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History Dick Jackson's 1954 Mercury

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Dick Jackson's 1954 Mercury

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  2. catdad49
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    Can you imagine cruisin' thru the drive-in with this?! The Montclair trim is just the right touch for a little extra panache, while the later, scalloped version takes the car in a little less restrained direction. l like 'em both. Thanks for bringin' this to the top.
     
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  3. verde742
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    But, Where is it today?
     
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  4. The tiger shark is the leading attack species in Hawaii. Distribution: Off the Atlantic coast of the United States tiger sharks are found from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Off the Pacific coast tiger sharks are found from southern California southward.

    Good thing you said Atlantic,,,or was that Atlantis??
     
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  5. I love that car
     
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  6. flatford8
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    I dont know where you are but off the coast of Maine, the Atlantic is. COLDDD!!! this time of year!!.... and your doing this on purpose... to pet Sharks!?!?!?..... are you crazy????..... never mind.... dumb question!.... Mark
     
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  7. I was not aware that Dick Jackson ever owned the Merc. Ronnie Dragoo was the owner when it was painted white.
    It was later painted Purple, I believe.
    Great car and Ron had the perfect 50's name.

    Mick
     
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  8. 'Mo
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    Dick (Peep) Jackson is every inch a custom guy, having started out while still in school sweeping shop floors at Barris Kustoms, for free. He owned and built a number of great customs, selling or trading most to finance the next build.

    Ronnie Dragoo traded this custom Merc, plus some cash, for the '54 (already in white), which was built by Dick and Sam Barris. Ronnie later hired Dick for the repaint, giving him free range of colors. (Apparently the scallops came as somewhat a surprise!:eek:)

    {I'd be willing to bet Cerny that had a hand in Ron's Merc.;))
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    Here is a good article on Dick Jackson from Kustomrama; https://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=Dick_Jackson
     
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  9. Thanks Mo, I need to read my Kustomrama newsletters more carefully.

    Mick
     
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  10. SuperFleye
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    Thanks for the links Ryan and Mo!
    Peep really nailed the look of his Merc!
    Ron Dragoo is unfortunately not with us anymore, so the whereabouts of the car is still unknown as far as I know. I will have a look at the Dragoo Collection tonight to see if I have more unpublished photos of the car to share with you!
     
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  11. Atomic Kustom
    Joined: Feb 5, 2010
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    Went out to LA the first part of November on a fact finding mission. Went up and spent the day with Dick and his wife. They are truly great people that I'am glad I have gotten to know.
     

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