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Posted 1/25/2008 12:13:53 AM
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Hi Rage...as much as I want to do an exact replica of The Car, the game plan for now is to start playing around with my '79. I do not have half the skill that most on this board have in building any car. This is why I started hanging around here. The education I am getting from every member of this board is priceless. I also have no experience in using sheetmetal, and limited experience in fiberglassing. So, come Spring I will be disassembling much of the '79. I would like to chop the roof about 3 inches, keep it 4 door, but suicide the rear doors, and build up a fiberglass body for a The Car-inspired look. This way, I can learn something as I go, and while doing so, save up some cash to have the have a more acurate replica built later.



So its sort of going to be a stylized reinterpretation? Sounds cool The suicide doors alone would get a lot of looks, at least from anybody even remotely familiar with 1960s and 70s cars.

Tony -- the photo of the Car coming down the road with the cloud of dust behind it, is it just my imagination or is the windshield tint-free in the photo?


-Ryan
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Posted 1/25/2008 5:59:41 AM


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HI RAGE,
I THINK THAT THE CAR IN THE PICTURE WASN'T THE LINCOLN, BUT MAYBE THE TBIRD REPLICA
THEY BUILT. THE LINCOLN WAS TO HEAVY TO GO OVER THE CLIFF.
THEY COULDN'T GET IT TO FLY OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.
THE DAR IN THIS PICTURE WAS A LOT LIGHTER. AND COULD GET SOME AIR.
THE WINDOWS ARE TINTED BUT NOT AS DARK AS THE #1 CAR...
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TONY


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Posted 1/25/2008 11:28:42 AM


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That's very interesting, Tony. I just assumed they were all Lincoln-based. Do you know exactly how many were made, and what they were based off. I think the Barris TV & Movie Cars book by Featherston says there were at least 6 cars built, but that has always been a conflicting figure. Please shed some light on this if you can.

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Posted 1/25/2008 11:49:33 AM


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Hi Mark...
I know tat there were at least 5 or 6.
but i do know that the lincoln was to heavy to go over the cliff
the way the director wanted it to.
he wanted it to fly over the cliff and the lincoln wouldn't do it.
I'll find out more for you...
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Posted 1/25/2008 3:17:51 PM


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Thanks Tony!

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Posted 1/25/2008 8:02:18 PM
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The car that went off the cliff at the end was Thunderbird-based? Wow, I'd never heard that before. I thought it was one of the fiberglass body Mark III's.

-Ryan
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Posted 1/26/2008 3:14:33 AM


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i'LL FIND OUT FOR SURE.
aLL Day long everybody has been telling me
different stories.
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Posted 1/26/2008 12:13:34 PM


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Hey Tony I was reading Rage's idea of a four-door with suicide doors. Has anyone considered the 63-64 lincoln  [around that year] it already has suicide doors, it's very square and would be smog exempt. I saw a chopped and channel Lincoln and it looked very similar. I thought about using that car a while ago when I had a crazy idea about building "The Car" around the time I fell off a turnip truck. Then I thought Chrysler 300M, soon after that I came to my senses. I need another project like a hole in the head...BWD
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Posted 1/26/2008 3:27:03 PM


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The 60's Lincoln idea is a good one, BWD....but the reason I want to 'suicide' my '79 is because I've never seen it done before. I also have a '66 Lincoln that I could use, but it it's far too nice to go chopping up. My '79 is already in pretty rough shape, and doing a custom job can only improve it. A 70's style Lincoln is also far cheaper, and much more accessible than one from the 60's.

-Matt

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Posted 1/26/2008 9:00:34 PM


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I've seen a lot of cars that have had the doors suicided. I mean they look good on show day,but day to  day operation might not be up to par. I've seen a lot of those older Lincolns and its true they can be  a little more expensive but they are built like a tank and the suicide doors were factory. I think I'll check into the local Lincoln market and report back. No I'm not going to build "The Car" I'm not, I'm not, I'm not....

Hey wasn't that a 60s Lincoln in the first Matrix movie?....BWD

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