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Projects Merc went under the torch. "Again"

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by straykatkustoms, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Looking gooder and gooder. Nice spelling, huh? See you in May if not sooner.
    Later,
    Dick
     
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  2. straykatkustoms
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    Dustin has been busy welding the quarters up tight, as you know that takes a lot of time and patience. Driver side is done, he is just purrfecting the passenger side.... This weekend I went to the Starbird show, now I'm thinking that I need some fins..... :)
     
  3. straykatkustoms
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    It was a former four door and some. This is the before picture...... $t2ec16vhjgoe9nuqfe9sbrjwtmpt8w~~60_57.jpg

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  4. What a transformation!! Glad you could see the potential in that ugly duckling.
     
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  5. Can't imagine why you changed it up Mick. :p Looks much better!
     
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  6. jeta12
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    WOW!.....What a difference....Thank you for saving that Merc.
     
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  7. vwdave30
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    Yep thanks for saving the merc that thing was just.....
     
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  8. The re-merc-ifying of a Merc. :)


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  9. Slopok
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    Wow, talk about getting hit with the ugly stick. Don't think I would've takin on that challenge. Great save. Shows that you can fix stupid after all.
     
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  10. Okie Pete
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    Mic it is amazing what can be achieved by just changing out the wheels to steels with caps. :rolleyes: There was a Merc at Starbirds show who's owner needs a heart to heart talk from you .
    Maybe some 57 Caddie fins ?
     
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  11. gonmad
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    Wow Mick, when you told me it had 280 headlights, I didn't picture quite that!! LoL! The "splitter" needs to go back on tho... That thing is bitchin!! LoL!
     
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  12. straykatkustoms
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    Thank you for all of the feedback. It has taken longer then I had wanted but it is going in the right direction. The concept drawing below (from Rod & Custom magazine) is what inspired the original builder. Don't you miss the 90s?
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  13. Every era has its look. Maybe someday the 90's will be in style again....but the difference between the concept and the finished product just emphasizes following all the way through is critical otherwise only going partway may not come off quite as successfully. ;)


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  14. jeta12
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    No ....No I don't miss the 90s AT ALL!!!
     
  15. gonmad
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    I do miss hair bands tho!! LoL!

    And some of them tall socks and half shirts that you had in some of those pics Chic showed me Mick! Well maybe them were the 80's! LOLOLOL!
     
  16. atomickustom
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    I am guessing whoever built the yellow Riviera currently on the show circuit saw that rendering as well!
    The '90s are already back!! (Which is a shame, because they just ended a couple years ago around here...)
     
  17. 'Mo
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    straykcatkustoms, I saw another version of your Merc at a Starbird gathering, in a 1999 Custom Rodder magazine.
    The front bumper had been returned, and the Merc grille had been replaced with one that looked much nicer, even with the other headlights. What was that grille? (The car was red at that time.)
     
  18. straykatkustoms
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    @ Mo, thanks for the kind words, it was better but still needed some work. The bumper and the 50 Plymouth bumper did help it out. .. It was a kool day when I saw my Merc in a Kustom magazine.
     
  19. straykatkustoms
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    How about an update, Dustin is a welding Wildman. We didn't make the LSR but it will be at the SK500

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    Dustin added a lip to the bottom of the rear quarters to match up with the bumper. Also replaced the ugly 70's gas door with a stock Merc door. Can't wait to get her back on the road. 11130479_957853194232933_7058911227116656102_o.jpg
     
  20. G V Gordon
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    Looking good Mick. The first time I remember seeing your car was at Ark City years ago (don't know if you were the owner then or not because we hadn't met), but I am really glad you ended up with it. You have a good eye.
    Like the new skirt treatment better as well. Will see you in a couple weeks. Not sure if the T will make it but Terry and I will be there.
    GV
     
  21. straykatkustoms
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    I've owned the car since the late 90's so it was me. It took me years to get it where I wanted it but I feel like
    I'm heading in the right direction. I'm Blessed with a lot of kool friends that have helped me along the way.
    Looking forward to seeing you at the SK500. It has been a long time since we have had the chance to visit.

    Looks like you are having a lot of fun working at the shop. really dig'n the pics you have been sending me.

    Happy Trails, Mick
     
  22. Looking great Mick! Looking forward to seeing it in person at the SK500. Missed you at the SWMO Hot Rod Hundred, but understand you had a good excuse according to Bret. ;)
     
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  23. Dustin's welding looks waaaay better than mine and without all the warping. LOL looking great! Looking forward to seeing it at the SK....too bad the mercs won't be able to be back together again u til Indy, tho. See you guys tomorrow, drive safe!!
     
  24. TraditionalKustoms
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    Can't wait to see it Mickey. It's looking great!
     
  25. straykatkustoms
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    Thanks for the kind words.... I hated missing HRH because I had such a great time last year. But being around when your son proposes to his girl friend was special. (kool thing is she said yes) I want to do the next one so I'll see you Sep 19th. See you in a few weeks.

    Thanks, I can't wait to get back up to Indy. We plan on getting in to Austin late tomorrow night, probably see you Thursday morning for breakfast. I'm really looking forward to it...

    Thanks, I'm anxious to drive it, Dustin removed a lot of bondo that was in the rear quarters. We are looking forward to hanging out with ya guys again. I need some Ice cream!
     
  26. Looks great Mick! The guys down here are super pumped for the Stray Kat and definitely lookin forward to seeing the "new" Merc!
     
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  27. 1pickup
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    wow. Glad you un-did that mess. The only thing I miss about the 90's, is being 20 years younger.
     
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  28. gonmad
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    How close are we bro??
     
  29. straykatkustoms
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    Merc is getting closer, Looks like we are going to get it Done.
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    Happy Trails, Mick
     
  30. Slopok
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    Tail lite treatment and exhaust thru bumper looks way cool.
     

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