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Hot Rods Photos of before restoration and after

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by John Stimac, May 1, 2020.

  1. Rickybop
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    You're right, pretty close to stock. Nosed and decked, I think. Custom interior. Probably a few other things, I don't know.
    Mild custom?
     
  2. Moriarity
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    looks 100% stock to me. right down to the hubcaps....

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  3. 0ldracer
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  4. anthony myrick
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    Kinda reminds me of the Thunderbolt and Lifhtfoot merc.
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  5. Rickybop
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    That's the same car?
    I stand corrected. Not custom.
    Apparently, I like a stock Mercury quite a lot.
     
  6. flatheadpete
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    For the longest time I thought Mercs came outta the factory chopped. They look so good stock-bodied.
     
  7. anthony myrick
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    Mirrors?
     
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  8. John Stimac
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    Stock except for mechanicals
    IMG_0558-1.jpg
     
  9. rusty rocket
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  10. anthony myrick
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    That color is great.
    Dig that Buick nailhead
    Haul any shine?
     
  11. GordonC
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    Here is where I started,

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    Here is where I am now.

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  12. rusty rocket
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  13. Rickybop
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    LOL
     
  14. Smokeybear
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    Two-fer
    Mine

    ply7.jpg
    After
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    The car I built for my dad's cousin
    Before
    Model A Day 1.jpg
    After
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  15. flatheadpete
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  16. Here is my 34 pickup before I started on it:




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    And this is what it looks like now:

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  17. alfin32
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  18. anthony myrick
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  19. Fogger
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    John, Your cars are always first rate beautiful. Love the Merc!!!
     
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  20. From day one, to, damn near close..... A lot of custom stuff, but NOT a custom. More of a wolf in sheep attire......
     

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  21. arkiehotrods
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    I predict this thread will be around for a long, long time! Good stuff, keep it coming!
     
  22. lippy
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    What a group of talented car guys!! Great builds !! Bravo! The HAMB is the place where you can see the most talented builders. Lippy
     
  23. Fortunateson
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  25. BuckeyeBuicks
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    Any one that stuffs a dual quad nailhead in their car is A-OK with me! Nice Merc, even if it looks stock, I think its neat.
     
  26. Crayons
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    I twisted and turned and even squinted...can't see where it's customized anywhere..!
     
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  27. Mr48chev
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    That Merc is a serous sleeper.
    This is an interesting an fun thread to see and I wish I had a viable contribution.
     
  28. mgtstumpy
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