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Projects picked up a 1962 mercury monterey

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRodHooligan13, May 21, 2012.

  1. HotRodHooligan13
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    picked up this 1962 mercury monterey its pretty much complete all the mouldings bumpers ect. are re chromed and sitting inside the car it was missing the carb. voltage regulator and a tail light but nothing major. the guy i purchased it from said his father had removed all the chrome and lights and had it painted but passed away before he had a chance to put it all back together and it sat for years. the paint has since burned off but regardless its a good start i'll be started a build forum as the car progresses
     

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  2. I really like these early 60s cars (I've got a 63 Chrysler Newport myself). Will be watching for your build thread. :cool:
     
  3. HotRodHooligan13
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    ha! I was gonna pick up a 63 newport from a small dealership near by it was a stock and pretty clean car but thought what was the fun in a car I didnt have to tear apart and build myself from spare parts hahaha I guess I need to keep busy...idle hands right? anyhow I came across this girl and had to brinng her home
     
  4. tommyd
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    from South Indy

    Dig it, now get busy!:)
     

  5. HotRodHooligan13
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    HA exactly! im just glad there is light an an awesome building manager who gave me a spot to park her and doesn't mind me working there even after hours haha living in the city gets hard when you are trying to work on a car bigger than a toaster oven haha but i am happy to say I picked up a $15 carb. universal ignition switch a she's starting and rolling so the progress should be a lot faster now! oh I also am waiting for the missing tail lights I am purchasing from a fellow h.a.m.b.er!
     
  6. Sumfuncomet
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    Sweet car, I used to have a 63, drove it from Chicago to Myrtle Beach in 1973.... Still remember that trip down the Blueridge Parkway. Good luck with your car, I remember they were well made solid rides.
     
  7. HotRodHooligan13
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    thanx ill be posting pics of my progress in a build thread and yes they are solid cars my other car is a 1965 Galaxie 500 that i picked up from someones driveway for $200 haha carburetor rebuild was all it took to get her running like a champ!
     
  8. They're nice cars, very similar to Galaxies of the era. Have fun with it!

    Bob
     
  9. RagtopBuick66
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    Lemme know if you end up needing anything for it. There's a 62 Mercury Monterey in a salvage yard not far from here, pretty much complete. It's one of those lesser known yards, so it hasn't been picked to pieces... yet.
     
  10. HotRodHooligan13
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    thanx a lot man i really appreciate that
     
  11. HotRodHooligan13
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    ***a few updated pics***
     

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    Still waiting for a pair of tail light to arrive from a fellow hamber
     
  13. sprayberry1
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    Hey Hooligan. Lets see a picture of those taillights mounted on the Monterey.
    And did the voltage regulator work our for you?
     
  14. Malarky
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    Hey, I see you have a '65 Galaxie and a '62 Monterey.......Me Too!!

    Cool man.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. cuterey
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    I saw that Mercury on craigslist, glad to see it found a good home. I have an extra 62 so let me know if you're looking for parts.
     
  16. HotRodHooligan13
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    HA! YOU DID? I wil definatly let you knw
     
  17. HotRodHooligan13
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    still haven't had any time! wrk wrk wrk hahaha but i think i will have a little time this week
     
  18. HotRodHooligan13
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    rad! great minds think a like i guess
     
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  20. HotRodHooligan13
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    so a little update I hadn't been able to get much accomplished on the merc recently but i did manage to figure out the electrical thanks to a friend here on the H.A.M.B. so the headlights and tailights are now in working order [​IMG]
     
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  24. HotRodHooligan13
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    thanks again Sprayberry1 and ps your money order is in the mail
     
  25. HotRodHooligan13
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    if anyone has headlight assemblies please send me a message
     
  26. sprayberry1
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    Those are a pair of nifty looking tail lights for sure....
     
  27. HotRodHooligan13
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    thanx buddy hope your having a cold one! you deserve it for all the help
     
  28. HotRodHooligan13
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    [​IMG] me and the wifey taking a break on a hot day we ened up retiring at the bar! haha
     
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  29. slowmotion
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    Nice ride, and a good lookin' couple! Your Monterey brings back some memories. The old man bought a '62 brand new. 2dr ht, 390, auto, white top, pinkish (desert rose?) bottom, I was around 7 or 8. I wasn't crazy about, not because it wasn't a cool car though. He'd ordered a '62 Galaxy 500, 2dr ht, chesnut color, black interior, 390, 4-speed. After several delays, he got pissed & bought the Monterey off the showroom. That Merc would haul the mail no doubt, but I always wondered what would have been, had that Galaxy showed up on time....

    Very cool car ya got there, and thanks for the memory jog!
     
  30. HotRodHooligan13
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    I have a 65 galaxie I bought for $200! all i did was rebuild the carb and it was on the road i love it
     

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