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08-13-2011, 07:32 AM
Wanted to share this, a story about my old man and his old Mercury. He had it just about finished when he fell and broke his hip last April. I never caught the strain of motorhead DNA he has, mine focused on computers and guitars.

Anyway, a nice story in the Wichita Eagle, with pics.

08-13-2011, 07:48 AM
Wow, he's done one hell of a job with that car. Good for him. :thumb:

08-13-2011, 08:01 AM
Cool story.

08-13-2011, 08:16 AM
My old man has always been a Ford/Mercury guy. A lot of the GM stuff has more space under the hood , so they're easier to work on, whereas the Ford/Merc's are tighter, so that aren't in as high demand... so you don't see as many of 'em getting restored/rodded. My dad will be twisting wrenches 'til his last day. Then he wants to be cremated and put inside a tire, then go travel the highways and byways of America forever.

08-13-2011, 08:21 AM
Very nice!

08-13-2011, 08:24 AM
Nice story man.
They're is a kind of satisfaction that comes with restoring any piece of American history,that you can not obtain any other way. Cars,trucks,tractors,steam trains,ect
For some its a hobby. For others like me,its a HIGH kinda like time travailing. I am at my happiest around pieces from the golden age of steam,flat-head motors,old Maytags ect.

08-13-2011, 08:51 AM
That is awesome, that car looks brand new. This thread reminds me of this song:

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08-13-2011, 09:57 AM
Sweet ride

08-13-2011, 10:08 AM
oh hell yes. love it.


08-13-2011, 10:12 AM
oh hell yes. love it.


Looks like something you ought to be toolin' 'round in FDE!

08-13-2011, 10:15 AM
I think I saw that at the Salina Lead Sled show.

08-13-2011, 10:15 AM
Looks like something you ought to be toolin' 'round in FDE!
sounds like an awesome car.. love the paint scheme..fwiw, I'm getting ready to go out and install my motor in my van.

08-13-2011, 11:32 AM
Cars are awesome to have a passion for, but I hope the next generation has something more environment friendly like planking

08-13-2011, 11:34 AM