LCW Automotive always starts out with a new Lincoln or Cadillac Coachbuilder Heavy Duty Package. We also build on the Mercedes Sprinter platform. We are QVM, Master Upfitter and CMC Certified.
We enhance the OEM braking system to accommodate the limo’s weight using oversized front brake pads and rear braking cylinders. We use each model’s length and weight to select the appropriate Moog heavy-duty spring for a better ride and greater safety. All units are fully inspected prior to production. Then they are stripped and covered, in and out, to protect the body and interior.
LCW Automotive propiertery cutting system.
Each vehicle from six to 120 inches is within 1/16-inch tolerance for exact specifications. All body parts are locked in so there is no flex to change our exact cut specifications. And, of course, all specifications are equal to or above QVM and CMC standards.
We use only OEM body mounts for all our extensions, adding eight to every stretch from 85 to 120 inches. They strengthen the chassis, smooth, and quite the ride. LCW’s aluminized steel exhaust is mounted to improve clearance. Heavy-duty isolators limit vibration.
Floor assembly is reinforced and prepared for flat rear floor entrance area. This protects the carpet from high heel tears and supports the seating area. We use OEM connectors to extend our electrical body harnesses, then loom them to protect from incision, humidity and temperature extremes. Our proprietary cross-member frame design delivers unequaled crash performance. Our OEM brackets, connectors, and double-wall, stainless steel chassis, fuel, and brake line extensions give backbone to the OEM extended 150,000-mile warranty. We assemble our drive shaft extension from OEM materials, then unit balance each other for a vibration free ride.
LCW’s low-alloy, high-strength floor, rocker panel and header extensions are two-sided, hot-dipped, galvanized steel exceeding OEM standards. They resist damage even in the fiercest weather. Only factory pillars are used in all our extensions and are built to exact QVM standards.
All interior panels are then primer etched for rust protection prior to installation of our side panels. For passenger protection, we weld eight-gauge rectangular tubing to the front, center and rear OEM pillars in all 120-inch models and to the front and rear pillars in all other models. Then, we add structural foam adhesive for rigidity.
Our exterior seven-step, epoxy-urethane coating is unique to LCW in the limo industry.
It’s resistant to acid rain damage and chipping, while retaining a gloss high enough to dazzle any eye.
The LCW roof bracing system bonds high-strength hot galvanized steel on 16-inch centers to the existing roof panel. The result is a vastly stronger roof for better client safety and operator piece of mind. Our side panel extensions are veritable works of art. They’re bolted, not welded, to the car, making them easy to replace in the event of collision. To reduce weight and eliminate rust we use a combination of aerospace composites, high-strength marine alloy aluminum, stainless steel fasteners, and non-conductive sealants. For our roof and side wall insulation we use double-radiant-barrier aluminized Mylar, expanded closed-cell polyurethane foam.
Our two air conditioning evaporators are built of 30-finned, aluminum/copper tubing to dissipate heat rapidly without rust. Each provides 19,200 BTUs of cooling capacity at face level. The heater core produces volumes of warm air, which we funnel to floor level, where it rises. Heat-blistered pavement is no match for LCW’s floor pan insulation. The energy-absorbing material of OEM-style wool felt drowns out sound, vibration, and temperature extremes. This construction exceeds federal safety standards. We use the same materials plus a radiant barrier below our evaporators to enhance heating and cooling. The auxilary air conditioning condenser and eleven-inch cooling fan improves heat exchange.
For the divider assembly LCW uses only high-strength aluminum extrusion OEM lift mechanisms for trouble-free operation year after year. Service personnel will find work easier and faster with our electric system control panel from ICS or Mastrcon. Low-voltage switching signals are reliable and safe—and carry a limited lifetime warranty. The panel itself is mounted on the passenger side of the divider.
Nothing seems to age a limousine more than sagging or worn seats. LCW anticipates and counteracts this prolonged usage with tubular steel, eleven-gauge tension springs, Ricarro-style webbing, and mulitple density foams.
The MVPU1 battery is a sealed lead acid high-output workhorse. The auxilary air conditioning condenser and eleven-inch cooling fan improves heat exchange. Our OEM heavy-gauge vinyl top won’t fade or peel for years. Our auxiliary air conditioning condenser improves heat exchange.
This completes the build process for a LCW limousine—your limousine.