'49 Merc extreme custom

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This is a car I have had for many years. It has been the guinna pig for my crazy bodywork and was almost destroyed. In it's first incarnation I got it from the auction at my model car club. The top was chopped 4in and the body was sectioned 4in. The roof was unsavable so I grafted a new roof on made out of the chopped front half of a '49 ford and the narrowed bacl half of a Chezoom roof. I also layed the headlights back and pancaked the hood. For the rear I made the trunk lid from a Prowler trunk and hand fabbed the roll pan and sunken liscence plate. I could never get the curve of the roof right, it sagged in the middle and the tail lights were a mess. So the car got put aside for years and now I aim to redesign it.

Here's what she looked like when I dug it out of the box after 7 years

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In looking for a doner car for a new roof the whole car took a new direction. I decided to go with a '67 Impala roof, but then it snowballed into not just the roof but the rear quarters as well. The new windshield is a layed back modified '49 Merc part. The Merc now has that "Coke Bottle" shape.

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Ohhh My EYEs!! Jus' kiddin' I call these creations junk box madness and sometimes they turn out smashing!! This is rough now but looks like some potential. Keep at it. :o:D

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I like those wheels! What kit did they come from?

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Just when you think you've seen it all. Wow, I'll be watching this one. Keep it going.

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Thanks guys, the front wheels came from a Boyd Coddington kit and I believe the rears are Jada. I forgot to mention that the car will have a Chezoom frame also. I'm still up in the air as to the engine, seats etc.

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Looks like a good start.

Looking forward to seeing where you go with this one.

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Nice...Did you build that frame?

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lol....I jus read bout.

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Working on this car is kinda like getting dressed in the dark. I have a feel for it but I have no idea exactly what it will look like in the end.

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That frame is super cool, and I am still amazed at how and with what ease you cut up the styrene and put it back together.

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what do think about putting the lower section of the merc rear fenders back on?

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Thanks Dr. it was a lot of searching to find the right roof line to rebuild the cars origional shape. Then after staring at it as to where to cut this idea came out. The idea I have for the rear end is to make a '51ish Merc tail with a phantom Continental kit trunk (Mark VII ish)

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Really cool idea. Looks like something Chip Foose would do.

Keep up the good work. Any thoughts on color?

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No idea on color, I'm open to suggestions.

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frame is a Testors Chezoom chassis from one of the "full detail" kits.

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that's a cool project. just make sure you don't put it back in the box so we can get to see it finished. B)

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Far out!

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that's a cool project. just make sure you don't put it back in the box so we can get to see it finished. B)

I think it's on track now, last time the roof sunk in after the putty work and was unrepairable. That was depressing.

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Eric, livein out in the sticks with all them Whoo's is messin with yer mind,Bro! tell Rachel to put just a TOUCH of salt in yer beer. that'll calm ya. BUT NOT till you FINISH this bad boy! :lol::D;)

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