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AMT '62 Mercury mild custom rebuild

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Finally finished this one up. Not my best but not my worst for sure. This thing fought me every step of the way and I'm glad it's done and on the shelf. I learned a lot from it.

I started out with this eBay glue bomb. I used the rare original kit custom parts on it and many thanks to Les Gibbens for those!

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Here it is finished..warts 'n all.

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As always comments and discussion welcome. Thanks for checking the old Merc out!

If interested you can see more in my build album here:

https://public.fotki.com/bigfordpilot/my_built_model_cars/built_models/in_progress/62-merc-convertible-2/

Edited by FordRodnKustom

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Ron, this is killer !!  nice save....

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Amazing transformation. Doesn"t look like the same kit. Well done.

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That came out nice! Sharp!

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Nice work and beautiful color!!!!!!

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fantastic save!

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You did a fine job with that model.

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Nice to see the custom version done so tastefully.

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It may have fought you, but you won!  Nice job!

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Nice work and beautiful color!!!!!!

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Nice work... I love those 60s car shapes...long mean and clean build.

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Great work!  That back panel is sooo cool!   

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All of the custom features of the day. I always liked the cover over the back seat and folded top. This also made it less drafty if you didn't have extra passengers. I remember guys doing this on hardtops also covering the back seat and sometimes a pattern in the meddle. Your wheel and tire combo is very much keeping with the '60's.    

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Love this one.

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I love the back panel.   Nice save!

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It is true, you were given a lemon and you made lemonade out it. Congrats are in order.

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Oh h*ll yes !!

 

Ian.

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Thanks all! I thought that custom tail panel was just enough 60's jet/space age crazy to be cool today and in keeping  with the '60s vibe I was going for. Glad I was able to get those custom parts. Thanks Les!

Glad ya'll enjoyed seeing the Merc.

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Great save!

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Ron if this has WARTS I don't want you lookin' at my cars...........beautiful rebuild!!!!!!!

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Great kustom, I like the relocated taillights in the rear panel; I always thought the stock '62 Merc taillights looked weird.

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I love it !  The early 60's Mercury doesn't get enough recognition either full size or in scale .  Your '62 glue bomb is gorgeous to my eyes . . . great save !

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not a custom fan but that's a beauty ;)

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Yeah, that's pretty sexy. I want one.

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I can't ask for better than that.

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