So, picked a 1949 Mercury up at the Pate Swap Meet at TX Motor Speedway last year not the car, sadly, the bike, and have been waiting to do something fun with it. It's not anything out of the ordinary, original black paint over red primer, two bar, kind of boring really, a late 40's early 50's Murray built blah. it came with part of the original fork; which is the same type used on X-53's, pretty cool, but finding parts to complete it has been difficult, but I found them, crusty, broken slightly wrong, I found them. My goal with this build is to keep the original patina on the frame and fork, add fenders, chainguard, rack? etc. not matching the model, but try and match them to the finish and feel. Of course I'll add some artistic twists as I did with "Draguar", last years WBO 2nd place tie, and "The Pepperbox Special" my BO9 entry. But we'll see where this goes. There are a lot of cool ideas and even more cool bikes this year so, I don't even think I'll place, but in the end I'll have something new to cruise, and as long as it looks cool and rides well, that's fine with me.