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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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    jimmy bruns
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    from Chatsworth

    Thank you. I appreciate all the support and comments from you and many others. I didn't really want to refer to anyone as haters but just to let them see the finished product before they judge. They can like my car or not like my car thats up to them!
     
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  2. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    jimmy bruns
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    from Chatsworth

    20190427_215501.jpg 20190427_215553.jpg 20190427_215610.jpg heres todays progress. Got the passenger side pretty much all tacked together and ready to weld solid.
     
  3. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    jimmy bruns
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    from Chatsworth

    20190511_161154.jpg 20190511_161217.jpg 20190511_183027.jpg 20190512_133250.jpg 20190512_133302.jpg 20190512_133312.jpg 20190512_141304.jpg 20190512_210114.jpg 20190512_210139.jpg Heres some more progress on the merc. Pretty much got the 51' Olds 98 Tail-lights all figured out..
     
  4. Ceegan
    Joined: Apr 2, 2018
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    Ceegan

    I LOVE IT, lol keep it up!


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  5. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    jimmy bruns
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    20190516_195318.jpg 20190516_204755.jpg 20190516_210425.jpg 20190516_211912.jpg got the firewall and dash painted. Stabbed the engine and trans in. Santa Marias next week!
     

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  6. ZZ Top Chop
    Joined: Aug 12, 2018
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    Beer? check. popcorn? check. chair? check. subscribed.
     
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  7. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
    Posts: 79

    jimmy bruns
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    from Chatsworth

    61468303_2941325699212642_4142289029762646016_o.jpg 60982422_2941325779212634_1419294925333200896_o.jpg 61260370_2939532616058617_2077371270420234240_o.jpg A couple pics of my 49' this weekend on my way to West coast cruisin nationals Santa Maria.
     
  8. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
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    The 39 guy
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    Just WOW! Great skills! Great car!
     
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  9. ZZ Top Chop
    Joined: Aug 12, 2018
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    ZZ Top Chop
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    Wow,:eek: that escalated quickly, looking good man;)
     
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  10. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Squablow
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    Fabulous work, looks great!
     
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  11. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
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    southcross2631
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    If it pleases you then you know what the rest of them can do . Great build.
     
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  12. Mopar Tony
    Joined: Jun 11, 2019
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    Mopar Tony
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    I just found this thread when I was looking for a thread on chopping a 4 door merc. Bad ass man is all I can say. Any more progress made in the last year?
     
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  13. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    jimmy bruns
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    from Chatsworth

    118544268_4548910091787520_8359280026515190603_o.jpg 118620752_4548910188454177_613675549693805064_o.jpg 118630421_4548910291787500_8306454376943965281_o.jpg 118698568_4548910488454147_8586818477222507567_o.jpg 118811430_4564642260214303_9099320300701172063_o.jpg 118702845_4548910381787491_4686471409276380757_o.jpg 118793593_4564642060214323_1729263810981714403_o.jpg Haven't posted in awhile heres the latest progress. Got the roof roughed in and primered just been driving the shit outta the car. I recently tore it apart for a tubular control arm and disc brake upgrade because I run it hard on the freeway 95+ mph and it don't like to stop sometimes haha. Hopefully I can get the front end finished and in primer aswell as the drivers side door and were set for awhile until time comes to paint this sucker.
     
  14. ChuckleHead_Al
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
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    Man I enjoyed your post, thanks for bringing us along your journey from 4 door to 2 door and roof chop.
     
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  15. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

    I like it. less doors and chopped the shit out of it. great flow!
     
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  16. Looking good!
     
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  17. You and your father have an abundance of talent.
     
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  18. BigRRR
    Joined: Sep 5, 2019
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    BigRRR
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    Just read thru your thread quickly ... I'm heading back to the beginning to sift through all the details... you had me hooked from the beginning, but was really loving the taillight treatment ... Beautiful work ... keep it up and keep posting !!!!
     
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  19. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    jimmy bruns
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    from Chatsworth

    Sorry for the lack of posts... I always find a way to forget about the HAMB and forget to update you guys. For those of you who have a Instagram and would like to follow along the build more frequently check me out @Bruns.Kustom.City. Anyways I finally managed to finish the frenching of the headlights and get my 54' flares installed and got the front end roughed in some primer for now until I have some more time to get the front pan and hood finished! PXL_20210305_045152737.jpg IMG_20210306_230902_230.jpg IMG_20210306_230902_271.jpg IMG_20210321_125541_676.jpg PXL_20210324_025558456.jpg PXL_20210324_025605262.jpg PXL_20210329_033702072.jpg PXL_20210329_033707741.jpg PXL_20210424_212536046.jpg IMG_20210426_154256_648.jpg
     
  20. jimmy bruns
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  21. COCONUTS
    Joined: May 5, 2015
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    COCONUTS

    Who put the wall up, you or the neighbor? Great job!
     
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  22. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Looks real good. Does the addition of the fender flares help with tire turning radius? I've heard it does, that it's not just for the change in looks, but curious to know how much it actually helps. Your car seems permanently low enough to really tell if it's a big change or not.
     
  23. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    jimmy bruns
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    from Chatsworth

    It definetly makes a big change!! But with the addition of my disc brakes (Lame I know, but I like to stop) it changed the track width about 3/8 of a inch on both sides so technically I regained what I already had
     
  24. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    jimmy bruns
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    from Chatsworth

    My neighbor had it built a couple years back maybe 5-7 and it's still standing! Haha
     
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  25. SMOKINFLATHEAD
    Joined: Apr 2, 2008
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    SMOKINFLATHEAD
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    from SOCAL

    Jimmy, how many inches did you remove from the A pillars? 5 inches? Wondering what the numbers are on your chop.

    Thanks
    Jay
     
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  26. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Thanks for the update. My favorite Merc project, it's too kool!
     
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  27. jimmy bruns
    Joined: Jun 21, 2011
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    jimmy bruns
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    from Chatsworth

    sorry I don't log into the HAMB enough!!! its chopped 6" in the front and 7" in the rear.
     
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