Art Deco Styled 1940 Mercury at Rob Ida Concepts.

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  • #31041
    Keith Daleen
    Participant

    I’m going to SEMA. I’ll be sure to check it out. Thanks for the update.

    #31047
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Have fun Keith…

    From Rob Ida…
    Pouring resin for the taillights. Rob Ida uses Crystal Clear from Smooth-On.

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    #31170
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Rob Ida…

    Some hand engine turning with my 30’s Black and Decker drill restored by Alternativechrome Blackanddecker.
    The piece on the left is a sill plate for the Merc. It has a curved edge and a raised border that’s been polished. The dropped center is engine turned. I used clover valve lapping compound and a 3/4 hard cotton buff. The hard part about engine turning is that if you screw one swirl up, you have to repolish and start over again. It takes patience.

    wool liner in the fitted luggage

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    #31220
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Rob Ida….

    Rob: “Ryan we need a garnish moulding for the custom curved rear glass that’s already installed and has a light colored wool headliner.. It needs to be curved in both directions, metal finished and look like a factory ford part.” Ryan: “ok, what do you want me to make after that?”

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    #31288
    Ian Gibbons
    Participant

    Thanks for the updates Rik. I am really liking this car I think it’s neat to see a high end build like this being done as a custom as most tend to be more in the vein of hotrods.

    #31318
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

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    #31322
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Done…. or at least mostly.. and ready for the 2015 SEMA debut

    Looking FORWARD to see some nice photos of it….

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    #31323
    Jamie Barter
    Participant

    Bitchin’! Overall the styling is spot on, I like the finished car.

    #31327
    thinkfink
    Participant

    WOW.
    Thanks for creating this car.

    ASSHOLES - NOT A CLUB BUT A LIFESTYLE!

    #31337
    Mika Kari
    Participant

    Insane!
    I can get the point of front skirts being a concept car with “art deco style”, but imo the car would look better without them… What’s the trick/function of the opening headlight?

    Even the belly pan or motor alone is a piece of art… 😮

    Kustom Kemps of Finland

    #31338
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    The opening headlight was done to give easier access to the front skirts.

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    #31339
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Photos from the debut of the Mercury at the Ida Shop by Dan Gillespie…

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    #31460
    James D
    Participant

    Wow! What a car.
    I´m glad the front fenderskirts are smooth. What were the holes in them for, that are visible in the build photos?

    #31461
    Quentin Hall
    Participant

    I guess a few of our initial misgivings have been proven unfounded. It is an incredible result. Glad the port holed fenders went. Still not sure about the wheels but lots of other details work well . My guess is 17500 chargeable manhours. . . . .
    And I really need some luggage like that for the 39. . . As I intend to live in it once it’s done.

    #31462
    Tony
    Participant

    You did a good job on the seats Quentin.

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