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Re: notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2014, 05:34:16 PM »
Thank you everyone for the kind comments. It really makes me feel good that others, (especially the people here because we are the toughest critics on our cars), can appreciate the hard work and determination it takes to crank out one of these cars and be happy with it's appearance. Thanks to all. Also i will post some more vids and pics as i continue.

Lp670mike, i used a Saturn S coupe (must be a 2 door  b/c the 4 doors are too short) for the glass and window motors and tracks. I had to modify a lot of it though.

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Re: notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2014, 03:22:08 PM »
I absolutely hated the Mercy 4 and I was one of the biggest critics about Jackies attempt at a F body based Murci.  You have proved that it can't look good... IT CAN LOOK GREAT!  An "Awesome job" goes out to you and your father.  It not only looks good but the craftsmanship and skill that went into the project are very obvious and you both should be very proud.   ::thumbup

Now finish it and enjoy it.  ::toothy

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Re: notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2014, 03:05:36 PM »
You did an awesome job on that car, you shouldn't let people criticize your work in a bad way, I think they have a thing or two to learn from you.  Great work bud!
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Re: notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2014, 09:52:38 AM »
What did you use for yossur door glass and regulators etc.

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Re: notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2014, 09:42:01 AM »
I' m not much friendly onCamaro based ,but yours looks pretty cool
Good job

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Re: notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 08:59:56 AM »
Very nice work! Great job on getting that front end to look right! Please post more!!!  ::thumbup
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Re: notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 08:36:26 AM »
Fantastic job! By far the best Murci 4 ive ever seen, Great father and son project!!!

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Re: notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 05:33:24 AM »
Looks awesome nice job!

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Re: notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 02:01:00 AM »
Great job, thats the nicest Mercy4 I have seen!

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Re: notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 12:07:10 AM »
Looks great. Good job modifying the fenders.
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Re: notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 11:14:37 PM »
Here is a video of me doing a couple drive byes a few weeks after it was painted but no rear hatch, taillights or batwings mounted here


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notnilc20's Mercy4 build
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 11:10:19 PM »
Hey everyone,

I've been a member here from the beginning and I've always been quiet about my build and even just said that I was doing a Mercy2 build because I did not want any negative feedback on my build during the process.  Since it is a Mercy4 build it is not one of the popular Lambo builds b/c of the pregnant look that a typical Mercy4 will have.   

I knew from the start it will not be 100% replica, but I was fine with this.  I was mainly looking for a nice looking car that didn't look like it was homemade.

Well, this was my first build ever and thought that the Mercy4 was within my skill set so I went with it.  I knew going in I would modify the body (the fenders) in order for it to have a better appearance and not so pregnant.  Also, the stance would have to be corrected after the fender modification.  If you look at Jackies demo car Mercy4 the front looks like it is pointing upwards because they did not lower the car in the front enough but instead added more material to the wheel well area on the fender to compensate.  I felt that this is what gave it that pregnant look and I wanted to eliminate this as much as possible.  I think I succeeded for the most part.   

My Journey began in the fall of 2011 and well, I finally painted it over this summer a mere 3 years later.  It has been a long and difficult journey indeed.  I did not meet my 6 month goal to completion as originally thought of and yes my budget has been overshot by thousands. hehe.  Still I'm not finished as I'm working on my door cards now and seats.  Rather than post a bunch of pics here I made a video that is about 12 mins long on the build.  It is a collection of photos I took from day 1.   

of course many details were left from the video (how can you fit 3 years of building into 12 mins) but here is a list of what the car features.

2001 Pontiac Firebird Formula  5.7liter LS1 V8
front air bag/shocks suspension system
full adjustable upper control arms
full adjustable lower control arms
factory 12" front disc brakes
18x8.5 wheels front
18x13" wheels rear
working electrical windows (this took forever)
windshield wiper
rear view camera
finished headlights (No tint)
lambo oem grilles front and back

link to video


I am proud of my car because I built it from the cutting, fabbing, and painting so if you have any comments or criticism please do so in a constructive manner.  Also, any questions are welcome of course.  Thank you and Hope you enjoy!!