1952 Mercury Woodie Station Wagon - Before Restoration.
This is the woodie before Joe Creamer brought it to us for
restoration. We always like to ask customers why they want to restore a
particular vehicle because there is always an interesting story to be told.
According to Joe, he remembered the car from his childhood because a reletive
of his had one just like it. Also, he has always loved woodies. So when
he started searching for a woodie to restore and found this 52 Merc for
sale on e-Bay, it "spoke" to him. He contacted the owner here
in California and purchased the car as a project for he and his son to work
on. However, before they got too far into the project, his son took a job
in Oregon. He had wanted to restore it to the way "it was when it rolled
off the assembly line." With his son gone, however, Joe felt that the
project was too big for him and brought it to us.
The first thing we had to do was get the Merc in the blast
booth and find out what was hiding under the paint and filler from previous
repairs. Patched floorboards, repaired fenders, and a bit of swiss cheese.
A coat of epoxy primer after blasting keeps the rust at bay
while repairs are made.
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, 2324 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA.,
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff - builds, restores, paints, services and sells
parts for classic autos, cars, trucks and street rods.