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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by chad, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. chad
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
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    I haven't posted in a LONG time, I went threw a mopar muscle car phase for a while.. But i am over it, lol.. I picked up a 49 merc gasser, (yes a gasser 49 merc its hideous) anyways the car has good bones to start out with.. it will no longer be a gasser/ street freak.. I already pulled all the suspension and sold it all off to a young fella who's doing a 53 Pontiac gasser. Threw the god awful exhaust system in the scrap bin. This car has been all over the internet so i have found.. The poor old girl has tons of shoddy work done to it. It will be a full rebuild now. Plans call for a 4"-5" chop, nova clip, 57 caddy caps, wide whites. It'll retain the 351c thats in it.. Itll just be a clean simple build.. Most likely itll be black with some pinstriping and white tuck'n' roll interior. I will try to post some updates for those who are interested. FB_IMG_1603903387530.jpg FB_IMG_1603903400839.jpg 20201112_193647.jpg 20201112_203704.jpg 20201111_190423.jpg 20201124_165102.jpg 20201124_165047.jpg
     

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  2. brady1929
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    Great project.
     
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  3. Squablow
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    Now that I know this car existed I'm really glad it ended up in the hands of someone who is undoing the street-freak horrors and making it into a proper custom. Good on you!
     
  4. chad
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    I will try and make it right.
     

  5. That won’t take much. Out with the straight axle, in with a proper front end. Then all you do is drop in a full interior, a few adjustments to the pinstripes, it’ll be fine.


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  6. Geez, that first picture is hard to even look at!

    Glad your going to build it right!
     
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  7. RealOG
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    from FRANCE

    Can’t wait to see more
    Id love it as a gasser but I’m sure i will love it more as a custom
     
  8. Mopar Tony
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    I love gassers but that merc looks horrible as a gasser. Thank you for saving it and converting it to a custom.
     
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  9. chad
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    I agree 100%, i am a huge gasser fanatic but ,not on a 49 to 51 merc
     
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  10. razoo lew
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    Lots of cars should not be gassers. You have one of them.
     
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  11. chad
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    I agree
     
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  12. 31hotrodguy
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    Looks like you are off to a great start! I’m excited to see what you do with the merc!


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  13. john W.
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    Really super duper keen....
     
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  14. anthony myrick
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  15. rockable
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    OMG, if I hadn't seen it, I would not have believed it. Save this car and make it the cool cruiser it should be!
     
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  16. michaelvz51
    Joined: May 24, 2011
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    THANK YOU for saving another Merc. What the heck was the person who turned this into a gasser thinking?!? Hideous.......
    I will be watching and LOVE that you are going to do this justice!
     
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  17. 50 Merc Man
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    How can anyone build a gasser out of a Merc??? Please save it!!!!!


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  18. Boneyard51
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    I couldn’t have said it better! Bondo! When I looked at that Merc, then the “ Stance is everything “ in the corner...... I said whaaaaat! Lol








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  19. The highest 49 Merc I have ever seen.... that rear view :eek: - stance is everything, funny.
     
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  20. chad
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    Yeah that was some magazine it was in.. i have no idea, i just found the pictures on the internet... i got it down near the ground now anyways.. even if its up on jack stands lol 20201202_182837.jpg
     
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  21. 50 Merc Man
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    That baby looks 100% better already bro!!!!


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  22. 50 Merc Man
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  23. Perform the "Merc Miracle" and make a Custom. No one will know how silly it was before.
     
  24. Here's the way to go - Jerry Quesnell's Merc, looks radical but it's really just chopped, shaved and frenched.
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  25. Just another Merc....hahaha
     
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  26. chad
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    20201202_202037.jpg 20201202_202059.jpg 20201202_202049.jpg 20201202_202114.jpg 20201124_165102.jpg Got digging around last night. Who ever did the body work on this poor thing smeared fill right over the surface rust.. lol.. Changed the door top and only welded the outter skin not the structural inside lol... the pin striping is very good though too bad it all has to come off...
     
  27. Look at it this way, ya gotta fix it anyway so just make sure you save your pictures of the pinstripes and just recreate the whole pattern when you’re finished with repairs.


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  28. HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
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    Praise be to you for saving the soul of that poor unfortunate Merc.. Be kind and chop that top so it looks like it should.
     
  29. Doctor Detroit
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    That Merc gasser looked better than I expected. I kinda like it. However, I'm glad to see you're making it a custom.
     
  30. Fortunateson
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    I love those factory "rivets"!? Wow.... I agree that it will come out great, however, what ever happened to doing something different? The chopped Mercury is iconic and looks great but it is a cookie cutter design. I love the traditional looking cars, '32s, '34s, Model A Rods, etc. but again, is there no room for creativity or is it just within certain parameters? If it were mine I'd more than likely do what you are planning but just playing the devils advocate on that gasser...
     
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