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Projects Project "AREA 51" 51 Mercury update

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ether, May 11, 2008.

  1. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,437


    looks awesome!
  2. buzz bomb
    Joined: Jun 3, 2006
    Posts: 493

    buzz bomb

    Great work!! cant wait to see the rest of the build.

    Buzz Bomb
  3. Is that the alternative spelling of cabernet? :)

    I did a non-metallic, eventually I can post some quality pics.
  4. Went to see the Merc after a month at the body guys shop word.....I frickin pissed myself!!!! Wait, that was more than one word!!! Made my day!!!! Come on color!!!!

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  5. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 5,958

    from Central NJ

    Shouldn't be long now!!!!! Congrats man, I didn't know you were this far along!!!
  6. Circus Bear
    Joined: Aug 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,238

    Circus Bear

    Looks great Ether. Keep the updates coming.
  7. MercMan1951
    Joined: Feb 24, 2003
    Posts: 2,654


    Awesome Ether, can't wait to see it in color!!!!!
  8. Badass, are you still going maroon or something like that?
  9. Thanks guys, Im stoked!!!!!!! Body guy is doing an awesome job, not to mention it was almost 100 degrees every day its been at his shop!!! Yep still a deep deep dark red.... Ive got some stuff sent off to Dans Plating also, cant wait to see it all together....
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  11. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    from Eustis, FL

    Your Merc is looking like it is closer to the enjoyment (driving) phase of the project. Looking good, great work.
  12. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006


    Wow shes looking great ! Sure has come along way ...I have been following the build since the frist post congrats !! How long till its shiny ??
  13. Chuck Most
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 175

    Chuck Most
    from Saskatoon

    Can't go wrong with anything Area 51 related... can ya?;)
  14. looking great man. just slap some "flat black" on her and call it done...:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  15. Thanks!!! I cant wait to get it back!!! Ive been tinkering a little on my other Merc while this one is out. Got this done a couple weekends ago and back in storage for anouther day. 69 Camaro clip, van tilt column, Explorer 8.8 rearend

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  16. mattlowe
    Joined: May 7, 2008
    Posts: 145


    thats good stuff mang!
  17. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
    Posts: 2,161


    I always was a sucker for white primer....
  18. looking very nice. cant wait to see it in colour.
  19. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,683


    right on!! you instantly try and forget all the bodywork when you get to this stage!!!never found the desoto knob chad, been looking on ebay though for ya..
  20. Cool, Matt. Thanks Ive been looking also. I'm even thinking about using one of the other knobs that are in good shape. Maybe the heater knobs.
  21. well.........?
  22. pharrand
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 6

    from Michigan

    Great job Ether, I admire your dedication and skill. I'm hoping your work will inspire me to get going on my '51 Merc.
  23. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 18,130


    Congrats on the progress. I've enjoyed watching the Merc build over the years.
    You have a lot to be proud of...

    Happy Trails, Mick
  24. BuilderRhys
    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
    Posts: 128


    Soooooooooooo, Chad now that next Merc is out of the basement and you have some square footage open what are you gonna drag home to fill in the empty real estate!!!!!!!!! Regards, Rhys.
  25. Well..... bodyman went on his cruise. Should be back the first week of Oct. Going to take some color choices to the painter for a couple panel spray outs. Its been so busy in the shop I havent had time to think about it. Did some work on this one while its been gone. Just a wore out, old duece.

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  26. Cannot wait to see this car finished. This is going to be one of the best looking cars ever. Love it!
  27. Is that Chuck's buddy's car? I think I've seen that car at DF. Looks like you did a good job from the pictures. Can't wait to see some more progess pics on the merc. Paint guy went on a cruise. Hmmmmmmmm - fat merc in for paint, progress payments, ah ha! Cruise!
  28. A little religion on the way to paint!!!!!

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