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Projects ****50 mercury build**** sweet memories.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ryno, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    build this one for a customer.

    ill let him chime in on the back ground story of the car, but it is in really solid shape, and im supper excited to get this car going for him.

    quick run down, goals.
    mm2 ,9", air bags, sbc, 350 trans, ac, chop, mild body modifications, custom paint and interior. something that can be driven hard, handle well, and be comfortable.

    sweet memories.
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    dropping her off.
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    pulled the axles, for re drilling from 5.5 to the more common 4.5 and to check out the ring and pinion. looks like we had some moisture in the drivers side. all looks good. 3.25 ratio, will be ok with the turbo 350 tranny.
    housing will be blasted with frame.
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    got the body pulled of the frame and the frame stripped of all suspension, wires, lines etc. ready for blaster
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    car has a previously installed street rod engineering mm2 front stub. i will clean this up and finish the install.
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    floors and rockers look solid.
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  2. Outlaw1
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    Got this car from my Dad, he has owned 31 years, he had a new 1950 and after a finder bender put it all in primer with some mild customizing, this were he got the sweet memories that was painted on in the early 80's. He is now 83 and wants to see the car finished so here we go with the build.
     
  3. Great background story!

    Please tell us those wheels are rollers! :eek: HRP
     
  4. bigd4xman
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    According to one of his fb posts, those are just rollers.
     
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  5. ryno
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    yes, those where just to get it here.
     
  6. chaddilac
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    Keep posting!! :)
     
  7. RR496
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    Look forward to seeing the progress!
     
  8. zman
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    from Garner, NC

    I'll be watching... lol
     
  9. Contrary to popular belief some of us don't subscribe to fartbook.:rolleyes: But I do appreciate knowing they are just ugly rollers,,I love Mercury's! HRP
     
  10. Jimbo17
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    Very Cool project!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Best of luck with it. Jimbo
     
  11. 40StudeDude
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    Yeah, WTH is "fb"...???

    Please continue your build posts here...even tho you're doing a Mercury, which is a F-O-R-D product, I'd still like to follow along...I get great ideas from other's builds...F-O-R-D products included...

    R-
     
  12. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    got the frame dropped off to today at the blaster.
    it will be a few days before hell have it done. looking forward to a clean slate.

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  13. Looking forward to the updates.
     
  14. FB is OK.
    99% of my stuff there is Hot Rodding.
    Great contacts and info as well.
    Easy to keep the BS out of it.
     
  15. wicarnut
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    Kool project with a GREAT STORY to go with it. Will follow your progress. John
     
  16. ryno
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    got it picked back up from the blaster. nice and clean for the rest of the transformation.

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    also made a cart so i can move the body around the shop as needed.

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  17. ph8ed4life
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    from AZ

    Looks like a great starting point! I can't wait to see how this turns out...
     
  18. chaddilac
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    Updates please Ryno!! :D
     
  19. GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    nice car to start with,any updates???
     
  20. ryno
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    Waiting on some parts. Should be back on it hard again next week.
    Thanks for the thoughts!
     
  21. 2Loose
    Joined: Nov 9, 2005
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    Always wanted to do a Merc. Just never ran across one here on Maui. Or anywhere in Hawaii for that matter. Did find two 4 doors down in South Maui many years ago, but they were half rotted down into the ground, The frames were gone. Did not want to take that on. So I live vicariously watching threads like this one. That frame cleaned up nice, and the body is a perfect starting point. I will very much enjoy watching this thread.
    Aloha,
    Willy
     
  22. Rudy J
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    thats cool. Look forward to watching it come together
     
  23. ryno
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    aloha mr hand!
    i could only imagine trying to find a nice merc on a small island, hard enough for us over here. thank you.

    good talking with you today rudy, its been too long man.
     
  24. ryno
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    little update...

    got some wheels and tires in today. ordered them from coker while at hershey swap.
    15x6 chrome smoothies, 205 75 15 2 3/8" wide whites.

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    started the rear link bars. i make these out of 2x2 1/4 box tubing. use a machined threaded insert that gets plug welded and finish welded into the tubing. 1 1/8" threaded rod end with urethane bushings.

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    don't forget your anti seize!

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  25. ryno
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    spent some time on the front end stub that was previously installed.
    cleaned it up and added some fish plates to the inner rails.
    fixed up some holes in the x members that where added some time ago id imagine with a torch and axe.
    boxed the main rails.

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  26. Rudy J
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    Likewise...yep been too long. See you at Pistons & Paint.
     
  27. ryno
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    looking forward to it.
     
  28. ryno
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    got the x members all step boxed and welded in some 4"tubing for the exhaust to run through. also added some 1 1/2" tubing for the fuel, lines brake lines, electrical ...

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  29. leadsledmerc49
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    I'm diggin' the frame pics. Gives me some ideas and inspiration for mine. Thanks!!
     
  30. ryno
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    thanks for the good words..
     

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