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Projects Customizing a 1940 Merc sedan "Fat Girl"

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Sledge, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

    Yeah there is a guy who sells steel aftermarket skirts on ebay and they are pretty good. You will need to modify them slightly to fit.
     
  2. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    I think the Aussie Slopers gave the Americans some styling cues for the roofline of the new '39 Merc tudors. And now you guys are making it that much better.
     
  3. There was a set of original bubble skirts that ended yesterday on Ebay for $360 i believe.
    I bid on them for a 39 project, but stopped early as I knew i would want to make my own slightly longer anyhow
    Hans
     
  4. fryguy
    Joined: Nov 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,234

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    Thanks Hans. I did buy steel teardrop skirts on Ebay last year for a 48 Poncho. They were nice. If this is the same guy, I'd buy again.
     
  5. shiftervic
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
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    from So. Cal.

    Fat Gal, looking forward to doing the next phase (deck area) real soon!
     
  6. U-235
    Joined: Dec 18, 2010
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    I had one of these in my back yard years ago....always wanted to do what being done, but alas, I traded it for an Olds.....oh, and your skirts are on backwards....kinda look like the ones you bought last year in June.
     
  7. stephane-rod
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    from france

  8. 4444Design
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    looks like a interesting start

    like the "flow" of the new roofline

    lookin' foward to the updates
     
  9. Looks great so far. I'll be interested to see how you tackle the trunk.
     
  10. CoolHand
    Joined: Aug 31, 2007
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    Very ambitious chop.

    Subscribed to see how it turns out.

    Best of luck guys, it looks good so far. :D
     
  11. cleatus
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    from Sacramento

    Not that I'd kick a coupe to the curb, but I think I'd really rather have a sedan (if it looked like this)
     
  12. 40FordDeluxe
    Joined: Dec 21, 2010
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    Very nice work guys! I love how it is looking!
     
  13. randy
    Joined: Nov 15, 2003
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    Nice work. Looking forward to seeing how you work the ass end of it. Seems like sedan/fastback chops are usually won or lost in the trunk.
     
  14. hemi v8
    Joined: Jan 25, 2012
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    Great work, awesome chop!
     
  15. navyboy
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    Love split Windows :)

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  16. Looking great Kevan, i really like(d) the photoshop Rik did and yours will be a killer too.

    Hennie
     
  17. Zed
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    from FRANCE

    very kool project :cool:
     
  18. TheKeystoneKid
    Joined: Jul 10, 2013
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    from Allentown

  19. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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    from MN,USA

    The chop looks excellent.
     
  20. Looks good! If you're car turns out anywhere near what Rik's rendering looks like, it will be worth it. I can hardly wait for the updates.
     
  21. navyboy
    Joined: Mar 11, 2013
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    Very nice job.
     
  22. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
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    Sledge, looking good, any more pics or updates?
     
  23. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    from Nor Cal

    Vic will be back this weekend so we should have more progress pics sometime in the coming week!
     
  24. stephane-rod
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
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    from france

  25. Vic and Kevan,

    Killer work so far! It's so tough to pull off a sedan chop, but so rewarding when done right. I'm impressed with your work already, perfect amount of chop, and I love how you guys are working the C-pillar area.

    Can't wait to see more!
     
  26. spiders web
    Joined: Jan 16, 2011
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    Sweet looking. I'll be watching!
     
  27. vonpahrkur
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
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    hey bud, how bout an update... :cool:
     
  28. TonyVoltron
    Joined: Mar 29, 2011
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    there's one sitting in my landlord's garage. Its under all that crap. Behind the straight eight in the way.

    1533763_10201500970582245_1577463743_n.jpg
     
  29. ne'erdowell
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
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    ne'erdowell
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    Any updates on this? Please.....
     
  30. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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