Metal work begins on the Lincoln. This is a massive job, there are almost 22 feet of long, straight panels on this car. And the driver’s side is not in good shape. Doors have to be lined up properly during this metal work process to make sure that the car stays in alignment.
Yes it’s true, hard to believe. Joe came and picked up the Lincoln and will work on it this fall. Joe is one talented guy – not only a movie set designer, but a gifted welder and tinker-er of old cars. His other Cadillac is waiting on him to get time, and now he has two. The Lincoln will take a lot of that left over time. Over to Parksville, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. So I will continue to update this blog with the Lincoln’s progress, I can’t wait to see what Joe will do with the car and I will be standing in line to get it back!
Need a 1977 to 78 Front Bumper? Here’s one that’s in real nice original shape, no rust. Headlight buckets and grille also in nice shape, will sell any of it separately. Hard to find parts now, from my crushed Eldorado. Send me a note and make me an offer! And don’t forget, the bumper, she’s heavy.
My poor ’77 Biarritz was crushed by the tree, but I just could not let the car go. So I parted it out after it was written off, and now I have a garage full of parts. All that Biarritz Stainless Steel trim, fenders, bumpers, moldings, trinkets, hood, wheels, engine, trans, the 8 track, hub caps, rotors, calipers, and the most perfect back seat you ever saw. I am selling all these parts, let me know if there is something you are looking for. I am glad I was able to save a lot of the car to sell to hopefully buy another Cadillac. Send me a note and let me know what you need. P.S…. July 21st: you waited too long, the back seat is sold but still have stuff.
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Up on the block today are my 1958 “Centenary” British Columbia Licence plates, this is a matching set. This is original stuff, hard to find now, and in great shape for over 50 years old. They aren’t making any more of these… They can be yours for only $80 CAD.
What they were thinking here in engineering in 1960 is mystifying. Why someone would drive a car this big, with such an inferior braking system is amazing. It’s also amazing to think how many people were not killed or crushed by these cars, with the old Treadle Vac system. If I had one of these collector cars today again, the first thing I would do would be to re and re the braking system. You have to be able to stop a car like this! Here’s a few shots of the old Treadle Vac, a scary and dangerous, single atmospheric chamber that if it gives out, just hope you can find a pole to pile into, and not some unsuspecting pedestrian that don’t realize they are about to be plowed into oblivion.