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Old 03-18-2020, 02:39 AM   #41
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What the hell is wrong with some people?
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Old 03-18-2020, 04:18 AM   #42
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Aaaarghh!

To my eye the Mercs are a bit ungainly. Especially the Four Door.

(Coupes are all right though, Mark)

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Old 03-18-2020, 05:20 AM   #43
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Mart, Seeing as you like the Coupes, here is a picture of a recently imported 1939 Mercury Sedan-Coupe.
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:26 AM   #44
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Sales Brochure for the 1939 Mercurys. There were only four models to chose from in its introduction year, 1939.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:17 AM   #45
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my dad had a 39 mercury 2dr sedan and I believe the engine was made in Canada only because the fuel pump went bad and he took it to the auto part store and they said the pump was heavy duty most likely from a Canadian bus is that possible?this was about 1950
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:42 AM   #46
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You are missing wagons!
There was NO 39 Mercury Station Wagon......OR 40 for that matter. 41 Was the First Mercury Woodie!!!! IF I ever hit the lotto......It is on my bucket list to make though. I'd rather MercmanfromOz post pictures of a nice 39 Mercur being used to make a Woodie than a damn hot rod!!!! (NO mean intent on the sharing the photo's Trevor......JUST the action of making that "Nice" sedan into a Rod)
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Aaaarghh!

To my eye the Mercs are a bit ungainly. Especially the Four Door.

(Coupes are all right though, Mark)

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Mart, I feel that way about a 39 Ford Vs 39 Mercury. The Merc is "lower" and "sleeker" lines over the Ford. Although "both" grills are pretty, both horizontal and vertical grill bars look good to me!!!!
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Old 03-19-2020, 03:38 AM   #48
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Before and After shots of an original Survivor Australian 1939 Mercury Town Sedan. Judge for yourself if the big dollars spent were worth it? I don't think so.
I just cant hold myself back about this cars before and after photos. They have made this car much better than it ever was even when new. They will pat themselves on the back for this amazing work. But they have no understanding of history and original design, or the rarety of this survivor car (until now). Brain dead I recon. Regards, Kevin.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:57 PM   #49
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1939 Mercury Town Sedan, the only body style that was sold in Australia. Here are three examples of restored Australian delivered 1939 Mercurys. While they are not common, they do turn up at Early Ford V8 Events, as you can see from these photos.
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:46 AM   #50
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I know you are the "hub cap" guru and I wanted to ask you "again" about 39 Merc hub caps and in particular the "full SS" caps. IF I remember correctly you posted a picture of a full SS "Mercury 8" cap???? True?? I know there is a "FULL SS Ford-Mercury" cap as pictured BUT this arises from A picture in one of Lorin Sorensen's books that shows all the "accessory" items for the 39 Merc and it appeared to "only" show a "ribbed" SS ring that fit around the "standard" type Merc Cap?? I'll dig that photo out and post it.......your thought and or opinion.
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Old 03-20-2020, 02:55 PM   #51
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I have seen very few 39 Mercs but I worked 9 years for a car collector with a 40 Merc convertible Sedan and a 39 Merc Convertible Coupe.
There were no 40 Ford convertible sedans. 39 was the last year.
These days you’re lucky to see any 39 Mercury.
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:58 PM   #52
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Here is a comparison picture of the Regular 1939 Mercury Hubcap and the Accessory full Stainless Steel version. Note that the Accessory Hubcap has a larger circumference than the regular issue. Also, it is full Stainless Steel. A very nice hubcap to be sure. These are the revised "Mercury 8" hubcaps.
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:18 PM   #53
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Complete set of Hubcaps for the 1939 Mercury. They comprise of the early issue "Ford Mercury" and the later revised "Mercury 8" varieties in both the regular issue and the full Stainless Steel Accessory Hubcaps.
Unfortunately, I do not have any "Ford Mercury" Hubcaps in my personal collection.
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:19 PM   #54
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Before and After shots of an original Survivor Australian 1939 Mercury Town Sedan. Judge for yourself if the big dollars spent were worth it? I don't think so.
Ummm, nope. Not. Uh-hun. Oops. <suppressing gag>
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:26 PM   #55
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This is how I like to see them, all stock with original wheels. This fine example was at Dearborn back in 2019. Notice that it doesn't have the Accessory Stainless Steel Hubcaps? They must be pretty rare?
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:30 PM   #56
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Another fine 1939 Mercury Town Sedan in Australia. This one has just been imported from the USA and the Left Hand Drive steering has been retained. It is in very nice condition.
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Old 04-07-2020, 01:30 AM   #57
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I had a nice original 1939 Mercury fordor sedan with original leather interior back in 1966 at the age of 20.
I had already owned a 39 std fordor sedan.
The interior of the Mercury was wider, the horizontal spoke steering wheel together with the strip type speedometer gave it a more modern look.
The extra 10 hp seemed to make a difference too.
The windscreen was sealed with wipers attached at the base - no more flapping around the roof.
The downside was the view of the car from the rear quarter - it tended to look ungainly
IMHO not as sleek as the Ford from that view point.
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Old 04-08-2020, 02:44 AM   #58
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hey Mercman its not a bad toy but im biased [its mine] not bad seeing i wasnt looking for a mercury at the time i came across it [JUST TO GOOD TO WALK AWAY FROM]
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:05 AM   #59
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Just another "rare" tidbit for the 39 Mercury.........As there are none on any of the Merc's pictured. Wind wings which are a 2 Door and 4 Door only option!!!
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AND now Trevor and "other" 39 Mercury affectionato's.......According to most published data, the 39 Mercury Convertible started production in 12/38 along with the Sedan Coupe. The "Ford-Mercury" hub cap was a reported "first three week" production Item and was done away with at the behest of a lot of "Ford" Dealers, as is reported. SO, the question is.....Looking through one of Lorin Sorensen's book I came across this picture of a 39 Convertible with Ford-Mercury hub caps???? Theories???? This would be approximately 6 weeks (at least) past the reported end to the "Ford-Mercury" hub cap
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