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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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10th Annv Mercury

Here's the 54 Mercury from Rel 41. Not 100% but pretty nice. Oblong tires and scuffed sidewalls.
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Nice, although the sunroof looks a little sunk.
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Sunliner would be Ford's version I think. Merc had another name for their's I bet.

Surely great looking and probably most slight imperfections disapear on the shelf.
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Sunliner would be Ford's version I think. Merc had another name for their's I bet.

Surely great looking and probably most slight imperfections disapear on the shelf.
Sun Valley was the Merc. Ford was the "Crestline Skyliner". Sunliner appeared on convs sometime in the 50's.
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Gotcha.

Sunliner was Ford's ragtop...and I guess the retractible used the Skyliner name after Mercury was done with it.
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Gotcha.

Sunliner was Ford's ragtop...and I guess the retractible used the Skyliner name after Mercury was done with it.
My '54 Merc was yellow,white roof,white interior,'57 312 with 3 Strombergs.I seem to remember it as a Sun Valley.My girlfriend drove her mom's red & white Skyliner. The good old days.
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That's bad to the bone Strom! Now we know why the HT handle!
Don't supose you got pix?
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I love this casting! The ones I found on the shelves all had the sunk...poor fitting on the greenhouse...so I went online and bought one that was almost perfect, paid about $3 more than retail, makes me happy

The hood ornament takes that word to new levels tho! Absurdly big for the scale, freakin' screamin' chicken on a Firebird, come on M2, get these things right!!!
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Most of M2's hood ornaments are over scale.
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I bought most of the 10th Ann cars . Love the 54 Merc !!
The 57 Ford is also a great casting . The color choice this time is kind of funky ... ( brown & pink )
I also have seen too many M2s with bad whitewall tires lately ...
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Dave: M2's wsw tires vary in quality from car to car and release to release. The first M2's (2008) had perfect tires and wheels but they slowly went down hill. A few years ago, the wsw's became almost gray and were very large. Last year, they introduced some improved tires but many are oval shaped or scuffed. If only they could go back to the first ones.
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