Garage Projects

The Mighty Merc – Intro Background

This thing started out as a bit of a work in progress as I wasn’t quite sure what the future plans were for it. For the past three years it was being used as a baby hauler, tow rig, and light exploring.

Currently everything is stock (ish) with a 5.0/4R70W/AWD combo running 31” tires. Since it’s a Mercury, all the options are present (and working!). At this time, the RBV (Ranger Based Vehicles) are laughably cheap. While the price has gone up with the cheaper fuel we currently have, you can still find good deals on them.

When it came home:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

As Craigslist specials go, this thing needed some work (but not too much):
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

Now riding on 31” Falken’s:
Sara L.: Build and Misc &emdash;

Serving as an adventure mobile:
Sara L.: Michigan Vacation 2014 &emdash;

And occasional tow pig:
Sara L.: 3rd ORT JJ Flat Nasty 5-2-15 &emdash;

So while in the past the plans were fairly ambiguous, things have changed here recently. Currently, we are leaning toward making it the next wheeler since the Cookie Cutter TJ is now gone.

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