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by mercs4fun
Thu 10. Aug 2017, 00:51
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 79
Views: 7357

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: 79
Views: 7357

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: 79
Views: 7357

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: 79
Views: 7357

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: 79
Views: 7357

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: 79
Views: 7357

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...
by mercs4fun
Fri 9. Oct 2015, 14:58
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 79
Views: 7357

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

I've been playing with the interior door/side panels for the last couple of days. The old door panel fiber boards were not in the best shape, and the metal parts were rather rusty and ugly as well. So the metal was removed from the old door panels and sand blasted before they got new black paint. Th...
by mercs4fun
Thu 8. Oct 2015, 01:21
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 79
Views: 7357

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

The convertible top bows turned out to be in much worse condition than I remembered from when I disassembled the car. Just to take everything apart was a battle, and unfortunately I found that I have some serious problems here, but hopefully they can be solved. 20150726_170641.jpg P1010154.JPG The f...
by mercs4fun
Thu 8. Oct 2015, 01:08
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 79
Views: 7357

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

The back seat had some rust in the lower part, so some of the rods had to be replaced before it went to the sand blaster and then to the powder coater. Now it is ready for new upholstery.
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by mercs4fun
Thu 8. Oct 2015, 01:05
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 79
Views: 7357

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

The Mercury is now painted and ready to be re assembled. september21.jpg sept15_2.jpg While the car was out of the garage I painted the dash, steering column and other interior parts. This dash had no cut outs for the power windows, so that had to be made. As you can see I have also sand blasted the...

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