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My 1949 Mercury project

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 1949 mercury, Mar 20, 2016.

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    It's been a 16yr project. Just now getting close to body work & paint.
     
  2. 51 MERC-CT
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    [QUOTE="

    It's been a 16yr project. Just now getting close to body work & paint.[/QUOTE]
    Keep at it and you will be rewarded.
    Looks like you turned the grille surround upside down. Looks like the NOS one I have hanging in the cellar.
     
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  3. Baron
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    Nice work on the rockers and floors. Good luck with your build.
     
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  5. MarzLowrider
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    16 years! That's commitment, man, but I already love the look of your Mercury and it's got to be a gas knowing it's only getting better. How many hours a week do you think you put in on her?
     
  6. steinauge
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    Looks good! I have always thought it unwise to keep track of the amount of time I put in a personal project.If you later sell it it sucks to realize you made fifty cents an hour--------
     
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  7. wicarnut
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  8. Yeah, I'm not sure how many hrs I have in. I just work on it when I can. I got the car from my dad he was having it restored. The guy took it apart then told my dad to come get it, he should be doing the work. Well long story short. I ended up getting it all torn apart & in boxes. Took a few yrs to decide what I was going to do with it. Had a shop built & started taking it apart down to the frame. Just started really putting money into it 4yrs ago. Lots of time trying to figure out where all the pieces went & if I had all of them.
     
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    When my dad had it & when I got it.
     
  10. Glad to see it coming together. Bruce.
     
  11. MarzLowrider
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    Wow, yeah, getting it in boxes would definitely throw a spanner in the works (as my dad says). Glad to see you just rolled up your sleeves and dug in. Sounds like a lot of work but a lot of fun too.
     
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  12. michaelvz51
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    Looking good, you have a lot of work ahead of you but the payoff will be great. Another 49 back from the dead!
     
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  13. Buddy Palumbo
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    Wow , 16 years ! That's a long time to commit to a project. Don't get me wrong, it's totally awesome that you did, because soon you'll have the satisfaction of saying to yourself that you fixed up dad's old Merc . It's certainly looking like a fine ride .
     
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  14. Thanks. I'm not a car builder, so just taking my time & doing what I can & learning as I go.
     
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  15. Yeah your right, was just a quick mock up when that pic was taken.
     
  16. desotot
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    Nice! where did you purchase your rockers?
     
  17. I got my Inner Rockers from Matt Townsend & the outers off of Summit. Sherman Parts, They both fit really good
     
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    Primer today & seal this weekend
     
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  19. Should I go with shaved doors? I got rid of everything on the trunk & got a popper for it, now trying to decide on the doors. I'm not chopping it and the nose is staying stock.
     
  20. Squablow
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    I kinda like the refrigerator handles on a '49, but for a mild custom with a shaved trunk, it seems like the handles should go, too. Are you shaving the hood? Will it have any kind of side trim? I think that would be the deciding factor for the door handles.
     
  21. The hood is staying stock for now. If I chop it later probably will nose the hood. Only thing going on the hood are the letters MERCURY. No other trim just under the windows. Thanks for the input, I'm leaning towards no handles.
     
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  22. Baron
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    I vote for no handles.
     
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  23. DougO68
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    I vote no handles
     
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  24. a50merc
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    I VOTE for NO Handles at one Time all my Handles were off
    but I had to put the Front Two back on
    There is No Chrome on it Except for around the Windows
    Your 49 is Looking Real Good!
    Keep Up the GOOD Work.

    Just my 3.5 cents
    or when the Cows
    come Home!
     
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  25. mikhett
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    Lincoln pushbuttons! No HANDLES!
     
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  26. 55Deso
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    I second the Lincoln pushbuttons. They're available through an alliance vendor as well.
     
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  27. What vendor sells them.
     
  28. 1pickup
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    The '49 handles are sort of fragile. Driver's side is broken on mine. I will be removing them. Don't know if anyone makes repops. Unless you want to try to keep finding originals, I'd suggest losing them. Of course, considering how many Mercs are running around without them, there must be hundreds of them available!
     
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