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Customs My 51 Mercury project or how to ruin a perfectly good car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the man, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. It’s been awhile since a update. So I guess I will fill ya in. Got my head lights and grill sorted out. Ended up making a whole pan for the grill and redid the headlights. Not totally happy with the grill but the wife likes it.



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  2. Then I redid my quarters. Wasn’t happy with them. Now hopefully I can work on paint. Slow slow slow

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  3. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
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    19Fordy
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    CONGRATS on building such a nice looking merc.
    Looks great.
     
  4. Wow, nice work! What color are you painting it?
     
  5. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
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    Peanut 1959
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    Terrific work! Looking forward to more updates.
     
  6. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    Outback
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    from NE Vic

    aall the work is looking good!
     
  7. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
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    chevy54man
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    from NC

    Can't really add anything to what's been said about your awesome work, but you sure are doing an incredible job on this Merc!
     
  8. Von Brush
    Joined: Nov 20, 2016
    Posts: 72

    Von Brush

    You must be from the West coast. Onnlly east coast rodders can appreciate the beauty of the fender skirt!

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    Impressive.
     
  11. doug j
    Joined: Jan 21, 2018
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    doug j

  12. I’m working on this beast. Finally sprayed it. And realized my painting skills are sub par for sure. Oh well it’s good for now. I’m pushing to get the car driving for lone star. Afterward I will fix a few spots I missed (after I get my glasses) and do some panels and pinstripes. Still working on upholstery. My headliner is killing me. Working in a chopped car is a little hard.

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  13. Cause everyone needs at least two projects going at any one time. When you get stuck or frustrated with one you just go work on the other....


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  14. Headliners are hard. Mine are my lunch a couple years ago when I gave it a go. There’s a headliner up there, but I really need to pull it out and try again. Lol. Looking forward to seeing your ride in Austin!!!


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  15. Finally got this beast out of the garage. Been parked since oct. feels nice to go for a drive. Need to button up a million things as always. It’s going to be my daily very soon. As I need to get to work on my shop truck. Hard to believe it was a 4 door I almost forgot. Time to drive this beast. See you guys at the lone star round up. Stop by and introduce your selves.


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  16. japchris
    Joined: Apr 21, 2001
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    from England

    You've really nailed the look I like - just plain sinister!
    sinister
    ˈsɪnɪstə/
    adjective
    adjective: sinister
    1. 1.
      giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.
      "there was something sinister about that murmuring voice"
      synonyms: menacing, threatening, ominous, forbidding, baleful, frightening, eerie, alarming, disturbing, disquieting, dark, black, suggestive of evil, evil-looking;
      ill-omened, inauspicious, unpropitious, portentous;
      eldritch.
     
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    I got my grill done. Still monkeying around with somethings. What is everyone doing for steering. My box is real loose. IMG_7383.JPG IMG_7382.JPG


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  18. ebfabman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
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    ebfabman

    Nice build. Great work on the sheetmetal. Would like to see more of the suspension. Looks like the grill teeth are all the same size.
     
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  19. My merc has summer steering. Summer over here and summer over there. So I did some research and upgraded my steering box . I found out that a 99 Jeep Cherokee is almost perfect. I had to drill new holes and You have to flip the Pitman arm 180°. It has a double D shaft and i ended up with about 3/4 of an inch more header clearance. I also converted to a chevelle pitman arm. Drives like a dream. I don’t have a power steering pump at the moment.

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