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by mercs4fun
Mon 24. Feb 2014, 01:38
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 18680

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Shelby#18, are we the only two users on this forum? If so that is kind of sad. Oh well, I will keep the updates coming, but if no one reads them I am not so sure about the future. Yesterday I disassembled my engine block. The engine was running nicely when I bought the car, but had oil leaks here an...
by mercs4fun
Sun 23. Feb 2014, 03:26
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 18680

Future plans . . .

Since I bought this car I have had time to change my plans for it several times. Back in 2002 when I first started to work on it my plan was to build a black car with a black top and silver and gray interior. I also wanted to build a loaded car with Air, power everything and dual bullet style mirror...
by mercs4fun
Sun 23. Feb 2014, 02:26
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 18680

cleaning parts

Here is another way I clean parts with surface rust. I have a plastic barrel in my garage filled with citrus acid. Before I can put the parts in there they need to be free from fat and grease. Then I have them soaked in there for a day before I flush them with a steamer. Usually I have to repeat thi...
by mercs4fun
Sun 23. Feb 2014, 02:12
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 18680

cleaning up the body.

There are different ways to clean a body from old paint and surface rust. I prefer to avoid sand blasting the outside sheet metal if I can avoid it. Unfortunately I had some bad experience and also seen cars totally ruined that way. So instead I prefer to sand old paint off using an eccentric or by ...
by mercs4fun
Sun 23. Feb 2014, 01:52
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 18680

Doors

The doors are always a problem on the 59 and 60 Mercurys. I had a total of 6 doors to choose from that all looked pretty good, but when I started to examine them one by one they all got problems. There are actually several issues that may cause problems on these doors. First of all, they did not giv...
by mercs4fun
Sun 23. Feb 2014, 01:31
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 18680

60 Mercury rust repair.

Time to pay some attention to the body. the 59 and 60 Mercurys are known to be rust buckets. If you study the way they made these cars it becomes pretty obvious that the design team did not plan for these cars to last for 50 years or more. There are lots of places under and inside the car where mois...
by mercs4fun
Sun 23. Feb 2014, 01:01
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 18680

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Since the frame I am using originally was for a hardtop it needed to be made into a convertible frame. These frames are basically the same, but the convertible frame have lots of reinforcements and also all the brackets for the body mounts are different and located in different places. des281.jpg Th...
by mercs4fun
Sun 23. Feb 2014, 00:38
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: 1959 Parklane Conv. 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Restoration
Replies: 51
Views: 15325

Re: 1959 Parklane Conv. 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Restorati

What an impressive and challenging project this is, and outstanding work I must say as well. Most people have absolutely no idea of how complicated and hard it is to restore a car like this, not to mention how hard it is to find good parts. Back when I restored my 59 Park Lane convertible I could st...
by mercs4fun
Sun 23. Feb 2014, 00:12
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 18680

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

I sure hope you keep us posted on your restoration. That '59 is beautiful. Could I possibly have seen the restoration thread on that somewhere else before? You are absolutely right, I had a big story going over 5 or 6 years on the restoration on my web site when I was restoring the car. In 2012 the...
by mercs4fun
Sat 22. Feb 2014, 15:54
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 85
Views: 18680

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Finally I decided it was time to let something happen with my 60. After all these years it was nice to clean off all the dust and see it without lots of parts for other cars on the top of it. 60.jpg Now the fun part starts and that is to disassemble the car and it didn't take long before it looked l...

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