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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by OG lil E, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Thanks for posting the interior pics, Doc. I had forgotten how nice the interior in this car is. So awesome! E
     
  2. Too Tall
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    OK, I'm hooked... yes Jan Wehr is alive and well, and still has Kustoms running through her veins. I have attached pics of the 50 Teal Merc and the 39 Merc which is still around. #fortheloveofkustoms 1950 Twilight Zone.jpg 1950 Twilight Zone.jpg 1939 Mercury.jpg
     
  3. That's great to hear @Too Tall! She would definitely be fun to sit down and talk customs with. She and the late Mr. Wehr truly lived the custom lifestyle! E
     
  4. stanlow69
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    Great pic`s of the Wehr`s Merc`s. Read the whole thread. It`s gonna get a lot better. The Teal Merc is around too.
     
  5. Too Tall
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    You are correct.. and Cowboy still owns and drives this Merc.
     
  6. straykatkustoms
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    I thought David's Merc was in a Tex Smith magazine. Maybe the four Kustom issues that were published in the late 80s early 90s. I'll look when I get home.

    Very Kool Thread!! I appreciate ya keeping it going. This Kustom nerd is digging it.
     
  7. Pistnbroke
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    I was thumbing through the Customs today when I saw the car my friend Clarence built, I have been out of the car scene for a while and have not run across him. Mr"C" as I always called him is a great guy with a lot of knowledge about the car history around the Aurora area.
     
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  8. Too Tall
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    Owner was the late Larry Gould. Larry also owned 50 Merc "Alley Oop" built by Paul Mathes.
     
  9. Too Tall
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    I agree 100%.
     
  10. Too Tall
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    The Wehr's Zephyr is now located in Washington and winning a lot of awards. The new owners are very happy and LOVE the car.
     
  11. Not to steal your thunder, Mick, but I went ahead and looked at the Tex Smith Custom Car Magazine series you mentioned and you were right. David Guyman's '55 Merc was in Tex Smith's Custom Car Magazine Volume 1 number 2 from November/December 1989 on pages 56 and 57. Love the construction photos as well as the picture of it in primer. Shame that magazine only lasted 4 issues. It showed a lot of promise and the four issues printed were pretty good.

    Glad you're enjoying the thread Mick. It's a baby compared to your "Kustom Blues " thread. Lots of eye candy and history lessons on it. Nice the way the custom folks have gathered and posted a mountain of great custom and leadsled pics there. Fun stuff! E

    TS Custom Car Mag Vol 1 #2 NovDec 1989.jpg


    TS Custom CAr Mag Vol 1 #2 p56.jpg


    TS Custom CAr Mag Vol 1 #2 p57 (1).jpg
     
  12. Just out of curiosity @Too Tall where in Washington?


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  13. KustomLincolnLady
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    I finally found my pics of Alley Oop in white primer and a shot of the engine compartment ....I stand corrected this was when it was actually painted white DSC00047.jpg DSC00048.jpg
     
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    I know Rick, he still has the Ultimus bubble top. Next time I see him I'll ask him about the 55' . I haven't seen it in a long time so I would assume it's still without a motor.
     
  16. stanlow69
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    No. Completely different car. Here are some pic`s. I`ll do it in 2 posts incase the later version gets deleated. The first pic was taken in Des Moines Goodguys show. Scan0525.jpg
     
  17. stanlow69
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    The next pic`s were taken a few years back in Salina. Had to cover the wheels. Scan0526.jpg
     
  18. stanlow69
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    Here`s the last pic I have of the 55. You have to wonder where they come up with some of there ideas. Years later I saw this Merc in Custom Cars from Jan of 59. Since then, I have seen very few pictures of it. Scan0527.jpg Scan0528.jpg Scan0529.jpg
     
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  19. rudestude
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    Thanks stanlow69... I thought it was kind of a stretch but I was noticing the tail light bumps ... thought maybe...wow them last shots .. the look of it is getting pretty wild....that's what keeps things interesting...

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  20. Too Tall
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  21. Too Tall
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    The Last time I saw this Merc it took "Top Merc" at the Merc Deuce Reunion at Starbird's in 2007. Top Merc_1.jpg Top Merc_2.jpg
     
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  22. Too Tall
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    Very nice thanks for posting....
     
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  23. stanlow69
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    I saw the coverage in a magazine(Custom Rodder maybe) and wondered how many Merc`s were there. I wanted to see the car in person. I never saw the show advertised anywhere. So when I saw the car, I had to take pictures of it.
     
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  24. straykatkustoms
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    Lol! Not at all, I forgot to look it up. Thanks for posting the article.
    The four magazines that Tex Smith published is a must have in your Kustom library.
     
  25. Speaking of inspiration for ideas used, here's another with similar styling. October 1960.
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  26. Man, that one is ugly.
    The interior, that snow-plough front, the paint job. Poor Mercury, can't be much worse than that.
     
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  27. Mick has saved worse....it can be done. :D
     
  28. Too Tall
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    There is a new caretaker for Doug Thompson "Scorpion" and he surprised all of us this year when he rolled into Custom Car Revival.

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  29. Moriarity
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    If people are going to ruin cars, I wish they would leave the poor Mercuries alone......
     
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  30. Ole_Red
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    What ever happened to The Polynesian '56 Studebaker? Last known info I saw, was that it was in a boneyard rusting away. Anyone know if it was saved?
     

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