Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects 50 Merc--Fresh from Cali

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by enfieldjoe, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 13,113

    straykatkustoms
    Member

    Very kool, Nothing wrong with it as is.... Hope to see it in person someday

    Happy Trails, Mick
     
  2. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,907

    Hdonlybob
    Member

    I like a LOT!!
    Good for you.
    Cheers........
     
  3. e-tek
    Joined: Dec 19, 2007
    Posts: 424

    e-tek
    Member
    from SK, Canada

    What the hell is wrong with the guys face?

    Great find!
     
  4. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    enfieldjoe
    Member
    from Eustis, FL

    I "blacked" out the truck driver's face on purpose. Did not have his permission to share his likeness on a public forum. I would hope that everyone would consider this courtesy if in the same position.
     
  5. ebfabman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
    Posts: 653

    ebfabman

    Hey Joe sorta curious about the deal, not price but how was the seller to deal with? Have you had a chance to look it over real good? Its is what you expected? Was the seller accurate in his description? Looks like a real cool driver!
     
  6. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    enfieldjoe
    Member
    from Eustis, FL

    Email sent...
     
  7. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    czuch
    Member
    from vail az

    Gee, why would anyone want anything like that???????
    Coolest car on the trailer.
    How many people across America saw that and had a smile or a dream?
     
  8. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    czuch
    Member
    from vail az

    Goin back and seein, with the magic of enlargement, a closed trailer.
    Forget about smiles and dreams.
    Still the coolest car IN the trailer.
    zit gettin warm in here?
     
  9. roddin-shack
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,414

    roddin-shack
    Member

    Holy Shit Joe, you are a glutton for punishment although this looks like a good one. Please dont take it apart!!!! LOL. By the way I was thinking about you on my way to Fla. the other day. Larry:cool:
     
  10. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    enfieldjoe
    Member
    from Eustis, FL

    Yeah, Larry, I am kind of stupid that way. Already having flashbacks of my other 50 Merc....

    Did you take I95 South to FL? Live about 1 mile off Exit 104, which is the Savannah, Hilton Head airport exit. Stop on the way back North!
     
  11. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    enfieldjoe
    Member
    from Eustis, FL

    Been working the interior the past couple of days. At first glance, the floors were covered with indoor carpet, which got me to thinking about the rust-free comment from the previous owner. Got nervous thinking about the possible mess....

    Removed the carpet and the seats. Stripped the mfg undercoat and cleaned up the rest with a 40 grit flapper disk. Floors were SOLID!! What a relief, at last some solid Cali sheet metal.

    Floors are now in primer. Top coat tomorrow.
     

    Attached Files:

  12. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,768

    Spooky
    Member

    BASTID!
    I'll get mine someday! Well done, sir!
     
  13. ebfabman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
    Posts: 653

    ebfabman

    Looks awesome Joe! I bet you're feeling pretty good about this one.
     
  14. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    enfieldjoe
    Member
    from Eustis, FL

    Earl: Yeah, even the inside at the bottom of both doors are solid. Cleaned up and got the insides of the doors in primer also today.

    Outer rockers need some work. Previous owner disclosed that pin-hole rust. Fixing the outer rockers will be later.
     
  15. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,806

    60 ford
    Member

    Thats awesome rust free floorpans would be great. Good luck with your build.
     
  16. Yea...I'm jealous. Our East Coast cars are rust buckets. Great find Joe!
     
  17. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,791

    bubba67
    Member
    from NJ

    Very nice score. Good luck on the build !
     
  18. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
    Posts: 1,874

    hvychvy
    Member

  19. rustymerc
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 10

    rustymerc
    Member

    Thing is bad ass
     
  20. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    enfieldjoe
    Member
    from Eustis, FL

    Cleaned up and primered the trunk today. Solid, no rust issues, some "oil-can" because of prior work.
     

    Attached Files:

  21. damn that thing is BITCHIN! Next time I ride or drive down the Savannah ill give you a shout. Im subscribed to this thread.
     
  22. Jim J
    Joined: Jul 11, 2011
    Posts: 87

    Jim J
    Member

    did not know that! thanks
     
  23. Jim J
    Joined: Jul 11, 2011
    Posts: 87

    Jim J
    Member

    Nice Car! good luck.
     
  24. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    enfieldjoe
    Member
    from Eustis, FL

    Got the inside of the roof in primer tonight. That completes the entire inside of the Merc, everything is in primer. Not very exciting, but I am pysched because this Merc is almost completely rust-free.
     

    Attached Files:

  25. 51 Leadsled
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 953

    51 Leadsled
    Member
    from NC


    Nice, I am just starting on the floors! Great find!!
     
  26. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    enfieldjoe
    Member
    from Eustis, FL

    Removed the passenger door today to rebuild the hinges. Upper hinge pin was actually broke. Had to drill out 12 of the 20 fasteners. Can't remember even taking off a Merc door without having to get out the drill....

    Driver's door seems fine, but going to rebuild those hinges also. Don't want to take the chance of another hinge pin breaking.
     

    Attached Files:

  27. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    enfieldjoe
    Member
    from Eustis, FL

    Replaced the original (from the factory) passenger door hinges with a set of door hinges from my other 50 Merc that were already rebuilt. Thought it would be okay. Curious, but had to shim the bottom hinge approximately 0.250" to get the door to align correctly. I put in the shim because their is no adjustment in the hinges.

    Does anyone know if the hinges are built specific to a vehicle and won't fit on anyother 50 Merc? I thought a 10 bolt, 49--51 Merc front door hinge would fit any 49--51 Merc? I know they also made 8 bolt front door hinges for those years.

    Going to have the original to the car door hinge rebuilt and install it. This is a curiousity that I must understand. Maybe the installed rebuilt hinge was not rebuilt to original spec?
     

    Attached Files:

  28. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    enfieldjoe
    Member
    from Eustis, FL

    Removed the cracked windshield, cleaned & painted the pinch weld area, installed new glass and rubber.
     

    Attached Files:

  29. roddin-shack
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,414

    roddin-shack
    Member

    Joe, I am happy for you finally on getting a good one, but you know what you could have had????? LOL Larry
     
  30. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    enfieldjoe
    Member
    from Eustis, FL

    I had the original to the car passenger door hinges rebuilt. Removed the other Merc door hinges that were rebuilt because the door did not line up correctly. After some research, I found out how the factory adjusted the door hinges. Installed the original to the car rebuilt hinges installed and the door still did not line up. The trick is to bend the hinge(s). That is how it was done at the factory, no shims and of course, their is no adjustment built into the door hinges like the new cars.

    Put the block of wood between the "A" pillar and door, gently close the door on the block of wood to bend the hinge and line the door. Worked great.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.