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Crazy 'bout a Mercury!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Levis Classic, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Levis Classic
    Joined: Oct 7, 2003
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    Been working on buying this for a couple of weeks - just picked her up on Friday, 61 Mercury Meteor. Its pretty much stock except for the interior, wheel skirts, and spots. Bought it from the second owner, and was only a few miles from home!

    What a dream to drive down the highway!

    Dont have too many plans but I would agree with Hotrodhon, she needs to be lowered, some new wheel treatments and a shave job is about all she'll need. Ok maybe a Maroon flaked roof.

    Any suggestions beyond these?

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  2. Redneck Smooth
    Joined: Apr 19, 2004
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    from Cincinnati

    Caddy taillights, though overdone, always look great with that body style...
     
  3. MidnightTrain
    Joined: Jun 2, 2006
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    from North Ga

    there's a nice 4 door model in town for way cheap...

    that's basically my vision while i was interested...the bullet tails as well...as over used as they are...there timeless in my book...

    a mesh grill with bullets would fit the style well too....

    Brush has a real nice rendering of one i beilieve...
     
  4. LOCO_LOUIE
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    from Ontario,Ca

    Very Nice Car Its Complete.
     
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  5. james_p_thomas
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    from Ohio

    Beautiful car!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. 49Lincoln
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    49Lincoln
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    from SoCal

    I never thought I'd say this - but leave her the f alone man! that car is so bitchin' lookin stock! It looks low with that great stance. and those spots. it looks like it's in perfect condition. and not that value is the bottom line - i don't beleive it is - but could you seriously add ANY value to that car by chopping her up? i wouldln't even f with the caps. maybe some lower profile tires but the ones on there look great. thats a sweet ride man. would you mind telling us how much she was? maybe i'm starry eye'd by looking at to many overpriced cali cars out here.
     
  7. Levis Classic
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    There is alot to be said about leaving her just as is.

    I do think I will put some 2" lowering blocks in the rear.

    The retired fella I bought it from had it for 19 years and really kept it in top shape. Its not perfect, one or two small bubbles and a few thin paint spots but she's nice.
     
  8. hot-rod roadster
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    Wow, very cool car. I'd lower it maybe some chrome wheels with spyder caps and a medium white wall tire.I especialy like the interior, 60's cars had the best factory interior's. Gary
     
  9. Red69Hoss
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    Me dig it a lot! I wouldn't do anything to it except install curb finders on the starboard side.
     
  10. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Hey Brett;

    If it were a 60 this would work better.

    Really fuck em up.

    Put a 59 chevy grille in it.

    B:eek:B
     
  11. The Catholic
    Joined: Jul 12, 2004
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    Can ya dig it?
     

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  12. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    It's already lowered.
    I know, it's not scrapin, but it's a lot lower than stock.

    Those are "the other custom tail lights" that everyome wanted if they didn't want '59 Caddy's, don't fuck with the tail lights, unless you want to put them in a box and send them to me. I'll pay a fair price.

    Just change the oil, replace the seat covers with something similar and don't drive it on salted roads, but just drive it! :cool:
     
  13. chrisntx
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
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    from Texas .

    That car is Gorgeous! I have owned my Mercury since 1967. My father owned Mercurys. My mother had a Mercury. My uncle owned Mercurys. Congratulations!
     
  14. kustombuilder
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  15. HotRodHon
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    Single Head Lights and Tail lights always make these cars look clean.;)

    Craig:cool:
     

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  16. Levis Classic
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    I like This!
     

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  17. kustombuilder
    Joined: Sep 18, 2002
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    kustombuilder
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    from Novi, MI

    but with a CHOP, right?? :D
     
  18. some kinda wheels...1-1/2" whites...leave the chrome alone.!!...DONE:)
    ...beautiful car ...it speaks for itself
     
  19. Yeah. Needs a chop, and a good subtle metallic colour. Nice car, man.
     
  20. louvers
    Joined: Jun 3, 2006
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    from alameda,ca

    Gorgeous, congratulations on such a great find. You'll be turning heads for sure.
     
  21. falconmad
    Joined: Sep 21, 2005
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    Looks Great!! Leave it alone and just enjoy driving it. It's a great car and it already is different than must of the cars out there. Just my 2 cents.
     
  22. punkabilly1306
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
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    punkabilly1306
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    from ohio

    i have a 62' monterey four door that I am working on...these cars are awesome, mines lowered with www's and everything shaved it also has a different grille, i have pics in one of my postings...nice find very nice
     

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