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Old 04-03-2013, 03:57 PM
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I spotted this car on Craig's list while looker for the daughter in law a car. The add read that it was a 41 Zephyr, and they would sell or trade. I emailed the guy for more pics, as the add only had a side and interior view. When I received the pics, I was, WTF when I saw the front end. I knew the 41 Zephyr was a sharp car, and this front end looked totally different. After a little reasearch, I found it to be a 46-48 "H" Series Club coupe, the Zephyr name was dropped for 46, but it was basically the same car with only a grill change. I made arrangements to go look at it that Saturday. It was cold as heck when we drove up to look at it. It looked like a solid car that had had a lot of money spent on it at one time, but had sat neglected for a while. Surface rust bubbles, scratches, one dent, four dry rotted tires with two of those flat. It was just too cold to fool with trying to start it, so I took some pics and went home to study on it.

One month later, I decided to take my 74 Maverick and see if I could work out a trade. We loaded up and headed out. When we got there, the owner made me an offer before he had even heard the Maverick run. I wanted to hear the 47 run first, so we put a battery on it, poured a little gas in the carb and it fired and ran on the third round without any smoke or funny noises. I made a counter offer, he made another offer, I made another counter offer, we agreed and it was mine! I unloaded the Maverick, they used a wrecker to load the Lincoln, and we started home.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:01 PM
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Here are some pics of the car after we got home, I was so busy and had my mind on the deal I forgot to take any while we were loading up!



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Old 04-03-2013, 04:04 PM
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A few of the inside



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Old 04-03-2013, 04:11 PM
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So far, i have just been looking things over to see what has to be fixed. Brakes are first, will be going with a power unit and dual master cylinder. Before I can finish the brakes, I have to swap out the rear end. It has a Mustang II 4 lug under it now that is too narrow, I was planning to swap it out anyway and then I found this under the hubcap!



Redneck engineering at it's finest! I just glad that the tires are rotten and had to come off anyway or I might not have found this for a while.

Saturday night after we got home, we went and eat Chinese. My fortune was "Everything must have a beginning" So, this is the beginning of my 47 Lincoln Coupe!
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:16 PM
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Wow that is a sharp car dont look like it will need much before it is ready to hit the road nice score.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:16 PM
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At first, I thought this was a 46. After further research, I found the serial number on the frame, and it is a 47. So it will be referred to as a 47 from now on. Making a list of things I need to replace. Found a dealer for many things like window rubber and other things. Now just need to find some money!
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:59 PM
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Awesome... what motor's in it?!?

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Old 04-03-2013, 08:25 PM
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Small chevy
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:01 AM
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Wow that Wheel just scared the stuffin out of me!!!
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Great car. You don't see a lot of this make in coupe's. Seems like mostly fordoors.
Would make a great custom with the right chop!
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