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    Default 51 Merc Monarch Build

    We guys time for another build been a few months. This time it's for my better half. I did some work for a friend and got a 51 Merc in trade, and she claimed it her's. So it's been on the back burner for to long.
    The plan is to make a nice reliable driver for her to cruise in so a chassis swap was in order and a 86 Parisienne was used as a donor.

    The day we picked it up.

    Fast forward a few years and I finally have it in the shop and am cutting the body from the chassis.

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    Now onto the donor car I'll spare you the tearing it apart portion.

    Some of the leftover parts

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    Getting ready to roll it under the chassis

    Sitting on the chassis after tons of cutting

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    If you tilt your head to the right it'll make sense that it's the rear wheel tub haha

    The firewall mess this will take a little work to pretty up.

    What I had done was cut the whole post out of the donor and then slid the merc over using the stock inner rockers of the donor car.

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    Here is the problem that I knew I was going to run into was the wheel base wasn't quite the same. So to make it fit I had to move the fender back a little.

    Almost there just have rust repair to take care of yet.

    And parting shot of the happy owner, and shop partner doing her part seeing as it is her car :)

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    Few updates

    Sealing up the trunk

    Now on to the chop. First cut!

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    Many cuts later

    Piecing it all back together.

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    Nice build.
    What arethe plans for paint
    Or leave it bare?


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