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Projects 1941 Lincoln zephyr coupe project

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by straya, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Amazing work! Wow!
     
  2. Mr.Musico
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    looks great from here..love Zephyrs!
     
  3. pwschuh
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    Custom 41 Zephyr with a V-12? Doesn't get much cooler than that.
     
  4. gatz
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    Very nice work !!

    Is it an illusion, or is the letter "R" on the frame box raised ?

    gatz
     

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  5. ss34coupe
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    That is a fantastic build! Good work, mate!
     
  6. straya
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    G'day gatz , it isn't an illusion. I'm welding the letters on the bottom of the chassis.it sits flat on the ground so where we park it the word zephyr will be imprinted. Should work out nice on my neighbors lawn! I moved into my new workshop yesterday . Zephyr on tow truck .cj ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375559383.551971.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375559401.983423.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375559418.407450.jpg


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  7. groundpounder
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    very coooool car!!!!!
     
  8. COUPES
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    Not that I'm complaining but why were the trunks so big on Zephyr's? Great metal work Straya!
     
  9. hasty
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    Wow, Nice car
     
  10. Wensum Valley Rods
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    My guess is just a style thing, it helped to get the lines flowing nicely.
    To be honest the trunk area on inside of my zephyr isn't all that big, the one on Beverly's 37 Dodge coupe is a lot bigger . The zephyrs have a very large luggage area behind the seat also, could very easily be a four seater.

    That 41 looks awesome on the truck. A bit to low for my liking but the lines of the chop flow well.

    Paul
     
  11. oldcarguygazok
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    Tuff car ! hard work pays off! good job buddy!
     
  12. Awesome job and metal work!!! love zephyrs!
     
  13. Adam Bahm
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    Check out the first Black Beauty in the 1940 Green Hornet series on CD. Great action shots.
     
  14. straya
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  15. guitard
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    Not usually a fan of coupes' rear styling but I had to pipe in here and tell you that's probably the most elegant, beautiful one I've ever seen. Amazing proportions. And a V12... it'll be a few minutes before I can roll out from under this desk. Amazing.
     
  16. hdman6465
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    WOW, what an introduction. Very, Very, Very nice. Keep us informed.
     
  17. nailedbuick
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    I have a 37 Zephyr sedan. Im looking to run a v12 and auto, like yours. Did you use a C4 tranny?
    What did you do for brakes?
    BTW, yours looks amazing.
     
  18. DrJ
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    I think it's because the body was originally drawn up to be rear engined like a Tatra.
     
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  19. dtracy
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    I was looking at the before photos you took, wow, there must have been three inches of secret sauce in that top! You have done wonders, nice metal work man.

    Dave.
     
  20. straya
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    G'day nailedbuick, it's running a c4 . I can send you the details for the guy I got the c4 conversion kit. It comes with the bell housing and convertor and bolt kits. Cheers Corey ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375681055.418874.jpg


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  21. Wensum Valley Rods
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    Now that's a workshop.

    Nailedbuick, I have just converted my 37 over to hydraulics. I bought the new zephyr backing plates and assemblies for the front, trouble is they won;t fit the early style spindles that the 37 has, as the bolt pattern is different and so is the offset. My guess is you would need the 39/39 zephyr front spindles too.
    I ended up cutting the backing plate centres and replacing them with some from a Ford pilot (uk ford v8 from the 40s), this worked but I had to turn the backing plates slightly to allow the area where the cylinder is to clear the top of my kingpins.
    They do work but bleeding out properly may well be a bit of a chore now.
    As you are in the states I would guess that you will find it much easier to track down the parts you need.

    Paul.
     
  22. nailedbuick
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    Straya: thanks for the offer, sent you a pm.

    Wensum: Ill see if I can put together 39 zephyr front brake parts. I've been following your thread also. Amazing work.

    Raul
     
  23. straya
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375719677.180905.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375719715.185959.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375719754.097769.jpg hope the photos help. I will send you contact details for the conversion kit.cheers Cj


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  24. 58Lincoln
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    Real Nice car!

    Tremendous amount of work!

    Great job!

    Getting a car back from the blaster ALWAYS gets your attention.

    Good Luck, Have Fun
     
  25. mike bowling
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    I've run the course from "sports cars" to muscle cars, trucks and lately am into model "A" hot rods (3) ; but have had the "tail-dragger" look banging around in my squash for awhile.After seeing your post I know why.Really nice work;congrats and keep updating the pics!! Mike from Mass.
     
  26. Damnit! I knew the blue one was a seperate car! This project came to you already chopped all over the shop like a mad woman's quilt. (I love that saying, I've spotted it in a coupla women since I first heard it).
     
  27. straya
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375782679.909602.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375782742.858643.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375782793.159044.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375782816.340256.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375782847.270852.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375782909.680168.jpg
    A couple more pics of build and workshop and me mate mortise roadster.


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  28. Wensum Valley Rods
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    Any more shots of the truck with the caddy rear fenders ? Looks pretty interesting.

    Paul.
     
  29. nailedbuick
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    Those Lincoln engines look amazing.
     
  30. straya
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    G'day Paul we got that from the states a few years ago. Been trying to find out some history on it. Built in the 60s All I know I'd it was brought from a deceased estate from a dentist in California. It's on a caddy chassis runs a caddy engine and trans.has hidden door openers. Caddy rear fenders edsel bumpers and chyrsler headlights.and shit loads of body filler! Will send pics through today ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375810384.414437.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375810435.198122.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1375810499.665036.jpg
    Chopped merc at home pics.


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