The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pacorro, Jul 2, 2019.
The new clear electrical system of course
"El Mane" working against the clock
The merc glasses are placed
And the bad news doesn't stop: The upholsterer's father died and that leaves him out for a few days. The car has to be finished on August 23! It looks like a TV show. pffffff
And I want to have at least two days to test it and verify that everything works correctly
The assembly of the body continues, the installation of the moldings goes very well, what do you think of the appearance? I think I'm falling in love even more!
NICE Merc! Headliner looks nice and tight, will the seats also be done in white?
My brother had a nice '50 Merc, I did the engine for him (rebuilt the '50 Merc flathead, converted to a '38 Ford floor shift transmission, as the column shift tube was rotten.
Worked out a few dents, repaired suspension, lowered it, flare skirts.
I had a shop then, so devoted a weeks to it, so he could have this Merc he said he loved.
A month later, he sold it, kept all the $$. Not even a 'thank you'.
Hope you find your glove box door!
I like how you handled the side trim moulding, leaves an uninterrupted space for flames!
A sad end to that merc, after so much work and dedication ... It was clear that there was not so much love as he said and the money? .... The house loses!
The door arrived and work is being done on it, it only lacks the lock but it is complete
Keep up the work and the radiator is completely rebuilt, we need to paint it and assemble it
Your Merc is truly a thing of beauty, Pacorro!
Harry thank you for your comments and interest in this merc, I celebrate you like it. It is the project of my life, I have prepared for 22 years for this moment and the expert opinion is like the exam in school, I want to graduate with this project!
This week is the event celebrating the 35th anniversary of Automobile Guadalajara Club AC, to which I belong for 20 years and will be celebrated with a dinner, dance and the "uncover" of 35 cars and this merc has to look among the best! Competition will be tough and I will show you pics next week.
Missing upholstery, electrical system, connect the machine, finish installing the chrome and do tests on the street, pffffffffffff
Report from Monday, August 19, 2019
Globe box door ready to install.
Radiator frame in process
Front chrome fender for the latest adjustments
Bomper stone deflector ready to install
Armed plates and handles ready
And other small parts are ready too!
The pressure increases this day as the final date approaches like the devil¡
The discussion is: the 49 'traffic lights are much more beautiful and aesthetic than the massive 50' and 51 ', the same problem as with the 51 'rear glass. At least that's how they seem to me, that's why we made that modification. What do you think fellas?
It is already Wednesday and there are advances, not the ones I would like but we are going!
The front seats arrived!
The radiator will be a bone ache, I don't like how it looked and it doesn't assemble the original frame, pffff.
This decision will be postponed for next week I think ...
It's Thursday and the seats arrived, the assembly of body parts, electricity, glass and many small things that as you know demand attention, detail and time flies ...
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It does fit the original frame but yours has been subframed!
Thank you mercman! It has been a very long road and a desperate wait to this day. I hope you like it when it's finished.
That's right Slopok, I don't have the original radiator and I was wearing one of the yunk. It will be necessary to make a modern one so that all the parts fall into place, but it will be happening on Saturday
It has been a very long and tiring Thursday ...
As Postmx says: I'm going to need all the Chip Foose team to finish today!
Here the advances:
Time flies! Wish me luck guys .....
Pacorro I think it will be a very long night
Buena suerte en la presentacion, Pacorro! And remember always...... Its not the destination, its the journey. Even if you are unable to finish her before the unveiling, just show her proudly and finish the small things as you can. These cars are a work in progress and are never really completado para siempre.
Pacorooooooooooo, como te fue, no nos tengas en ascuas
Great story, great work, beautiful merc
Hello friends, I don't forget you, it's just that time rushed like an uracan and I was in the eye, everything turns so fast and without control! As mentioned here, it was a looooooooooooooooooooong night, the terminal time to receive the merc was at 12:00 hrs. and the upholsterer was putting on the sun visors at 11:25.
That was already crazy, my cell phone rang at every moment because they only needed my car to close the event hall (who has known Expo Guadalajara knows that they are VERY strict with the schedule).
The crane was ready and we all waited impatiently crossed arms for Cesar to finish removing the plastic from the seats and give the final cleaning, the tension could be seen in the environment.
Final cleaning, engine wash, upholstery and it's 10:00 a.m.
Finally! 11:25 am! The merc climbs the crane ramp and hopefully we will arrive on time¡
I can feel the tension from here in Cali, Pacorro! Our hearts are with you in this final thrust to get in under the wire!
Beautiful, the wheels, caps, paint, and now the upholstery! Perfect blend of tuck & roll, and color scheme esta Bueno!
We arrived at the car reception hangar and as expected ... the place was alone and, no vehicle, crane, or friend, only assembly staff. Huge curtains indicated that the event room had been closed, shit! It's only 12:17 my God!
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