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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. Chefbiz62
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 94

    from Omaha, Ne

    Looking good...Your gonna love cruisin it!!!
  2. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,805


    very nice, I love hardtop mercs, that will be a lot of fun.Tell us more about it.
  3. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Man, that's beautiful. You should be very proud. It is so easy to screw up one of these Mercs and you did everything right. :)

    One thing I did notice, you may want to rethink those tail lights when you start going out in traffic with all those people who insist on driving and texting.

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012
  4. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197


    car looks great cool that you used a caddy for the motor keep us posted and enjoy the shit out of it
  5. Well done--you deserve a hats off from all ! ENJOY IT!
  6. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,718


    What a great looking Merc. Some people just don't realise how much blood, sweat and tears go into a project like this. (let alone $). Well done and enjoy the first drive!
  7. you are right on the blood, sweat and tears. I have built a couple of hot rods and they dont have even a 1/4 of the hours I put into this ride. Most people that are not car guys dont realize hours you put into a car like this. then the tailights i know they look like they may be hard to see so I may move them up into the bumper guards but i live in a very low traffic town so they will work for now. I want to make molds like the slddnmatt did in a tech thread awhile back but for now I will just drive it.
  8. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,283


    congrats, looks great
  9. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Yeah, I didn't mean to say anything negative about the lights because it is such a bitchin' custom all around..........just didn't want to see you get it rear ended by someone not paying attention. :D I have had screaming brakes behind my hot rod more than once and it always scares the bejezus out of you.

  10. I know exactly what you are saying, I do have the same concern. I just didnt want to ruin the smooth back end look. The lights I have are LED and very bright and I hope they will work untill I can come up with a better idea. The one thing I think will save me is traffic is minor up here and winter will be here before I know it so I will have some more down time to come up with a better way.
  11. 47fleet
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
    Posts: 37


    Great looking Merc!
  12. #1 Kawboy
    Joined: Aug 4, 2009
    Posts: 189

    #1 Kawboy
    from Fl

    LOVE the hardtop !
  13. robertsregal
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 743


    sweeeet lookin merc!!!
  14. fleetwood39
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 23


    Nice Caddy hubcaps!
  15. blackout
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
    Posts: 1,270


  16. spiders web
    Joined: Jan 16, 2011
    Posts: 384

    spiders web

    Sweeeeet car. A guy that can make a more door into a coupe is a student that has grabbed the pea from the masters hand. Congrats grasshopper. I hope mine turns out half that good.
  17. CathyH
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 406


    Congrats! Your car is way too cool for words!
  18. chaw5634
    Joined: May 26, 2012
    Posts: 101


    Congrats Mate, it looks awesome. I can just imagine the pleasure you will get from the 1st drive.
    Well done.
  19. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

    Awesome! Great job!
  20. sevenevez
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 539

    from Yuma, AZ

    Awesome Merc man!
  21. bustingear
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 1,726


    Thumbs up to a dieing art. Car looks great. I would like to have it,
  22. The car is now driving it really feels great to drive it. I still have a few bugs in it but all and all it drives great!


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