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Customs The Kirkegaard Merc, 1939 early style custom

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sledge, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. PeteFromTexas
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    These two gents would be proud.
     
  3. chip chipman
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    You are really getting this down. Can't wait to see what the "real" car will look like after you get through practicing on all these other ones!!!!!! HAHA.
     
  4. OLLIN
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    Good work man, another home run!
     
  5. DKroadsters
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  6. HeyyCharger
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    Man oh man ya'll got me drooling of this Merc... Now I want one... Magnificent work!

    HC.
     
  7. DKroadsters
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    Yeah JeffSled

    They even look very happy!
     

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  8. Cshabang
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    I love that early roof line...this is gonna be killer!
     
  9. spinner
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    looks great . i like the flow of the back window
     
  10. froghawk
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    What amazes me is how much a well-done chop, skirts, and lowering does to transform the chubby, pudgy-looking stock Merc! The effect is way more than the sum of its parts — it's almost magical. Definitely brings out their "inner Zephyr!"
     
  11. Strange Agent
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    That chop is righteous. '39 and '40 chopped Mercs are so cool- quite possibly my favorite customs.
     
  12. venice original
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    You impress me more each time keep up the beautifull work !!!!!!
     
  13. J.B.
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    Of course not. I am very pleased how it turned out on my car. :)
    Will be one beautiful early kustom here.

    I think Tims pic from Riks website is very close to the direction of style.

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  14. ^^^^ I Love this car !! So early yet so nice.I am a fan of Running boards though,I like both looks though.
     
  15. 1951Streamliner
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    I agree Jeff, I feel that Merc would look better with running boards. That doesn't mean I dont like it without them though.

    Can't wait to see this car finished!!
     
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    I love early Mercurys and I am looking forward to seeing this one done.
     
  17. shoebox1950
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    Damn, Kevan...looks great! Nice chop amount
     
  18. froghawk
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    What is that thing on the bottom edge of the front fender just behind the wheel opening??
     
  19. Rikster
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    Curb feelers. There is one on the rear fender skirt as well.
     
  20. froghawk
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    Thanks, Rik. Never seen them like that before — a loop instead of a long spring or wire.
     
  21. J.B.
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    I still haven't really understood how they work. George Barris 1941 Buick and others have the same. I have only seen them on the pre -49 kustoms, but maybe they were used later.
     
  22. this is looking killer!

    Harley
     
  23. LSGUN
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    They keep you from rubbing your tires.
     
  24. So-Cal Speed Sacramento
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    BEAUTIFUL!!!! Is this one Jason's or is that another?
     
  25. 50Fraud
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    More importantly on a lowered car, they helped you avoid scraping the fender or skirt on the curb!

    Don't ask how I know.
     
  26. J.B.
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    Of course I know how a regular curb feeler works. :p
    It's just this (looks to be) very rigid version I don't get. Looks like it will ruin the sheet metal by getting scraped against the curb. :eek:
     
  27. 50Fraud
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    Funny, this came up in another thread about a month ago.

    I remember seeing these on cars in the '50s. It was a coil spring, kinda like a screen door spring, doubled on itself with both ends attached to a bracket. I have no idea why they would have been preferable to the straight wire variety.
     
  28. resto-rodder
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    Great craftsmanship and design on the customizing of this nice '39 Merc!
     
  29. DKroadsters
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    This picture from Riks huge collection, shows the ideas, without the runningboards
     

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  30. Sledge
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    Man, there's just something special about that 36! One of my favorite early custom pics!
     

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