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My 49 merc is almost on the road

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scott49mercury, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. I am finally getting ready to get my merc on the road, it has been my dream to drive a 49 merc sense I was a kid so maybe this weekend it will happen. The car is not perfect but I have done all the work myself and that is the hamb way.

  2. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,384

    from New York

    Day-Um ! Looks great
  3. Jim Dieter
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 389

    Jim Dieter
    from Joliet

    Exactly...Built yourself, at home. Nice work.
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  5. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
    Posts: 567

    Nailhead Brooklyn

    Looks fantastic! 49 Mercury is my dream...great work!
  6. michaelvz51
    Joined: May 24, 2011
    Posts: 353

    from So Cal
    1. HAMB Merc Club

    Very nicely done-the hardtop treatment is very cool and looks right. Are you running Bubble Skirts? Can you show some more photos of the car?
  7. Doctor Detroit
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,005

    Doctor Detroit

    It looks good. Show us more hard top treatment pictures.
  8. that is beautiful! Congrats. We share the same dream, but mine is still just a dream.
  9. well the skirts are not fiberglass I built them out of steel just a little different than what you would buy. I have not fiberglass on the car. the cool thing is this car was a 4 door sedan. I built the hardtop using a shrinker stretcher to get the exact window opening. I have a ton of hours in this car here is another pic.

  10. here is another pic I like.

  11. Looking good! Enjoy that first'll be hard to wipe the smile from your face I am sure! :)
  12. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,812


    Excellent! Your dedication and hard work has paid off. Now, enjoy the ride.
  13. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 838

    from Eustis, FL

    Nice Looking Merc!
  14. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    Great job. You are gonna live the dream of a lot of us kids here. Even like the "stock" Merc hubcaps. I got some of those in case I ever get a 49-51 Merc! Had them on everything from a 49 Dodge to a utility trailer.
    Friend picked them up around 57 at some late nite swap meet!
    Good luck with a nice lookin car.
    Tell us more. What's it runnin? What are you going to do for an interior? What color?
  15. wallyringo
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 708


    what else do you have to do to drive her? looks great.
  16. What's "perfect" anyways? Mines NOT perfect either...but it's perfect for me! Are there ANY perfect cars?
    I drive the shit out of mine,whenever,whever....cause that's what it should be about. Drivin,enjoyin,havin fun. Looks pretty good to me.
    BTW-mines a '49 too!!!
  17. Nice lookin ride! Are you going to have side windows?
  18. Wow, good work dude. Car looks great

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  19. Bad Bob,

    your right there never perfect and yes I will drive the shit once it is road worthy.

    As for what motor I went with a Caddilac 472 and it sits on a 1972 buick chassis. yes I have plans for side windows I just have not got that far.

    the only things I have left are to get the glass guy to install the windsheild and finish wiring it, then its time to test here out
  20. bigEkustoms
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 105


    Looks great! That back window is almost a moon roof!!
  21. I know it is almost like a moon roof, this is my first chop top so some area's I guess I lived and learned. I kinda wish I would have set the back window up a little more vertical because I dont know how much I can see out of it but hell it looks pretty cool and I will have to just live with it.
  22. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    from PA.

    Car looks very good, don't worry about seeing out the back window, my 49 is chopped 6 1/2 " in the back, window is almost flat and not alot of head room but it looks cool.

    Keep up the fine work.
  23. Checkerwagon
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
    Posts: 449


    It looks great, stance, attitude all the right moves.
    All the best,
    Cleveland OH
  24. Looks great, I love hard-topped Mercury's.
  25. Jen......
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 521


    nice work , enjoy the ride
  26. rd4pin
    Joined: Feb 2, 2010
    Posts: 176

    from louisiana

    Super looking ride, I'm green with envy, low lid Mercs have always been my favorites.
    I hope you reap all the rewards you have coming to you. Now enjoy the ride.
  27. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,679


    Back window and flow looks good to me. I like the look of no reveal around the rear. Have fun with the windows they can be pretty fun to get to seal and work good.
  28. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
    Posts: 1,874


    Looks great,keep us posted!
  29. Mercchev
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 605


    Great work, Kool Car. Congrats and have fun!
  30. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 899


    Looks great! Don't worry about seeing out the rear window, just use a peep mirror that you can't see anything in either.

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