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Thread: Continental "cowbelly" frame

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    Do you have a picture of the bottom side of the frame? It looks like there's stitch welding holding the top of the rails.
    Barry Wolk
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    Here's the layout of the cross-braces.

    Barry Wolk
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    Glad you added your picture after mine, gives a contrast. But as I suspected, not an X-Frame by the traditional standard but still an X-Frame just the same in the end result. Slightly resembles the 1956 Packard frame below but the Continental has the added Y backbone. Substitute the I beam girders of the Packard with the round tubing and flat ladder runs and you have an idea. Just kind of reminded me of it.


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    Perfect. There's a picture of an exhaust system that weaves through the frame. That's what's often been inaccurately described in the old Mark II write-ups. At no point does the Mark II exhaust go through the frame.
    Barry Wolk
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    No stiching on the bottom of the coupe frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huffstutler View Post
    Here is a shot from the Sinatra project Mk II coupe frame .
    Very nice picture! Do you have more? It is for my project described in my presentation.

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    You might want to check with the owner about use of the photographs though were posted on the web. Here is a link to the project in progress but not up to date so not sure of the status:


    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2893470

    The car # is C56A1884

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    Barry, so I am wondering since Ford used X-Frames design for strengthening of its Skyliner retractables, if the prototype Mk II retractable used a similar frame as your convertible and in turn, ended up on the Lincoln Futura concept car? In the wheel well photos I have seen of the Futura, I don't detect a bellypan as the Revell/Minogram kit suggests and it definately wasn't a '66 Galaxy ladder frame that others have depicted just because the Batmobile #1 used it only AFTER the original Futura frame was removed and scrapped.

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    Now THAT would be the Mark II to own, next to Elvis's and Superman's of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huffstutler View Post
    You might want to check with the owner about use of the photographs though were posted on the web. Here is a link to the project in progress but not up to date so not sure of the status:

    Thank you for that link, it's fantastic! I will never be able to see such details in Switzerland.

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