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  1. Initial pics are jsut beginning to filter in... http://www.detnews.com/2004/autosinsider/0404/08/b01-116631.htm more to come! Jim N.
  2. Starting to do some more searching on the subject, found an article at blueovalnews.com that released a few days before about the upcoming coupe. Entry level Lincoln, below-LS at $30k? Hmmm....a Zephyr for the masses! But wait, isn't that what they did with the Mercury version? Apparently the show starts April 7th. Pics of the 80%-final concept should be available on or about then. BlueOvalNews 27Mar2004 Zephyr article! Jim N.
  3. Hello to all my fellow LZOC members and Lincoln Zephyr fans! In addition to owning and restoring a 37 Coupe, I also work in the automotive industry for a Tier1 supplier. In a popular trade magazine appeared the following article about the upcoming New York Auto Show Preview: LINCOLN New York will signal the future look of Lincoln cars. The brand will unveil a concept that insiders say is about 80 percent of the V-6 sedan Lincoln will sell in the 2006 model year. Both the concept car and the production car will be called Zephyr, a name previously used on Lincoln and Mercury models. The car w
  4. Hello all! I'm early into a restoration on my 1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe and could use virtually just about anything. I'm already watching eBay and the local swap meets, but I thought I'd post this ad out here thinking there might be someone who just doesn't want to take the time to post all his/her misc. parts on eBay - one at a time - and then deal with shipping afterward. Especially for those larger body parts or if you're looking to just get rid of a parts car. I can and will travel. Also have multiple contacts in various states willing to travel and ship for me so you have little to do
  5. Hello all! Looking for any help to I.D. the car in the attached photo of my Grand-uncle (?) (Grandmother's brother). I've spent countless hours reviewing the 1600 page "Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942" to no avail. I'm beginning to think it is of European origin - unless I just overlooked it. When studying the photo, I tried to note certain cues particular to a vehicle such as the radiator cap/ornament, fenders, wheels, etc. Any input (guesses) are appreciated. If you know what it is, I'd be interested to know more (history, prices, availability, etc) Many thanks in advance! Jim
  6. Just a quick note... I also got mine on eBay sometime last year. I know I only $22 for it. "milkman757" is getting taken for sure. They are not "old stock" as Dale has said. They are quite new, but still worth the $20. Certainly not $70+ in my opinion. Jim
  7. To Ace, Cecil and all other Zephyrists reading this: I too once heard that although the build data was lost in the fire, the invoicing records of some sort (referenced according to the body number) still existed for 36's and 37's. I would be more than happy to research your vehicle numbers for you when I go to do my own. I can only assume these are the archives maintained at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. I will be there for next weeks meet, but given the traffic flow anticipated it might be better for me to return another day after the 100 year Ford celebrations have concluded - especia
  8. Hello... nice color guide site. I've seen and almost bought many of the color guides at auctions or flea markets. From memory I think there are at least 3 different ones... Ditzler, Sherwin Williams, etc. I wonder just how much they all vary. What I'm really wondering is, is there a simple way to figure out the original color for a 37 Coupe? From what I've heard, all the original build records for 36 and 37 were destroyed in a fire sometime in the 1970's. I posted a picture of my coupe in an earlier thread, but basically I have some blue in the engine bay that might be either "Mercury Polyc
  9. The subject is a 37 Zephyr coupe and I am nearing the stage in which it is nearly time to send the body shell and frame together out for stripping. I have a number of alternatives that have both Pros and Cons and jsut wanted some input on how other Zephyr restorers have fared in the past. The body in general remains solid with rust through only on the floor pans and tip of the tail. rest of body appears solid. The alternatives are: 1) Entire body/frame chemical dip and e-coat 2) Traditional sand-blasting 3) Media blasting (plastic media, walnut, shells, etc.) What are everyone's thoughts on
  10. Cecil, Congratulations on your purchase! As I was just explaining in another post I made regarding the Dearborn meet, I bought mine in rough shape 2 years ago from Washington state and transported it back cross-country to Michigan 2 years ago. Since then I've put alot of effort into building the garage for the restoration... a fully insulated 2-1/2 car garage with stairway access to full-height 2nd level storage area.... wired for 100A service, 2-stage air compressor with provisions for welding equipment! Now that facility preparation stage is nearly completed, I'm nearing the final stages of
  11. Hello Dale, Although I live in the Detorit area and own a 37 Coupe, sadly mine won't be at the show since it's currently undergoing a teardown to prep for media blasting! I'm hoping that there will also be many other Zephyrs around considering that I've never actually seen a fully restored 37 Coupe in person! I bought mine from a field in Washington state 2 years ago based only on photos I had seen of completed cars. So, naturally the Dearborn event will be very exciting for me to finally meet fellow owners/club members and to see my finish goal up close and in person for the 1st time! I would
  12. Last summer, I was fortunate to acquire a 37 Zepyr Coupe in need of restoration. It has what I assume to be the original V12 that turns not frozen), all body panels, fenders and doors in tact with mild rusting on finish and only one fender dent. Interior appears to have been gutted at one point.<P>I fully intend to restore the car to "as original" condition. I don't think i want it to be a concours trailer queen, I know I want to be able to drive it every week or two.<P>The questions I have relate to how best to go about this restoration. I have the means to have the vehicle "di
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