This will be the most boring assed thread in this section, maybe on the entire HAMB... no chop, no flames, no modern BS... just reports and pictures of my terribly slow progress on this mild project; black pepper mild. a little souped up stance some paint interior sweet sound of Y-block duals. Some may recall me posting a short history of this car when a friend of mine took me with him to look it over and determine if he should buy it. He wasn't for sure what it was. When we got there, I discovered it was a one owner, passed on to the 75 year old son, 1955 Mercury Custom, 2 door, 3 speed, 292, everything delete (not even a heater), with a 1970 something house/brush paint job. I looked it over and got some history from the seller. The goofy paint job was applied by his step dad to preserve the car. The pedals weren't even worn, further evidence that the 42,000 miles was legit, and matched the "church on Sunday" story. I urged my friend to pay him fast and we began the chore of getting from the barn to the trailer. We should have taken some rollers. We dented the trunk and back bumper using the tractor lift method (but not bad). We managed to get it loaded and headed to the car wash. Of course, we used the "barn dust" setting on at the car wash and everything went fine. Over the next several weeks, my buddy (78) funded the parts and I did the work and we soon had it safe, inspected and on the road. We continue to improve a few things over the next year. He began letting it set, making it less dependable and less interesting. I was able to buy it this past June. To this point, I have not done much. My girlfriend decided that we should perform some "temporary" interior upgrades. We bought about 30 yard of some cloth and have completed the door panels and almost the back seat. On the door panels, some of the original material was good enough to keep intact. Due to the paint issue (not into patina preservation), the roof will be my next modification, and I am definitely thinking subtle panels. I am open to any suggestions or photoshops for this car, as I am just getting started. Check back next year for updates!