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John Kuvakas
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Jack Dodds
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It looks pretty good but seems to me that either the nose is too long or the trunk/rear quarter is too short......I think it is the latter.


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Looks fine (in a grotesque 1970s sort of way).

T-Birds of that era DID have excessively long noses

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and the lengthened body balances it better. I don't think the nose has actually been stretched in the Photoshopped image, or only very little.

Plus, the long nose/short tail look is required for a sporty image. I mean, the T-Bird was a sporty car, right?

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John Kuvakas
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It's easy to forget how much front and rear overhand these behemoths had. They were huge cars with relatively small interiors. Graeme is right, though...they were supposed to be "sporty". But they grew so large, they had to coin a new phrase, "personal luxury". That being said, I know that Erler sometimes adjusts the proportions to something his eye sees as appropriate for his version of a fantasy car.

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@jack-dodds I agree, Jack, and offer these changes.

John's original:

What If Lincoln (1)

More tail:

What If Lincoln (2)

Less nose:

What If Lincoln (3)

Which do you prefer?


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Jack Dodds
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More tail for me...........rear quarter, to be precise.


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Jack Dodds
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Posted by: @graeme-ogg

Looks fine (in a grotesque 1970s sort of way).

T-Birds of that era DID have excessively long noses

Thunderbird 1975

and the lengthened body balances it better. I don't think the nose has actually been stretched in the Photoshopped image, or only very little.

Plus, the long nose/short tail look is required for a sporty image. I mean, the T-Bird was a sporty car, right?

Graeme;

 

To my eye the long nose-short rear deck look seems to go better with the 2dr. than the 4drht or sedan.


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David Green
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JK, your 'What if'  looks huge. It would not fit well in current parking spaces.


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John Kuvakas
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@david-green, the Mark IV was just over 19' long. Add 7" or 8" or more to make it a four-door and you have a car that's almost 20'. That's huge by any standards.

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Posted by: @david-green

JK, your 'What if'  looks huge. It would not fit well in current parking spaces.

David;  I believe it would come with a Captain's hat and marine bumpers.


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I love my 1/1 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V just the way it is. To me its pure nostalgia of the times back then.


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John Kuvakas
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@bob-jackman, and a banner year for the Mark series!

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Pete Rovero
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If you wait for the MK VI, you wouldn't have to ask "What if?"!

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John Napoli
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@pete-rovero, That is correct what you say.  My Mom and Dad both loved Lincoln's.  They had a MK III, MK IV, MK V, and a MK VI before converting to Cadillacs.  But I continued with 2 different year MK VII's, a base model in gold, and then a Bill Blass in green.


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@pete-rovero, That is correct what you say.  My Mom and Dad both loved Lincoln's.  They had a MK III, MK IV, MK V, and a MK VI before converting to Cadillacs.  But I continued with 2 different year MK VII's, a base model in gold, and then a Bill Blass in green.

I still contend that the best looking one of that lot is the original MK. III.


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Classic New Arrival!

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