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'49 Merc Woody Wagon

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  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Riverside, Missouri
'49 Merc Woody Wagon
Posted by Stephen82kck on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:42 AM

Here is the latest project on the slab. A 49 Merc Wagon. So far i just got the car primed, base coated flat black and got the wood all done up. Made the exterior wood frame look patina'd and inner panels look like a cherry style wood. 

Going for either a beach cruiser or street cruiser vibe on this. Looking to replace stock bumpers with 50 merc smooth  bumpers and am changing the stock grill for a 50 merc grill. 

Still up in the air on what to do on the interior. And thinking of installing a different engine in it as well. 

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:42 AM

I've been wanting to pick up one of these kits. It's a neat body style and a cool take on the Woody theme.

Your wood work is looking great. Nice effect. Looking forward to seeing more of this project.

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  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11:05 AM

Looks really good so far.  Watching this space...

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Riverside, Missouri
Posted by Stephen82kck on Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Update: Got the engine completely painted and built. But when i test it in the engine bay seems that the belt is to wide to allow the engine to sit properly in place. 

I was thinking of doing an engine swap like i did my 66 nova with a newer engine. If so then this engine will be available if someone desires to have it. 

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  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Riverside, Missouri
Posted by Stephen82kck on Friday, January 26, 2018 6:23 PM

I was looking through my parts bin and found the front seat's, rear seat, and center console from newer challenger kit i was given that was missing the body and engine so i been modifying them to fit the car.

I started by cutting the rear seat in half and took a section out of the top part to make it sit lower in the car and plated the rear of the seat to make it look like a tilt down seat. Front seats i added some plastic to the bottoms to bring them up where they need to be. And the console all i did to it was enclose the front and rear of it, opened up the shifter area to accomodate the shifter. 

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  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Riverside, Missouri
Posted by Stephen82kck on Monday, January 29, 2018 7:48 AM

Didnt get much done this weekend but here is what Did get done. I trimmed down the front suspension to accommodate the wider tires.In the pics are the sections removed to shrink in the suspension. Waiting to locate a beefier rear end to work with to make tires fit the back end. 

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  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Riverside, Missouri
Posted by Stephen82kck on Friday, February 02, 2018 8:52 AM

Had to make some thicker mufflers. So i used some thick spruce sections from a different model thst holds chrome parts to make them up. 

The original mufflers melted when i applied a bit of glue to them to fix all parts of exhsust together so i cut them off at the clamp and sanded the edges down at an angle to make these. 

Think they came out decent. Thinking of either painting them chrome or red like old school cherry bombs. The blacked out part is after completion and the glue had set. Chrome is when i first built them. 

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  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Riverside, Missouri
Posted by Stephen82kck on Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:01 PM

Sorry yall for not posting. Been really busy recently. Here is an update. Interior is complete. Satin burgundy with a antique peach inset. I think it came out rather nice. The challenger interior parts really seem to work in the car. 

I recently picked up the 49 merc by revell with multiple parts. Snagging the smooth bumpers for this one and uding the ribbed bumpers on the 49 coupe. 

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