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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by livertucky, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
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    Bought this girl back in '94 in MO, brought her to CA and started taking her apart for restoration but then life got in the way and there she sat in my parents' garage until yesterday when we pulled her out. Loaded on the trailer and heading home to TN so I can finish what I started so long ago. IMG_20181224_102622_979.jpeg 20181224_131224_HDR.jpeg 20181224_131153_HDR.jpeg 20181224_131211_HDR.jpeg

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  2. 40FORDPU
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    Looks solid..so what are the plans for it?
     
  3. Grandadeo
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    IMG_0953.JPG Sounds like my story except mine's been in the same garage for 20+ years. Your body looks really good.
     
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  4. mike matters
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    that looks like a merc grille
     
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  5. Na, looks like Chevy Truck grill.
     
  6. livertucky
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    Retorod. I have a rebuilt 351W with C6 to start. Gonna add IFS and 4 link rear.

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  7. livertucky
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    Nice! Yeah its straight with a little damage fro. The old plumbing racks that were on the passenger side. I blasted it amd sprayed with rust converter when it was parked inside so that saved it I think.

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  8. Grandadeo
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    Merc grille!
     
  9. Grandadeo
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    Be really careful with paint prep. A friend had used rust converter and although a lot of quality paint prep and a beautiful black paint job was done he is having a few blister starting to show up under the top coat.

    Lee
     
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  10. waxhead
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  11. OahuEli
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    ^^^Yup
     
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  12. Me too, (Not that "Me too"!)
     
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  13. Total loss as to what Merc grill that is. I see now it is not a Chevy truck grill but what Merc is it. This is close but not the same and don't look to be O.E. to the panel.
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  14. Grandadeo
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    It's a '48-'50 Canadian Mercury grille I have three of them to make one, maybe two out of. The plan is to use some of the Merc trim and badges on my F1 Panel

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  15. Grandadeo
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    This is my favorite Merc panel truck pic.

    Sorry livertucky, didn't mean to hijack your thread.

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  16. Same here livertucky, didn't mean to hijack your thread. I like these Old Trucks and did a Google search and that grill didn't show up on anything. I do like it now that I see it mounted. I also have a Panel Truck but it's a 53 along with my 53 Pick-up. Nothing Stock about either of mine.
     
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  17. mike matters
    Joined: May 1, 2015
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    its a 48-50 merc grille
     
  18. low budget
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    Any final plans yet?
    I like this one, Subtle but cool, I like these low too...
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  19. livertucky
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
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    Low Budget, no final plans yet, but probably a lot like the picture you posted. Keeping it as original looking as possible on the outside with updated powertrain and suspension. As for the interior, thinking some comfortable buckets and a good sound system. Nothing too crazy, just a solid driver.
     
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