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1949 MERCURY WITH 1959 CADDY REAREND


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#1 John Teresi

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 06:48 PM

HELLO......THIS STARTED AS A REVELL 1949 MERCURY KIT.......I CUT OUT THE REAR END AND ADDED A 1959 CADDY REAR END FROM THE GHOSTBUSTERS SNAP KIT......I MOLDED EVERYTHING IN AND SHORTENED REAR BUMPER TO FIT.......SCRATCH BUILT CARB SCOOP........WIRED AND PLUMBED.......INTERIOR FLOCKED......BAREMETAL FOIL......SCRATCH MADE CROSS MIRROR...... MOLDED IN SIDEPIPES......HAND PAINTED WHITE WALLS......H.O.K. ORGANIC GREEN KANDY,TEAL KANDY AND LIGHT GREEN FINGERNAIL POLISH OVER SLIXX DECALS MINI FLAKES.







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Posted 27 December 2009 - 08:45 PM

John,Beautiful build, man! Killer!

Edited by Danno, 27 December 2009 - 08:47 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:53 PM

John,

As always, very nice!

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:59 AM

WOW. You sure did a lot of custom work on that baby. Great job.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:04 AM

Show does have a late fifties and very early sixties look to it . Definetly a show stopper ! Ed Shaver :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:15 AM

Love the paint you threw on it John ! And that scoop looks great on that engine :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:19 AM

This is pretty wild. At first I thought it looked rather strange, but the more I looked the more it grew on me. The paint is very cool and from the rear, the Caddy backend looks great. Very daring and unique, but well done. Not a design you see every day. Well done.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:25 AM

Wicked custom that looks right and the paint really sets it off. Beautiful build!

#9 John Teresi

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:30 AM

way to rip off my idea! this has been done-- see Mercurado --- and dont try to pass off a stolen idea of someone elses as your own.

TO BAD YOU FEEL THIS WAY?.........I DON`T NEED TO STEAL ANYBODY`S IDEA......IT CAME FROM MY OWN HEAD.......I WILL STICK WITH THAT!......TILL I GO TO THE GRAVE!!!!!!!!........TO BAD YOU HAVE A COMPLEX ABOUT YOURSELF????????..........I DID NOT COME ON THIS SITE TO GET HASSLED ........I CAME ON THIS SITE TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS AND BUILDS!

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:47 AM

Smart looking build there.


Green is a great color for these machines.

Bob

#11 John Teresi

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 07:31 AM

First off..... loose the CAPS. Second I dont have a "complex", I have a right to point out that I spent nearly a year building my Mercurado, and to see someone just show up and try to pass their version ( while veery nicely done) as their own unique idea is total bull. Even the color scheme you "chose" seems strangely familliar. However at least I can take pride in the fact that mine was first ( and anyone thats been here a while KNOWS IT) and also that mine was mostly scratchbuilt not just "cut and pasted"

Now quit giving me grief for pointing out that the idea was mine first and that your just a rip off artist that while having decent build skills, cant come up with an idea of your own. next time you rip someone off make sure its not something so unique and that they dont post to the same board that your trying to pull your fraud on.

WELL SINCE YOUR ALL "HOT AND BOTHERED"......AND I HAVE TOTALL RESPECT FOR GREGG......I WILL BE COOL!!!!!!........LET`S SEE A PICTURE OF YOUR MERCURADO? ........IF IT TOOK A YEAR TO BUILD......THATS A WHILE......LETS SEE ,I THINK I HAVE BUILT ABOUT 30 PLUS BUILDS IN A YEAR........WHEN YOU GET OFF YOU HIGH HORSE......AND WILLING TO CHECK MY STUFF OUT.......YOU MIGHT "MAYBE" RELAX A LITTLE?????.......THIS WILL BE THE LAST RESPOND TO YOUR OUTBURST......I HOPE I DON`T GET KIKED OFF HERE BECAUSE OF YOU??????.........I HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO BESIDES FIGHT OVER YOU MERCURADO.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 07:36 AM

Lighten up a little y'all. They don't even look alike.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 07:54 AM

First off..... loose the CAPS. Second I dont have a "complex", I have a right to point out that I spent nearly a year building my Mercurado, and to see someone just show up and try to pass their version ( while veery nicely done) as their own unique idea is total bull. Even the color scheme you "chose" seems strangely familliar. However at least I can take pride in the fact that mine was first ( and anyone thats been here a while KNOWS IT) and also that mine was mostly scratchbuilt not just "cut and pasted"

Now quit giving me grief for pointing out that the idea was mine first and that your just a rip off artist that while having decent build skills, cant come up with an idea of your own. next time you rip someone off make sure its not something so unique and that they dont post to the same board that your trying to pull your fraud on.



WHOA BRIAN..........calm down and rethink I've heard of Johns builds for years.....just found yours...
and don't look at ANY of my builds....cause someone else already did them!!!

#14 John Teresi

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:22 AM

John, you built a very cool car there! :D it's very over the top which is a good thing here too. the paint job fits the over all custom work as well.

i'm not sure where the attitude comes from regarding Brian and his Merc build if that's the one posted in comparison above. two totally different builds and honestly i can't see any '59 Cadillac influence or parts use in Brians car. i seriously doubt too that you two guys are the only ones who ever thought of combining a Mercury and a Cadillac. besides i think it's pretty cool when something i've built inspires someone or impresses them enough to copy my idea and build thier own.

Dave

"DITTO" THANK`S DAVE, I DID A JET CAR AWHILE BACK,THAT MY FRIEND "FUELISHSPECTATOR" A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE ..........WAS GOING TO DO......HE WANTED TO PUT A HEMI IN IT .....I ASKED HIM IF I COULD USE HIS IDEA BUT PUT MY OWN TWIST ON IT......HE SAID IT WAS COOL.......ANYWAY, THAT WAS THE ONLY TIME I USED AN IDEA

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:25 AM

They look like two completely different cars. John Teresi, your paint job is killer and the rear end flows on that car. Keep up the imaginative work...

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:33 AM

Sweeeet custom John! :D

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:18 AM

way to rip off my idea! this has been done-- see Mercurado --- and dont try to pass off a stolen idea of someone elses as your own.


I would just chalk it up to great minds think alike. If there's one guy who doesn't need to steal an idea, it's John. I attended a couple shows where John's builds were displayed and was blown away.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:50 PM

Hello John,your paint work is fantastic.It really flows together seamlessly.I'm guessing its done freehand? Or was tape used in the process?Thanks

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:31 PM

Hello John,your paint work is fantastic.It really flows together seamlessly.I'm guessing its done freehand? Or was tape used in the process?Thanks

Greg......both were used tape and freehand.....thank`s John

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:57 PM

Man that's awesome work. You are truly gifted.Thanks for sharing.Gary Thomason