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Transtar56
11-27-2005, 04:10 AM
Its like George Carlon says,the vet calls your dog a mutt because even he dosen't know what the hell you got.
Its not a monkey (G)

Transtar56
11-27-2005, 04:11 AM
Whoops
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Not-49-mercury-48-Stude-lead-sled-project_W0QQitemZ4593656672

gordr
11-27-2005, 04:56 AM
That's called keyword spamming. eBay sellers putting a lot of unrelated names in their listing just so they get hits when people search. This is a borderline case, IMHO, in that the car clearly is a lead sled, done up in the same style as were many Mercs. Someone searching for a Merc might find this car to be a suitable option.

It is kind of a neat kustom. The frame clip could be a possible problem area, given that the cross-section shape of the two halves is so different. Depends on how well the work was done. Could be a real deal for some lucky buyer, if the reserve isn't too high. Overall, I think the mods were done in a mostly tasteful fashion, and in keeping with the period theme of a lead sled.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

Transtar56
11-27-2005, 05:40 AM
It is kinda cool Gord,I went and looked at it closer after reading your reply. I found it totally by accident as I was looking at mid- fifties Mercs just because I think their cool, for Fords(G).
The exhaust ignitors are always a nice touch(G)

Studedude1961
11-27-2005, 10:49 PM
It's okay but they always lose me with the new small plastic steering wheels they insist on putting in these old cars. All that's lacking to be a total turnoff (at least to this observer) is a couple of late-model bucket seats.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser