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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by choptvan, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    Been working on a 51 mercury for a fellow hamb member. Thought i would post a few pix and see what you guys thought

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    Obviously we still have a ways to go, skirts, things like that. We are also installing coker's new H78 4in whitewall tires soon as our custom steel wheels from stockton wheel.

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  2. Doctor Detroit
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    Pretty cool... I like it. Did you lower the lip on the front fender, or is the welding from rust repair? I like the '49 dash.
     
  3. choptvan
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    Its a 54 ford fender lip. Will match the skirts when we build those. It was used for both a mod and rust repair both. This poor thing was full of rust!


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  4. Nice chop and great proportions but is it tubbed (pro street) in the rear?:confused: HRP
     
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  5. choptvan
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    No sir it isnt! We are waiting on our wheels to get made from stockton wheel. These are on backwards! Cause they are no where near correct. Since it is only rolling around the shop, no big deal. We will have 54 caps on the rear just like the front.


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  6. ph8ed4life
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    Damn, looks like a good build! Can't wait to see more pics
     
  7. tankwilson
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    Cool im doing something very similar interior wise on my chopped and dropped 49 Plymouth. What shifter are you using and and how tall is it?
     
  8. choptvan
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    We have a 700r4. Used a short lokar. Like 8 inches. Some of it is tucked under the console. We will sew up a nice blood red leather boot when we get that far. It is a floor mount shifter. Not a trans mount.


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  10. tankwilson
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    Cool. Im rebuilding a hemi and putting a 700r4 in it too. I was thinking lokar shifter too but was gonna go with a trans mount version. Any reason y you went with floor mount?

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  11. choptvan
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    Doing the floor mount allowed me to move it farther back then the trans mount would allow. Puts it right next to you where it is easy to grab. We are building a flat firewall for it, so the motor got moved forward just a bit. To top that off, the owner is just over 6ft tall! So it had to fit him easily. Doing this with the shifter, dis just that.


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  12. Don't really care for 51s , but nice work!
     
  13. choptvan
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    Ha ha! I can tell! Thanks!


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  14. chopnweld
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    Shannon I'm glad to see you finally got a Merc to mess with :) Lookin good!
     
  15. Looks good brother!
     
  16. slddnmatt
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    looks good!! Is it cut about 5" and some more out of the back? My computer screen seems to squish pics so its hard to tell! Awesome work!
     
  17. choptvan
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    Matt, comin from you, that means a lot! Somewhere close to 6 or so. Never measured. I went till it looked just right....


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  18. 51 Leadsled
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    Looks great, are you on a stock frame?
     
  19. That's a relief,,I was worried about about the car being confused,,HRP
     
  20. choptvan
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    Not entiry no. We have a fatman stub up front and some of a gambino notch kit and a 4 link from him as well. Currie 9 inch and wilwood 4 piston disc brakes all around. We want it to haul ass, drive down the highway with ease, drive like a Cadillac, and still look the part on the outside. Interior is 64 t-bird seats with a 49 dash and digital guages.


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  21. Digital gauges? Say it ain't so.
     
  22. choptvan
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    Oops.... Said the wrong thing!


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  23. hombres ruin
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    looks great,the proportions are nice..please for the sake of this merc no digital gauges..stay on the good side of tradition..great work
     
  24. choptvan
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    Thanks.


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  25. RR496
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    Shaping up quite nicely!
     
  26. choptvan
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    Thanks!


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  27. 19Fordy
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    Looks very nice. Nice work. Two thoughts. 1. Those seats look too small for the car. Larger bucket seats might fit better. (2) If you french the headlights don't make them look "bug eyed".
     
  28. choptvan
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    Seats to small? Might be the pic. Cause any bigger, and they wouldnt fit. Going to french them with 54 ford rings


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  29. 19Fordy
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    I was thinking of seats out of a 60's chevelle (like 1967). When you french the headlight rims try not to make them appear to "stick out". This "stick out" appearance sometimes happens when the bottom of the frenched " headlight rim doesn't blend in a flow smoothly into the fender. It's just something I've noticed over the years. Remember, you want you work to be outstanding, not necessarily "stick out".
     

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