1952 Mercury Woodie Station Wagon - Before Restoration.

1952 Mercury Woodie Station Wagon - prior to 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.

1952 Mercury Woodie Station Wagon - unrestored dash.

1952 Mercury Woodie Station Wagon - flathead V8.

1952 Mercury Woodie Station Wagon - rear view.

1952 Mercury Woodie - in blast booth. Old repairs in floor.

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.

previously repaired right rear fender. Old repairs on left rear fender.

Floor afterblasting. Underside of old floor repair.

1952 Mercury Woodie - blasted and primered.

A coat of epoxy primer after blasting keeps the rust at bay while repairs are made.

Old flathead V8.

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