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Old 09-09-2006, 08:08 AM
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Here's a 22 page step by step on a 2-door 50 merc chop:

http://www.ruffrodders.com/cgi-bin/i...=ST;f=50;t=629
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:15 PM
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I have chopped four or five Merc's through the years, none of these were easy. I read all the how to's I could get before doing the first one, this made it more difficult then ever because they all had different ideas on how to do it. Yes and every one I did was different too, the last one not only being chopped but change to a hardtop also. We now have a Caddy in the shop that was one of those bad chops. The work involved in doing one of these is so much more then a car in the 30's so be sure you are up to the task be for jumping in.

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Any chance anyone has a pic of the merc that was work on at mm. I was chopping one for my buddy Ed Betz before he died . His brother sold it unfinished. I was just wondering ................hope the screwup job wasnt something I started. Mark

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:45 PM
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Take a look at the HAMB --> http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5

Just do a search on chopped merc or chopping merc. You will see everything from individuals, Barris, Ayala and the other masters from the era and how they were chopped.

Also do a search on Street Rodder magazine and "how to chop a merc". Inevitably all the sketches and cutlines for a 49/50 and 51 are out there.

Chopping a 2-door Merc is a large project. But if done properly can look fantastic. Post pics as you go.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:10 PM
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Default Gene Winfields video

Gene points out some issues in the chop. Once you see the details he discusses, you'll notice the problems on many of the chops out there.
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