November 8, 2015 at 8:07 pm #852
Im just finally starting a build thread foir my daughters 1967 Lincoln Continental vert “SIREN”
like my other build this is a basket case build, a build started from a car witch no one would believe would ever see the road again. These in fact are my favorite builds, ones that all your talent and heart is poured into. Much like myself my daughter is strong willed and dosnt know the meaning of NO.
Her car was Found by some Awesome SUICIDESLABS members as a post on craigslist, After being alerted to it I quickly asked a local member to check it out. He in turn gave me a pretty decent account of its condition and through networking the car was purchased, stored, and finally transported to its new home here in South Georgia.
Like I said her car is a basket case and just basically a rolling shell. Witch while most would cringe at its sight and amount of work needed to get going is EXACTLY what I was looking for… the fact that its a VERT only sweetens the deal.
With that in mind I started the long process of locating certain things witch at this time are still being worked out.
things I already have is a 67 donor sedan, that most parts will be used from for this build, glass, trim, body panels, interior etc…etc…
This was the only pic available from the craigslist add
not much to go by but from what I read it was exactly what I was looking for
and the 67 sedan I allready had was chock full of the parts that I needed to put into the Vert
AFter it sat as beautiful yard art at Member Chris Browns house in Kissimee Fla for a few months, I went down to look my purchase over and get it ready for transport, Then another member Tony Bolin came through and dropped it off on his way to procure more craziness itself in Ohio.
here it is dissasembeled at Chris’s house
got some tires on it and put the panels all together on it and ready for transport
then waited a few weeks for Tony to roll through!
since Katie has known about this car from its purchase she has thought about how she wanted it done and colors and such
shge picked out a pretty awesome color for it
a tri stage color changing paint that I think will kill on this vert! not your typical black Continental
then I decided to take her ideas and roll them together and had A close personal freind of mine do a commisioned rendering of her car to better get an idea and a goal to look forward too
hope you guys are ready for an equaly awesome build that will push the envelope of new ideas for these cars!November 9, 2015 at 1:15 am #853
I’m looking forward to following this bad ass build!
Resistance is Futile.November 15, 2015 at 12:56 pm #855
Bad ass man. Can’t wait to see it come together. Good chilling’ with you yesterday in Lakeland.November 16, 2015 at 10:08 pm #864
not a whole lot to post right now
got her up on stands
then got the doors off and continued to take measurments,the good thing is even though its pretty beat the main structure is solid and there is zero deflection anywhere in the body.
I also created a GOFUNDME account please be respectfull about it and at least read it please
stay tuned I got a big update to do VERY SOON!November 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm #865
told you there was a big update!!
2004 lincoln towncar great shape except some driver quarter damage
near perfect interior runs great with under 100k in miles
now its going to get CUT!!November 17, 2015 at 8:15 pm #866
her car is going to be so much better than mine!! damn im jelous!!! lmaoNovember 22, 2015 at 6:20 pm #867
had a slow day at work so I had the chance to do alittle dissembly to the car! more to come!
essential tools for this job
got the drivers outer fender off pretty quickly
alot more to come this weekend!! I cant wait to get to choppin!!
jNovember 22, 2015 at 6:47 pm #868
and for another big fat update!!!!
friday started off getting a few things in order on Katies car then Saturday I went to the Moultrie swap meet with a friends son to pick up a few items that generally appear there cheaper then other places.
got her some blue dot clear headlights, some light blue welt cord and some black woven wire loom cover, not much but this stuff is crazy cheap there. We’ll hold off buying other stuff for a while yet.
then after returning from the swap meet I spent the next 8 hrs romoving the DASH and HVAC unit!!! OMG the 67 is SOOOO much more involved then the 62 its crazy!!!
now down to business, sunday rolled around and with katie taking parts off the donor car I got ready to do some cutting
when doing something like this…some serious blades are needed….seriously one blade will do this car and the donor car, they are that bad!
some much needed measuring of critical points, but mainly wheelbase from differnt points and door gaps for deflection.
now onto the fun part, the 67 is built much more heavily than the 62 so a slightly different approach will be used witch consists mainly on cutting the car in stages. First being the front end!
this process took roughly an hour or so, the metal in which the blade had to cut through was pretty thick but it still went through really easy
and here she is all cut apart and the front coming off!!
here are some pics of the front frame rails just in case you may have wanted to know
and heres a video from the heroin of this story!!November 28, 2015 at 7:57 pm #870
got a little more cut out, these 66 up cars are loads different in construction as opposed to earlier models like my 62… way heavier and alot more involved in cutting it
got some bracing in so it dosnt folt up
and after a ridiculous amount of time got the middle floor cut out
rocky always checking out progress
anyone interested in a floor? with partial front torque boxes attached lol
well thats all for now…im hoping to have the rest cut out by the end of the comming week!December 1, 2015 at 3:12 am #873
It’s crazy how sturdy the 66 – 69 cars are. Years ago I had a 69 that was stolen, partially stripped, and wrecked to the pointed of being totaled. Even with all the damage the car took the 4 doors opened and closed perfectly and the structure of the car was sound.
I’m looking forward to the updates!
Resistance is Futile.February 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm #997
Sorry its been awhile since my last update, the holidays, work and other things always tend to interfere but we haven’t stopped working on it! his a little update of whats been going on.
the main thing is I brought her donor car home, which is one fine car to be chopping up~! lol but it will give her car a great platform to be reliable and comfortable for her.
heres how she currently sits and in a week or two will be a rolling chassis!March 31, 2016 at 1:27 am #1038
As always, I look forward to more updates on this!
Resistance is Futile.April 28, 2017 at 8:39 pm #1389
Any new updates?
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