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More Lincolns!!
Posted by Ron Hamilton on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:58 PM

Well folks, I have been doing some junkyard modleing again. This time, I got my hands on a couple of mid '60's Lincolns.

 

The first one is an AMT '64 Lincoln Sedan. This build started out as a forlorn body I picked up at an NNL several years ago.

The project took off when a friend of mine, the late Bob Foster gave me a box of parts from a '65 Lincoln Convertible, which was missing its body. This gave me a lot of parts to get the project off of the ground.

The parts box yielded a hood, a friend sent me a '64 Lincoln Grille and bumper, and I bought a rear bumper off of Ebay. In doing my research, I found out that the '65 Lincoln interior, while it fit well, had the wrong upholstery stitch pattern for a '64.  Luckly, I had bought a junk '64 Lincoln Interior years ago, which I had to strip.

At this time, I have just about everything I need to get this one going, so I have to lay down some primer, and decide on the exterior and exterior colors.

 

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:01 AM

It's going to be nice, Ron. Good scrounging to get all the bits together. The '64 is my favorite of this era of Lincoln. I'm going to watch where this is going.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by Ron Hamilton on Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:15 AM

The second one is a 1966 Lincoln Continental. At one of our club meetings a couple of months ago, I bought a built-up 1966 Lincoln Sedan. It was unpainted, and built as a custom. using the 1/2 Vinyl roof overlay, and the custom front and rear bumpers and grilles. There were no other parts included, the hood was missing, and  while it was glued tightly, it was not a gluebomb.

I was able to cut it apart, and I was able to get the top removed, even though it left quite a bit of glue residue. I have a fondness for the suicide door Lincoln, and I have 2 unbuilt AMT '66 Lincolns, so I was able to get the non-stock fron and rear bumpers, as well as the hood cast in resin. One of my '66 Lincolns is going to be built as a homage to my Dad, who had a White '66 Sedan, with a Burgundy interior.

This one is going to be turned into a Lincoln Convertible.

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Posted by Ron Hamilton on Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:27 AM

I was able to get the roof cleanly removed from the car. The next step was to build the flipper panel between the back seat, and the trunk lid, as these cars did not have a conventional convertible top boot.

I figured that the roof could be re-used. Since I have to refinish it, I decided to make an up-top for the build.

I added the top bows, and re-shaped the side window openings to reflect the one on the actual car from photographs I found in doing my research.

I have to do some putty work on the roof and the flipper panel , and lay down some primer and paint.

With any kind of luck, I should have this one and the '64 Sedan done in time for our club's NNL, which is next month.

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Posted by dimaxion on Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:02 AM

I am watching as I admire Factory Stock and Lincolns .. I have a '63 Sedan I am searching the whole interior and glass for . It too was a forlorn body with the L/F Corner lobbed off . It was a custom with the Monochromatic Body panels at one time . Thanx ..

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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:48 PM

Nice work on that 66 looks great Ron    Yes

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, April 23, 2017 4:58 PM

Nice to see you back sharing several WIP's

Love Lincolns, and have 4 on my bench in different stages and styles.

Like others here, I will be following along and enjoying your skills and your attention to detail, as these progress.

I love Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions and what would I do without Ebay.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, May 29, 2017 11:52 AM

 "Son ;

 You're gonna drive me to drinkin , working on those stinkin Lincolns """ .They don't stink , But , man you and the Buick guy are pushing me to the wall .Oh My !

gjgeracci
WZB
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Posted by WZB on Friday, July 14, 2017 10:13 PM

Any one know why many of the posts with photos are blank with a request to update the photobucket account? This post is one of them.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, July 14, 2017 11:01 PM

WZB

Any one know why many of the posts with photos are blank with a request to update the photobucket account? This post is one of them.

 

Because unless you agree to Photo Buckets new policy & pay them $400.00 a year for the privilege of posting the photos that they host for you to a third party you get their wonderful new banner.

Just PB's little extorsion campaign.

 

Steve

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Posted by smhardesty on Saturday, July 15, 2017 1:42 PM

Goofy62

Because unless you agree to Photo Buckets new policy & pay them $400.00 a year for the privilege of posting the photos that they host for you to a third party you get their wonderful new banner.

Just PB's little extorsion campaign.

Steve

And unfortunately this forum and forums and websites all over the ‘Net end up looking like this. I’m going to venture a guess that fewer than 10% of guys will take the time and effort required to go back to every photo they’ve posted on the ‘Net and update them all to wherever they are posting their photos now.

Just remember, free is good, unless it happens to be something as important as a hosting site for all your photos. While no website is exempt from the possibility of going belly up, sites that charge even a nominal fee are far less likely to disappear or hold your photos hostage like PhotoBucket is doing.

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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Posted by Ron Hamilton on Monday, July 31, 2017 2:22 PM

I am not too mad at Photobucket, as they made a business decision. After all, the pictures do belong to them once I put them in their hosting site, and I agreed to their terms. From my understanding, Photobucket has new owners, and they are just trying to get a return on their investment. Once I work something out, I will be posting photos again, and I apologize for your not being able to see my work. I have to work out something , as I cannot afford Photobucket's pricing structure.

 

By the way, I was able to pick up a pretty clean '64 Lincoln Sedan interior tub at a good price for the sedan. The '66 convertible has not progressed since my last posting. We had some issues to take care of, but I plan to get back to work soon on my builds.

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