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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: 93
Views: 52827

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...
by mercs4fun
Sun 2. Aug 2015, 07:58
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 52827

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

So I got the body back on the frame so I can put the doors on and do some final adjustments to the sheet metal if needed before I start the paint prep work. :)
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testing the color in daylight.
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by mercs4fun
Wed 29. Jul 2015, 15:11
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 52827

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Today I painted the inside of the body and the firewall. The lighting in my garage makes the color look slightly brighter and more lilac than it actually is.
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by mercs4fun
Sat 25. Jul 2015, 11:27
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 52827

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Here is another thing that always needs attention on these cars, and that is the baffles inside the air ducts. The rubber seals inside them are usually rotten, if they are present at all. There is only one way to do this, and that is to take everything apart and use the old seal as a template to mak...
by mercs4fun
Fri 24. Jul 2015, 23:53
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 52827

The color drama.

Last year I spent a lot of energy trying to decide what color to put on my car. Since then I began to doubt my own judgment on the color choice I had made and decided to go a new round with the options. I painted a few test sheets with silver, gray metallic and black metallic and put them on the sid...
by mercs4fun
Fri 24. Jul 2015, 23:29
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 52827

Some 60 Mercury restoration details

Rick, I am doing fine and I hope you are too. I am looking forward to see some updates on your 59 Park lane as well. :) Exhaust hangers Regarding the exhaust installation, for more common cars there are reproduction exhaust hangers out there. For a 60 Mercury it is not so easy so I restored some old...
by mercs4fun
Thu 23. Jul 2015, 15:26
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 52827

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

While the body is off the frame again I have also installed the engine, transmission and new exhaust system.
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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: 93
Views: 52827

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: 93
Views: 52827

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: 93
Views: 52827

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...

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