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  • Member since
    February 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
1968 Lincoln Continental
Posted by arcturus on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:11 AM

Well where shall I start with this near loss ? I was given it as a very badly wrecked friction promo. I don't think there was a single panel that wasn't damaged. Lets list it....

There was a chunk missing from the rear window frame. From that damage came a split which went into the roof. 

There was a chunk missing from one of the front quarter light windows. 

All of the side window frames were gone except the main pillars.

A chunk missing from the right hand front window pillar.

A chunk missing from the bottom corner windshield frame. 

The body was split in the channel that follows the trunk lid on the left, all the way from the back to the rear door which meant the side of the rear fender was flapping around.
The same with the right hand side but only as far as the rear wheel arch. 

The hood and panel above the grill was split down the middle to half way along the hood. 

Each panel was badly scratched. 

There was also signs it's had least 3 coats of paint in its life. 
So my first thing was to get rid of that lead weight of friction promo chassis, and replace it with a spare AMT 65 Lincoln chassis.

Lots of putty later, BMF'ing of the fading chrome, and we have this. I sratch built the door mirror and antennea .

The only thing that gives away its abused past is that theres a very  very slight height difference in the left and right hand of the windshield frame where I repaired it as you look at the car straight on.

 1968 Lincoln Continental (Former friction promo)

 1968 Lincoln Continental (Former friction promo)

 1968 Lincoln Continental (Former friction promo)

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    June 2004
Posted by Tom99 on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 6:38 AM
Beautiful!!
  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Highland, UT
Posted by avidinha on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:47 AM

Nice save! It looks great.

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:46 AM

That's a heap of work, but she's a real classy machine now, the dark dark green suits her so well.  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:58 AM

Sharp!!! Love that color!

Eric Automobile

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:20 PM

Beautiful.

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, June 10, 2019 4:26 PM

Another great build Arcturus.

A friend had one in high school.  What a beast!  We both drove huge sleds.

At the time I had a 72 Plymouth Fury station wagon.

Love these luxo-barges.

 

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    September 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:20 PM

Another perfect build and fabulous save. What a gorgeous car and the color you chose is fantastic !!!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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