Frank Layman's 1941 Lincoln

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A photo of Frank's Lincoln taken circa 1948 - 1949. Photo courtesy of Bill Layman.

1941 Lincoln Zephyr convertible owned and restyled by Frank Layman of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to Frank's son, Bill, the Lincoln might have been Frank's first attempt at kustomizing. In 2016 Bill told Kustomrama that it may appear that his dad used side trim from a 1950 Ford Crestliner on the car; "but no, I believe he fabricated this before the Ford Crestliner was produced." In addition to the sidetrim, Frank's mildly customized Lincoln was dressed up featuring Cadillac Sombrero hubcaps. He also added chromed spears and extra trim to the front fenders, a third bumper guard up front, and turn signals next to the grille. Once the bodywork was done, the car was finished in Cream and Maroon. These were Frank's trademark colors, and he used them on several of his builds. The build was started in the late 1940s, and Bill believes it was completed around 1950 - 1951; "He sold it prior to purchasing the Packard in 1952"[1]



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