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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Kenneth31coupe, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Looks really great, super job!

    -Chris


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  2. JoeyP.
    Joined: May 19, 2013
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    Nice work! Thats going to be one bad looking ride.
     
  3. remi-as-wremss
    Joined: Feb 23, 2015
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    Really nice car...
    very cool !
     
  4. jocktherock
    Joined: Mar 16, 2013
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    from Sweden

    Mange&Ullis,you are in good campany i think! First of all your own request and Kenneth's skills then Tinwolf's experience to Rik Hoving's hawkeyes.... Could only be succes! Looking forward to see this "haircut"


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  5. Hdonlybob
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    Totally Impressive :)
     
  6. As long as your tool box is fully stocked with all the right tools you will nail it every time! As usual awesome work. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1428431112.028760.jpg 73693748
     
  7. Thanks for the nice feedback guys.

    Lowcoe, that´s the magic meditation brew. A must when it comes to difficulty thinking
     
  8. Have been thinking about the rearlight for a few days now and have moved it back and forth for I don´t know how many times but I think I finally got satisfied. Moved it forward slightly more than 1 1/2″ and I find the c-pillar more proportioned. Had Rik to do the same on the photochop he´s done before and this looks a little better than the first. Slightly smaller c-pillar and the top of the roof flows better with the shape of the quarter window I think.
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  9. jocktherock
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    UCSS (united college southern of Sweden) Trainers: Kenneth & Rik Schedule: Roofchoping Subject: -50 Mercury Swallowed: Magic meditation brew Audience: H*A*M*B ers... Kenneth,this is a calmdown education & you show how important other option are to nail "The flow". Amazing thread & Thx for sharing (education)


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  10. TheFrenZ
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    Thinner C-pillar definitely looks nice.The "longer" trunk/catwalk area looks good too,helping the overall proportions.It would be great so see the car from different angles.Don't you have more pics for us Kenneth ? Would be appreciated.This is going to be such a great car ! Thanks much for sharing.
     
  11. TheFrenZ
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    Thanks much Kenneth ! Watched the pics for a long time.It's a beauty.Can't wait to see more !!
     
  12. dlandberg
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    from Sweden

    Very good looking, high level craftmanship!
     
  13. Have worked a little with the quarterwindows upper bow. Since I cut it loose and moved it backwards the curve of the driprail came a bit of and I wasn´t pleased whith it at all. To maintaine the curve whithout any hick ups I tried to lean the c-pillar inwards and the curve was good but the pillar and quarterwindow was tilted too much so I cut slots from the backside and straitened it just a little bit instead. I think some where around two or three millimeters or 1/8″. Not much but the curve got a lot better flow afterwards and the c-pillar got a nice slant.Now I will have to make a new piece of driprail and fill the gap.When this is done and the window bows are fixed properly I can start making new panels for the roof.

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  14. linechaser32
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    Would you show a pic of the stepping die you used for the oval holes?
    Thanks
     
  15. TheFrenZ
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    This car is in very,very good hands Kenneth.Awesome.
     
  16. Someday I hope to see an unchopped Merc... Now THAT would be cool!
     
  17. vwdave30
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    Unchopped mercs are cool but look at the profile of this merc and all the skill and hard work that has went into it. very inpressive and very COOL!
     
  18. When comparing these two photos I can´t understand why there´s still unchopped Mercs out there.
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  19. Sprout
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  20. Here you go. Nothing fancy. P1020423_1600x1200.JPG P1020420_1600x1200.JPG
     
  21. Have worked a lot of overtime this last week at my regular work so nothing been done on the Merc untill today. Made some small parts for the driverside driprail and filld the gap in the inner structure after I moved the quarter window backwards. Trying to make the driprail look like stock where it joins with the roof and bodyside on the inside and not just a welded on piece from the outside.Now I know why they used to shave them of instead.

    The profile of the new driprail. Will weld it from the inside.
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    Here´s the driprail in one piece.
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  22. Have been working on the roof panel for driver side. Shaped it in the pullmax and trimmed it to fit. Now it´s held in place with clecos and ready for tackwelding.

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  23. Devin
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    Really nice!
     
  24. wizkid
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    from Finland

    that roof line is really good.
     
  25. desotot
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  26. dlandberg
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    from Sweden

  27. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    Great proportions,that car will be outstanding when finished.
    Top notch craftsmanship.
     
  28. brady1929
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