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65 Mercury Parklane.

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  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
65 Mercury Parklane.
Posted by arcturus on Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:11 AM

A rebuild from an Ebay purchase. When I bought it it was hand painted in red, with the roof left as white plastic, and a handpainted matt black interior. All the chrome had faded too.
I used a Motlotow pen to re-chrome the wheels, and polished BMF for the bumpers. Sadly the plastic on the top front edge of the front bumper was scratched due to the previous owner gluing BMF to the bumper. So removing the old stuff was hell.

Anyway, apart from those issues and a very 'way out' chassis (the axel holes had to be re-drilled due to the wheels sitting to far back ) it's finally done to  a resonable standard. 

 1965 Mercury Parklane (AMT)

 1965 Mercury Parklane (AMT)

 1965 Mercury Parklane (AMT)

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:15 AM

Here it was when I first bought it.
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Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    June, 2004
Posted by Tom99 on Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:52 AM
Nice save, looks good.
  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:15 AM

Good looking Merc. The understated colour really suits this car. Nicely done.

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

Trevor

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Friday, September 01, 2017 7:36 AM

 very nice job on a rare model never seen one before , built the 66 Merc ! Great color choice looks factory correct ! 

TnT
  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Friday, September 01, 2017 8:32 AM

Really cool. Nice save.

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Douglas AZ>
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, September 01, 2017 9:06 PM

Ai'nt model "arci-ology" fun????

Nice save on and even nicer model ! great work !

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Ohio
Posted by HineMotors on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 9:53 PM

Very Very Nice, I remember seeing these beasts on the highway back in the day! Lotta metal there. Personally I love seeing old builds and barn finds etc "restored" & given a second chance to shine...

  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:33 PM

I owned a '66 Monteray Breezeway . This is a beauty .. Kudos for sure . Well done .. "Where's the keys ?"  Thanx ..

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:26 PM

I had to stop for another look at this one. The paint is very nicely done, and good polishing. I can't get over how good those colours look on this car.

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

Trevor

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:43 PM

I've never seen one of these Mercurys before , fantastic work as always ! \../. 

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:45 PM

Very nice rebuild on that Mercury.

High octane

  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:56 PM

Yes, they're very hard to come by these days.

Spencer Mopar Fan

I've never seen one of these Mercurys before , fantastic work as always ! \../. 

 

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    January, 2004
Posted by Ron Hamilton on Monday, October 02, 2017 7:47 PM

Beautiful Save!!! I have an old promo that I am going to convert into a convertible, and a kit to be built.

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:28 PM

Now here's one for you .

 Did you know that in that years they had an unknown jewel ? Yup A four Door  with a standard roof , Naw , if you looked carefully inside the car there was a switch . When you activated it the stock looking rear window , retreated into the area just into the trunk.

   It stopped just above the bottom of the wheel wells . The only way you could tell outside was the rear window looked funny sitting inside a deep chrome channel with fuzzy sealant !

 Now yours is the same color mine was . Only  ,as I said , Mine was a four door !. Good job man !  O.C.G.

gjgeracci
  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:21 PM

Old Car Guy , you are describing a Breezeway . The Same roof as the '57 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser . Then the '58/'60 MY Continentals . The '63 - '66 Monterays . The '60-'69 EnFo Anglias had the same reversed angle "C" Pillar . EnFo's did not have the retracting Glass the others did . R&R offered a Converson '64 Breezeway Body once upon a time . The AMT '64 Kit was on Re-lease at the time . TYhe windows Never fogged up for me in my Mercury . Thanx .. 

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