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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Mercury Discussion / 1939 Mercury and ford interchangeable parts

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1939mercury
10-02-2019 @ 7:42 PM
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I hope im not asking a stupid question but i don't know much about these old cars. What parts from a 39 ford can I use on a Mercury ? Any sheet metal like the hood or fenders? Is the chrome the same ? What are the differences between the 2?

TomO
10-03-2019 @ 7:36 AM
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IMHO there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers. People only ask questions when they don't know the answer and want to learn more. Stupid answers are answers that castigate the person asking the question. This is the place to ask any questions that you want to about Mercury. Someone will answer your question.

The 39 and 40 Mercurys do not share any sheet metal or trim parts with the Fords from those years. Most mechanical components will interchange. The torque tube, drive shaft and center section of the rear end do not interchange (casting is the same, but ring and pinion are different). The engine will interchange, but the Ford engine is 221cu vs 239 in the Mercury and the Ford engine has 85 HP vs 95HP in the Mercury. There are some trim parts that will fit both cars, but they will not be correct for the model of the car.

The 39 and 40 Mercury bodies are longer and wider than the Ford bodies and the wheelbase is also longer on the Mercury. There are too many differences to list all of them.

If you have a question about a particular part, ask the question and you will receive an answer.

Tom

This message was edited by TomO on 10-3-19 @ 7:38 AM

1939mercury
10-03-2019 @ 11:06 AM
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Do you know where I can get a 39 mercury rear passenger fender that is metal and not fiberglass mine is in very rough shape and its hard to find mercury parts not so bad with ford

TomO
10-03-2019 @ 6:05 PM
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You will have to search junk yards and post want ads for body parts. Here is a link to one that has a 1939 Mercury.

http://www.rockymountainrelics.net/

Do not buy a 40 Merc fender as the wheel opening is different from the 39.

Tom

1939mercury
10-04-2019 @ 4:52 AM
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Thank you I have a lot more to learn about these cars ! Glad I havent ordered anything yet

TomO
10-04-2019 @ 7:59 AM
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Here is a link to the sales brochure for the 39

http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Mercury/1939%20Mercury/1939%20Mercury%20Foldout/index1.html

It will show you drawings of how the car was supposed to look when new. There is also some background information in the V-8 Album. The Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum may have some copies left.

http://www.fordv8foundation.org/

You can also buy a jump drive with many years of back copies of the V-8 Times and there is a searchable index of topics on this web site.

Tom

1939mercury
10-04-2019 @ 6:24 PM
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Thank you Tom !

TomO
10-05-2019 @ 7:37 AM
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You are welcome.

Another tip for you is make sure that you get a photo of any part that you order from a recycler or hobbyist before you agree to purchase the part. This will give you a good indication of the condition and that it is truly a 1939 Mercury part. Describe the angle that you want shown in the photos, to reduce the chance of a scammer getting your money.

Tom

1939mercury
10-07-2019 @ 8:54 AM
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Tom0 can you message me please

TomO
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You can message me by clicking on the Send PM box.

Tom

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