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  1. Austinrod
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    Well I guess my Radical days are numbered this mild custom 1949 mercury real convertible is headed to my garage always wanted one
    Can’t wait too delve deep and make her my own.
    Don’t know any history only a 83 year old owned her before.
    Any body recognize the mild custom touches ?
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  2. Austinrod
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    Some highlights
    This is a true Custom Mercury Convertible with lots of subtle changes to make it a one of a kind cruiser. Updated drive train is from a 1972 Oldsmobile; the 455 V-8 which runs smooth and strong. Automatic transmission with custom gear shift indicator makes this car easy to drive. Beautiful two tone brown vinyl custom interior looks totally at home in this rare beauty. Custom chrome dash components and accessory gauges keeps one well aware of how this '49 Mercury is performing. Any chance of rain and the power assist tan canvas top goes up in a hurry. Unique wood-grain dash, interior panels and the top convertible bows were done to a high level and really give it a special look. Frenched headlights, nosed hood and shaved door handles, operated by remote door poppers, are all part of this special package. A power trunk release was also put in place. Recessed antennas, fender skirts and wide whitewall tires with Olds spinner hubcaps completes the look. This 1949 Mercury Custom Convertible is truly a one of a kind treasure that you can jump in and enjoy. You will like what you see!
     
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  3. CME1
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    That is one beautiful Mercury! Congrats on your new fun ride!
     
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  4. Austinrod
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    Thanks CME1
     
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  5. Packrat
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    Man, that's nice!
     
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  6. Squablow
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    Really pretty car, looks to be very well done. I hate to be that guy, but is there something that can be done with those speaker covers in the doors? It's the only nitpick I could come up with on what otherwise looks period-perfect and very clean.
     
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  7. 19Fordy
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    I am happy for you. Congrats. It's always cheaper to "buy one done".
    What ever you paid, it was well worth it as 49-51 Merc convertibles
    are pretty rare and very expensive to rebuild.
     
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  8. Austinrod
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    I guess the easiest thing too do is take the off spray paint too color match
     
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  9. Mr48chev
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    That is a nice one and one I bet you will drive a bunch.
     
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  10. Austinrod
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    Yes already have plates for it too
     
  11. From the plate, it looks like the previous home was Minnesota?
     
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  12. rotten ron
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    So nice always liked Merc Convertibles
     
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  13. catdad49
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    Should be a Great droptop cruiser, Congrats!
     
  14. Austinrod
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    Correct
     
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  15. Jalopy Joker
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    a very good choice for a custom to own - how did you locate it? - just searching online?
     
  16. That thing is classy and smoooooooth .


    Looks like a fantastic classy custom convertible cruiser !!! o_O Wheeew say that three times fast !!!


    Have fun and enjoy it !
     
  17. Austinrod
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    Just searching online
     
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  18. brady1929
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    Congratulations.
     
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  19. Joe Blow
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    Killer....congrats.
     
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  20. rotten ron
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    I will loan you my cane to beat the ladies off.

    Sorry Joe thought the car was yours.
     
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  21. dwollam
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    Nice Merc!

    Dave
     
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  22. Man that thing is perfect
     
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  23. alphabet soup
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    Only thing I can see...I wouldn't/couldn't change anything about it!!
     
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  24. Austinrod
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    Thank you
     
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  25. Austinrod
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    Here’s some video
     
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  26. straykatkustoms
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    You are going to have a lot of fun driving this one around. Congrats!
     
  27. Austinrod
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    Thanks man
     
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  28. Austinrod
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    Better view of both grill does anybody know what grill this is on the bottom picture
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  29. Damn….that’s a Dream Machine…can’t imagine the feeling of a nice Sumer Night drive with the top down…beautiful car
     
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  30. Austinrod
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    Thanks loveoftiki
     
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