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Projects Mercury TopChop blues.

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

  1. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    "Chega de Saudade" would be a good name for this Merc.
    It was the first recorded Bossa Nova song (1958), and means "No More Blues":cool:.
    A classic.
     
  2. Thanks.
    Mo! The only one having the blues right now is me.Whants a chopped Mercury baddly for my self to own.:confused:
     
  3. Worked a little bit with this stainless trim again today. Have found some small screws for mounting. Drilled and tapped the trim and polished it roughly to get the right feeling and mounted it properly with the rubber seals.Seams like it´ll work really well and the rubber seal tightens up properly against the trim.

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  4. andycpsco
    Joined: Sep 10, 2008
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    from england uk

    what stainless stock did you start with?
     
  5. Andy! I use a D-shaped half round bar measured 1/2" wide and 1/4" high.
     
  6. 30TudorSedan
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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    Subscribed. Looking forward to more updates. Great looking chopped merc!
     
  7. Long periods between updates but it´s getting there slowly bit by bit. Got the stainless trim for the doors made and worked a bit on the driverside vent window
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  8. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
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    Very,very nice profile!
     
  9. Thanks 39 guy.
    Have been working on the passenger side quarter window and here it is installed.
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    Here´s a little bit of an issue I run into becouse of the d-shaped trim I´m using for the windows. Rear quarters are no problem since the rubber seal cover this part but on the doors it´s a bit different. The stock u-shapped trim is mounted over and cover this lip and the weather strip is nailed to the trimpiece. When using this D-shaped trim and mounting the weather strip from the inside there will be a gap where the metall lip is visible and that´s something I had to do something about.After some searching I found this weather strip used on 58-64 GM cars. It has a small stainless lip braked in 90 degrees.Problem was to bend it in the lower rear corner radius without flattening it and without any wrinkles. After some test pieces I got it right. I made an inner guide out of plastic and made a slot in it the same shape as the weather strip and then I made a tool to brake it with.Cut some slots in the weatherstrip but not all the way thru leaving about 5mm or 3/16″.

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    And here you can see how it covers the gap

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  10. The 39 guy
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    Looks like a tough detail to work through.Great job!
     
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  11. Yeah you´re right. It took some time to get it right.

    Rolled it outside yesterday for cleaning the shop floor and took some pics at the same time. First time in more than a year seeing it from a distance.
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  12. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
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    from Finland

    Nice work,it looks great!
     
  13. The 39 guy
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  14. bigbore
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
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  15. Kustomkid
    Joined: Nov 21, 2010
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    from Montana

    That's very nice work!


    To chop,or not to chop. That is the question.
     
  16. dlandberg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2012
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    from Sweden

  17. Thanks a lot folks.
     
  18. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
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    from Indiana

    Amazing work! Watching the process is almost as cool as seeing a finished ride!
     

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