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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by barfers, Aug 30, 2014.
good call big A
I need 49 or 50 merc sheet metal to graft in, if any body has a donor car please let me know.
Try classifieds,i found mine from there.
Waiting on a good friend rob montgomery to build my grille surround then trim and float the plymouth unit
I went through a bunch of grille ideas before I decided on one.
'53 Chev bumper guard. This one's on ebay right now.
@barfers That Cadillac grille bar you have is from a '59 Cad...FYI.
thanks randy never tried to pin point the year just liked the measurments
love the chevy guard thanks
Can't get enough of this stuff
A '56 Chrysler over ride bar, shortened & recountered to follow the upper grill bar & chromed.
I'm sure you notivpced after Rob's post that the Merc shell does not need to be scaled down. They are still out there but run about $600- $900 most of the time. An interesting idea that I can't take credit for is the use of a left and right garnish moulding from the quarter windows of any car you think has a nice shape. Just cut the B pillar and sill portions off and weld the two together.
I used a Merc shell in mine and it fit quite well.
My shell last summer .
love the newyorker grille bar, thought it was 55 production year.. wanna sell it?
hmmmm intresting idea for sure
thanks for the great idea
your car is looking great eric
This is how I did mine. Saved me a lot of cash not chroming all the grill pieces. And the parking light housings are crazy expensive.
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I also picked up a decent 55 Chrysler new Yorker grille bar, whats the best approach to shortenting these, saw rob had one mocked up in his shoebox for a while
thanks freddie for the merc surround!
Here we go
All it needs is everything
I thought about this in my '52 - looks good!!
An idea I had for my Merc. while looking at an early Mustang was using the front bumper as it is V’ed already. Sorry no pics.
I used a 55 new yorker rear bumper overrider, it's very simular to the grill.
my car is a 51 but this is what i am currently doing.
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