The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by straykatkustoms, Jan 14, 2015.
Wow! Looks great Mick! Hope to see it in a couple days.
Looking good boys! I'll be there tomorrow to inspect your work.
THANK YOU Dustin!!
Dustin and his madmen Kustom crew got the Merc to the SK500. He is a very gifted with the torch. I can't wait to get my plastic Jesus back on the dash and head out for the open road.
Thanks for all the kind words and trusting me with it Mick. We will get it back on the chopping block this winter!
Dustin, I am impressed with your skills. Even though I know it was actually your kids that was doing the work!! LoL!
It was good seeing you last weekend buddy! Let me know if you ever get this direction.
Thanks Jimmy, great to see you guys as always!
A little late ... but what is your first choice of tools for the weld seam grind down ... along the body reveal/weld repair on the driver's quarter panel ? File, disc, and then some ? I would have been in panic mode not to screw that up. Car's awesome.
The quarters turned out great guys! I was able to inspect it Saturday and it definitely looks good!
Looked great this weekend Mickey! Awesome job on the repair Dustin! Wish my welding was half as good as yours...but, then again, I'm getting pretty good at evening out warpage with bondo.
Looking forward to seeing what you guys pull out of the hat next.
0973848, member: 197955"]A little late ... but what is your first choice of tools for the weld seam grind down ... along the body reveal/weld repair on the driver's quarter panel ? File, disc, and then some ? I would have been in panic mode not to screw that up. Car's awesome.[/QUOTE]
I usually just use a angle air grinder with 2" roloc discs. I spot weld around 1/4 of the panel, so I have a good reference from the unwelded, and just take my time, so I don't take off too much. Takes a while , but I work my way around, until it's all welded up. Then I clean it up with the DA and some 180.
This thread puts a big smile on my face!
After the SK500 the Merc went back to Dustin's to get the Merc put in primer..... She is not done just need to get
the Merc back on the road for a while. I have a lot of little stuff that we will be changing soon. Thanks Dustin!
Looks great Mick! Dustin, you did an awesome job brother!!
Mick, why did you get rid of the (Cobra ) wheel combo ? It was the koolest part of your car Man . Just messing with you . I love your Merc and its story . Glad it found its way to your garage so you could return its dignity and style.
Looks great really nice job bringing some class back to the merc. Any plan for paint yet?
Is the primer grey now? only my opinion but I think it looks better that way than the black.....
Can't wait to seeit in person!
Thanks guys...She is Primer gray until I decide where we are going next. It was a shock to see her in gray because
she was black for such a long time. I have a long list of other changes that will be made in the near future and we
are kicking around Suede or Paint. Color will be a tough decision. I know that it will be kool because Jeff Myers will
be painting her.
Again, just my opinion....... I vote for shiny paint.
The shinier the better! It's a custom, not a hot rod.
I agree with Jeff doing the paint it seems a shame to even consider suede.
You took it from being one of the ugliest Mercury's of all time to being one of the best. Very nice.
Jeff doesn't know how to spray suede does he?!?
Very cool merc! Congrats to a rescue of a car!
Looking good! Wish it was over here with us in Indy, but I know it's in good hands and can't wait to see what is in store next!
You trust that Myers Guy to paint your Baby ? You are brave . LOL He is a very talented Man and more Folks should use his talents .
I was just joking because he is such a GOOD painter, it's a shame to make it dull. ;-)
On another note, any other pics of the Stude next to it, it's Harness' isn't it? I seen it in his garage at least, but would like to "study it" a little more.
I've always loved this Stude.....
Thanks guys for all of the feedback concerning the Suede/Shinny. I really want to go Shinny but I have a lot more
that I want to do to the Merc before Shinny. I guess that it is only paint...
Jimmy, I figured you were joking and although I still think Mickey's Merc should be shiny I am a fan of Jeff's "glow suede".
Here are the shots of Harness' Studebaker from carnut. Unfortunately I don't have any others.
And to get this thread back on track, here is a little "then and now".
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