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08-27-2014 06:16 AM
maddog48merc The Chevy is really nice and all finished with the exception of a few tweaks I want to do over the next few years.
I kept the original Merc steering box but had the rag joints on the steering column updated; it was getting a little worn.
Kept the original split wishbone in there and it all bolted up just fine.
No pics from the install; I had a local rod shop do the work for me because I didn't have the tools to do the swap myself, plus it was done in one day where it would have taken me a weekend or more to do it myself.
I know what you mean about cash flow; my first street rod took 10 years to get built; spent a little here and there when I could afford it; but it was worth the wait; keep at it and post pictures when you can.
See you on the street same day.
08-26-2014 05:39 PM
fordman67 aww man.thats cool.wish mine was done. not sure what is going to happen.i want to finish but not sure how the cash flow is going to handle it. i prob should sell but dont want to.

what steering box did you use? any pics from your install? use the 40 split wishbone brackets?
08-26-2014 05:39 AM
41 ford steering box question


Good to hear from you after so long.
Yes I did get the suspension put into the Merc, and BOY what a difference in driving; much better tracking and no more bumps that want to knock the fillings out of your teeth.
I got it done last spring 2013.
Since then I have sold the Merc to a gentleman in MN and I bought a '36 Chevy sedan Coach. I needed something that had a larger back seat so I could take my adopted grandson with me to the car shows. He is 3 years old and still needs his own seat.
Best of luck with finishing the build; keep in touch.
Attached is a picture of the new ride.

08-25-2014 09:32 PM

here is a bit of eye candy there.
08-25-2014 09:27 PM
fordman67 hey maddog,you ever get the suspension?

I have been so dang busy with work and family that my project has been just sitting in the shop...for years now..I am newly motivated and going to get this thing on the road by is where I am at...flat clear applied to my 73 year in the making patina. suspension mostly in and front floor installed and new rear tail pan and floor.

09-12-2012 11:35 AM
maddog48merc Hey how is the suspension coming along on your Ford; it's been over a year now. I'm planning on getting my suspension (front and rear) done come the spring of 2013. (fingers crossed)
10-13-2011 06:07 AM
maddog48merc That will look real sweet when it all come together. How about a pic of the new vehicle. I say you can never have enough big boys toys.
10-11-2011 09:27 PM

got all the parts back from the powder coater today.looks to get it all assembled.i will take plenty of pics during assembly. have been distracted by my new aqusition...1925 t sedan

two projects at same time...yea i sould have my head examined!
09-15-2011 06:05 AM
maddog48merc Sweet I bet that will look great.
If you can, snap some pictures as you you put it all back together.
I still plan on doing mine come this spring.

09-14-2011 08:58 PM
fordman67 Sorry for the delay! I wound up pulling all the suspension off and sent it for powder coat.I needed to assemble the spindles,king pins to finalize brake line tabs.Also I have the speedway roller king pins so everything had to be powdered since they are a single use deal and wont come back apart.hopefully it all will be back soon.
Just a couple of more things and the body will be ready to come off of the frame..
08-26-2011 11:52 AM

Looking forward to seeing the pic's.
08-21-2011 04:01 PM
fordman67 I will tonight when I get home.I will take some better ones than I have presently.I am not real happy with the ones I have.
08-21-2011 02:35 PM
easy ride suspension

Post more photo's if you have them please.
08-19-2011 08:42 PM
fordman67 here is one.the shocks are not on.i welded upper shock brackets to the frame.I dont see how bolting them will work with the factory patial box and crossmember.
08-18-2011 06:04 AM
easy rider install

Yes please post the pictures I would love to see them. My merc is a driver right now; bought the car about 2 weeks ago. The front suspension is original other than after market shocks are on it; and it is stiff as a board. Headers aren't an issue with mine because they go over the frame and dump into the fender area, then back under the car and out.

I have found that by doing some research that the later model Fords and Mercs can use a saginaw steering box, so I'm looking into using one of those.

I have been out of street roding for over 17 years and am just getting back into it again; lot's of changes since I have been gone; some good; some bad.
Looking forward to the pics and keep at the project best you can there dad.
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