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49 merc build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by desotot, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
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    a while ago I bought a 49 merc the chop was oxy acct hammer welded and most of the rust repair was done, the fellow that did this was a good craftsman but he was ill and the project sat in the same spot for the 17 years since I first saw the car. Sadly he passed away a month after he sold it to me.
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    Well after a year I finally started work on this car.
    first I found some 51 skirts
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    here is a pic of the welds
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    the roof chop
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    I used a 73 nova sub frame for a donor
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    made mounts for a 425 nailhead
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    62 chrysler steering column and a 59 imperial steering wheel that had been modified which I picked up at the puyullup swap meet last spring.
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  2. damagedduck
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    from Greeley Co

    lot of hard work went to that,looks very good!!!
     
  3. 1950-mercury
    Joined: Mar 20, 2011
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    I like it!!! Looks like a very good start. What grill are you planning on using? I like the chop. How many inches is it chopped? Keep us posted on the progress.
     
  4. desotot
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    2 3/4" chop, quite mild but I've grown to like it
     
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  5. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
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    some more pics , sandblasted, epoxied top coated frame
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  6. 00 MACK
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    I love that roof!
     
  7. bct
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    looks sweet jack
     
  8. Diggin the roof... Very nice job on the chop.
     
  9. desotot
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    jeffsled, I'm diggin your avatar.
     
  10. b-bob
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    Looks good and the way you are going, it will be ready for next summer. More room than the T-roadster Jack.
     
  11. Dreddybear
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    Agreed, nice chop.
     
  12. desotot
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    body is back on frame
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    had to make headers, I showed some of these pics arround already, but thought I would do an orderly expose'
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    I redrilled the rotors to 5on5 and will install a 57 merc 9" which is the right width and will also have the 5on5 pattern so I can run 52 caddy rims and sombreros
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    fitting more tin
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  13. Zed
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    proportions are perfect ! :p
     
  14. Looks great. How much of a chop, 3 inches?

    I love the steering wheel though for me I would flip it 180 degrees. Xmas is coming up so send it to me.
     
  15. Flat-Foot
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    I love the subtle chop. You can tell the previous owner was very skilled.
     
  16. SportSedan
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  17. robertsregal
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    Rock On!! Great looking build, Did I see a nailhead in that merc? what size?
     
  18. desotot
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    nailhead is a 65 425, chop is 2 3/4"
     
  19. The great thing about a subtle chop.....the quarter window doesn't look so small with a straight b-pilar. More isn't necessarily better.
     
  20. willburton7
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    Very nice looking project!
     
  21. THE CHIEF
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  22. Lowmerc50
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    Great looking car!!!!! Going to be to Kool
     
  23. desotot
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    worked on putting the engine, trans and shifter in place.
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  24. Nice pics,lookin good.Thanks for the compliment on the Avatar pic.
     
  25. desotot
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    it,s coming together, got the brakes and handbrakes done, 57 merc rear end installed, sheet metal going for a dry fit, front and rear pan just about done, steering column sorted out, working on the grill.Wiring fuel tank and fuel lines just about sorted out.
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  26. resqd37Zep
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    from Nor Cal

    Thats going to be a beautiful ride!
     
  27. 40FORDPU
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    from Yelm, Wa
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    Nice build. Thanks for sharing.
     
  28. Suggestion....If you are gonna keep the stock taillights,lower them. It looks much better.
    Love that nailhead!!!!! They have TONS of torque!!!
     
  29. desotot
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    yer grandmother wears army boots,,, ok ok you are right so I lowered them,, any body ever tell you should have chopped your car a little more?
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  30. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    Nice looking project.Thanks for posting.
     

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