Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

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Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Post by mercs4fun » Thu 8. Oct 2015, 01:21

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.
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The front bow turned out to be in a miserable condition with lots of pin holes and rust .
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Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Post by mercs4fun » Fri 9. Oct 2015, 14:58

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. Then I cut out new panels from the best quality fiber board I could find. There is a lot of work involved in this because of all the holes that has to be made for the trim and fasteners. Then I put the metal pieces back on the fiber boards with a glue and pop rivets. Now the only thing left to do is to put on the new vinyl, polish all the trim and then some.....
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Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Post by jetseeker » Mon 8. May 2017, 08:01

Ary update on this project?

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