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Projects 1949 Lincoln 9EL hit switzerland :-)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Celli, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Celli
    Joined: Jul 14, 2009
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    Hi All

    last friday was the day..... my 1949 Lincoln Coupe arrived finally in switzerland. I bought it in october in Chesterfield MO. Over a weekend (saturday started and tuesday morning i was back, went directly to work) i took a plane and flew over to the states, inspected the car, made a test ride and bought it. Back at home i organized the shipping and payed the car.

    and here it is:
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    I will lower the car and have to get it street legal here.

    Greetings
    Celli
     
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  2. Smokey2
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    Congratulations, Always been a favorite of mine.
     
  3. Pretty cool. I'm sure your glad to have it home. What does it need to be street legal? Tim
     
  4. john worden
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  5. gatz
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    very nice Lincoln !!
     
  6. mgtstumpy
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    Very nice, sounds you your rules are like down here. It's almost impossible to import anything unless modified pre-1989.
     
  7. 19Fordy
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    What a beautiful car. CONGRATULATIONS.
     
  8. Very nice, I'm sure that will be outstanding on Swiss roads.
     
  9. Celli
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    Just some new tires, exhaust fixing, some cosmetic underneath

    Thanks for your nice comments
     
  10. mrquickwhip
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  11. KoolKat-57
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    Beautiful Lincoln, love the butterscotch color. It works really well on that body style.
    Congratulations, KK
     
  12. Eddie Rebel
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    Hi Celli, excellent choice! Another awesome Lincoln on European streets!!! Congratulations.
     
  13. woodbutcher
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    :D Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.Now that`s sweet.Nice score.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  14. Absolutely beautiful!
     
  15. Celli
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    wow Eddie, my german buddy :)

    yours is also very nice...like the stance....how is it lowered? i have to install dropped spindles in front and dropped leaf spring on back ...will start soon with the work
     
  16. stangman05gt
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    Chesterfield is real close to me. Did you buy from private seller?
    Beautiful car!!!!!
     
  17. Celli
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    thanks, i bought it at Classic Car Sales ;-)
     
  18. Eddie Rebel
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    I bought the Linc as it is and it´s all the pre-owners work.
    Lowered with lowering blocks and airride.
     
  19. Celli
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    cool, but airride is not proofable here in switzerland....and my plan is to get the "veteran" means just all 6 years go to the swiss tüv ;-)
     
  20. Eddie Rebel
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    Yeah, I know the Swiss "veteran rules".... all original, but the engine stroked to maximum. Your case is much more difficult.
     
  21. Eddie Rebel
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    Hey Celli, any updates?
     
  22. Celli
    Joined: Jul 14, 2009
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    hey
    i did some repair stuff, fixed the leaking radiator, changed the rear leaf springs (lowered) and some minor things. Also some preparation stuff to get it street legal....
    then during a repair session i've injured my meniscus, when i tried to stand up after laying on the rolling board underneath the Lincoln........ >surgery, 7 weeks recovery time with not walking etc
    Then enjoyed summer time and getting back to recover my muscles and so on
    Soon i will start to make the cosmetic stuff underneath....fixing the light surface rust.
    After that i will give it to my friend which will proove it to get the plates, he will do some stuff as well...which i don`t want to do myself ;-)

    Regards
    Celli
     
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  23. Celli
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    after a long wait, i got my Lincoln back from the garage and now it`s street legal and ready for the road
    pro-street.ch made a quit good job and made it possible to the historic admission

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    Greetings from switzerland
    Celli
     
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  24. topher5150
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    Looks like you didn't have to do much to make it look perfect
    now i'm kind of curious about some of these crazy sounding inspections that you have to do on your side of the pond....wasn't there a guy on here who had to convert his car back to drum breaks to pass inspection?
     
  25. That's a neat looking Lincoln you got there! Good job, & I hope you drive the wheels off it!
    (Hopefully it didn't catch any germs from that late-model thing that was above it on the transport truck!)
     
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  26. Happydaze
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    Has it taken a full 2 years to get legal , or 2 years to get it into a state that it can become legal?

    Car looks great, but do keep it clear of those random rocks in the carpark!

    Chris
     
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  27. gatz
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    Great looking car!
    How about some interior pix?
    IIRC, Lincoln dashes were some of the best....does it have a lighted row of "buttons" on the lower half?
     
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  28. Celli
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    That can be very possible over here..... to get the veteran status it must be very very original
     
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  29. Celli
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    in 2016 i had injured my miniskus and therefore i had to recover first, and finished after that my work. In January 2018 the car went to the garage to do all the needed work...and this took till last friday.... lot do do, and organize parts, finish other customer in between and so on ;-)
     
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