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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by solo_909, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. solo_909
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
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    so the other day I started to pull apart the old merc and this is what I found hiding lol can this be fixed or am I screwed?
    thanks

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  2. FoMoCoPower
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    sure you can fix it.....no reason you can`t.
     
  3. solo_909
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    good to hear. is it going to cost me an arm and a leg?
     
  4. gahi
    Joined: Jun 29, 2005
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    from Moab, UT

    yes, unless you do it yourself. try searching for patch panels, or good used parts.
     

  5. classicfins
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
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    Nope.. It's not fixable. Let me come drag that ol' thing away for ya. ;)
     
  6. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
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    from OKC, OK

    Buy a weld and get after it.
     
  7. solo_909
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    lol why dont you fly on out and help me fix it? ill buy ya a beer. :D
     
  8. Brian C
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    Buy me one too and I'll come help!

    Seriously, if you don't have a welder already invest in one and have at it. At worst you'll get experience and at best it will turn out great.
     
  9. metalman
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    Anything can be fixed, it's all a matter if it's economically feasable. If it'd cost more for you to fix it then to buy a better builder then you got a parts car. This is assuming there are no other factors like this one sentamental for some reason.
     
  10. Fix it. You can do it... ...all night long.
     
  11. Fenders unbolt, are they hard to find for those Mercs?
     
  12. attitudor
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    from Finland

  13. pimpin paint
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    from so cal

    Hey,

    All of those panels are most fixable! Given what good '49-'51
    Mercury sheetmetal is bringin', I'd say it's time to learn about
    welding and basic panel fabrication. Hunt this site, John Kelly's
    site, and the metalshapers.org site, and you'll have in your
    posession, some of the best information available on how to
    go about repairing this Merc., panel by panel.

    Swankey Devils C.C.
     
  14. LOCO_LOUIE
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    from Ontario,Ca

    Sure it can be fixed my fellow 909r
     
  15. Belchfire8
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    Well, if that was a Michigan car we'd be bragging to our buddies about the nearly mint Merc we have....:D
     
  16. solo_909
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    hey whats up Loco! wanna help me out? ill buy the beer and clean up if you teach me = )
     
  17. Mike Rouse
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    Just a note of caution. Make flexable templets out of filament tape before you cut away anything. Use the templets to construct the patch.
    MR
     
  18. MercMan1951
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    The funny thing is...my Michigan car actually looks better than his, and I thought mine was bad! :eek:

    Mine is rotted in the same places, just not as bad- I have a little more to work with, fortunately...but yes, it can be repaired.

    From what I have gathered talking to solo, he lacks the tools and experience, so his initial investment required to undertake this would be on par with finding better Merc fenders- even at $500 a pop. If he takes them somewhere to have them fixed, I'm thinking the labor might even run that high depending on the quality of the work for everything. But now might be a good excuse to buy a mig welder :D
     
  19. I hand build sections like those day in and day out. No big deal. It's all about time and money. What do you have the most of and where to you want to apply it? Any fair bodyman can make a soild car out of it.
    The Wizzard
     
  20. solo_909
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    does anyone have a link to a website that has patch panels for mercs??? I cant find them any where! thanks mucho
     
  21. draggin ass
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    draggin ass
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    GET ER DONE! lol
     
  22. Hey Solo. Didn't I just see that Merc in the Antique/classic trader?
     
  23. flamedabone
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    Beins' you are from California, I bet you about shit yourself when you saw that....

    Rest assured my non rust belt friend, that is very fixable. A welder, grinder and cut off wheel and you will be just fine.

    Here is mine before
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    Here is a few weeks worth of work
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    -Abone.
     
  24. flamedabone
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    Here is a quick patch panel...

    Before
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    After
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    Remember, those big holes are no good the way they are..Jump in there and try to fix em. You probally can't make them any WORSE.

    -Abone.
     
  25. solo_909
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    Yes you did my friend. but ive decided to keep her = ) I have to atleast drive her once before I get rid of her lol. im on a mission
     
  26. solo_909
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    "Beins' you are from California, I bet you about shit yourself when you saw that."


    Yeah I did flip out but then again I bought the car from West Virgina so I knew there would be a lil bit. But dang it was scary to find that hiding lol
     
  27. Mozes
    Joined: Nov 16, 2006
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    Its Useless, I Can Tow It To The Junkyard For You, Just Sighn It Over To Me. Give Me Your Address And I Can Get It Whenever. No Really, Its The Only Way...really.
     
  28. solo_909
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    sure lol but I charge a $6000 take home charge haha
     
  29. Splinter
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    Solo-
    Where in Cali are you? I'd be willing to give you a hand with that for free beer.
     
  30. gear27
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
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    Nothing 200 hrs of body work won,t fix
    Stay positive I did!!

    27
     

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