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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OregonHoodlum, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. OregonHoodlum
    Joined: Sep 22, 2020
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    OregonHoodlum
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    Hello everybody, I'm really excited to be here. I have recently acquired a 1950 Merc which I plan to customize. Not a lot of experience but a strong will to succeed and I'm good with my hands...

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  2. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
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    redo32
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    I like your shirt.
     
  3. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
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    BuckeyeBuicks
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    from ohio

    Looks like a good solid Merc and lots of doors!
     
  4. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Welcome from Northern Orygun.
     
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  5. Welcome, from the state of Kansas.
     
  6. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
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    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Lookin good there!
     
  7. fresh hops
    Joined: Oct 19, 2019
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    fresh hops

    Welcome from Boring Or.
     
  8. catdad49
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    Welcome from Va./S.Miss.
     
  9. LOU WELLS
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    LOU WELLS
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    from IDAHO

    Howdy From Southern Idaho... CHIEF POCATELLO 2016 014.JPG
     
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  10. Hay, that one has both Doors on the same side. How ya gonna fix that? Welcome from a little further North.
     
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  11. Welcome from Phoenix....the OTHER Phoenix in southern Oregon.
     
  12. vtx1800
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    I'm not big on four doors. I do like Mercs and Lincoln four doors of this vintage, love the suicide doors. My wife's grandpa had a 51 four door that her dad beat the devil out of:) he told me one day "I was kinda hard on things":)
    The neighbors father in law told me that he had one and had to about give it away 10 years ago. I wish I had known about it, I'd probably own it now.
     
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  13. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    from Oregon

    Welcome from Willamette Valley. Not so sure about the shirt :) but glad you got yourself an oldie .
     
  14. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
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    Bought my 57 Ford in Roseburg. Nice town and countryside.
     
  15. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    Welcome from the North end of Oregon! Looks like a solid car to begin with!
     
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  16. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
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    Welcome, from the beach. Nice car!
     
  17. Bandit Billy
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    Not sure where this "Oregon" is located but nice purchase and welcome aboard.
     
  18. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    I hear it's just below Warshington.
     
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  19. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Be nice Billy, you might want to come back some day!;)
     
  20. flyin flattie
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  21. Bandit Billy
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    Only if the Wooden Chicken and Portland Transmission shows are back on. Maybe the Roadster show too.
     
  22. OregonHoodlum
    Joined: Sep 22, 2020
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    Wow fellas, thanks for all the replies! I'm blown away and feeling a little overwhelmed. Is anybody interested in hearing my intentions with this beauty or should I save that for my build thread??
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
  23. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    We're actually better at telling you what we think you should do. :)
    Just kidding, nice ride.

    I say white walls..
     
  24. We're all ears, and curious.
     
  25. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    I think I've told this funny little tidbit before.
    Many years ago a friend of mine bought a 50(ish) Mercury four door in SoCal, I think it was just north of San Diego.
    He flat towed it all the way back to Portland, he had a bit of a dry sense of humor and to add a little color to the trip he fastened a sign to the side of the car.
    It read "got this for my wife, pretty good trade huh!
     
  26. LWEL9226
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
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    LWEL9226
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    from So. Oregon

    Welcome from a little farther North (about 10 miles) :D .. Got a good start there...

    LynnW
     
  27. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    41 GMC K-18
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    Welcome from Seattle. Great looking car, love the visor. As you progress, please post lots of pictures.
     
  28. OregonHoodlum
    Joined: Sep 22, 2020
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    Thanks, Ok my #1 purpose for purchasing this car is to create a genuine Led Sled. So, I intend to chop the top and lower the suspension. I have no experience in this so I have been ravenously reading build threads on the subject and watching youtube videos. Further, I have attempted to track down a DVD of Tom Steadman's instructional video. Hard to find, the only place I can find them is Kustom Car Parts.com but they are shut down because of Covid and I can't get through via email or phone. If anybody has a copy and willing to sell it to me please speak up.

    Powertrain: It has what I believe is the original Flat head V8 and 3 spd standard tranny which I want to keep. I'm thinking I should probably pull this out and rebuild. Looks like crap. I'll post photos soon.

    I'm thinking I should remove the body from the chassis and completely go through and repair all rust possibly powder coat the chassis and repaint the body, not OEM. I would like to refurbish and use the original equipment rather than parts from other cars, however, I would like to install disc brakes.

    Finally, the interior has to go, it smell like an old cheese factory.
     
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  29. That old foam rubber used in the seats contains every Oder it ever caught. That can be some pretty Nasty stuff. I understand wanting to make everything good as new. My Personal advice from doing 40 plus years of Rust repair and Chassis work is to do as much as you can while it's as much a complete Car as possible. Some times I wish I had never taken the Flat Motor out Of my 50 but having a Hemi in it may erase that thought once done.
     
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