
     
  14. CharlieLed
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    What's wrong with a 460/C6 combo? Lots of torque and it will keep your FOMOCO all blue.
     
  15. SycoSteve
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    Nothing wrong with a 460.. great motor. Just like the look of the 348/409 motor with tripower.
     
  16. CharlieLed
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    A 406 with tri-power would be killer...
     
  17. lockwoodkustoms
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    Love it and thanks for showing the pics of the chop. I am going to be chopping mine soon can't wait ..lol Hopefully it looks as good as yours
     
  18. merc1982
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    im needing some help finding fenders for my merc
     
  19. SycoSteve
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    Lots of good info in here and lots of help from good people with lots if knowledge.
     
  20. SycoSteve
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    Ls1 is sold and new motor is here!! 348 w tri power.
     

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  21. chopnweld
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    Nice call Stevie!
     
  22. SycoSteve
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    Yeah, I'm pretty happy about this. It's gunna look pretty cool!
     
  23. SycoSteve
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    Scored a all original tripower with three deuce set up today from Craigslist! Stoked!
     
  24. SycoSteve
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    Picked up the Valve covers and Manifold with original carbs. Things are comeing along. Gunna put in the air bags this weekend.
     

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  26. SycoSteve
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    Got the front air bagged today. Next the triangulated four link and bag the rear!
     

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  27. SycoSteve
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    Thanks!! cant wait to drive this thing. Hopefully for West Coast customs next year.. at least that is my goal.
     
  28. SycoSteve
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    Triangulated four link ,Cnotch, and Air bagging the rear.
     

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  29. slddnmatt
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    Looking good steve
     

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