AMT 1949 - 1950 Mercury Coupe Custom Plastic Model Car Kit
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1949 - 1950 Mercury Custom Model Kit


1949 1950 custom mercury


An AMT 1949 - 1950 Mercury kit. This kit has a lot of extra stuff, primarily custom parts, some of which I used here. The front bumper is flipped upside down, I liked it better that way visually.

The skirts came with the kit. I am not sure about the white walls, tires, and rims, I may have added them from another kit or the parts box.

This kit also included two engines, one of them being a Chrysler 413, the other a "stock" Ford Flathead V8.

The paint is a hardware store color. Which at the time, I really liked, I think I did several 50's cars in this unusual purple color.

This is one of those kits that has been around forever, and includes a lot of extra parts you don't see in modern tooling for model kits. For this build, I used some of them, but the overall body is stock.

Revell has since released their own Mercury kit, with a chopped top.

Below is a real 1:1 Mercury that has been customized quite a bit.


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  • Barris: Kustoms of the 1950s - George Barris' work set a trend for all custom car builders and owners. George has done a great tribute to many car builders by showing these terrific photos of many cars that we all thought were lost. As one reads thru the book, you begin to realize that these rolling sculptures are true works of art, and several of these vehicles have been featured in museums and art shows. One can thank George for having the ability to photograph these custom cars during the 1950s.
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  • Custom Cars of the 1950s - This is a great book that really captures the custom car scene of The Fifties. Andy was there and knew all these people and even worked on many of these cars. He was once an editor of Rod and Custom Magazine and a long time contributor the the rod magazines of the period. If you read these magazines during this time, you will recognize many of these cars. The photography is great with clear crisp pictures that are well chosen to show how it was back then when a guy built a car and drove it, although there are photos of some of the early shows and the great show cars of the time. These are not your usual studio photographs, but actual pictures taken at the time these cars were on the street. The cars are shown in the body shop, on the street, at the service station etc. The captions are detailed and tell about not only the cars, but the owners, the builders and Andy's memory of each car.


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