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58 Mercury Convertible...with all the trimmings !!

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  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
58 Mercury Convertible...with all the trimmings !!
Posted by arcturus on Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:48 AM

A nice old Modelhaus resinkit. I ordered the fully loaded version, but went that one step extra and ordered fender skirts from a 57. The other added pieces are the antenna, wing mirror, and scratch built the trim pieces on the inside of the windshield frame to cover where I glued the windshiled to the frame.

Pro's of the kit.. It's nice
                        Went together well
                        Lots of bits

Cons..... I personally think it's to narrow. It's narrower than an AMT 59 Galaxie yet they were virtually the same car.
             The continental wheel was a very tight fit.

 1958 Mercury Turnpike (modelhaus)

 1958 Mercury Turnpike (modelhaus) 

 1958 Mercury Turnpike (modelhaus) 

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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:11 AM

beautifully done 


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    June, 2004
Posted by Tom99 on Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:08 AM
I like it, very nice.
  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:06 AM

Yes , this one very well was on a Showroom Floor in the MY 1958 . Dealers did load up Cars with every concievable option for maxium Profit . I remember a '58 Impala with a Connie Kit at a Chevrolet Dealership that year . Replica at it's finest IMHO . BTW , Pushbutton Drive equipped . Think to the left as MoPar and contempory Rambler . Not like the sibling Edsel , as these buttons are located at the center of the Steering Wheel for MY '58 only .  "Where's the keys ?"  Thanx .. 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:22 AM

Yet another beautiful cruiser (literally) from your bench. Excellent work. In my opinion the Mercs of this era were not the prettiest cars available, but they sure were elegant and your build is gorgeous. Very nice work!

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman


  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Metro Detroit
Posted by MarkW on Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:50 AM
Very beautiful. Real collectors gem.
  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:58 PM

That is one gorgeous lookin' Merc, excellent job as you "nailed it."

High octane

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Friday, April 14, 2017 8:02 AM

A wonderful build , the black paint is perfect ! Interior life like ! 

Thanks for sharing 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, April 14, 2017 9:12 AM

Wow very nice look at the size of that back porch love the old cruisers and this ones a beast


  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Friday, April 14, 2017 9:40 AM

     WOW! That's a lotta car. very realistic and a perfect color combo. i like it. very nice job on this one.

  • Member since
    July, 2016
  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Friday, April 14, 2017 12:19 PM
A really fantastic build. It is beautiful. I really hate to admit this, but I have never in my life seen a 1:1 rear deck like that for a Continental Kit. I guess that's because I grew up in a tiny farming community in Southern Illinois. Very nice to see some of the things I missed in life. Thanks for posting!


On the bench - Right now, a mess.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, April 14, 2017 4:50 PM

Just beautiful.

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