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Projects My 1957 Lincoln Premiere "Sunsation" Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by El Capo, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. El Capo
    Joined: May 7, 2013
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    El Capo
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    from San Jose

    Been on the HAMB for a while, buying, trading and selling but just now decided to finally share one of my builds in progress. This is "Sunsation" a 1957 Lincoln Premiere Hardtop Coupe. Currently "Sunsation" has received a treatment of various updates and shows as the pictures, in its current state. body has been brought to metal, body work done and a nice combination of a paint scheme has been laid on to it. The tires, wheels and hubcaps have been freshened with WWW by Coker and a lower stance given. Completely reupholstered and wrapped in black vinyl. This beauty currently runs under its original power train, a Lincoln 368 Y Block and a Turbo Drive automatic transmission and will have a full rebuild to keep it original. This is a driver and will need these updates with the power train and other components to continue driving to every show it attends. There are plenty up updates and changes that will be coming to "Sunsation" in the months to come as it will be striving to make its freshened debut at Santa Maria West Coast Kustoms 2016, so look out for "Sunsation" and the updates to come in the next few months. This is a California Kustom and will continue its life in this Great state...No trailer queens in this side of town... Keep em' Kustom, keep em' driving... HFFH


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  2. Wow.....killer
     
  3. captainjunk#2
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    that's beauty , I like it
     
  4. traffic61
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    traffic61
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    Oh man, that is sharp.
     
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  5. El Capo
    Joined: May 7, 2013
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    El Capo
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    Thanks! Actually I got "Best Paint" by your club , Poor Boyz at Midnigt Mass in Yolo, County
     
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  6. That paint is nice! Perfect colors on that car, that gold is amazing.
     
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  7. Martin Harris
    Joined: Aug 3, 2014
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    Martin Harris

    Nice work man. Awesome car straight out of the little pages!
     
  8. Im a Caddy man at heart but that big Linc is gorgeous.
     
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  9. Jalopy Joker
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    ya done good - looks great
     
  10. pwschuh
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    That's a real beauty. Thanks for showing it.
     
  11. 56premiere
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    56premiere
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    from oregon

  12. Well it be known my Brothers from the Sacto Poor Boys have good taste in cars...and some of them are real good with a spray gun themselves...very deserving pick and thanks for supporting the show out there
     
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  13. Damn, you have a beatiful car
     
  14. '51 Norm
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    '51 Norm
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    Great car! I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.
     
  15. MOTOV8N
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    Those 1957 Primieres have wicked lines, and the way You have it sitting is absolutely deadly!!
     
  16. greaser 35
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    Waouhhhh!!!!!!!!!nice,nice,nice!!!!!!!!
     
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  17. mikhett
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    That's a beauty!
     
  18. moefuzz
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    Nice choice of colors.

    From the first pic, I can see a hint of future Galaxies in the roof line.
     
  19. loudbang
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    Man I sure wasn't expecting something as nice as that thought it would be an old barn find thread or something. It's killer
     
  20. gatz
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    El Capo.... great-looking Premiere. Luv that color combination; just seems to be right for the car.
    Got some interior shots?
    Always liked the clean and stylish layout of the dash in the '56 & '57s
     
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  21. Moriarity
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  22. good work, looks sharp
     
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  23. Great looking car love the colour combo!
     
  24. Gahrajmahal
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    Do you mind divulging the paint specifics? Perfect color combo.
     
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  25. Okie Pete
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    Very nice , nice stance and color
     
  26. El Capo
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    El Capo
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    from San Jose

    The road to Kustomsville has begun... Changes are in progress...
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  27. Jeff Walker
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    Very Kool!! I have always liked the 57 Lincolns!
     
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  28. El Capo
    Joined: May 7, 2013
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    El Capo
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    from San Jose

    Who ever said the road to a build is easy?... Well whoever did, is out of their freakin' mind... I've gone down this road before, exception is this time the road is not to build a kustom but rather the road to "KUSTOMSVILLE"...


    Progress on "Sunsation" is underway and a step closer to its destination in "HOODSVILLE"...


    Taking an engine out of a car is a challenge of 2-4 hours on a normal day; add rain, hail, high winds, thunder, lightning, coldness and a Lincoln 368 Y block and you have a 12 hour day taking an engine out.


    Keeping as close as possible to tradition, the decision has been made to keep and rebuild the 368 Y block. It is especially important due to the nature of this great lifestyle, slowly fading away and it is upto us to keep it alive and pass it along for future generations to enjoy. With Teslas, Hybrid Hondas, Toyotas and even Dodge and Chevy's, pretty soon we will have no Gasoline engines; let along big, heavy, torquie ones like this beautiful 368 Y Block....


    In any case, the road to "KUSTOMSVILLE" keeps on going and we must travel it to achieve our end game and live the vision to "HOODSVILLE"... Enjoy the progress pics and remember to Keep it Humble and Keep it Kustom... HFFH

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  29. '51 Norm
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    My first car was a '57 Lincoln (see my avatar) and this thread sure brings up the memories.
    Looking at the air cleaner on your car I see that it has the regular type wing nut. On my car the air cleaner wing nut was a large sheet metal stamped thing with three wings. I have never seen another one before or since. I don't think that it was aftermarket but who knows?
     
  30. bobo1
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
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    What 's wrong with the engine ? I have a 56 with the same engine
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