1950 Mercury - The Swiss 50

Complete body restoration including rust repair, bodywork, paint, wiring, interior and dash painting, and pinstriping. Engine rebuild by Ulyses Matamoros. Upholstery by unknown. Sandblasting by Blasting Specialties.
More March 18

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    Fabricating patch pieces.
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    'Before' photo of Mercury.
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    Only the rear window gasket held the roof skin to the interior structure. So. Much. Rust.
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    Wiring. Pic also shows painted dash and interior.
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    Painted and pinstriped hubcaps and steering wheel center (customized/shaved). The vehicle owner's initials 'JR' are hidden in the pinstripe design.
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    Finished. Rear view.
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    Finished car.
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    Custom fabricated flush-mount skirts, shaved door handles. Body is straight and in primer.
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    Door bottom after sandblasting. A bit of rust and note sheet metal screws holding outer skin on. Lovely. This is how the car got its name - the whole thing looks looks like Swiss cheese.