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My MERC !!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by low merc51, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. JiiTee
    Joined: Oct 5, 2010
    Posts: 221

    JiiTee
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    from Finland

    It can be a kustom without chop. No chop from here too but hey it's your car and you do what hell you want. :D
     
  2. 51 MERC-CT
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,594

    51 MERC-CT
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    Was in the same situation as you over 15 years ago and decided not to chop. This is not a restoration and has more modifications on it than some I have seen with chopped tops. :)
     

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  3. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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    ......Bob.....nice Merc........drive it alwhile.....before you chop or don't chop....its a tough call......Good luck Big Bad John
     
  4. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
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    NICE!!! Congratz! Great score!
     
  5. brady1929
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  6. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 403

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    So you really want to be different ????? Go the gasser look !!! just kiding
    I think the chop is the way to go, shes a beauty either way but,,,,
    chop n drop.
    When I am at a show or where ever , the chopped ones always catch my eyes first.
    Just my 2 cents
     
  7. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder
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    Mercs are way cool, the chop is your call. I have always leaned towards the chopped mercs but either way you go it will be cool.
     
  8. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,920

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    Very cool car. I like it chopped or unchopped. Whichever, they both turn my crank.
     
  9. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,010

    40FORDPU
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    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Nice find! Tough call on the chop or not decision..I like them both ways. Chopping leaves no doubt that it is a "custom".
     
  10. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
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    He's got a point.
     
  11. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,067

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    Congrats on finding such a nice Merc. If you do chop it use a 49 merc 3 piece rear window or a 50 Merc rear window turned upside down. Keep the split front windshield and the rain gutters.
     
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  12. 51 MERC-CT
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,594

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    Not really, at a show once while being parked between two chopped top Merc's, I was asked by a spectator, " how hard was it to raise the roof ?"
     
  13. Well obviously that person was an idiot or just pulling your leg.. :eek::eek:
     
  14. Originally Posted by 51 MERC-CT [​IMG]
    Not really, at a show once while being parked between two chopped top Merc's, I was asked by a spectator, " how hard was it to raise the roof ?"


    Thats some funny shit!!
     
  15. 51 MERC-CT
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
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    Not an idiot or pulling my leg. Most people today are not familiar with old cars. Have had my '51 Mercury referred to on several occasions as a Hudson.
    More than once I have had someone say " my father had a 1949 Mercury just like that " not knowing the difference.
     
  16. i have had that before i once had a cop ask me what kind of car it was and when i told him didnt belive me
     
  17. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    I say build it stock since it is so nice already. I've heard they look good that way too.
     
  18. chopnweld
    Joined: Apr 16, 2009
    Posts: 429

    chopnweld
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    from Nor Cal

    I dont know who 19Fordy is, but he knows his stuff.
     
  19. VenomousType
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
    Posts: 299

    VenomousType
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    from Atlanta GA

    raise the roof!

    [​IMG]

    yeek!
     
  20. don't rush into doing anything. drive it as is for a while. nice score
     
  21. BobK49
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 123

    BobK49
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    Yeah, I've heard the "Hudson crap" about my Merc too. Nothing surprises me or bothers me anymore. I'm just as happy that they're moved to say anything at all. As for chopping, if you chop yours i'll chop.....wait! Ouch! Honey, i was just --OW--
    I was just kidding with the guy babe!
    Gotta run guys!
    outta here!
     
  22. mercjurij
    Joined: Apr 21, 2010
    Posts: 86

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    Wonderfull car!!!

    My opinion, there are more chopped then unchopped Mercs today. The coolest Kustoms today arent chopped!

    And everyone is searching for an untouched, uncut one, and even paying more for that...

    The other thing, 95% are chopped bad and ugly (not rebuildable)!!!

    Tex Smith says: measure twice, cut once.

    So: think twice, cut once

    Good luck
     
  23. ALLEYKAT1951
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 30

    ALLEYKAT1951
    Member
    from Arizona

    Take your time .... they look good either way... Good luck keep us posted
     

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