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by mercs4fun
Fri 15. Sep 2017, 10:20
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 8309

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

This forum is probably the loneliest place on Internet..... :x
by mercs4fun
Thu 14. Sep 2017, 02:20
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 8309

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

I had more rainy days and late evenings working on my car lately. One of the things left to do before I start to reassemble the car is to restore the vent windows and get the side glass in the frames. Through the years I have collected 4 pairs of vent windows, all with different flaws and problems. ...
by mercs4fun
Wed 6. Sep 2017, 07:37
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 8309

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

I spent a few really late evenings working on the interior door panels. They took a lot more time than I expected :P SMS Auto Fabrics https://www.smsautofabrics.com , who made the vinyl covers for me did a mistake and forgot to make the front top part black, so I had to dye that to get it just the w...
by mercs4fun
Mon 21. Aug 2017, 13:07
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 8309

Top frame restoration Part II

The top frame restoration turned out to become a serious challenge, as I had to fight both serious rust, broken screws and seized pins in the joints. Also the holes in the sink frame parts were just too big as the holes were worn and made larger because of the very rusty pins. After some thinking I ...
by mercs4fun
Thu 10. Aug 2017, 00:51
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 8309

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

The seats needed a lot of attention as one of the previous owners must have been a pretty heavy person, and especially the drivers side of the front seat frame were in terrible condition with lots of springs either broken or stretched. Also the seat back were totally bent out of shape so it had to b...
by mercs4fun
Wed 9. Aug 2017, 15:53
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 8309

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

A nicely restored instrument panel is crucial for any car. I had a new dash pad made by Just Dashes. Luckily I also had a few important NOS parts, like the speedometer lens and some chrome parts to use. When I took these pictures the dash was not 100% finished. The sharp eyed person will notice one ...
by mercs4fun
Wed 9. Aug 2017, 15:36
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 8309

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

I also decided to replace all the side glass with new green tinted glass and had them custom made using the old side glass as templates. The quarter window frames has been at what I consider to be the best chrome shop in Norway, and the result is absolutely perfect. The stainless parts have been res...
by mercs4fun
Wed 9. Aug 2017, 15:15
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 8309

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

While the car itself has been sitting quietly in the garage, I have restored some parts that did not take much money to do so they would be ready to install in the future. First out was the power seat mechanism that I took totally apart, cleaned everything, then re plated the parts that was supposed...
by mercs4fun
Wed 9. Aug 2017, 14:35
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 8309

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Next up was to install the new windshield. That's when the big problems started. When we installed the windshield it just cracked for what we believed to be no reason what so ever. As most people can imagine these windshields are not cheap, so it was a bad situation for me. And then all went from ba...
by mercs4fun
Wed 9. Aug 2017, 14:26
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 8309

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

It is amazing how fast time flies. It is nearly 2 years since my last update on the 60 Mercury, and to be honest I really thought the car would have been done by now 2 years ago. Unfortunately there has been some major bumps in the road, and I've also been busy working on other cars a lot of the tim...

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