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Features 1956 merc survivor

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Just ran into a friend of mine at the car wash... He was in his perfect '56 survivor.

    I love the stance.

    I'll get more pics next time I get a chance.


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  2. Looks straight out of the showroom
  3. A ride in that would be the cure to a stressful day. Perfect.

  4. mammyjammer
    Joined: May 23, 2009
    Posts: 506

    from Area 51

    Those are great cars and that color combo really works.
  5. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

  6. SteppinOut
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 542


    Those hubcaps need to find their way onto a few more customs.
    Love the color combo.
    Not a car you see every day.
  7. Barsteel
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 726

    from Monroe, CT

    Love the mid-50s mercs....gorgeous car!
  8. gtnrkix
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 706


  9. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    Wow!! Very subtle mods but just enough...
  10. Torchie
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
    Posts: 1,061


    One of my favorites!
    I drove a 56 Merc Montclair 2dr Hrdtp in High school.
    I skipped school one day and was out cruising in my Bro's 69 Barracuda.
    I spotted it sitting at a gas station in Detroits east side with a for sale sign in it.
    Black body with a black rolled interior.(including the dash pad).
    312.4 barrel with a Merc-o-Matic trans. Reverse was all the way past L.
    I fell in love with my HS sweetheart in that car.
    Drove it for about 6 years and never saw another one on the the road.
    Good time. Great memories...
  11. Always loved the deeply shrouded headlights and yes, the color combination is period perfect.
  12. Stunning car. Love those heavy weights
  13. sledish
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 804


    what a beauty !
  14. ned5049
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 400


    Beautiful car ! Got one in my projects lineup.
  15. Wow! Very pleasant on the eyes.......
  16. myold88
    Joined: Oct 25, 2010
    Posts: 71

    from ct

    I got my drivers license on a '56 Merc. The same colors but a Monterey Pheaton, (a true 4 door H/T.) As a 14 year old, I still remember being at the dealer when my parents bought it off the showroom floor. Great car.
  17. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    nice, more pics please!
  18. missysdad1
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,995


    What really separates this car from the ordinary is not what it has...but what it hasn't got: red wheels, pin striping, hanging dice, lakes pipes, funky skirts and an overly low stance. This guy "gets it", and as a result his car is pure class all the way.
    Joined: Apr 6, 2014
    Posts: 4
    from Texas

    [​IMG]Nice! I just bought a 56 Mercury Montclair Pheaton. Love it.
    I had a 57 Crown Victoria in High school and have been looking for another one that I could afford for two years. Found out real quick that they were way out of my price range. Found this 56 Merc and fell in love with it.
    It is mechanically all original but, the old hydraulic brakes are to hard for my little wife to operate. I want to remove the front drums and convert to disc.
    Anyone have any pointers that they want to share?

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  20. brushycreek, they should be the same as a Ford & there should be several posts about doing disk brakes. There is a forum site called that is nothing but stuff like that. I have a 56 Ford with non-powered drums & it stops fine. To make it easier to push the pedal you'll have to make it power brakes. That's doable too.
  21. I can't say that I have ever seen an original one in that good of shape! :)
  22. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    Here is a picture of me and my '56 Merc back in 1962.
    That's me sitting on the passenger side of the car! I also had a '55 Merc wagon.

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    Joined: Apr 6, 2014
    Posts: 4
    from Texas

  24. HammerDown
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 393


    I miss my 55...
  25. ArturoDT
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
    Posts: 2


    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397068550.502527.jpg just finishing one up here at Adler Ind.
    Waiting on interior

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  26. ArturoDT
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
    Posts: 2


    Anybody know where we can find a radio and an air conditioning unit?

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  27. Nosed, decked and shaved, digging it!
  28. With a good set of shocks and tires those cars had a nice ride for their size and I love the special sound of that starter and y-block with mild glass down at night.

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