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Customs Merc chop progress with compiled project pics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Verbal Kint, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. A local guy Ryan has owned and worked over a couple mercs in the past, this is his latest.
    I posted the start of this project back in fall of '08, he took some time off to work on paying projects and recently got back to it. I put together this post took some of the previous posted pics and added a bunch of new ones from this past weekend.

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  2. And some updated pics

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  3. Blakmerk
    Joined: May 15, 2002
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    Blakmerk
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    from St.Joe MO

    sweet.
     
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  4. dante81_98
    Joined: Sep 26, 2005
    Posts: 504

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    1. A-D Truckers

    nice. i love seeing progress posts of cars getting chopped.
     
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  5. Nice. I really dig the front end on that car. I'm generally not a big fan of keeping the 51 rear window on a chop, but it looks great here!
     
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  6. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,644

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    Great work!! Keep them coming!!

    Ian
     
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  7. I don't think Ryan (the builder) is a "fan" of keeping the 51 rear window after all the work it is requiring but he wanted the challenge and wanted this one of his mercs to be a stand out.

    Incidentally, this merc is a plain janer monterey that originally came with a leather or fabric roof. It has the original pin holes for attachment above the windshield.

     
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  8. Herdez
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 357

    Herdez
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    Nice Chop and like the rear big window style look.
     
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  9. tattedfordguy
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,362

    tattedfordguy
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    Nice chop
     
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  10. Progression photos at the best!
     
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  11. Deu55
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 758

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    thats cool work.in the build shots are the best.
     
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  12. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,205

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    from Bozeman,MT

    Its getting closer...hopefully soon we will see pics of it driving on the road!!!
     
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  13. Hey did I heard you are trading the coupe in on something more sensible..... like a Minivan?

    You'll look good in a Dodge Grand Caravan!

    Just busting your chops, congrats, see you at the shop.

    s.
     
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  14. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Looks good so far, can't wait to see it completed.
     
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  15. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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    from Bozeman,MT

    that is a very scary though...a mini van...a dodge mini van...
     
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  16. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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    from Bozeman,MT

    Its more like trying to get my 32 fordor driving before Ryan gets the merc going
     
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  17. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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    from Bozeman,MT

    thanks buy the way. You gonna be down there this weekend?
     
  18. Looks VERY good. and best of all its a 51 mercury with a 51 rear window!!!!!!!!!!! Thats a Kustom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  19. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
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    Nice work on that chop.
     
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  20. Bass
    Joined: Jul 9, 2001
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    I really like the Hirohata-style front-end treatment! He's doing a killer job on that car!
     
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  21. Flying Tiger
    Joined: May 2, 2009
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    Flying Tiger
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    from Japan

    That's KILLER! I love it. Great work.
     
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  22. tinmann
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
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    Looking at the way the back window/C pillar area flows, this car is going to be killer. A recent car mag featured Bill Hines doing the same thing...... only his, to put it politely, was a mess.
     
  23. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
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    UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    That is some smart slicing on the b and c pillar areas! Is that just one relief cut above quarter window? Well done, cant wait to see more!
     
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  24. I believe it has just eh single relief above the rear quarter windows. It does have an entire new roof section off one of the parts mercs.

    The builder can fill in the answers since I have a hard time keeping track of the work and all the pieces that went into the chop.

    s.
     
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  25. This is a true 51 kustom in the making. Look at the detail from the top of the decklid to the bottom of the rear window,that factory detail remains.This guy didnt want a fastback chop and it looks STUNNING!!!!!!! The rear window is placed right where it should be .This car to me is looking like it is right on its way.
     
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  26. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
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    Awesome. It is great to see your work in progress. Seeing the raw metal work never gets old. Great shots. Thanks for sharing. Slim
     
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  27. 1beatnik
    Joined: Aug 12, 2006
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    from indiana

    Looks great, get that baby painted!!!!
     
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  28. Ol Deuce
    Joined: May 30, 2007
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    Ol Deuce
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    from Mt. U.S.A.

    Here is another pic of that Merc.
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  29. Trunk, window and roof have a nice flow.............
     
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  30. This isn't a "fastback" looking chop? Looks like it to me! Doesn't matter...looks great to me!
     
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