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help need pics of 55 merc gasser or radius wheel wells

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by malkintent, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. malkintent
    Joined: Sep 3, 2007
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    i found a 55 but not a single pic out there
     
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  4. mrrich
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    Is this a 55? It's my nephew's. He had no cash. 50.00 econoline axle. He didn't want to radius the wheelwells. That car was bought new by a great aunt. 53000 mi
     

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  5. fordologist
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    for sure its not a 55 looks to me to be 52-54
     
  6. chopt55bc
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    wanna sell the front wheels???
     
  7. texoutsider
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    The reason you don't see pictures of 55 Merc "GASSERS" is because nobody ran em...too big, too heavy and one hell of a hard fit to get anything in em without major work.........everyone building so called "gassers" out of things that never happened...55 Mercs are just not good candidates for that type of car..........will wind up in the weird section.

    M.
     
  8. notrod13
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    well here are some pix of a 55 chev w radius rears //

    man that merc is gonna need to be lightened up for sure ..
    heavy some bitch
     

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  9. mrrich
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    Those front wheels are new. Wheel Vintiques. "As Cast"
     
  10. Verminator
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    So it's a little heavy, build what YOU like, always good to see something DIFFERENT !! Throw in a BIG BLOCK -- won't be the fastest, but will get attention...
     
  11. pasadenahotrod
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    That car is a 54, as indicated by the full height fully exposed taillamps lenses.
    The 53s have shielded lenses that peek out from the chrome shield.
     
  12. -DMC-
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    Double post...
     
  13. -DMC-
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  14. Can I get a bigger version of that b&W photo of the burnout? That needs to be a poster!!!! I would hang it in my garage!!!
     
  15. malkintent
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    thanks for the posts. not looking to copy othres n i like wierd.

    lol
     
  16. JeffB2
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    These are some pics of a Ford from the same era which shares the same basic body.According to specs I have seen a 2 dr Ford weighed about 3250 the Mercs around 3400-3500 take away the Y-block and cast iron transmission and add a 302 Ford with aluminum goodies and a C4 and you will drop 250-300 pounds.There are some more members that posted 52-54 Ford gasser pics in archives.
     

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  17. chopt55bc
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    WOW!!! i thought they were old halibrands. thanks.
     
  18. mustang9093
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    Radius wheel wells can be built with round tubing for an edge, if you can find some spare front fenders use them for donor wheel openings so they match the front...Build what you want man,welding with no rules is the best!!!
     
  19. Damn, I second that on the poster. That is one hell of a shot!;)
     
  20. malkintent
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    thanksfor the ford pic thats what im leaning towords. very cool
    abd yes there needs to be a poster of the b&w photo
     
  21. JeffB2
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    Did you say Burnout?
     

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  22. notrod13
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    rad heres the deal pm me if you would like a print of the 55 gasser burnout .
    they are 75.00 a piece and a short series of 5 .. I have 4 left.. this is a cheap ass deal .. anyhow pm me if your still interested guys ..

    Tim
     
  23. 00 MACK
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    Heres one
     

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