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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Mercury Discussion / 41 Mercury fender trim

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tabrecheisen
05-23-2019 @ 3:31 PM
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Was there different types of fender trim on 41 Mercuries? Looks like there was a thin and a thick trim

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41-42fordadvisor
05-24-2019 @ 6:53 AM
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Yes, the beginning model year 1/4'' front fender stainless trim strips were made with a webbing crimped inside them. The webbing went between the upper and lower halves of the fender and was held in place by the bolts that secured the two fender sections. Additionally, the stainless strip ends were flattened and wrapped behind the headlight bucket opening in the front and behind the fender at the cowl in the rear. Later this attachment method was abandoned and replaced with the method used on the rear fenders- small T-bolts in the stainless strip fastened through holes in the upper fender. With the later method the trim strip ended before the headlight in the front and before the cowl in the rear-bullet nose at each end.

tabrecheisen
05-24-2019 @ 9:30 AM
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Wow, and thank you! I did not know that. I thought my car was original, but the fender trim on it is more like 1/2 inch thick (top to bottom) and has a crease down the center (front to back).

I found a set of the 1/4 inch thin rounded trim thinking I could make one good complete set out of two imperfect sets, but now I have two different not-too-good sets.

Do you know if the wider trim strips could possibly be stock? My car has the two piece front fenders while the car I got the 1/4-inch trim from had three piece front fenders. Both were tudor sedans.

41-42fordadvisor
05-25-2019 @ 6:31 AM
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The thin 1/4'' trim was used on the 3 piece front fender and the wider 1/2'' trim was used on the 2 piece front fender. You are welcome

tabrecheisen
06-04-2019 @ 6:37 PM
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41-42fordadvisor, does this have to do with the different trim patterns on 41 mercuries? For example, it looks like some came with a stainless rain-gutter trim while others had trim around the front and back seat windows. I also noticed that some of the cars had a fancier interior door trim than others (photos of the 2 types should be posted here). Is there a Mercury bible where I can find all this stuff out by VIN?

41-42fordadvisor
06-05-2019 @ 6:44 AM
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The 1941 Mercury like the 1941 Ford had a lot of changes during the year. I am not really an expert on 1941 Mercury's. I do not know when each change happened. There is no bible that I know of for the 1941 Mercury with all the changes by serial number. As the changes were made on a certain date. Not all the factory's would have made the changes on the same day. As they would have used all the old stock first before installing the new parts. You could write to Dan Krehbiel, he is the advisor for the 1941 Mercury for the V-8 Club. He is the one that told me about the changes in the fender trim. You will find his address and e-mail address at the back of the V-8 Times. I am sure he has a list of the changes and dates.

41-42fordadvisor
06-05-2019 @ 8:23 AM
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Also in the March/April 1991 issue of the V-8 Times on page 23-26 there is an article and pictures of some of the changes made during 1941 to the 1941 Mercury. If you do not have this issue of the V-8 Times the V-8 Club has a thumb drive of the 1965-2014 V-8 Times for $19.95 plus $3.50 shipping in the USA.

tabrecheisen
06-05-2019 @ 9:05 AM
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Awesome! I'll do that. Thanks again, I appreciate the insight!

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