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1956 Canadian Mercury Redeau Victoria

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  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:36 AM

Don Stauffer

Looks great!

I lived in Detroit during the 50s so saw a number of those Canadian Mercurys.  Were they called Monarchs or something like that?

 

Hi Don Big Smile

 In Canada, the Monarch was the name of the car, not a body style. The Monarch Richelieu was a Canadianized 1956 U.S. Mercury, not the ford. 

Notice how different the front end is, and side trim from a Mercury made in the U.S.

1956 Monarch Richelieu

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

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  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:24 AM

Thank you, everyone, for the great comments - very much

appreciated YesYes.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:22 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;

   I notice you'te hiding the 57 Country Squire from me. Why? That would build up into such a beautimus auto ! Ot at least put it in the background again so I can feast these old eyes of my all time favorite auto! Please?

  Having lived In Buffalo ,N.Y. right across the "Rainbow Bridge " from Canada, I saw a lot of Rideau autos . Definitely prettier than the home grown variety!

 

Hey there, "Tanker-Builder".

I will see what I can do about the '57 Ford Squire wagon.

Somehow I lost my folder of internet pics of the finished car, so I need to shoot some new pics of the old girl.

I've been mighty busy, but I'll try today Yes.

Thanks for the interest.

Treehugger

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by Mike F on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:26 AM
Nice job! I like the front end style on this car.

Mike

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Posted by fox on Monday, February 22, 2021 10:35 PM

Very nice !!!!! Toast Toast Toast

Jim Captain

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, February 22, 2021 4:20 PM

Beautiful! 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, February 22, 2021 1:28 PM

Looks great!

I lived in Detroit during the 50s so saw a number of those Canadian Mercurys.  Were they called Monarchs or something like that?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Monday, February 22, 2021 10:39 AM

A gorgeous two-tone beauty! I first thought the black side lightening bolts and front grill were your custom touches, not realizing that they were the stock styling features until I googled this Canadian version. I haven't been brave enough yet to tackle a resin body kit bash but your builds are helping to inspire me to give one a try.
Another really nice build Dave! Thanks for sharing!

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, February 22, 2021 9:01 AM

Hi;

   I notice you'te hiding the 57 Country Squire from me. Why? That would build up into such a beautimus auto ! Ot at least put it in the background again so I can feast these old eyes of my all time favorite auto! Please?

  Having lived In Buffalo ,N.Y. right across the "Rainbow Bridge " from Canada, I saw a lot of Rideau autos . Definitely prettier than the home grown variety!

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, February 22, 2021 4:34 AM

You've done some excellent work there, great job on this !

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:43 PM

Super cool!

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:35 PM

Our northern neighbors sure knew how to trim 'em out - Beautiful! 

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  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
1956 Canadian Mercury Redeau Victoria
Posted by treehuggerdave on Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:44 PM

This is a resin kit I got many years ago that turned out to be really beautiful and clean, and beautifully mastered, and was really fantastic getting to build something so nice to start with.

I used a 1956 ford kit to add the missing pieces to complete the build, including fabricating the continental kit and hinged hood and chrome trim on the top of the rear fenders and shaving the missing door handles.

This is one of my favorite finished resin kits.

 

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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