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Customs The Zephyr that rocked Santa Maria in bare metal

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by resqd37Zep, Jun 1, 2010.

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  1. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    from Nor Cal

    I'll be the first to admit I'm a Lincoln Zephyr nut but I come from a family of Lincoln Zephyr nuts. I was passed on these pictures some years ago and until I arrived in Santa Maria I had all but forgotton about this car. These may still be on Ians website. I posted some pictures and got a ton of questions about this ride so I figured I'd post the old pictures.

    This was a joint venture build between Ian Roussel and Cacho Customs out of Slymar. There was some talk about what it cost to build this car but as you can see it took a ton of work for the end result.

    Enjoy the pictures. If you get a chance to see it in person remember these.


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  2. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    At Santa Maria 2010

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  3. there is not one flowing line left on the car. to much 57 in the window details. the nose looks like a shovel and the roof/ windshield lines are going everywhere with no continuity or flow. to top it off, it appears to be sprouting out of the ground like some hideous weed. i say spray it with insecticide. hopefully the car looks better in person.
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  4. zmcmil2121
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
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    I like it. Cool way to do up a cool car. Thats all.
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  5. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
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    Chuckles Garage
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    I can appreciate the work involved, and the paintwork looks nice......but the car has no flow at all. Looks broken IMHO.
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  6. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    There was a lot of love/hate responses at the show. I love a Radical Kustom that looks like someone stretched a handful of taffy. Long and Low. There are some things on this car I would have changed but who the hell am I. I can't finish my own shit much less knock someone elses.

    I like most of you can appreciate all the time and effort involved even if I don't like a particular car. To get this car from that scrap of a 5 window was no small task by any means.
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  7. Man... that's ugly.

  8. 133
    Joined: Dec 30, 2003
    Posts: 1,655


    i thought that was one of those 'glass cars based off of that "SCRAPE" from a few years ago.
  9. kustomkat
    Joined: Sep 4, 2006
    Posts: 554


    I can totally appreciate the talent and work it took to make it a reality. But, it is really not my taste...
  10. BuiltFerComfort
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,620


    Front window needs to be split. Back of rear fenders needs to be toned down. The rest is all right - I think it would look better with bumpers too.
  11. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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  12. Dont hold anything back. Get it of your chest :D:D
    But you are right, i dont like either
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  13. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
    Posts: 2,564

    from Austin, TX

    mmm. the window detail ruins it.
    black rubber windscreen surround? come on, thats just lazy.

    1987 Called, they want the cal-look back.
  14. howco
    Joined: Apr 14, 2010
    Posts: 295


    Sorry furbiscuit, I have to totally disagree with you, that beauty flows real good, looks better than the original, it's a beauty, love it......keep it up!!!!!!
  15. 40hemicpe
    Joined: May 12, 2007
    Posts: 966


    to quote a friend "to each his own"
  16. The_Monster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,754


    I appreciate the metal working skills, and there are some little things I like, but cant stand the way those doors are chopped off at the front and theyre soo thin. And with no window frame they look like theyre off a CJ-5 jeep or somethin.
  17. Pre-K
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
    Posts: 219

    from Ventura

    Saw it both times.
    All of the above... especially the lack of flow.
  18. AAFD
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 585

    from US of A

    That's pretty terrible looking.
  19. As above.
  20. kisam
    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,920


    I must be looking at different pictures??? I love that car. I think they left just enough Zephyr in it and enhanced the "art deco". Stance is perfect.
  21. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    "Stance is perfect"....

    I think you are really looking at a different set of photos. Because the car in the photos posted above does NOT have a stance. It has a broken suspension front and rear... and just lays flat on the floor. That is NOT called Stance!!!
  22. rixrex
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,433


    I love Zephyrs...that one missed in my worthless opinion..there is something about how the roofline flows down to the trunk and down to the bumper that doesn't look right..let me clean my glasses and look at it again...
  23. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,707


    To each their own but to me this misses the mark totally - but then there are people who think Clenets, Excaliburs and Zimmers are beautiful....:rolleyes:
  24. That pretty much sums it up in one post....I think anyone here can appreciate the metal work/time and the paint but the style misses the mark from a traditional viewpoint...
  25. Bigchuck
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,139

    from Austin, TX

    How about a few pics of Zephyrs done right for comparison?
  26. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
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    general gow
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    it lost all its 'zephyr-ness.' zephyrs have slightly awkward proportions, and to me, that is their charm. you can give one a chop, and massage it here and there, but it needs to retain its essence. and this car doesn't. i'm not an author, or a teacher, but i am a student. and as a student i say i don't like this book. the story has potential, but misses big.
  27. skywolf
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  28. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,627

    from Hypocrisy

    The car's wrong, it has no flow, all that work too.
  29. It has no flow & looks like a blob!! they should of started with a 3w not that club coupe. The roof is too short. In the front 3/4 shot the rear deck looks as though it needs a pickup bed.
  30. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    big creep

    soo much hate here! but i wouldnt expect anything less from the HAMB, but its a cool radical custom. its cool to see something different from time to time.
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