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Projects "Printers Devil" 1940 Mercury Coupe Project

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  1. 40mercFlathead
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    I've been taking a break from buying an selling cars and making some progress on my Merc..
    Building it like my dad did in the 70's. I watched my dad tinker with it my entire life in the back of his print shop in Oakland, California. Of course there's nothing like a chopped Merc but the family history with this car makes me want to keep it un-cut. There will be another to chop as soon as I get it ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460123.550283.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460137.878734.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460200.663585.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460211.562865.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460227.196076.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460254.214334.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460270.797601.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460288.496588.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460312.978336.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460336.131100.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460381.831480.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460486.863223.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460537.231650.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385460619.596516.jpg ATTACH]

    Fat whites, loud pipes and a hopped up 49' Flathead. Paint is in progress..pics to come.


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  2. motoandy
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    Cool car. It's funny, kind of refreshing to see one uncut. There have been so many great builds that where chopped, seeing one stock can be just as cool.good luck with it.
     
  3. wicarnut
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    Kool Car, and with Family history makes it even better. John
     
  4. lewk
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    Looks good man! I'm really curious to see it in paint!
     
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  5. afaulk
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    Dude, this makes me want to "buy me a Mercury and cruise it up and down the road". Very cool car.
     
  6. Great car and nothing better than a 39 or 40 Merc coupe

    Hennie
     
  7. tfeverfred
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    Looks great AND different.
     
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  9. fryguy
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    Looking good. Love the motor, what heads are they? Edelbrock? Owning a 39 or 40 Merc coupe is sort of like being in an exclusive club.


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  10. 40mercFlathead
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    So about 1972 my dad and his buddy found this Merc in a creek and drug it out (Pleasanton, CA) Somehow his friend ended up taking ownership. In 1973 my dad trade his Harley for the Merc and we've had it since.

    Check out the early plates registration I dug up. I also have some pics from 70's. Gotta dig them out of a box.
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  11. 40mercFlathead
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    Paint is almost done, a few days of wet sanding and buffing still.
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  13. lomofo1949
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    Shawn looking sweet brother, keep the pics coming.........Awesome
     
  14. fryguy
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    Looking good, Shawn. What color is that you are using?
     
  15. 40mercFlathead
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    Paint color is Black Emerald, motor is a late 49' Flathead with early Sharp heads, Fenton headers, Isky racing cam and bored out a little. Intake is an old polished Edelbrock 4 barrel..going with a Holley 390.

     
  16. fryguy
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    Nice, I Love the color. I always liked the look of the Sharp heads, really cool styling.
     
  17. scrap metal 48
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    Cool story and I like the new color...
     
  18. The car looks like it should be a stand-out when it's rolling again. And I hope the "Printer's Devil" name goes on it somewhere, hand lettered, of course. There won't be one in a hundred people who know what the name means! ;)
     
  19. 40mercFlathead
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    I might have someone do the lettering in the engine compartment. Good idea.





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  20. afaulk
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    Good choice on the color. This is one of the cars I'd stop to look at! My first "old car" was a 41 Merc cp. coincidentally it was dark green also with a 283 and 4 spd. You will be stylin' and profiling soon.
     
  21. Olderchild
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    For what's worth ,I love the color, that and black cherry are my favorite' s
     
  22. 40mercFlathead
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    Back on rollers. Rebuilding window cranks and door mechanisms. The hunt for good rubber is a bitch.
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  23. 40mercFlathead
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    Newest addition to the Merc thanks to a fellow Merc friend and Hamb'er

    A pair of mint, restored Appleton S552's and a set of old school steel skirts.

    I'm stoked my own project is finally moving. I need patterns or the spotlights if you have them pm me please.
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  25. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Car looks great in that color. Gonna be a beauty.
     
  26. Okie Pete
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    Looks great. That green is a bootlegger's color green by daylight ,looks black at night.
     

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