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Old 07-19-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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Morning, new to the site so hello. I am a time served engineer, live in New Zealand and have a 1955 Mercury M100. I want to manufacture some bespoke Aluminium steps for the running boards, does anyone know what the font "mercury" is designed in (as shown on the tailgate in the picture)?
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:25 AM   #2
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Very nice 1955 M100 Pickup.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:20 AM   #3
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I would make it just a little bit different, so Ford can't make you stop after you spend money to make a mold or die. Even though they stopped production of the Mercury, they may still feel ownership. Very nice pickup.
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Old 07-20-2018, 06:16 PM   #4
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Nice truck. You might just start with these guys, I’ve found them great to work with.

https://acecustoms.co.nz

Right in your backyard.
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:00 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the advice, I am going to get the plates laser cut in Aluminium & finish by hand once I have the font, cheers again.
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:43 PM   #6
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Hi Quicksand,

I live in Toronto and recently purchased a beautifully restored 1953 Merc M-100. I too would love to finish it by adding "Mercury" aluminum step plates. I do have a reasonably good picture of what the original step plates look like, but have been unsuccessful in finding any NOS or used step plates to purchase. As you may already be a aware, no one seems to be reproducing any Mercury branded/logoed parts for our vehicles. Have you gone ahead with your project and had step plates custom made? If so, I would love to get the details from you. If you haven't proceeded, I would be willing to split the design/production costs with you, so we could both have them produced. Please let me know.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:21 PM   #7
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Hi, I haven't done anything yet as I have been rebuilding the engine. If I can find the correct font I will laser cut and machine the foot plates. Let me know if you find the logo, cheers Paul.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:56 AM   #8
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Here is a picture of the step plates from a Canadian 1954 Mercury M-100. Let me know how you would like to proceed to get these step plates custom made. I too would like to have them for my '53 pickup, and am happy to participate with you in the cost to re-create them.
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:55 PM   #9
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Hi, I don't see any picture, however to ensure the accuracy I will need to know the exact font type, cheers.
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:21 PM   #10
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:48 PM   #11
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What about possibly 3D printing? Sometimes used for very small runs of parts or even to make a mold for casting something from a metal not so conducive to 3D printing.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:00 PM   #12
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rdouglas, if you want something like that, send ace customs in the link above the picture and an email. Iíve got a set of their Mercury script valve covers, and they did a custom under dash panel to my drawings for a pretty reasonable cost for a one off. Yours might have some market interest.

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Old 03-06-2019, 09:24 PM   #13
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Thanks. Will do.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:59 PM   #14
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Beautiful truck and Canada wants it back! LOL I have a '56 Meteor Rideau Victoria and would like to find new sill plates. It's the cross we must bear.....
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Old 09-25-2019, 07:34 PM   #15
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Its taken a while to get back to this thread but from the advice above I hired Ace Patterns to make me a pair of Mercury step plates for my '53 M-100. Jimmy from Ace Patterns was absolutely fantastic to deal with and is highly recommended for any similar type project!

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Old 09-25-2019, 08:41 PM   #16
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i had a ride saturday in a 56 meteor crown victoria with air
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