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 Post subject: Ratter Merc
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 9:18 am 
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100 1/2 Ton Panel

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I think this is a '59, but am not on solid ground with these.
They were rarely seen, even when they were new...

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Lots of potential here. It would be worth it to complete the body work on this and re-paint.

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Love this rocketry badging style.

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The rear doors need a lot of work....

Decent size. A vehicle this big today would be on a 3/4 ton frame.

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 Post subject: Re: Ratter Merc
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 10:01 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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I've never seen a Mercury truck before. I also think it's a 1959. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Ratter Merc
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i look out there and i see potential - you have potential , and you have potential , oh maybe not you ,

yet i think someone would see it and transform it if given the opportunity - ive seen worse turned to real beauties , not my cup of tea , but i do love the results ,


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 Post subject: Re: Ratter Merc
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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From ratter to nicer. 1955 Glass top Merc Monterrey. Classy! SW

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 Post subject: Re: Ratter Merc
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That is nice.
There was a Canadian version minus the glass top, either Monarch, or Montcalm~ I don't remember which. All had the connie treatment for the spare tire.

The 2 speed automatic transmissions were not well received by those with a performance bent.
A lot ended up with 4 speed manual transmissions. I need to find out if that was a factory option or not...

There were a few of them here in the late 60's that had been re-built by their owners, and were incredibly quick off the line.

That horn ring stayed in Ford's stable for a long time- until the 64 model year if I remember rightly. My plane jane 61 had that same ring.

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 Post subject: Re: Ratter Merc
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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The only bad part of the design was the metal dash. In my State Patrol days, I saw
some horrible injuries from them & no seat belts at nasty wrecks.

Had a 2 speed tranny in my 55 Dodge club coupe. What a dog! SW

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 Post subject: Re: Ratter Merc
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I bonka'd my head on the dash of our '53 Bel-air in a panic stop.
I was 7 years old, and man, did I see stars :-o
Had a good egg there for a couple of days.
Say what you want about drum brakes- stand on them hard enough, and stuff will fly.
There weren't even lap belts in that old heap...

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 Post subject: Re: Ratter Merc
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i dont remember belts till the 70s , when i was little , riding in the front seat with grandmother , she would violently swing her arm into us whenever she was hitting the breaks , never got to get that close to the dash ,


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 Post subject: Re: Ratter Merc
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Another rat rod. I don't think it was originally a pickup. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Ratter Merc
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Ratractor???
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