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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Sledge, Oct 27, 2013.
So cool, Kevan...you make it look easy
cool watching a pro's work
Very very good I really look forward to seeing it, it is project which would help me a lot http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=834189
Can't wait to see Nathans car when it arrives over here
Love your work at thoose Mercs want you to contact me i am i merc fan whith lots of parts have two 1940 merc convertible that i started to restore mayby we can change some parts my mail adress is firstname.lastname@example.org i have had them in 10 years and collecting parts everyday but in sweden its not so easy when i see your work i really what a coupe as well if you want i can send pictures on booth restoration thanks dudden
Love to see that mercury smile, looking really good..........
Nice to see that you started with good solid cars, has to save a ton of work over rough ones. Don't think I've ever seen a 39-40 chopped step by step, thanks for the tour. Bob
I like your technique on removing the big forehead. Very nice metal shaping and metal finishing skills.
Some photos on my mercs under restoration !
Nice project bil! Tell that dude to get off your hood!
Got more work done on Jason's Merc last weekend. We straitened out the rear cross member which brought the tail way down. Then did some more test fitting on the passenger sail panel which still needs more work but getting closer.
Now it's looking like a custom! As Jason says "when you chop and drop a 40 merc it's like transforming the biggest dork in school into the coolest dude in school" hahaha
I know the feeling. I was a total zero in school. Laughed at. Made fun of. Then I discovered sex panther cologne.
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some photos again
When you cut the piecuts from the ends and centers of the crossmember, then bend it upward, how does it not pull the framerails closer? I've sketched it out and made paper patterns, and each time it wants to make the crossmember "shorter". Did you actually cut the crossmember free at some point, and need to put some spacers in somewhere?
Looks awesome! Great work.
Amazing work Sledge! Looks like things are going well for you in Northern California.
No I don't cut it free or use spacers, but I don't flatten it out completely either so maybe that's why. The frame has lots of strength from the body mounts, center crossmember, and rear spacer so I guess that's what keeps it from pulling the frame in. You can add some extra support if you're worried about it but I've never had a problem.
I wasn't worried about the support or strength, I was wondering if the geometry worked out. Looks so simple and easy to do, I was hoping it was true.
BTW: I LOVE the chops on those two coupes, as well as the others you'd posted in the past.
wow what a difference the drop makes, Jason must be stoked with how it's coming together. From the angle of the photo it doesn't even look like the front end needs to be lowered. Seriously cool
If the outer cuts (top down) and the inner cuts (bottom up) remove the same amount of material they should cancel each other out, and won't widen or narrow the dimensions... I think
Killer chops on the two Mercs!
Did the Marron Merc once have a softball sized dent in the right sail panel?
Also, whats the story on the Baka bomber in the corner of shop in the early photos
No didn't see a softball size dent? The bomber is a full size replica of a Japanese Ocha Kamikaze that Jason Built!
Wow awesome work as always
Kevan...do have a photo of the rear crossmember welded back together & in place?
Kevan, great work on those two mercs. All this work is getting others to start building 40 Mercs. Please No! I am having a rough time finding parts for mine already. I did pick up that sedan from Drew so that's going to be a big help.
You have all the nice stockers to work with, Drew and I here on the right coast are lucky to work with parts cars, ha ha
the green merc you are working on, is that a stock color? it looks to be the same as the green sedan I picked up. Wonder what that color name is?
Thanks Paul. I don't think the green is the stock color. The stock color is slightly darker. I will try to post of picture later.
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