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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by sideswipe, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    from red oak

    Cool story. How many customs were at the first Merc/Duce Reunion.
     
  2. sideswipe
    Joined: Sep 27, 2012
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    I honestly don't know. maybe 40 mercs. the biggest gathering at that time. I don't remember a lot of cars outside the merc deuce category. Jerry Titus who organized the show would know for sure.
     
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  3. Nice story, cool KUSTOM.
     
  4. Uhh, WHAT, on the brain?


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  5. desotot
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    What is the grill made from, or out off?

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  6. sideswipe
    Joined: Sep 27, 2012
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    the front is 2 merc grill shells. the grill is a cut down 54 ford. V'd slightly to match the grill shell contour.
     
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  7. oneratfink57
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    Love the grill and bumper guard combo. Great looking merc Sideswipe!
     
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  8. sideswipe
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    Thanks. that is a Kaiser guard. the bumper is 56 Dodge or Desoto rear turned upside down with about 8" cut out. I have a fortune in chrome work on this beast. The rear is a Dodge bumper cut down with a Kaiser guard as well. the exhaust goes through the bullets. Dad had an eye for detail.
     
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  9. Mudslinger
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    Heres a couple shots of the same car over the years. I think its when he pulled the Nailhead engine and sold it.
    15202571_10154619879401142_2649313467581721574_n.jpg Then much later at his other house with fade aways. 1619142_10152190787636142_2055607479_n.jpg
     
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  10. sideswipe
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  11. s55mercury66
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    Cool story. Are you a displaced Buckeye like me?
     
  12. sideswipe
    Joined: Sep 27, 2012
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    yup. I'm from Dayton. I left it 30 years ago. Still don't miss it. ha
     
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  13. sideswipe
    Joined: Sep 27, 2012
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    in NC.JPG I brought the old girl home to NC this weekend. It has been flat towed from Dayton, Oh to Kansas City for the first merc/deuce reunion, Louisville Ky to Pat Keating's shop and then to the mountains of Virginia. Flat towed every single time. She left Virginia to NC on her own power in over 40 years! About 400 miles. I took it easy for about 50 miles then I layed the hammer down. She ran strong up the mountains and sounded better as the pipes cracked on the way down. A lot of thumbs up and pictures taken from people on the highway. About 20 miles from my house I lost a hood hinge bolt, the carb linkage fell off, I pushed the temp gauge to the max, ran a cop off the road, schooled some people on chopping tops, kustom work, being cool and George Barris at the local grocery as I added water to the radiator. All in all, a successful trip. Dad would be proud.
     
  14. Where you at in NC, I'm in Winston Salem.
     
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  15. Beautiful car, would love to see it sometime. BigO (Michael)
     
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  16. sideswipe
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    I live in Sanford. I ran right through your city. We have to get together sometime.
     
  17. brady1929
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    Nice Merc. I will look at any of your threads just so I can see your avitar.
     
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  18. F1truck51
    Joined: Apr 15, 2019
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    Love this car! More pics please!
     
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  19. Man! Thats cool shit. This story and pics made my day. Bitchin' Merc....glad to see her out reeking havoc.
     
  20. Hot Rod Nut
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
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    Cool story!
     
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  21. Damn cool car, hope to see it around NC at some shows
     
  22. Nice write up @sideswipe! Almost as good as being there. It doesn't seem right that a guy can only like a post just once. This deserves at least half a dozen (lol)!
    I hope to see the car in person some day. Glad to see it back on the road! E
     
  23. sideswipe
    Joined: Sep 27, 2012
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    IMG_20190501_091339.jpg
    Thanks for the kind words and support from all of you. She still needs a few things here and there, like shocks. I swear they are the factory ones. Haha
     
  24. hoodwinx454
    Joined: Apr 19, 2012
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    That’s a gorgeous merc!! I love it. And being passed down makes it even better. Enjoy it.


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  25. Mudslinger
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
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    As Sideswipes Dad would say. "Ive seen the piece of shit before" haha Looks great.
     
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