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Skirts vs No Skirts
Topic Started: Apr 14 2017, 09:37 PM (572 Views)
JeepXJLover
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I don't know why I waited some long to grab one of these Mercury Turnpike Cruisers. What a gorgeous casting. Wish I had grabbed a release that had a Continental Kit. I like it with fender skirts.



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pjedsel
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:thumbup: The fender skirts really add to the overall finish of this big Merc. Here is one of my versions with the continental spare and no skirts.

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JeepXJLover
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pjedsel
Apr 14 2017, 10:15 PM
:thumbup: The fender skirts really add to the overall finish of this big Merc. Here is one of my versions with the continental spare and no skirts.

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Very nice! I was trying to find one with the Connie kit on eBay. Crazy prices for those.
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carhauler
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No skirts for me. I have two of those red and white Mercs; removed the continental kit from one.
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daniel60
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carhauler
Apr 15 2017, 06:49 AM
No skirts for me. I have two of those red and white Mercs; removed the continental kit from one.
How did you do that? Don't like sounding like sour grapes but the quality is a lot to be desired on the ones I have seen. I have the red and white one and I was less than happy with it. The door edges aren't painted in on the two tones and the doors fitment has been a problem for me. I love the car if it was done better.
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webestang64
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Those are so nice! I think I might just have to get one or two....or 3.....or......
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microbuss
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I think it has a Mean Face in the back :lol:
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carhauler
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This is a rough car for M2 to make perfectly. The headlights are always mounted askew and the door jambs need touch up. Dan, the continental kit comes off easily and you simply reinstall the bumper and cut down the exhaust pipes. I wish M2 would remake this into a lower class Merc which was more popular back in the day.
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Swifty
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This is my favorite M2 casting. It's fantastic!
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Lil' '86
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Don't forget this one. :toy:

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carhauler
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That might be the BEST one,,86.
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DinoMom
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To buy or not to buy?
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JeepXJLover
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I'll be hunting for those before long. Thanks for sharing.


On the back of the cardboard box for these Turnpike Cruisers, M2 Castline shows a disassembled yellow and black Turnpike Cruiser. Does anyone know if M2 actually produced that one?
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Z28HO
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This was the first car to have the long fender skirt thus naming them Cruiser skirts for any long fender skirts.
Also the 2 protrusions on the top corners of the windshield had antenna's sticking out of them about 4 or 5 inches long.
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lil rod shop
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As a "Mercaholic", this one of my favorite M2s as well, and I have almost all versions. I bought 2 red/white ones and a blue/white one when they first came out; the blue with skirtsis my favorite still, and I swapped the kit and the dual carb motor over to it to have a fully optioned version. The more plain red/white one is now slated to be customized into a regular Monterey. Clear as mud? :blink: :wacko: I'll work on pictures.
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