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    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    The famous Curly Tremayne 1950 Mercury is about to get restored.
    Curly’s Mercury is one of the chopped Mercs that set the trend once again in the early 1980’s. An how to on chopping the top on this Mercury has been the inspiration for many chopped Mercury’s during that time, and even decades later.

    We will be following the whole progress of the restoration here on the Custom Car Chronicle.
    (I will be adding more in info about the car a little later)

    This is how Curly’s Merc looked back in the early 1980’s.

    (Alfred Perez Photo)

     

    Brandon Glymph shared photos of the Mercury arriving at his shop.

     

    Rod Powell was responsible for the wild dash painting, which is fortunately still in good condition.

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    #50309

    Tony
    Participant

    Man, I always loved that car. A plus for me was NO SPOTS! (And I hope the kick stands, sorry, lakes pipes stay off too.)

    It was at a mate of mine’s garage party last year…I’m glad work has started.

    #50313

    David
    Participant

    So awesome! There have to be piles of these 80’s and 90’s Merc gathering dust somewhere that need to be back out and getting some air…..and love.

    #50314

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Some more photos, starting to take it apart.

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    #50315

    KingKustoms
    Participant

    Awesome! Looking forward to updates 🙂

    #50316

    Excellent!  Looks like someone took pretty good care of it..  Many were not treated so well.

    Another interesting project to watch while it comes together!

     

    Dave

    Jus' creepin' along..

    #50320

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

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    #50340

    bob tindale
    Participant

    Great to see this finally happening. I hope those tailpipes aren’t going to remain hanging like that.

    #50341

    Tom Kelly
    Participant

    Wow, that’s one cool merc!

    In the second pic, is it my eyes or does it have a bit of a darker fade paint job around the headlights and lower half? Probably just the photo and lighting playing tricks……

    #50530

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

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    #50561

    Larry Pointer
    Participant

    So happy to see this Merc being restored.  It always has been one of my favorites.  Nothing over the top, garish, or out of synch in overall styling.  A beautiful custom!

    #51948

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    More progress on the Restoration.

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    #52009

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

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    #52010

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

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    #52021

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    More work…

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