SLEDGE MERC FINISHED
After driving his perfectly styled 1940 Mercury in suede for many years. Kevan Sledge debuted his finished 1940 Mercury at the 2014 Santa Maria WCK show.
[dropcap]K[/dropcap]evan Sledge of Sledge Customs in Auburn, Ca. has created one of the most striking 1940 Mercury coupes ever built. The way the top was chopped with the reshaped c-pillar, the raised top of the windshield and many other fine, subtile and not so subtile details makes his Mercury an true custom car icon. Obviously inspired by the Barris-built Matranga Mercury, but improved with his personal styling ideas. The car has been in the works for many years by Kevan, and was created with the help of many others including Rob Radcliff, Octavio Chavez, Mark Idzardi, Anthony Casteneda, Victor Jimenez, Joe Bufardi and Jason Haskins.
And now in 2014 Kevan has finally finished, or at least nearly finished his 1940 Mercury. There are still a few small details that need to be address. But still we can called his 1940 Mercury finished. We plan on doing an full article on Kevan’s mercury soon. But here are a few photos of the finished car and a fe from its long journey.
In November 2013, Kevan hired Rik Hoving Kustoms to visualize a few gloss colors on his satin Merc. It was time for a deep geen glossy paintjob. Here is one of the digital gloss color proposals.
A few more photos of Kevan’s mercury an be seen in the CCC-Forum post on the West Coast Kustoms show in Santa Maria. Check it out HERE.
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