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History 1955-56 mercury's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 53vicky, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Man, I wish I knew where that one was today! Thanks for posting it......Centurion9
     
  2. nobrakes
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    Just got one...runs but needs some TLC. Trying to decode VIN and see what's what.
     

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  3. nobrakes....Love it. Please keep us posted. Centurion9
     
  4. Hemi j
    Joined: Sep 17, 2009
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    from Colorado

    From what I understand in 55 only the Montclair had the factory chop and in 56 both the Montclair and Monterey were chopped. I have a 55 Montclair if anybody needs some measurements.
     
  5. hotrotti
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 15

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    from Finland

  6. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
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    Sure seems to be a hell of a lot of Mercs in Texas!
     
  7. big M
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
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    That is correct.

    ---John
     
  8. nooch
    Joined: Aug 8, 2004
    Posts: 131

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    Here's my Montclair, god damn I love this car!!
     

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  9. Oh nooch! More photos just that size......I couldn't find any more posted......Centurion9
     
  10. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
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    1964countrysedan
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    from Texas

    I bought the car shown in post 56.

    My short term list is:
    Drive it
    Make 00 gauge battery cables
    Drive it
    Install the included carpet kit
    Drive it
    Start testing paint layer(s) removal. Car has thick coat of brush paint. At the least, I see getting the top back to one color and the rest smoothed and polished.
    Drive it
    And I am thinking 2" blocks in the back

    This is really a solid rust free car and great to drive. I love the 292, 3 speed combo.
     
  11. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
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    hi there 1964CS ...that Merc looks like a pretty good car! Do you mind me borrowing one of your pics from your 1st post of it (outside the barn),and using it on the photoshop thread? I've got a couple of ideas I'd like to see tried out if poss..
     
  12. 52ragtop
    Joined: Nov 2, 2012
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    from Nebraska

    Merc's are just cool and the 56 Montclair 2dr HT is on the top of the list
     
  13. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
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    1964countrysedan
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    from Texas


    Please do and post 'em here.
     
  14. The 41Dude
    Joined: May 10, 2007
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    Boy this pic brings back memories. My best friend in high school(circa 1968) had one like this same color interior etc. He called it big "M" . It was a great car with a great sounding Y block in it. Seems like he put a 312 out of a 57 ford in it? he stock interior looked like custom black and yellow tuck and roll.
     
  15. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
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    Hey thanks!
     
  16. rlynch1977
    Joined: Mar 5, 2009
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    from PA

    I have a 56 medalist that is going gasser, I have not seen one done like this yet.
     
  17. Hemi j
    Joined: Sep 17, 2009
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    from Colorado

    I've started my 55 Merc project so I have a lot of spare parts, complete 292 w/ trans, front
    Spindles and drums, rearend and all ducting.
     
  18. 5CHERO8
    Joined: Feb 22, 2013
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    In 1955, the Ford Victoria had the same roofline as the Mercury Monterey; only the Crown Victoria had the Montclair roofline. In 1956, all Ford Victorias had the Montclair roofline.
     
  19. Rob_Six
    Joined: Apr 14, 2013
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    I am new to this site, and just wanted to show my latest ride . A 56 mercury Montclair that I bought from my brother, he is more into muscle cars, poor guy. Its a decent car but it needs some interior chrome and dash chrome .Connie kit should be here by the weekend, and maybe 2inch lowering blocks next. More cruising first though.
     

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  20. gearheadbill
    Joined: Oct 11, 2002
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    one of my favorites
     

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  21. Hemi j
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    from Colorado

    Gear head I think that's a Lincoln but cool anyway!
     
  22. Bill.....Wrong year.....This is what we're talikng about....or should be....Taken at the Meltdown Drags yesterday. Awesome, Traditional '56 Mercury.......Outside the HAMB box, but "in there"....Perfection in every way........Centurion9

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  23. Ficco55Merc
    Joined: Oct 4, 2010
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    from Mass

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  24. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
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    from Missouri

    If you love them enough to appreciate a four-door, there is one around here that is seeking a home-not mine, but along the road in my neighborhood.
     
  25. skoh73
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
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    Holy spit Rob Six- that is a beauty! I really dig the color too. If you want to drop the nose a couple of inches, look up the Ford Aerostar spring conversion. They pop right in and are under 100 bucks. I got a 2.5 inch drop on my '53 Customline and it handled a lot better too.

    Also, go join the 52- 58 Ford (and Merc) Owner's Social Group- over 1000 strong and some great folks.
     
  26. Merqry56
    Joined: Aug 20, 2013
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    Here's a few of my 56's
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    Crazy 'Bout a Mercury!
     
  27. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
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    Way Cool....:)
    And I hope you find one like your Grandpas !!
    I remember those days very well, and they were totally awesome ...

     
  28. cougarmike
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  29. 65COMET
    Joined: Apr 10, 2007
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    I was at a local car show and there was two stock 55 Merc 2dr hardtops parked together,one a Monterey and the other a Montclair.Not only the roofs were different but the complete tail light assembly is different! It is amazing that the manufacturers would change so many parts on a body back then! ROY.
     
  30. DetroitDetomaso
    Joined: Jun 22, 2010
    Posts: 139

    DetroitDetomaso
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    from Las Vegas

    My 56 Montclair. I love this car.
     

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