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Old 04-28-2023, 07:42 AM
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Wrap this deal up.
Pics 1 & 2) White paint.
Pics 3, 4 & 5) Add red.
Pic 6) Back home, still wearing blue wheels.
Pic 7, 8, & 9) White wheels, number, and lettering.
Pic 10) With the 49 Dodge truck and me.
Looks great all done!
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Old 04-28-2023, 08:44 AM
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I like the red & white better than I did the blue & white.
Looks cool and has to be a ball to drive.
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Old 04-28-2023, 11:15 AM
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Sweeeeet!!! That turned out really nice!

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Old 04-28-2023, 10:47 PM
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Nobody can tell you that building a hotrod is easy, right? Nice work.
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Old 04-30-2023, 03:14 AM
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Thanks guys.
The coupe has been a fun ride.
Every time we are out cruising around and stop for some reason, there is nearly always someone that wants to share a story about a family friend or a family member that raced one of these old coupes at some time.
This old coupe often brings back fond memories of good times for many people.

Old Iron, The choice of the blue and white, or the red and white are actually pretty equally matched.
The blue sure made the car look more authentic, being brushed on and painted over small dents, it was more crude and simple, but the paint quality was pretty low and it was fading and chipping very easily.

The red was a higher quality paint and was sprayed on (over my crappy body work) so its more shinny, and a bit smoother. The door number is actually painted by a retired sign painter, it looks much better then my stick figure number.

MercuryMac Builds are never easy, but this one was much easier then my truck build was. That one was more recent, I have more pictures of it, but it also requires more effort to tell. Maybe some day I'll get enough ambition to do a build on it. Gene
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Old 08-16-2023, 10:11 AM
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Just found this build thread...I always to know the history on this build...finally all these years later we all know now...

That thing still looks like a cool ride...

Thanks for sharing

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Old 08-16-2023, 07:33 PM
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Yeah Mike, Gene couldnít post this on the HAMB, they would have deleted it and ran him off over his engine choiceÖheck, probably over the whole build. Iíve always enjoyed his posts over there, reading between the lines. Glad he made his way over here!
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Old 08-17-2023, 12:49 AM
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Thanks guys.
When I first started over on the HAMB, the modernized frames were sort of allowed, but the EFI V6 would have been a no-no.

It wasn't very many years after that the frame changes went out of style there, but because I was an accepted guy, and the car looked authentic, they let me slide.

The only reason I was "an accepted guy" there was because my 1st post was to help one of the important guys with a problem they had that I had just solved myself. That 1st post saved me from a lot of crap others had to endure.

At one point I was directed to the Killbillet rat rod site and joined there. I did a build thread on my coupe there, then followed that up with a 39 Dodge pick up on a Dakota chassis build, then the rebuild of the coupe, then my 49 pickup build.

It was there I met, Couper with the 41 Dodge pick up, we had great discussions about my 39 build. and when Killbillet closed shop, he got me over here. I lost nearly all the pictures of my 39 build in a computer crash, only have a couple of the finished pictures that survived. I'll post most what I have of it.

The truck is no longer here. After it was built I discovered I didn't fit in it very well. I did manage to get most of the money I spent on it back out of it. Its been sold since I sold it, but its still in the area. The truck was really fun to drive, much like driving a way overpowered go kart. I've heard the guy I sold it to put on 3 sets of rear tires and collected a couple of tickets before he sold it.
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Old 08-17-2023, 07:37 AM
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Cool lookin ole truck.
I bet it was a ball to drive.
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Old 08-17-2023, 08:16 AM
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The end result was a win!
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