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"The Ruggiero Mercury" at the GNRS?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chopnweld, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. chopnweld
    Joined: Apr 16, 2009
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    from Nor Cal

    Ive heard rumors recently that the "The Ruggiero Mercury", which was sat in a field in Arizona for years before being customized, is making its debut at the GNRS this year. Does anyone know of this Merc, or if the rumors of its debut are true?
     
  2. Sixcarb
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  3. Sage
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  4. chopnweld
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    Good call Sage. Any truth to the rumor that it was chopped years ago by slddnmatt at Townsend's Rod & Custom? Post some pics if anyone is down at the GNRS. I will be there tomorrow to check it out.
     
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  5. chopnweld
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    Thanks Bad Bob. Just messing with ya. slddnmatt did an amazing job on the chop and other metal massaging; a good man and a friend to this day. I spoke to him this morning, as I do most weeks. Bill Ganahl of So. City Rod and Customs was also a pleasure to partner with. Hope to see ya at the meet and greet.
     
  6. NTAPHSE
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    I've been eyeballing the Merc everytime I walk by this weekend. I got to chat with Bill and Pat a bit too. Good people, BEAUTIFUL car! I look forward to studying it more over the next two days.
     
  7. Congrates on the Award,Nick!!!
     
  8. sylvian
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    from Burbank

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    One of the most beautiful cars at the GNRS this year. Here are a few pics I took of it on Thursday.

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  9. SycoSteve
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    I saw this beauty also. Went back a few times to admire it. What a great car! Matt Townsend did a perfect chop on it and the body and trim work was flawless! Gave me alot of motivation to get fired up on mine! Great work!!
     
  10. Special Ed
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    Too funny! I didn't know THAT was your car, Nick! I was parked inside right behind you the whole time! (The blue '55 Chevy with the silver flaked roof)... :)
    Your car came out absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!!
     
  11. bubba67
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    Nick, It was great meeting you at the show, the Merc looks amazing, definitly an instant classic ! Jim
     
  12. speedyb
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    I loved this Merc
     
  13. Royalshifter
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    Was the most beautiful Merc in the building...the color is off the charts.
     
  14. :eek::eek::eek: VERY, VERY, VERY SWEET MERCURY! CONGRATULATIONS!:D
     
  15. sylvian
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    I agree. The color is stunning on this car.
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  16. hombres ruin
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    i agree it is a stunning tribute to true metal work and a very good eye for customizing.
     
  17. Doctor Detroit
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    I'm sure I could stare at that Merc for an entire afternoon and evening... It's just awesome all over. Matt Townsend, you kick ass, dude.
     
  18. 345winder
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    man that is so freaggin beautifull!!,,,i cant imangine all the hours that have gone in to that to create such an imaculant Merc....amazing,,,,the rear window stainless,,,the mirror straight body,,, the bumpers,the tail lights,desoto grille, hubcap selection,, the color ,, i mean everything is perfect about it (and not to be a dick, i just wish they woulda extended the front spear to the fender well. :D ),,but in all seriousness,,,that is an amazing car.
     
  19. buzzard
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    That car was my favorite custom at the show. It's just so "right".
     
  20. 60widewhitez
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    That car looks amazing!
     
  21. Vorhese
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    I was at Bill/Joe's shop today and the Merc was just sitting there!
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  22. motoandy
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    Interior is sweet,
     
  23. wheels1950
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    from PA. USA

    What power plant is in the merc haven't been able to find any pics or text about it
    Thx frank
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2014
  24. lomonte
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    Not a custom guy, but that Merc is Gorgeous. Great proportions, and fantastic paint. Who shot it?
     
  25. Sage
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