1956 Mercury Montclair
1956 Mercury Montclair "magazine" car with tasteful resto mod features.
" Complete Frame-on Restoration "
VIN # 56SL104935M
Definitely One-Of-A-Kind with a featured article and cover on Ol' Skool Rodz Magazine Mar: 2017! Many "trick" custom changes! Must see to fully appreciate-A real show stopper!
"I don't think a finer esthetically appealing '56 exists in the world. I have searched many classic sites and many shows for 10 years and have found noting as nice. When I completed the car 4 years ago I sent pictures to Goodguy's one week before the event and they invited me into the indoor pavilion, which sells out a year in advance.
While at the Goodguy's Pavillon, the winner of best car in the country, with a $1ml resto of a '55 Chevy, told the owner of Pomona Hot Rod Show the best car at Goodguy's was my Merc! The owner came over and invited me to Pomona Show 2014 Pavilion 5. (Mild Customs) Out of 20 maxed out "frame off" 6 figure resto Show Cars, my "driver" took 4th-
1. Magazine Article! https://www.olskoolrodz.com/full-monty-greg-jones-56-mercury-montclair/
2. Stereo and more.... https://_teds_place.homestead.com/56-MERCURY-MONTCLAIR.html
The following were rebuilt like new :
1966 390 Ford engine: Balanced by legendary racing engine shop Ed Hale from El Cajon. Rebuilt by Master Mechanic Matt Alford
1966 Ford C6 Transmission
Differential: Border Parts Santee
Drive shaft balanced: Drive Line Service, Linda Vista
All original 1956 instrument gauges: The Speedo Shop, Santee
Original 1956 gas gauge sending unit
Wiring harness and new wiring of entire car.
Custom modern Rack 'N Pinion steering system. So difficult to properly build it took a mechanical engineer to figure it out! The Rack is the only one of its kind in the world-
Modern Ididit steering column with tilt 16" custom steering wheel wrapped in 2-colors custom leather
All windows, windshields front and back replaced with new custom green tinted glass
All door and window crank mechanisms replaced, window rollers, etc.
All new door and window seals
Viper Alarm system
All (4) "wide" white wall tires with the highest rated top of the line retro Firestone tires
Edelbrock Intake Manifold
Prepped and sprayed top of dash with 2-stage rust preventative system combining 2-stage process of Zinc Oxide and aluminum bonding agent used on bridges then sprayed textured teflon Rhino treatment on top of dash: scratch resistance
Same rust preventative combination of rust proofing done under hood, undercoating of car and inside of car. All three areas are now sealed forever with the rust preventative treatments.
Custom louvered hood
Shaved door handles (Removed handles and filled in holes) then added electronic remote door lock opener. Have a back up Backup manual release hidden under hood in case electronic "poppers" don't release lock.
Trunk lock shaved, also has manual release.
Battery was removed from engine compartment and hidden in trunk.
Built custom storage bin in trunk
Built custom metal speaker boxes hidden behind kick panels in front for speakers to sit in. They are hidden inside inner fender.
Powder coated "like new" inner fender clips
Body was "rotisserie" sand blasted
Body was blocked and prepped for paint
Head light hoods fabricated in steel so they could be welded to fender with no residual seams that will eventually crack paint. No Bondo fill! Jon from Hot Rod Hell probably 1 of a few people in the world who could fabricate 2 headlight hoods!
All air vent levers, clock, ashtray, etc.. removed from face of dash
Top of fender seams welded to body
Fender skirts were fabricated.
Radiator dings and dents were filled and smoothed out with lead and painted.
Lake Pipes with added custom hood that hides the first 10" of pipes.
Custom Stereo System: by expert Sound Specialist Ted Stotz.
Interior body was completely sound proofed with Dynamat before carpeting was laid down.
High end-upgraded sound system with Kenwood KDC-898 cd player with Power booster and 2 X 14"speaker boom box woofers in trunk powered by a Rockford Fosgate 250a2.
There's 2 amps and a pair of 6 x 9s hidden behind the fill. Used an Orion 4-channel along with Orion 6 x 9s for the rear deck and 5 1/4s in the front kick panels. Stereo hidden in glove box. Comes with remote volume and channel controlaaaaaa
All Chrome and trim polishing by Pacific Chrome of San Diego:
New chromed bumpers
All interior trim chromed.
Grill shied chromed.
All exterior stainless trim professionally polished by Romero's in Santee.
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