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Projects >>>Chopped 1949 Mercury :cad/lasalle combo, period build circa 1954<<<

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by JeremyJames, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. JeremyJames
    Joined: Aug 11, 2008
    Posts: 432

    JeremyJames
    Member
    from concord NC

    Holy crap!!!!!!
    That car is so awesome!

    Thank you so much for posting this.
    It's hard to believe all the similarities. Very cool stuff!

    What ever happened with what remains of the car!!??


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  2. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,196

    shoebox1950
    Member
    from California

    Great job on this Merc build! Curt R, that's a great old kustom...cool pics!
     
  3. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,704

    Flat-Foot
    Member
    from Locust NC

    Curt R that is very cool. I hope you were able to get what was left of your Merc.
     
  4. Man, I sure hope I can take a gander at this Merc this weekend! A master's work!

    Jerm, Are you going to be around?
     
  5. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,116

    51 mercules
    Member

    Cool merc!Thanks for posting!
     
  6. dtracy
    Joined: May 8, 2012
    Posts: 223

    dtracy
    Member

    Very nicely done man! That job on the top is very impressive. By the way, who is your chrome company? That's a lot of stuff to have chromed in this day and age.

    Dave.
     
  7. the Merc rests in a storage building with 40 other project cars, all owned by one guy. Merc needs complete resto, roof is caved in, most of interior still there, Cad has been replaced with a 348/3 speed Chev, custom front sheet metal gone. The owner got the Merc in 1979 and since 2007, he has told me, "I'm going to work on the Merc" and at that time, he was 81 years old. I call every few months and he keeps saying, "I'm going to work on it".
    I appreciate everybody's interest but, back to the actual thread and to JJ, who is actually working on his Merc.
    Curt R
     
  8. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,118

    Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Great Merc! You should get a verbal confirmation from the owner to give you first shot at the car if/when he decides to sell. At 87 years of age, you should insist that he let you leave your contact info on the front seat with a note to call you (past owner, will pay market rate). He could pass away, and that car could be sold or auctioned off between your "call every few months" as sometimes estates get liquidated quickly. Might be a chance that you'd get a pre-sale courtesy call when that eventual day comes.
     

  9. Good suggestions, thanks. I did all that in 2007 and other things to keep me in the loop and first contact.
    Curt R
     
  10. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,304

    motoandy
    Member
    from MB, SC

    Great car, great build thread, great car club, great clubhouse. Thanks for taking us on your journey. You guys are fortunate to have each others back.

    Good luck on the rest of the build.
     
  11. JeremyJames
    Joined: Aug 11, 2008
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    from concord NC

    extremely fortunate. Thanks man


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  12. I dig those tail lights!


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  13. DETMER METALSHAPING
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 44

    DETMER METALSHAPING
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    Your car is looking great. Hopefully I can get by to see it in person. I really like the tail lights.


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  14. Car is looking good,love the tailights.I was real real close to running the exact same lights ,actually Dick D. wanted me to run these lights too.Keep up the good work .
     
  15. JeremyJames
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    JeremyJames
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    from concord NC


    Thanks man



    Thanks Damon. It's been a minute since you've been to the shop! Glad to hear your busy!







    Thanks man. I was very torn on which direction to go with the taillights. I couldn't be happier with the results.
     
  16. sinticket
    Joined: May 6, 2006
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    SURPRISE!!!! I fianlly just got caught up on reading all of this. It makes me smile every time I walk into the shop and see this Merc. It is seriously going to blow peoples minds when it is debuted. Unreal craftsmanship in the build all the way through. There has not been one corner cut at all. Like I said in a previous post on this thread, this Merc WILL be what other Mercs are judged by. Amazing work by an amazing craftsman and I am proud to call him a great friend and club brother. Cheers
     
  17. JeremyJames
    Joined: Aug 11, 2008
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    JeremyJames
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    from concord NC


    Hahahahaha funny funny!

    Well after the revival I am more motivated than ever to wrap this merc up!
    So many beautiful cars and a great gathering of custom cars.

    I definitely appreciate all the praise and appreciation for the work I've put into this car, but I Have a very long way to go. I'll be happy if this car is half as nice as you guys are making it out to be.

    I'll do a full update soon
     
  18. krusty40
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 832

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    Jerm - It was great to see the car in person at the Iron Lords Open House last night. The taillight treatment is outstanding in its simplicity and execution.

    I know you think that you don't have anything new to post on this build but dammit, it belongs on page one so newcomer custom fans can see what you are accomplishing. Hate to see it at the bottom of page 5.

    Keep digging on it and I'll keep diggin' it.

    unkl vic
     
  19. JeremyJames
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    JeremyJames
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    from concord NC



    Thanks unkl Vic!







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  20. JeremyJames
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    JeremyJames
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    from concord NC

    Here are a few pictures of the car assembled for the open house

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  21. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
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    Eric H
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    100% perfect!
     
  22. x2.This will bee awsome.
     
  23. Aussiepete.
    Joined: Oct 30, 2012
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    Aussiepete.
    Member

    This is my favourite thread on the H.A.M.B .Thanks for the updates , this is why I love mercury's . Awesome work.
     
  24. JeremyJames
    Joined: Aug 11, 2008
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    JeremyJames
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    from concord NC






    Thanks guys!
    I'm working on the little stuff now so there hasn't really been any good updates. I'll be molding the front end on in the next few weeks so expect a few good updates.




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  25. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
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    love the interior dude...along with everything else
     
  26. Looks great! I can't wait to see more updates either here or on instagram.
     
  27. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
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    Flat-Foot
    Member
    from Locust NC

    Where are the updates?

    I rely on the hamb because I am shitty friend and I never get down to the shop anymore :)
     
  28. Waldoz
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 82

    Waldoz
    Member

    I love this build!! Keep it up.
     
  29. tikiwagon13
    Joined: Feb 23, 2011
    Posts: 371

    tikiwagon13
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    Awesome build, I love the fact that 6 of you are sharing a shop.
     

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