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Projects '50 merc resurrection, sympathy needed

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by anteek49, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. anteek49
    Joined: Aug 7, 2013
    Posts: 223


    I just pulled a '50 merc tudor out of the woods that I put there temporarily....25 plus years ago. It's gone to do-do big time but i promised a almost stepdaughter that I'd fix it for her many moons ago. it doesn't need to be chopped,just be a 50 footer. I have a set of bumpers to rechrome,a good grill,and glass kit. It doesn't have rockers or salvageable floors. A chassis/floor transplant may be necessary,so open to ideas. Any one ever do one this bad?
  2. Got any Pictures?
    From what I can see there's nothing left of it.

    Maybe full size GM for frame/floors? Im no merc wiz, but think I heard they are an acceptable swap.
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  3. 2racer
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 960


    start with a better car...learned the hard way
  4. big M
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 709

    big M

    With enthusiasm and a little skill, it can be pulled off. Getting discouraged at the start is no good.

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  5. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,679


    Pics help, I make floor pan sections for them..Sometimes if you have the funds, more than spare time, its better to start off with something solid.
  6. 1959Nomad
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,078


    sounds like "the one that got away" from me i started to leavea note with my # and came back a few moths later and it was gone.
    lets see it!
  7. slddnmatt for the floor pans, green mountain for the rockers, mercuryland for trunk sections.. by hook and by crook for the rest....there's been a couple builds posted on here covering frame swaps...prostreetjon's got a great list on suppliers
  8. cfnutcase
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,033

    from Branson mo

    Ya get no sympathy from me for letting a merc rot away...:mad: If you were not going to fix the car you should have sold it to someone that would have....then when you decided to build one buy one...
  9. anteek49
    Joined: Aug 7, 2013
    Posts: 223


    This car was always used as a donor. The flathead was good and powered one project,the trunklid was rough but used on another car,then a cherry one showed up and went on this. A chassis swap was planned but several better Mercs went thru my hands while this set. Well;the supply of Mercs is very finite and this one will be saved. Finding cars in Florida isn;t like it is in drier states. You haven't driven a sweet Merc until you drive one on a GM chassis.....perfect for a teenager. Anything beats her getting a riceburner!
  10. Buy your stepdaughter an older non-riceburner

    Unless you have very deep pockets - the cost to build
    it to a safe daily driver will probably be more than you can afford.

    Really - you should not have let it sit for 25 years .... :cool:

  11. Don't do a frame swap! Merc frames are pretty heavy duty and will be much less work. Any pic's of the car yet?
  12. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 3,830


    I'm sure you're a nice guy, but my sympathy goes to the car for being cast aside to rust for 25 years.

    Here goes a lesson to all the guys who won't sell anything because "some day I'm gonna fix it up".
  13. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
    Posts: 1,189


    i have one of those made of solid gold, but sorry i don't have any pics either.
  14. Sent you an email on any parts you need. Mine is done with the metal work and have a spare car if you need parts. Hit me up

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