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History The David Guymon '47 Merc

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The David Guymon '47 Merc

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    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
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  2. I'm pretty sure Jim Baker still owns it. Here's a photo I took at the KKOA Sherman/Denison Show in 2015.
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  3. Ryan
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    Ryan
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    That makes me so happy.
     
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  4. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 840

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    Yeah, I too miss seeing that car at the Roundup, especially in the early years.
    I've got some great shots of it at Jo's back when that the was the spot for the best cars to park.
     
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  5. Gambino_Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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    bad ass car would love to have it at the sit down
     
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  6. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Yes Jim still owns the Guymon Merc. Still drives the wheels off of it..
     
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  7. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    el Scotto
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    from Tracy, CA

    What a gorgeous car!! What’s that grill from?
     
  8. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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    Kept the Mercury surround ,
    Pretty sure its from '47 Cadillac ( I would like to see '50 Merc parking lights below headlights..)
    here is a
    1947 Cadillac Series 62
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  9. Jim Baker is one of my best friends..I think hed rather cut oFf his balls than to rid himself of the Merc
    I was living in Sherman,Texas when Jim had Guymon built it.Therefore I was elected to do the upholstering..it still looks good today as it did 30 years ago
     
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  10. Rick & Jan
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
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    Jim and his Merc are alive and well! Had the privilege of meeting Jim at last years StrayKat 500 in beautiful downtown Dewey, Ok. He jokingly told me that my car would look a lot better if I dropped the back and put skirts on it. He wasn't willing to sell me his skirts though!! I got the whole history on the car and the build and I have to agree with wbrw32, it looks like a fresh build. The car has been well cared for. Jim and his buddy Auggie are a real pair and I hope to see them again in May. IMG_1695[16].jpg
     
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  11. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    A couple shots of it in Salina less skirts. If you are a die hard custom fan, you should know of Dave. This Merc was part of either the Custom Gathering or the Custom Merc display at the Grand National Roadster show. Jim was happy to be a part of the display when I talked to him after he had attended. Scan0932.jpg
     
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  12. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
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    Is David Guymon still active? I use to read and hear about him quite a bit 25 years ago but not anymore. Of course there use to be magazines that use to write about guys like him and their latest builds. I miss those magazines:( . Larry
     
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  13. Ryan
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    I need to go north and shoot a feature. Anyone know him?
     
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  14. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    from red oak

    Profile is everything. Scan0933.jpg
     
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  15. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    That car kicks ass. Love it. Glad to hear Jim has taken great care of it all the while racking up the miles on it.
    Thanks for the Flashback Ryan. It did me good after a long ass day at the "foundry"...
     
  16. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
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    Lucky to have seen it at Stray Kat 500 last year. P1060002 (Medium).jpeg
     
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  17. I love the Caddy grille as a nice departure from the seemingly 'standard' '46 Olds grille used on most '46 to '48 Fords & Mercs
     
  18. Ryan, Jim is an old retired Delta Airline Capt that still enjoys a good Custom,,lives in Sherman,Texas
    on Vancouver ,If he isn't in phone book I'll be happy to introduce you two..Guymon lives nearby in CartwrightOkla
     
  19. Shadow Creek
    Joined: May 14, 2014
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    Shadow Creek
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    from Summit, TX

    I went to school with his nephew, I can probably get in touch with the nephew and or his mom and go from there if you’re interested... I still live and work in the Sherman area
     
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  20. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    not sure about the color, but I like how he cleaned up the front
     
  21. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Stogy
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    Pushes all the right buttons with me...glad it's still around intact as per original configuration right down to the tires...I really appreciate that.

    Just a great example of good Karma between Owner and builder=Masterpiece.

    Thanks for showcasing this Custom @Ryan
     
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