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Old 11-11-2019, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default Any 52-54 Lincoln owners out there?

Hi, I'm new to the site, and posted my question in the wrong section. I am attempting to restore a 1952 Lincoln Capri 2 door coupe. I am looking for any info on the early Lincolns ,especially body parts, weatherstripping sources etc. There seems to be limited info out there, that I can find anyway. This my first restoration project and it seems I picked one that parts are very scarce. I am mostly interested in cosmetic parts as I will not be using the stock suspension.
I could also use some expertise on removing all this trim lol
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:40 AM   #2
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Hi, I'm new to the site, and posted my question in the wrong section. I am attempting to restore a 1952 Lincoln Capri 2 door coupe. I am looking for any info on the early Lincolns ,especially body parts, weatherstripping sources etc. There seems to be limited info out there, that I can find anyway. This my first restoration project and it seems I picked one that parts are very scarce. I am mostly interested in cosmetic parts as I will not be using the stock suspension.
I could also use some expertise on removing all this trim lol
Although the vintage (1952-1953) sort of fits here, this forum is primarily for the flathead era. '52 Lincolns used an OHV engine but most of the rest of the vehicle is the same and there are some here that should be able to give some direction.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: Any 52-54 Lincoln owners out there?

Also post your question on the Early Ford V-8 Club site(www.earlyfordv8.org). There's some Lincoln guys over there that can probably help.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:27 AM   #4
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You will find a few other owners of 52'-54' Lincolns on this Facebook site:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/170632046437324/
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:13 PM   #5
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There is also an active club called "Road Race Lincoln Register" that was established in 1972. They cater for all 1949 to 1957 Lincolns and produce a very nice quarterly publication titled "Viva Carrera". This is the Link to their Web Site.
http://clubs.hemmings.com/roadracelincoln/
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This is the cover of the quarterly magazine "Viva Carrera" that they produce for members.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I will check out those sites for sure. I kinda like the name " road race Lincoln " as opposed to Hot rod Lincoln.lol
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:16 AM   #8
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Love that series of Lincoln...good luck.
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:08 PM   #9
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Default Re: Any 52-54 Lincoln owners out there?

La Carrera Panamericana was a big deal back in the 50s. Lincoln cars did pretty well in that type race.
http://www.panamrace.com/

Lincoln took to the stock class pretty heavily. Keeping tire on those cars was one of the big problems.

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