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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1951mercury, May 24, 2006.
any one have pics of a 49-51 merc 4 door that is chopped or in the process?
the only one i found so far was this one
There's a guy selling videos on E-bay for chopping 4-dr Mercs. I'm just starting one now and the video is excellent. It's about 4 hours long and very thorough. I'd highly recommend it.
Two of my favs.
427 2x4 4 spd
Here are a couple of pics of a chopped 4dr Merc that I took in 1980. They were taken at the now defunct Mid-Century Mercury Clubs annual Memorial Day show in Kenosha, Wi.
I remember thinking that 2dr Merc's were getting scarce if a guy had to build a 4dr. Little did I know this was just the start of the massive "Chopped Merc Revival" that continues on to this day.
This ride was a very, very cool build, with a great chop. I think this car has a better chop than some 2dr's out there. The guy who owned this car drove the hell out of it that weekend. I wish I could of gotten more photo's of it. I have never seen it since and always wondered what happened to it.
I hope this helps you, good luck.
Yeh, i already bought it and got it yesterday. i am only half way through, and it is awesome already. i am still a little worried about me and my dad chopping it, though. thanks
I think the 4 doors look pretty bad ass....my buddy has a 50 4 door he is also going to chop it....thanks for the picks guys.....
thanks for all the pictures. they gave me a lot of ideas for mine. thanks
sorry but i forgot to ask, can you put the 51 back window in a 51 after you chop it? does it look stupid?
You can,but I think a '50 looks better.
i know its not a 4-door but i left my window in. its alil bit harder but i think it looks good
Sure you can. It's got to be dropped in low to look right.
slddnmat, nice Merc. Pic of mine, same angle photo.
hey mikes51, do you know how much the black one was chopped? thats how i want mine to look!
that black one looks like its chopped at least 5" in the front and 5 or more in the back
thanks, i'll have to try that on mine and see how it turns out.
anyone else have any pics?
The moffia style chopped 49 merc .
I dig the little vents in the rear doors. Awesome.
Looks good? Proportionally, it's great. Nice job. I like it.
Here is mine that we are working on.
That's looking good, Mick! Can't wait to see it in May.
Thanks a lot. Ralph Schindel is doing a great job on the front end, I can
not wait to get back behind the wheel........Come on May!!!
Just figure I'd bump a great old thread. Any new pics to add?
Here's mine. 51' 7" chop, removable steel roof. NOT a carson top.
Did you use the orig top as a starting point or is it from something else, any construction shots?
Yes, used the original roof as a starting point but used very little of it. Mostly hand fabbed. I do have build pictures...................... somewhere.
Still can't figure out how to post pics , but there's some pics of mine on the merc club thread pg. 13. that Bad Bob posted for me.
You just have to click "manage attachments" on your thread reply screen and a screen will pop up to add images from your computer.
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