Electric powertrain injects new life into bruised and battered 1949 Mercury

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    Electric powertrain injects new life into bruised and battered 1949 Mercury

    Electric powertrain injects new life into bruised and battered 1949 Mercury
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    C.C. Weiss
    November 1st, 2018



    Icon's Derelict program takes classic vehicles from just about any era and reinvents them into practical, modernized drivers, all without altering the original patina or exterior trim that give them character. These driving contrasts end up looking a half-step from the junkyard but humming along as if they just rolled off the lot for the very first time.

    With its latest Derelict build, Icon sourced a 1949 Mercury Coupe from the original owners in Southern California, rolled its sleeves up and got to work. The exterior still looks like it was pulled just seconds ago from a dusty barn after decades of idleness, but Icon has done some serious work down below those big, rusty curves. It fully disassembled the body, replacing all rubber parts and adding in insulation and sound-deadening materials throughout before carefully putting it back together, mindful of not altering the exterior look. It also updated the chassis with help from Art Morrison Enterprises and added in Brembo brakes.

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    Re: Electric powertrain injects new life into bruised and battered 1949 Mercury

    Note to Auto Industry: If the move is truly to electric - This is what the engine bay should look like.

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    Re: Electric powertrain injects new life into bruised and battered 1949 Mercury

    neat.

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    Re: Electric powertrain injects new life into bruised and battered 1949 Mercury

    Love the idea and engine bay. Just personally not a fan of the distressed look. Wish it was a full restoration on the exterior with a fresh coat of paint but that's just me.
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