Doctor Detroit’s 1951 Mercury Eight Build

Doctor Detroits 1951 Mercury Eight Build - In Progress
Doctor Detroits 1951 Mercury Eight Build - In Progress

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Builder: < !a href="https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">H.A.M.B.< !/a> Member ‘Doctor Detroit’, who says…

When I think about the Mercury that I am currently building, it’s something I’ve wanted for a long time. In fact, it’s not even my first Mercury. When I was 19 years old, I bought my first 1951 Mercury – a four-door from Detroit with the original Mercury flathead that was in reasonable condition.

Doctor Detroits 1951 Mercury Eight Build ~ In Progress
Doctor Detroits 1951 Mercury Eight Build ~ In Progress

I had grand visions of what that car would be, despite my lack of skills or finances. Ten years passed and it never was the car I dreamed of. I sold the car and then regretted it. I’ve had other muscle cars from the early ’70s, a few street bikes, but that Mercury was ‘the one that got away’.

Last April, nearly 20 years after I purchased my first Mercury, I purchased my second 1951 Mercury – an Arizona car, two-door, missing the engine and transmission – and only minor rust issues. This time, the car that’s been in my mind for twenty years is becoming reality – and when it’s done – I’m gonna drive the hell out of it…

Doctor Detroit’s 1951 Mercury Eight ~ The Build

Doctor Detroit’s 1951 Mercury Eight Build Before & After Photos

…about three years apart.

Doctor Detroit's 1951 Mercury Eight Build - Before and After
Doctor Detroit’s 1951 Mercury Eight Build – Before and After
Doctor Detroit's 1951 Mercury Eight Build - Before and After
Doctor Detroit’s 1951 Mercury Eight Build – Before and After
Doctor Detroit's 1951 Mercury Eight Build - Before and After
Doctor Detroit’s 1951 Mercury Eight Build – Before and After

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