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by mercs4fun
Thu 23. Jul 2015, 15:19
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 17114

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

In early spring 2015 I started the paint preparation work on the body. I first did all the bondo on the quarter panels and trunk lid and then let it rest for a few months before I continued. But before I continued I also removed the body off the frame again and put it on my lift. That makes it easie...
by mercs4fun
Thu 23. Jul 2015, 14:58
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 17114

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

It sure has been a long pause since my last post about my 60 Mercury restoration. Anyway, that does not mean that the nothing is going on here. After waiting for a long time for my engine to come back from the machine show, I finally got it back last fall. So at least I got it assembled and painted ...
by mercs4fun
Sat 17. May 2014, 01:25
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 17114

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Theo, thanks for your concern but I am not looking for the most authentic paint job on this car as I first of all want a color that was not available for the year. And even if my choice was one of the original metallic colors for 1960 the 1 stage enamel paint they used back then has been obsolete fo...
by mercs4fun
Tue 13. May 2014, 15:43
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 17114

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Beside of working with the color for the car I have not done much to it lately. I got the valve covers and air cleaner painted tonight, but that's about it. Not much will happen in the near future either as I have a few other cars that needs my attention. But when something is going on I will of cou...
by mercs4fun
Tue 13. May 2014, 15:36
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 17114

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Rick, you should absolutely try something else than white. For a 59 Mercury white is IMHO, well you said it, boring. There are a few really nice colors for the year that I think will make your car look so much classier. One thing is for sure, my 60 Mercury is not going to get a boring color :D . Aft...
by mercs4fun
Sat 3. May 2014, 12:21
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 17114

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Got another down trip today as I placed the body back on the frame and took the car out in daylight to check the color on the firewall. As you can see there is not much violet in this color, so that means I have to lift the body again and repaint with a different color.
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by mercs4fun
Thu 1. May 2014, 15:08
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 17114

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

I have been pretty eager for a while to find the color to use for the Mercury and paint an area so I can see how it will look. As a result I decided to do the firewall ready for paint. I did pretty much the same here as under the car, removed all old paint and surface rust and then epoxy primer, but...
by mercs4fun
Fri 25. Apr 2014, 05:55
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 17114

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

PM fixed, message read, thank you Rick and Theo. I Just painted the underside of the body. Luckily I have several liters with old fashion acrylic paint from back when it was super quality, cheap and easy to find. By mixing some leftover colors from previous restorations I managed to make a color pre...
by mercs4fun
Thu 24. Apr 2014, 23:05
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 17114

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Rick, Yes I do rest now and then, but lately I have been working late nights so I can get the body back on the frame to free up one space in my garage. Regarding PM, for some reason when I try to log on to read or send PM I am told that I am not authorized to use Personal messages. It is probably on...
by mercs4fun
Thu 24. Apr 2014, 14:47
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 17114

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

While I am waiting for my new camshaft to arrive from the US I decided to get the underside of the body painted. The original plan was to take the body to the sand blaster guy and let him make it clean and nice, but since my budget is limited and I've got some unfortunate extra expenses I decided to...

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