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Old 11-28-2021, 08:42 AM   #61
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Your car looks great! Whatever you did to the front fenders seems to have worked very well.

It's currently 19 degrees F in Breezy Point, MN. Fortunately, I'm not there.
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:47 AM   #62
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Thanks, I'm happy with how it looks but sometimes I sure wish it had a manual transmission instead of the Fordomatic.

I used those soapy steel wool pads and lots of water to get rid of the surface rust on the front end.
Then I sealed it all with some wax.
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Old 11-28-2021, 05:01 PM   #63
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Thanks, I'm happy with how it looks but sometimes I sure wish it had a manual transmission instead of the Fordomatic.

I used those soapy steel wool pads and lots of water to get rid of the surface rust on the front end.
Then I sealed it all with some wax.
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Old 11-29-2021, 12:22 AM   #64
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Looks great! You have a 3 on the tree and the overdrive? Maybe I missed it, I have a life and don't always remember everything here. If not they come up as people swap them out, might get one cheap with all the controls. Mine would cruise 70mph all day.


Dig the car. Glad it's running well!
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:12 AM   #65
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It's an auto.
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:21 AM   #66
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Old 11-29-2021, 10:47 AM   #67
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Thanks, I'm happy with how it looks but sometimes I sure wish it had a manual transmission instead of the Fordomatic.

I used those soapy steel wool pads and lots of water to get rid of the surface rust on the front end.
Then I sealed it all with some wax.
I like the "omatics". My 52 Merc will cruise quite happily down the highway without sounding over-reved.
I am impressed with how much you improved your front fenders. I did similar with mine. They came off my 53 parts car and needed a little steel wool treatment followed by some clear spray.
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Old 11-29-2021, 12:16 PM   #68
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I like the "omatics". My 52 Merc will cruise quite happily down the highway without sounding over-reved.
I am impressed with how much you improved your front fenders. I did similar with mine. They came off my 53 parts car and needed a little steel wool treatment followed by some clear spray.

It drives nice with the auto, no doubt.

I've just come to the conclusion that I prefer manual, couldn't know that before I tried an auto
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Old 11-29-2021, 03:31 PM   #69
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I like the "omatics". My 52 Merc will cruise quite happily down the highway without sounding over-reved.
I am impressed with how much you improved your front fenders. I did similar with mine. They came off my 53 parts car and needed a little steel wool treatment followed by some clear spray.
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