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Customs Pulled a '51 Merc from a cemetery today (no kidding) pics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Squablow, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Great Find, Good luck on the buildup.

  2. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,594

    from Garner, NC

    awesome story... glad to see it rise again. Maybe take a look at flamedabone's merc ressurection thread.

    well I guess when you have 400+ ft lbs of torque you don't need to rod them much. :eek::D
  3. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,363


    What color was it? If it turns out to be the same car, I'll tell you where it's sitting. I've been trying to get it and another one from the same guy but it's kind of up in the air right now. Would be awesome to find out the history of that car and maybe see it restored.
  4. Dad's was originally a medium blue...although it didn't last that way long. He was in an accident the first few days he owned it and started adding primer as he fixed/added stuff. I think he also changed out the tail lights to something Buick. I'll see him later today and ask him more details and pm you. Be kinda cool to find out it still existed.
  5. Luckythirteen
    Joined: May 15, 2007
    Posts: 23


  6. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 4,824


    Whoah, who is Cross Canada? They seem to have some parts listed there that other vendors don't/haven't had. The wheel well etc.
  7. Luckythirteen
    Joined: May 15, 2007
    Posts: 23


  8. What parts do they sell? How about the tail pan?
  9. Luckythirteen
    Joined: May 15, 2007
    Posts: 23


    Check out the link above. Then, klick "guest" and so on. Lots of makes & models there...
  10. Any updates? Yeah, I know, it's been friggin' cold...but it would be cool to see this one run again without a rebuild, that is if the block is OK.
  11. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,273

    Sir Woosh

    Better than a pop up story book! Great score, story and pics to tell it all. Good luck with your James Dean Merc!.........
  12. The Shocker
    Joined: Dec 30, 2004
    Posts: 3,538

    The Shocker

    I love reading stories like this and its hard to beat a 51 Merc tudor as a find / score ...
  13. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,363


    No updates, it's home safe in my parking lot but I have a lot of other projects to work through before I mess with this one. I'm going to let it sit for a while and collect parts for it for some time in the future.

    I am hoping to get the engine running, and this summer I'd at least like to get the wheels freed up and put some tires on it that will hold air to roll it around.
  14. Sanford Graham
    Joined: Apr 9, 2009
    Posts: 89

    Sanford Graham

    Howdy Good deal, finally. Theirs a place in Vermont, I think it's called Green Mountain Parts, maybe someone else will know correct name. But I do know they make excellant panel,s rocker's ect,ford & merc....good luck happy motorin
  15. Zombie57Ranchero
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 540


    Awesome Story and even better score! Congrats!
  16. buckeye_01
    Joined: Jun 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,441


    Green Mountain is no more.

  17. jreeder41
    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
    Posts: 477


    sweet find and great story.
  18. Chuck Bennett
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
    Posts: 3

    Chuck Bennett

    " WOW " You are a lucky man. Have fun. Chuckster49
  19. billys54
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,295


    great find/nice score
  20. jadam54
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 67

    from DENVER

    Great find and great story
  21. thebugbox
    Joined: Nov 29, 2009
    Posts: 255


    Did no one see the original post date? Not only did the Merc rise from the Grave, so did this topic, LOL!
  22. Those things buried in cemetaries can't relate to time... :D
  23. ironpile
    Joined: Jul 3, 2005
    Posts: 915


    Your persistance paid off,wish I had some of it.
  24. dragster dude
    Joined: May 21, 2010
    Posts: 194

    dragster dude

  25. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,684


    Feels good to finally bring it home, I know the feeling. :) good on ya!
  26. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717


    It may be a cool find but this dude hasn't posted any updates since 02/01/2009. Looks like he's only moved it from one cemetary to another. Shame on you.
  27. radio_king
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 398


    There`s definately life after death,could there be life outside HAMB...??I seriously doubt it but who knows for sure??:DMay well be he`s busy building,not posting?
  28. Kind of a big assumption there.:eek:
  29. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717


    I hope I'm wrong.....won't be the first time.

    He's had 2 years to build now, there must be some progress right? Let's face it, posting only takes a minute......
  30. Obviously you don't know who you're talking about.
    kiwijeff likes this.

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