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Folks Of Interest Bought a 40 Merc not a Dodge, a MERC

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by VANDENPLAS, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. So now we gotta say "It's always a F*N Dodge or Merc"??? You're confusing he troops here. Modge...Derc..... I dunno..
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  2. lol, I know what I bought. Knew what it was the whole time. Never asked any of you’d

    “ WHASSIT “?



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  3. How do the wife and family like it? It's always more enjoyable if they 'get into' it, too.
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  4. They love it.

    the wife is the one who found the 37 ( the burgundy one at the beginning of the thread ) loved the look and the size.

    was not a fan of my 63 merc she called it the “ white whale” thought it was ridiculously huge !!

    Kids like it and the fact the back doors are suicide .

    amd it does make a difference when they like the car .
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  5. It’s 3 am:eek:

    This better be worth it 6A117DF7-E156-43C5-8BAB-48DDDD6AFA4C.jpeg
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    Loaded up and coming home .
  7. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 5,659

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Very cool! Safe travels home!
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  8. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,272


    Great looking Merc! Where did you find it? I might suggest using blue ign wires to keep the Ford theme as well as match up with the blue on th evolve covers. I would also try to move those gauges from the top of the dash to below it and fill the hole with a radio delete panel. Thought about getting the front axle lowered? Apparently Ont. gets cold in the winter so relatively easy winter projects...
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  9. 14 hours of driving and she’s home safe n sound .

    mill fill you guys in tomorrow I’m pooped A3B53C7C-58BE-4787-B18C-BD0266EB4CA1.jpeg 941CBE9E-F4CB-4508-9238-4FF78365CE97.jpeg
  10. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,681


    Sweeet look'in ride!!
    I normally turn up my big-old-honker at 4 doors but......those see-more-doors are really cool on older cars
    (you can explain why they are called see-more-doors to the children!!!!)
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  11. Nice car! 4 doors have grown on me over the years... so much more convenient for passengers and makes the whole cruise experience better. Great dive-in movie car!
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  12. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 5,092

    from Berry, AL

    I'm not a big fan of 4 doors, but that body wears it well. Love the front end as well, like a custom 40 Ford.
    I'd lose the peep mirrors for some door mounted swan necks, change the wheels for something more correct, and drive it until I wore it out!
  13. The wheels are the first thing to go o_O

    just don’t do the car justice

    clean up under the hood a bit , fluids filters and go through the tune up and brakes snd drive drive drive !!!

    I want to do steel wheels and caps with sn off set front to back, the front wheels sit proud compared to the rear wheels, my guess is the disc brake conversion pushed the wheels out a tad .
  14. Disk what ???
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  15. :rolleyes:o_O:rolleyes::oops: Ummm Disc mumble mumble brake mumble mumble ;)

    Yes those front clampy stoppy things that make you go from go to whoa !
  16. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,098


    I would like the Moose to conjure up a photoshop Matranga 4 door.
  17. chiro
    Joined: Jun 23, 2008
    Posts: 986


    Nice looking car. Congrats!
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  18. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,178


    Milestone in your garage...congrats @VANDENPLAS...looking forward to your carefully planned do this N' that's...great time of year to cruise too...
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  19. Great looking car Vandenplas! I missed the part where you said what drivetrain is in it.
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  20. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
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  21. 302 , AOD and an 8.8 rear

    Gotta clean out the carb and loose the wayyyyy to loud mufflers
  22. 37 caddy
    Joined: Mar 4, 2010
    Posts: 411

    37 caddy
    from PEI Canada

    Are you going to Barrie this weekend,wish i could go,didnt realize it was still on.Cool looking car youre lucky to find it. Harvey
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  23. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 858


    You sure it's not a Jaguar ?
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  24. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,417

    from South Indy

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  25. :rolleyes: It runs , so no. It’s not a Jaguar :D

    I like that ! “ crew cab “

    it’s got a bit of a stumble, I cleaned out the fuel bowls and they had a bunch of sediment in them, going to order a carb rebuilt kit so I can pull it apart and clean it all out.
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  26. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,878

    from omaha ne.

    Sure is funny looking for a Dodge….lol. Nice Merc Mr. Van.
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