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damodelguy az

40 merc convertible

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used the yellow 40 ford cont kit, and front off matranga resin body.  cut the hood off.   little added here and there, tweek some. also had to make frame longer because the front fenders on mercs are little longer than fords.  got a set of merc taillights from a small parts bag in salt lake some years ago and threw it in the kits box.  oh back of matranga went on a 41 ford custom.  thanx

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Both look great, Glen. Was it difficult to cut the hood from the Merc body? I also have one of those Matranga bodies and I'd like to have a hinged hood, but that area seems to be very massive and I'm afraid to ruin it, Can you tell how you achieved such a nice result?

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Those both look amazing! Lots of tweeking to get those done. Can't wait to see the 41 done also.

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Cool conversion

Just wondering why you had to split the front fenders and move the outer portion of the whole thing forward?

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was a lot of thickness to cut threw to take off hood, slow,  with one of those real thin fold up blades you put in xacto handle worked.  split front fenders to move forward for slightly larger look between wheelwell and back of fender that merc has, that makes it different from ford. real mercs are 4 inches longer i believe.  when i look at them both that is were i see a difference.

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Looking good! The resin body appears to have been mastered from the old ITC 1940 Mercury; it has that same issue with the short front end - I'm planning to do pretty much what you did. 

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