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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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57 Mercury convertible...

If M2 ever produced a convertible of the 57 Mercury, this is my interpretation of how it might look.

I simply removed the roof and added a boot cover and sun visors.

I don't consider this a 'custom', as I tried to keep it stock looking.







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I like the Continental Kit. My dad had one on a new 57 Chevy he bought and that thing drug on every driveway.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 11:55 AM
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WOW! The casting just came out, that was quick.

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Wow! I haven't had the desire to buy anything from anyone in many months, but I am ready to run out and get a few of those! That's very nice!
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Good luck, I bought one from Milezone but finding another is tough. In a few weeks WM will have them tho.
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Sweet custom, but why a Ford brochure on the windscreen? Isn't the point of buying a Mercury that it isn't a Ford?
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Great job.

Really looking forward to this model.I thought I had a pretty good knowledge of old American iron.

Talked to an old timer a year or so ago,and he told me all about this car that he bought new,a Turnpike Cruiser.I had never heard of any such thing,and when I went home and googled it,I was pretta blown away by what I saw.

Dont know how I missed this one.The car is a perfect example of how cars were once kind of designed to the times.Meaning,that when this car came out,the news was full of stories of sattelites and rockets and new fangled jet airplanes.

Its reflected in the lines of the car.Long sweeping pointy rocket like body accents,angular jet wing type accents,etc.And like many of the other cars of those days,it was just insanely huge.

Definetly one of the greats from the "golden age"of American automobiles.

Now I hope I can find one or two of these in the stores.

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If M2 ever produced a convertible of the 57 Mercury, this is my interpretation of how it might look.
Looks like M2 did it.

With the windshield antenna pods gone, this lo-o-o-ng Merc needs a couple of those slanted rear deck antennas if you're gonna listen to the radio.
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Great job on the Convertible I will pick up a few of these when spotted
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Nice job as usual, David. What car is the boot from?

See ya Saturday!
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What car is the boot from?
Hi Mark, the boot came from a JL 68 Chevy Impala. The width of it is perfect for covering the area where the roof was.

The conversion is really simple, thanks to the way M2 assembles their cars with screws.

The most difficult part of this mod was grinding off the antenna nodules from the front window frame to make the car look more authentic. But even that was not too difficult.
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looks really nice...I gotta buy one of these now

http://cgi.ebay.com/M2-MACHINE-1-64-...item5645888fdb

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Nice job David. Been thinking of doing that to a few spare 57 Chryslers I have. Now I guess the same boot will work on those. Only one way to know just do it.
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Nice work David!
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Looks great!
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