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  • #51243

    Torchie
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    This isn’t exactly the military Olive Drab of my youth……:)

    I agree with Ian . Gives it a subtle factory look. The original color on the 41 sedan that I used for the start of my custom was what I call a  Grey/Green for lack of a better word. This look deeper green then that did.

    This car is gong to have lots of people that think they know Mercs scratching their heads.LOL

    The super charger is the cats meow.  Years ago I tried to buy a 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk with a McCulloch super charger on it. I have been fascinated by them ever since.

    Beautiful work and car.

    Torchie

    #51253

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Rob Ida…

    “Final tweaks to the folding top before canvas at IDA Automotive”

    50-Mercury-Ida-66

    50-Mercury-Ida-67

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #51254

    Tony
    Participant

    Military green is the new black Tony

    The Colorbond chart is more useful than people imagine for selecting early paint options. Rivergum has been used more than once I can assure you from personal knowledge.;)

    #52036

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Getting the new canvas on the chopped top.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #57882

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Ida Automotive is getting the Merc ready for the 2018 show season…

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #58476

    KingKustoms
    Participant

    Beautiful Merc that has a cool “factory kustom” vibe going on. It blends factory details and kustoms details just right.

    #58508

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    All done…

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #58555

    Jeff Neppl
    Participant

    Gorgeous Mercury.

    #58556

    James D
    Participant

    Lovely!

     

    #58637

    KingKustoms
    Participant

    Classy looking…and a tasteful approach to blending kustom and stock without going too radical in either direction.

    #58641

    Stunning!  Absolutely beautiful!  Of course, since I cannot leave well enough alone – I had to “fix” it to my liking:

    2v2JPett5x2Kus1_mod

     

    Dave

    Jus' creepin' along..

    #58652

    KingKustoms
    Participant

    Dave, I might be going insane…but I can’t spot the difference

    #58655

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Dave shortened the rear quarter window opening a little bit, making the “C- pillars” slightly wider. Subtile!

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    #58656

    Aww Rik, you eagle-eye you!  I wanted to see a bit more fabric at the rear..  it’s only about 3″ at the top of the quarter, but I think it makes the top look a bit more “grounded” for lack of a better term.  Ida sure did some phenomenal work though!

     

    King, there’s a little insanity in all of us!  I should have posted the before and after images together to make spotting the difference a bit more apparent.  Now that it’s pointed out what do you think?

     

    Dave

    Jus' creepin' along..

    #58657

    KingKustoms
    Participant

    I see it now…haha. I love mile-long quarter windows as long as they aren’t in danger of playing piggyback with the rear window. In this case, they look killer either way!

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