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Projects The Mexicali Merc, another 40 Custom in the works

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Sledge, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. shiftervic
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
    Posts: 189

    shiftervic
    Member
    from So. Cal.

    Outstanding! ..."El Guapo",is getting more guapo...you're getting there Bud.
     
  2. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,721

    magoozi
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    from san diego

    Well we got most the metal work done on it and the car runs and drives now but I had to take a break to finish my old 39 sedan for Rex from the gearheads, I got carried away and blew the whole thing apart and did a frame off, it's painted a light metalic blue with tiki flake on it and it is just aboat done, we also started on a 32 three window and we finished a 72 el camino, so like you , I have been busy with customer cars..
     
  3. J.B.
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,246

    J.B.
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    from Sweden

    Kevan!

    You are incredible! Fantastic work, buddy!
     
  4. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,722

    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

  5. devilscustom
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 286

    devilscustom
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    from Sweden

    im with J.B ,really good work ,amazing :cool:
     
  6. Great work Kev! That metal working is the ducks guts! Awesome!
     
  7. sled
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,076

    sled
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    Hey Kev ,when do you plan to move it outside with new tires and such so we can appreciate in the daylight????curious as heck to have an open wiew!!;):D

    Ah,put sunglasses on,that top might be shining a lot:D
     
  8. weez
    Joined: Dec 5, 2002
    Posts: 860

    weez
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    Looks great Kev! Awesome job-
     
  9. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,722

    Sledge
    Member
    from Nor Cal

    Thanks! Yesterday was finally judgment day for the merc. It's the first time out of the garage since the work began and Im really pleased with how it's turning out! Normally when I chop a car I like to roll it out several times during the process to get a far away look at the shape, but since I was basically recreating the chop from my merc I didn't really need to this time. Still need to lower the front a couple inches but I think the back is perfect. Oh and It got a fresh set of powder coated wheels and brand new 6:00 16" Lesters!

    I still need to metalfinish the passenger side but the basic shape is right.
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    The drivers side is all metalfinished with the exception of the front windshield area.
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    Thats about it for a while. Were going to take a little break and hunt for some parts, but I'll be back on it soon! Thanks again for all the positive comments!
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2012
  10. Awesome man! Look at that flow!!!
     
  11. chrisman
    Joined: Jun 13, 2002
    Posts: 719

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    Yes, you nailed it!!!
     
  12. Tinman
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
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    Tinman
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    from Orange, CA

    Man... that's absolutely gorgeous. Fantastic work, dude!
     
  13. Finnrodder
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    Finnrodder
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    from Finland

    Thats awesome,great work!
     
  14. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,722

    Sledge
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    from Nor Cal

    And the next Victim awaits it's fate!!!:D
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  15. FOURTYDLX
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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  16. ElPlymino
    Joined: Jun 26, 2005
    Posts: 263

    ElPlymino
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    from Orcutt

    You can't take a break...you got too many unfinished projects in the yard and garage! :rolleyes:
     
  17. emiliedk
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
    Posts: 614

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    from denmark

    Kevan..this is pure art! you have some fantastic skills..and most important..a good eye!

    please dont cut up that nice stock 39!! ha ha...

    it takes a man to restore a car..but it takes a real man to cut one up!

    -palle
     
  18. That is insane. Beautiful work.
     
  19. Skrap metal
    Joined: Jan 22, 2003
    Posts: 362

    Skrap metal
    Member

    Damn! You're on fire...fantastic job!
    Must be all that clean nor-cal air..haha.
     
  20. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep
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    just fucken WOW!!!!! perfect!
     
  21. Well said. Damn. I dub him, The Merc Master.
     
  22. 53chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,570

    53chevy
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    Wow! a '39 Mercury coupe. Awesome job!

    Kenny
     
  23. cleatus
    Joined: Mar 1, 2002
    Posts: 2,277

    cleatus
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    from Sacramento

    Sheesh, you have a never ending line of cool shit waiting for ya.
    After seeing your work, I'm not surprised.
     
  24. sled
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,076

    sled
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    Im Speachless!!!!
    Just pinching myself...is it mine? is it mine???mm..yeah,i think so!!!
    One of the best gifts in my life,no doubt!!THANKS for your great efforts, Kev
     
  25. koolkemp
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  26. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,722

    Sledge
    Member
    from Nor Cal

    Thanks, I'm glad your happy Reno! It's been quite the adventure! Here's a couple before and after shots so you don't have to go back to the beginning. Now lets find some good parts for this beauty!

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  27. Great work Sledge another classic in the making.
     
  28. sled
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,076

    sled
    Member

    Kev bro,yeah....a cool adventure so far ..with some drama included but we recovered quite well along the way..and huge props to Miguel wich has been very helpful in TJ

    great fun doing this project and jesus..i cant really stand that supeUGLY stock roof anymore... a totally different car with the chop and lowering..amazing difference!!!

    Yeah,parts hunting is started already too ...
     

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