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Project: "Inferno" 49 Merc - *Update p17* 3/13/15


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#61 stulee11

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

Did some work on the front suspension. I heated the lower control arms with some hot water and carefully bent them up. Had to remove some of the backing plate on the spindle to really get it up there.
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I ended up having to remove more so I just removed the whole thing
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But as you can see with the lower control arms being so high I'm getting a lot of camber. Doesn't show much with the wheel, that was just kinda sitting on there.
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here u say u heated the lower arms with hot water... did u put the arms in the water or did u hold them over the water while it was boiling ??? i am trying to do this with my 49 merc but i dont want to mess it up lol.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:26 PM

here u say u heated the lower arms with hot water... did u put the arms in the water or did u hold them over the water while it was boiling ??? i am trying to do this with my 49 merc but i dont want to mess it up lol.

thanks stu :)

Hey stu, I've seen your merc, that paint work looks like glass. I just turned the hot water on, waited till it was at its hottest then held the end I was going to bend under the water for a few mins. Then I bent it CAREFULLY making sure to have a firm grip on the middle. Just take your time, keep it warm, and don't forget to keep checking it so you don't bend it to far. Good luck.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:30 PM

do the body drop so it can lay flat out on sidepipes

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

Hey stu, I've seen your merc, that paint work looks like glass. I just turned the hot water on, waited till it was at its hottest then held the end I was going to bend under the water for a few mins. Then I bent it CAREFULLY making sure to have a firm grip on the middle. Just take your time, keep it warm, and don't forget to keep checking it so you don't bend it to far. Good luck.


Thanks buddy will defo give it a go later on... thanks for the comment to :)

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:03 AM

nice Merc Jason!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:27 AM

Wow, so much talented work on this forum it's unbelievable. Loving this one so far Jason.
For a number plate, I'd go with something like this.

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Flipped down- ready to cruise :D

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That way it won't break up your Merc's smooth lines at all. Look forward to seeing more on this.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:06 AM

Killer merc in the making. I'll be watching this build

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

lookin good! love what you did with the hood too!

cheers
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:14 AM

looks great so far

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:35 AM

Your scribing skills are impressive. What tool do you use for it?


I was going to say the same thing! I agree

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:28 PM

do the body drop so it can lay flat out on sidepipes

The body drop would lay the body on the ground. It would already lay side pipes if I was gonna run them. Can't do it anyways because of some clearence issues.

nice Merc Jason!

Thanks Bill.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:31 PM

Wow, so much talented work on this forum it's unbelievable. Loving this one so far Jason.
For a number plate, I'd go with something like this.

Flipped up-hidden

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Flipped down- ready to cruise :D

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Thanks Zac for the photos. Still not sure yet what I'll do yet. Like to see a photo of that car tho, looks clean as hell.

That way it won't break up your Merc's smooth lines at all. Look forward to seeing more on this.

Thanks Zac. Nice photos, would love to see the whole thing. As for the plate, I'm still undecided.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:36 PM

looks great so far

Thanks Ben.

I was going to say the same thing! I agree

Thanks Mark

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:44 PM


Killer merc in the making. I'll be watching this build

Thanks Dave.

lookin good! love what you did with the hood too!

cheers
bryan

Thanks Bryan

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:22 AM

would love to see the whole thing.


RAWR is a 33 Ford built by Mick Fabar here in Aus.

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Here's a link to more pics- http://www.hubgarage.../vehicles/35096

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:05 PM

RAWR is a 33 Ford built by Mick Fabar here in Aus.

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Here's a link to more pics- http://www.hubgarage.../vehicles/35096

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Thing is nasty! Thanks for the link, love the hub.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

Here's some better angles of the front suspension.

Driver's side front 
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Driver's side back
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 Passenger side front 
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Passenger side back
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Finally got the rear frame notches done with. I wanted them to flow, like they came out of the factory like that. 

After I cut the notches down some I glued them in place and put a little extra super glue on all the seams to fill any pits.
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Passenger side
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:10 PM

Looking down on the frame you can see the frame gets thinner towards the rear. You can also see were I had already glued in one of the notches and what a difference it is. 
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After installing both I sanded them down to match the original frame rails.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

You can see here how the frame rails all have these dips in the center so I went ahead and blended them into the notches. 
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I'm done with the frame notches so now I'll move onto making the bridge setup and airbag brackets. 
I'm going to keep it simple and clean and just do a 2 bar setup with the brackets in between both bars.
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That's about it for right now, maybe I'll get some bench time this weekend.
Comments and suggestions always welcome.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:46 AM

Looking good mate, I love watching chassis come together.