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Customs 49 Mercury 4-door converison

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jimmy bruns, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    Been working on my Mercury since the beginning of the year thought i'd post up some progress pics and specs. Chassis is static dropped no bags, no hydraulics nothing.. dropped spindles, dropped steering arms, cut coil. In the rear i moved the leaf springs in and up in the frame rails. Running Atlas de-arched springs in the rear with 4" blocks. Car sits about 2" off the ground. Running a bored and stroked 324 Olds with 6x2 stromberg setup backed by a Camaro t5 IMG_20170927_181516_235.jpg IMG_20170927_205643_329.jpg IMG_20170927_181516_235.jpg IMG_20170927_205643_329.jpg IMG_20171007_135025_466.jpg IMG_20170927_181516_235.jpg IMG_20170927_205643_329.jpg IMG_20171007_135025_466.jpg
     

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  2. Man that thing is low! I could not make it up my driveway. Very nice work with the two door swap. Why did you cut the top of the door off? is the profile of the four door roof different than a two door roof?
     
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  3. Hnstray
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    Very impressived with how you fabricated door post and quarter panel section!

    Ray
     
  4. Casey Riley
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    Great work. Quite a project. Can you post pics of the steering box and brake MC setup up with that motor?
     

  5. '51Plymouth
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    Prepping for a chop, maybe? Plus, at a glance it looks like the door top was bent to shit. Probably easier to cut off & fix, than it is to wrestle with it on the car.
     
  6. Slopok
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    I don't see anything bent.
     
  7. Hnstray
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    :
    Look back at the pic with the primered door before the upper frame was cut off. There is visible damage to the upper frame, but appears can be repaired fairly easily.
     
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  10. jimmy bruns
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    Good eye! yeah door top was fucked... also preparing for chop once the driver side is finished.
     
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  11. jimmy bruns
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    Sure i'll put it up on the lift and shoot some pics.
     
  12. jimmy bruns
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  13. jimmy bruns
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    Heres some old pics before it was fully assembled im running the stock merc steering box its a pretty tight fit with my custom built headers.
     
  14. Casey Riley
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    Thank you.
     
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  15. jimmy bruns
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    So i finally got around to start 20181008_183212.jpg 20181008_183218.jpg 20181008_183825.jpg 20181008_183831.jpg 20181008_183839.jpg 20181012_163058.jpg 20181012_163105.jpg 20181013_114413.jpg 20181013_123103.jpg 20181013_160639.jpg skinning my drivers side door. All the inside structure is done... i'm going to try and get the door skin tacked on tomorrow and take my time welding it. Meanwhile i'm still driving the shit outta the merc with half a door. LOL
     
  16. jimmy bruns
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  18. NAES
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    Man I'm impressed! All the 4 into 2 door conversion talk through the years. Usually leading to the conclusion that its too much work. I can appreciate the amount of work its taken to get it where it is now. Well done!

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  19. jimmy bruns
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    Sorry for the late response but i really appreciate the feedback. Its plenty of work making these cars a tudor but i wouldn't mind doing a couple more!
     
  20. jimmy bruns
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    well its a tudor now! door skin is being slowly welded on each day to prevent warping but four door no more... 44974687_2490595710952312_987365560616484864_o.jpg 45322783_2505252466153303_7167653191222296576_o.jpg
     
  21. straykatkustoms
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    Merc is looking too Kool! Thanks for keeping us posted with the progress.
     
  22. jimmy bruns
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    thanks! I'll try to post more frequently
     
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  23. Squablow
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    I'm loving the engine, the '51 quarters and the 2 door conversion, looking forward to seeing how you end up doing the rest of the roof. Kinda shocked it's driveable at that height but it looks like you're using it so that's cool. I like the Olds? front bumper as well.

    I'd like to know what you used for a master cylinder, I need to do that to my '51.
     
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  24. jimmy bruns
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    Yeah its a olds bumper! Man i drive the shit outta it! The bottom of the frame is plated with 3/8 plate so i can drag it if i have to. I can take a picture of the master cylinder setup and post a picture of it.
     
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  25. nochop
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    Another 4 door ruined.......excellent job sir.
     
  26. jimmy bruns
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    Heres some recent progress on the merc. Started patching someone elses failed attempt at front fender patches. 20190127_172131.jpg IMG_20190127_172233_803.jpg IMG_20190127_172233_802.jpg IMG_20190127_172233_804.jpg 20190127_170216.jpg
     
  27. jimmy bruns
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    So last time i was just finishing up the front fender patches. while i've been jumping around and started to skin the drivers side door.
     

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  28. jimmy bruns
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    20190413_191910.jpg 20190414_133953.jpg i also started to brace the car to install tudor quarter windows and get ready to chop it.
     
  29. jimmy bruns
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    Today I got the passenger side 1/4 window fitted and tacked in tomorrow i'll have it welded up solid and then start on the drivers side then its chopping time. 20190414_140745.jpg 20190414_144054.jpg 20190414_144102.jpg 20190414_144136.jpg 20190414_153427.jpg 20190414_154032.jpg 20190414_154042.jpg 20190414_174401.jpg 20190414_174404.jpg 20190414_174435.jpg 20190414_183451.jpg
     
  30. NAES
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    This is just one of those "on the edge of your seat" threads. So good!

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