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Projects A little different 50' mercmerc

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by farmer013, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. The Continental
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
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    The Continental
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    from Texas

    Dude are you serious? You just made one incredibly sweet 4 door. I'm not a fan of shaved handles only on back doors, but for this phantom coupe I wouldn't knock it. How much did you take out from back doors to the front and are you running a door post still? Oh and please tell me you're painting this in a black or ultra dark color. You'd have even more people fooled that it's a sedan.
     
  2. farmer013
    Joined: Feb 23, 2016
    Posts: 28

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    Thanks man! Took 3" out of the back, and I'm leaving the pillar out. (Beefed up the frame around the roof and the rockers a bit).
    It's gonna be a root beer'ish metal flake, same as the dash. And Mabey a black roof or something a different shade
     
  3. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
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    Jonnie King
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    from St. Louis

    Great job ! Did you rework the original frame & suspension to get the drop, or did you use a donor frame that included the steering wheel/tilt column ? And, yes, the chop is as good as it gets !!
    Jonnie
    www.legends.thewwbc.net
     
  4. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
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    Devin
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    from Napa, CA

    So much margin for error and you frickin nailed it! Very nice work


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  5. That's nice. Incredible skill there and a real work of art.
    But, that steering wheel's got to go man ...............
     
  6. Great work. Looks like you're coming along nicely. As for the top I would suggest something in a deep red with a lace pattern.


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  7. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
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    The B pillar lock support needs to be like a 57 58 Eldorado Broughams. I wonder why more people don't dig these 4 doors with the suicide doors? You may have changed that. A mate has one and yours might be good inspiration after a few beers.
     
  8. The locks could also be similar to the Facel Vega Excellence...
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  9. Epy
    Joined: Sep 10, 2008
    Posts: 117

    Epy
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    Like this...........keep it up
     
  10. 351cmach
    Joined: Feb 2, 2010
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    351cmach
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    from Ma

    love it :) How much did you chop the top?
     
  11. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    anthony myrick
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    from al

    well crap!
    been thinking about doing something like this on my more door merc for years
    what I get for having too many projects
    looks cool, keep posting pics
     
  12. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

    Dang. About flipped when I saw the pic with the doors open. Dang.
     
  13. That has the best lines of any 4 door merc i have ever seen, and its not even in primer yet! The chop is spot on! The doors are crazy! you took what most would look at as a hindrance and used it to your advantage to make and sick custom! Please post more pics of how you did the doors, how they latch, roof frame and floor reinforcement. Really killer ride!
     
  14. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,954

    Bullet Nose
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    Ever come across an old thread and hope there are new progress photos posted?

    I just did.
     
  15. farmer013
    Joined: Feb 23, 2016
    Posts: 28

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  16. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    from al

    ya did good
    nice seeing a build thread for a change
     
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  17. flatheadpete
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    flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

    Man that's cool.
     
  18. Gearhead Graphics
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

  19. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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  20. Man,you are a glutton for punishment but that car turned out beautiful, amazing work! HRP
     
  21. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
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    BuckeyeBuicks
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    from ohio

    Looks great to me! You have done one hell of a lot of nice work:cool:
     
  22. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
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    Mos Def "4" stars out of "4"!!!!!
     
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  23. Looks really good . Excellent work. Maybe you covered this, but are the rear door windows fixed in place and do not roll down?
    I would love to see some chrome side trim on it.

    Mick
     
  24. Somebody's gonna conk their head on that B pillar, I'll bet. You've done a really good job on laying the back window down. That makes, or breaks, a chop. It doesn't make me a 4 door fan, but I like this car, a whole bunch.
     
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  25. VANDENPLAS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
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    VANDENPLAS
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    Looking great
    I live what you did with the 4 doors sooo cool !!




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  26. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Exceptionally nice work, beautiful proportions. This seems like one of those ideas that people would talk about but never actually complete, and you followed through with great results. Thanks for the update.
     
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  27. ZZ Top Chop
    Joined: Aug 12, 2018
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    ZZ Top Chop
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    That chop is the titso_O
     
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  28. Car
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
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    Car
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    from the desert

    SWEET!!!!
     
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  29. Nice job!
     
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