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39 Merc…..

Did I need another car? When it’s a ’39 Merc –yes, yes I do……

David is kind enough to keep me posted on interesting projects that pop up on Kijiji, and when this one came through it blew me away –a ’39 Mercury… up here…. that still has metal on it!…. and an ownership!….and with keys! And after talking to the owner, I found that it had all the original parts right down to the hub caps –this I have to go see.

At 900am I picked up Dave and off we went. At that point there had been 489 views on Kijiji and I was getting worried that someone else might scoop it. We arrived in Cambridge at 1030am and it seemed like we were the first people to view it! First impression –it’s junk. It appeared that somebody had repaired it once upon a time, but all the welds were gas welded so it was most likely done a long time ago. The original taillights are gone, the rear driver side was hit and the trunk lid is tweaked a bit, but no creases (all easy fixes). I could see the floors although they would need to be replaced, as well as the inner fenders in the back (still nothing too major).

The owner showed us his Henry J collection and assorted muscle car parts in a old scrap yard he used to run back in the day. All I could think about was the car and if I really wanted to commit to another project for myself (it’s not like I don’t have a few on the go right now). But cool is cool! A deal was struck and the car was mine in an instant -woot!

Old school custom, how can it not become one –original flathead, drop the back, disc brakes, chop, nice paint and interior –seriously cool. Even if it was a Ford, I still would have bought it (although I find myself becoming more of a Merc snob these days).

I look forward to tearing it down and sinking my teeth into the metal work on this one. Maybe I should have an open house or something when we do the chop on it. How many people can say they helped out on a chop on one of the original customs?

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3 Responses to “39 Merc…..”

  1. Dave Says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 9:31 am

    ….did somebody say ‘chop’? I’m in….I even have experience!

  2. terry Says:
    August 4th, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Some guy’s have all the luck…
    Well an the fun too.ha ha ha.
    nice find.

  3. DaveII Says:
    August 5th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Dave, that chop is gorgeous. Love the profile.

    and that Merc is going to be killer!

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