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Hello folks! I recently went to look for an old thread on this topic, but cant seem to find it. Im continuing the restoration of an original issue '49 Mercury, dunno the brand but it for sure is oooold.

Anyways. I'm looking for a few parts.

First is another one of these bumperettes.

 

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Maybe it's a tailight? I'm not sure. It's faded old chrome. Second is one of these headlight covers.

 

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It's 3/8th of an inch in diameter, and chrome.

Last, is one of these wheel/tire combos. One side says "MH Racemaster", and the other reads "Goodyear Bluestreak". The wheels are all super deep dish. I also need another wheel back like shown.

 

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Also, looking to find whatever leaf spring for this rear. The car has a Dana molded in horizontal halves, no separate diff cover, and the leaf srings ate flat.

 

The car also appears to have had front bumperettes at some point? I don't have em, but there are glue marks and holes where they would go.

Last but not least, finish Restoration. I do not want to ruin this original finish. I need a buffing/polishing compound that's either minimally or non abrasive.

And for refinishing the chrome, which wins in most chrome-like? Motolow? Or Alclad II?

Here's some more pictures of the car. Maybe somebody can identify the brand.

 

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Not sure what the wheels and tires are from, but they are not original to the kit.  The "bumperette" is a taillight.  Chrome in pre-1990 issues, red in newer ones.  The headlight covers aren't from this kit either.

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Here's the original instruction sheet for the AMT '49 Mercury Coupe kit, so you can see what is original and what's been replaced with parts from another kit (such as the rear steel wheel and slicks, as Mark mentioned): http://modelkitreviews.proboards.com/thread/222/amt-1949-mercury-trophy-series

That does appear to be the box stock rearend/leaf springs, though:

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The slicks are late Sixties AMT.  Do you have a picture of the other side of that headlight cover?

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10 hours ago, Mark said:

The slicks are late Sixties AMT.  Do you have a picture of the other side of that headlight cover?

Cool! Now the hard part is finding those slicks...

Here's the other side.

 

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10 hours ago, Casey said:

Here's the original instruction sheet for the AMT '49 Mercury Coupe kit

Thanks for the link Casey! Looks like I'll be buying another kit. No biggy though, I've been wanting to do a custom '49 Merc anyways, so I can spare the stock parts.

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Those "headlight covers" are custom taillight bezels from an AMT '50 Ford convertible, apparently installed inside (smooth side) out.

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1 hour ago, Mark said:

Those "headlight covers" are custom taillight bezels from an AMT '50 Ford convertible, apparently installed inside (smooth side) out.

Oh boy. Do you know if they're vintage only? Or have they been reissued?

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Those parts are in all issues of the '50 Ford convertible kit since the late Eighties.  One or two Seventies issues don't have them, but look for a recent one and you'll be good to go.

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