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Building Plan for the 39 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe
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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) hot ford coupe is offline
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      I've decided to put the documentation of my 39 Lincoln in this section rather than side by side with Mario's since mine will be in 1/6 scale. I'll also be documenting the build the same way as Mario is doing i.e. by individual chapters for each assembly. That way, it can be more easily recorded since they're both going on CD's. Also, different parts of the build will be more easy to find so you don't have to go searching through a whole thread to find one key area. Hopefully, they'll serve as good reference material for future builders.

      Why you ask am I doing this in 1/6 scale? First, a model of the Lincoln this size and quality has never been built yet and I can't resist that type of challenge. Second, there are no kit parts available in this scale which will force me to scratchbuild the whole thing. If I can do this, it will fulfill a dream I've had for 30 years eversince I saw Gerald Wingrove's book on modeling.

      At this point, I'm still taking measurements and drawing up each part I have to scratchbuild. I can't stress enough how important thorough research and good drawings are to an accurate and successful build. It's the only way to assure yourself that your parts will go together like they're supposed to and will look like they're supposed to especially in this size. For those of you who haven't seen what the Zephyr coupe looks like, here are a couple of links to some pics.

      http://www.dyna.co.za/cars/1939_Lync..._V12_Coupe.jpg

      http://www.tocmp.com/pix/Lincoln/ima...ephyr02-or.jpg

      The final model will be somewhere around 34 inches long. Goodness knows how heavy it will be.Next time, I'll post some of the drawings with the measurements.


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  1. Mario Lucchini's Avatar Super Moderator
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    Hey Jeff!
    Found these, hope they help...

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    Yeah, that's the one. I also have the 37 Lincoln Zephyr which has some areas in common with the 39. I just wish I had a neighbor who had the real thing. If I'm lucky, in March there's a car show in Louisville where some guy brings a huge white 39-41 Zephyr convert. and I do mean it's HUGE If it's there again,then I can ask him about shooting what I don't have. I'm sure I won't be too far along on this build at that time.

    For body panels and proportions, I have some pretty good pics. Last night I just found a downloadable Lincoln v12 repair manual that's got some good views of some of the harder things to see. It was on www.tocmp.com . It also contains a lot of great info on some other cars.

    As I build the car, (which really hasn''t been started except for the front and back of the engine block) I'm also constantly looking for refernces for assemblies I haven't gotten to yet. I'm always looking for better pictures than what I have originally and replace them as I go along. What's frustrating is sometimes I find great references AFTER I've completed something. If I can go back and fix it, I usually do but if not, --oh well. This is a very ambitious project and I'll probably get in over my head several times. Don't forget though, I'm doing this along side Mario's Citroen and he's offered to help me out from time to time. Plus I'm sure I'll get a lot of suggestions from you guys too which will be very welcome. I'll be asking alot of questions. That's another reason why I'm documenting this. I don't feel like I'm going this one alone and that's a good thing.:)' :)' :)'


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Thanks a lot Mario. They'll help alot. That's a great color on some of those. You got your post in before I could complete mine so I didn't see it until I went back to this thread.

    I also forgot to mention that I registered on the forum for the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club. These guys are really proud of their restorations and I'm sure someone would be willing to help me out with some good reference material. I'm sure they wouldn't mind seeing this thing being built. Like I said, I'm always looking.


    Building Plan for the 39 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Jeff, I fond this site and I hope it helps with your project. David

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    Jeff this site should float your boat.

    http://carnut.com/photo/list/linc/linc39.html
    An Artist dips his brush into his soul before every stroke.
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    Thanks Dave, Consider my boat floated.

    Both sites are great sites.


    Building Plan for the 39 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Jeff. I've just seen this website, and it looks approriate for you. http://www.decorides.com/fastbackzephyr.htm
    You can have any color you want, as long as it's black. Henry Ford
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    That's a good site. There are a lot of wild designs there. Thanks Rob.


    Building Plan for the 39 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    You've traveled a tremendous distance in a short about of time from your days as an itty bitty builder Jeff.....soon you will be the master spreading words of wisdom and teaching grasshoppers everywhere.
    You are about to take on the dragon but I know you have a tiger in your soul.
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  10. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    The tiger will beat the dragon and the Zephyr will blow true.


    Building Plan for the 39 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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