Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Facelift Time for the MKS? Take 2.

Another chop that goes a few steps too far, lol: Lincoln MKS with aero package.

C H O P — I started out just reworking just the rear taillights, trunk lid and bumper. Then I deleted the C pillar 6th windows, and added aerodynamic rear fender skirts. I smoked the rear taillights and added an orange turn signal lamp. I darkened most of the chrome on the body and window surrounds, but I added a chrome side spear tying the door handles together. the normal opening doors—yes I made a Lincoln without suicide doors! The chrome slash is meant to evoke the full-length belt line chrome molding like so many Lincolns of the past, but in a modern way. In addition to the Lincoln Star ornament, the slash is the only chrome on the body sides. 

16 comments:

  1. Love the side slash! Hi my night-owl friend! What do you think of the new LCD lights on cars? This Lincoln is a very handsome car!

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  2. I like this car, but IMHO it reads more Buick than Lincoln. I agree with Katie about the side spear, it's definitely something we haven't seen before. The taillight and rear bumper shapes just aren't Lincoln-esque enough.

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  3. GOOD MORNING CASEY, KATIE AND OF COURSE OUR PX. THE SUN IS JUST BREAKING THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING CLOUD COVERED SKY. EVERY FEW DAYS, I LIKE A GREY DAY BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE SUN WILL BE SHINNING AND HOT AGAIN. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO TODAY? WELL NOTHING PLANNED. SAME OLD SAME OLD.ONE THING I MIGHT DO TODAY IS WRITE MY NAME IN THE DUST. IF I KNEW HOW TO UPLOAD OR DOWNLOAD [WHATEVER YOU CALL IT] ON THE COMPUTER I'D SEND YOU A ALL A PICTURE. IT COULD BE CALLED MY ART PROJECT FOR THE DAY. MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY TODAY. I JUST TRIED.

    GRANNY

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  4. i draw in the dust here too! i'm tired today. in the past few days I've made 10 new cardboard 'quilts," the backings for my new art. I've started painting the background checkerboards and plaids on five of them. i have to work on a book today though. coffee isn't helping yet!

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  5. LET'S TAKE A NAP. LET THE WORLD GO BY. YAWN, BUT DO GET THOSE QUILTS DONE.I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM. I HAD A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP AND I FEEL I COULD SLEEP ALL AFTERNOON. CATCH YOU LATER.

    GRANNY

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  6. Very nice work my friend, I like how the rear wheels are covered up with an overhang. Have you thought about playing around with any of the Saab design's since you mentioned the word aero? : )
    A 9-2 or 9-1 or whatever it is called would be nice to see since you know how to blend both new and old into one awesome sold design.

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  7. I really like the fender skirts, too. Makes me a fender skirt chaser, I guess.

    When is Lincoln gonna' get serious, get a big RWD platform, some panache?

    Good luck with your quilting bee, Casey.

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  8. Casey,

    I think the slash incorporating the door handles is an elegant touch -- I think some coachbuilt Rolls-Royces and Bentleys used this -- not sure of which firm -- might have been James Young. I still don't think the rear reads as a Lincoln. The tailights put me in mind of the Saturn Aura. I'm picturing how it would look with a more hard-edged rear with tailights reminiscent of the 61-65 Continentals. Surely they are Lincolns high point as well as a high point of car design in general.

    Paul, NYC

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  9. I"m thinking that a very horizontal look might work too, like the bumper-mounted '66s and '67s. The entry level MKZ has more elegant taillights than the MKS.

    I'm going to start over with a new pic though, this one is the dead horse that's been beaten, lol.

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  10. Casey, I'm going to ask a stupid question (surprise) Where does "Chop" come from? Oh, and another thing; do you use a Wacom tablet?

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  11. not a dumb question, but it's a dumb term. I came late to the game, there was already an online community pumping edited photos of cars, and they called them chops. I would have though 'shops' would be better, for photoshop, or even "photoshops," lol, it's not that long a word. So I went with the flow.

    no Tablet, just an old fashioned wired mouse.

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  12. Makes me think of the Caddy Coupe de Ville you did with the fender skirts. I like fender skirts on block-long cars. I could see my late grandparents (owner of, at one time, a Lincoln Town Car, a Coupe de Ville of the maximum size, and several Plymouth wagons) with one of these.

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  13. But ... it would be better as a coupe. (Says the former owner of a Caprice whose doors sagged as the car aged, forcing the owner to pull up on the door to open it.)

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  14. Jeepers I forgot about this one! Yes, a coupe might look really good. I like the chrome strip I used on the side, you just don't see details like that on cars right now. I think they could be used as an artistic flourish now and then.

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  15. Perhaps McGarrett can upgrade to this from the Marquis.

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