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53 merc front sheetmetal on a 53 ford?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by custom53, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. custom53
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    does anyone know if a 53 merc frontend will bolt to a 53 ford.
     
  2. Squablow
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    I've seen it done, I know it'll fit the firewall, but not sure about wheelbase.
     
  3. The Mercury front end is longer than the Ford. I set a Mercury hood with the raised "scoop" on my Ford to see if it would swap, it was quite a bit longer.
     
  4. custom53
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    thanks. i really needed to know about the hood. i dont know if it will fit in the rear. i know the hood is not as wide as the ford.
     

  5. bulletproof1
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    i always liked the merc hood scoop..
     
  6. 53sled
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    bass can make it fit.
     
  7. desertdroog
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  8. JeffB2
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    This is what you have in mind? This is a member on another site,pm me for contact info.
     

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  9. custom53
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    thanks guys. i guess it will fit.
     
  10. custom53
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    i made the mec hood fit the ford fenders. i cut the edges off both hoods. i welded the merc hood to the ford edges (i left 1 inch on the sides). i then trimmed the rear to fit the ford. it looks pretty good. i will post pics soon.
     
  11. custom53
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    here are some pictures.
     

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  12. custom53
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    the merc hood was too long. i has to remove about 3 inches from the back. it was also to narrow. i cut my original hood up to make this fit with my ford fenders. i left about an inch and a half on the sides of the ford hood. i cut the merc hood right on the edge. now i have to make the front sides and finish welding it up. i think i will make the scoop functional.
     
  13. 54rat210
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    Looks sick so far :D
     
  14. custom53
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    thanks. when i finish this, i will finish making it a hardtop. i started last year i hope to get it done this year.
     
  15. WWinIL
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    3" wheelbase is exactly the difference between the '52 to '54 Merc's and the Ford's. And it's all from the cowl forward. Looks good!
     

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