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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Merc'50, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Merc'50
    Joined: Feb 12, 2013
    Posts: 8


    Hello everyone!
    I'm a 26 year old Dutchy looking to gain knowledge. ;)

    Having bought a 1990 Chevy Suburban about 5,5 years ago and driving it down our small roads, I became passionate about the old iron.
    A year ago I've found my dreamcar, a 1950 Mercury. It's a Sport Sedan which had been sitting out in the Texas sun for who knows how many years, giving it a nice patina look. Most of the cars trim is still in place, even in the interior.

    Being pretty new to the scene and having slim to no experience in car mechanics, I've decided to join the H.A.M.B to learn from the people who have been where I am now.
    The car is my first project and I plan on doing most of the build myself.
    I am definitely stoked about it.

    Now I am sure you are eager to see some pics of the car itself.





  2. Hey, Welcome, Thats a pretty straight Mercury. Looks like your patina is heading towards rust. Beter take care of that before you hit the road.
  3. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,129


    Nice car!

    Welcome to the HAMB. My wife is a 3rd generation Hollander. Some day, we hope to visit Holland to see if she can locate any of her relatives.

    There is a lot of knowledge here and you will have all your questions answered, I'm sure. Enjoy the learning experience!
  4. Tnomoldw
    Joined: Dec 5, 2012
    Posts: 1,563


    Hello ! Welcome to Hamb , Nice car, Those stainless side pieces are priceless. Very difficult to find hang on to them , Bill aka Tnomoldw

  5. Welcome from Kansas City, <thumbs up> on the old Merc!
  6. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,806


    Greetings Maarten from the west coast of Florida.

    That is a very cool find from the great state of Texas.

    Is that a bullet hole in the windshield or just from a rock.

    One question I do have is how much did it cost to ship the car all the way to your country?

    Must be expensive but then again I have never done it.

    Best Regards Jimbo
  7. LongT
    Joined: May 11, 2005
    Posts: 957


    Welcome from Allentown, PA. Car looks good!!

  8. Merc'50
    Joined: Feb 12, 2013
    Posts: 8


    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

    The car sure is straight for a 62 year old. Only a few minor dents and 1 bigger fold in the right rear door, but the doors still close.

    That is a bullet hole in the windshield, the driver side front window was shot as well. I'm glad they shot the front window and not the rear. I have all the windows new, except for the rear so that has to stay in one piece.
    Shipping was done before I bought it, but it would cost around $800 to ship a car from Texas to the port of Rotterdam in Holland.
  9. Tnomoldw
    Joined: Dec 5, 2012
    Posts: 1,563


    :)Im not a guy who likes patina but in your pictures is .... well almost beautiful. If I owned it I think I would have to flaunt it for a time.Maybe even enter it in a car show.GoodLuck with your new car. Watch the movie ''Rebel Without A Cause'' a couple more times.:cool: James Dean was from a place(Fairmont,Indiana) not far from me. He was 7 years 6 days older than me.I was in my 3rd year of High School when he was killed in a road accident. Bill aka Tnomoldw

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  10. TRod
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
    Posts: 94


    Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA. Looks like a great project. I work for Philips and have been to the Netherlands. Beautiful country and great people. Good luck!
  11. MoparJoel
    Joined: May 21, 2012
    Posts: 860


    I am from Holland isnt that vweird!.....:D lol I thought it was funny....Sorry :eek: Welcome to the HAMB from AZ!
  12. moparjoe
    Joined: Feb 11, 2013
    Posts: 6


    nice merc. i have owned three of them and enjoyed restoring them. put some clear coat on it and cruise. u got any questions i will help all i can
  13. bk53
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 148

    from Rowlett Tx

    thats a righteous ride there friend. whats motivating it a 255? very cool.
    oh welcome from DFW!
  14. Merc'50
    Joined: Feb 12, 2013
    Posts: 8


    I have a nice 255 Flatty to go with it. It wasn't in the car when I bought it and I have practically no history of the car so I don't know if it's the original engine.
    Apart from the VIN and the title I don't know anything about the history, though I do have two license plates. One Texas plate from 1963 and another from 1966, but that doesn't tell me anything.
  15. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,420


    Welcome from New York.
  16. Welcome Maarten from Goeree Overflakkee (in the Netherlands)

    Nice Mercury, i have a 39 Mercury coupe and used to own a 49 coupe that i sold around 2000.

    Groeten Hennie
  17. welcome over here.

    I'm from N. brabant the netherlands
  18. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717


    Welcome from Haarlem! Nice Merc!
  19. Welcome from bakersfield ca

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