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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by CadMad, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. CadMad
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    5BCA715A-E3AD-4802-AF0F-AC167D170124.jpeg E27CDB49-484A-4690-9DD5-A1339B0DEAE7.jpeg Monday is Packard Day so I welded up rear quarter and made the cowl side. Screwed it up and perfect fit. Can weld it in once I shape around the windshield post a little more.
     
  3. j hansen
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    Please do not use the Kindig handles.........so ugly!
     
  4. CadMad
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    My belt line swage is curved. I’d have to fabricate them. If I go that way I’d hide them discreetly in the swage. I’ll probably just use my Lincoln buttons.
     
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    3C8738E7-341F-447E-A3DA-CD26248F9860.jpeg CFE54F15-C2BC-461E-9020-63D54634DE5D.jpeg Alignment of dash and cowl can begin now. There’s a lot going on where the cowl door and windshield meet. My plan is to screw it up .... figuratively not literally. ... and go away and think about it.
     
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    660A257A-56DB-4D5C-AFFB-E94334DA74A5.jpeg 3217F3E3-E2DE-4561-AE08-C97365611C69.jpeg C767976C-5B65-4F2A-A55B-79AFDB735806.jpeg Detail work continues around the cowl and windshield . Also scored a pair of MkX Jag bumpers which have some nice shape to them. Will adapt the 39 Packard overiders to suit.
     
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    7B4CA2C0-730B-4E8C-B161-2FF5D74205A1.jpeg 960E5D4F-C955-47A3-B6D0-6BA86F2A2542.jpeg 0781ACC1-3873-4545-A2B5-6B723F0D49DE.jpeg 4C0B5CC3-4398-4792-96B6-3212A3401F03.jpeg 0CA34307-48FE-4268-BA88-BDD329D74D3F.jpeg Work continued yesterday on the sill with the hope of welding the lh side up. The closer I got to being happy with the shape .... the more I realised it needed more compound shape at the lowest point. On and off 20 times. If I’m lucky it will happen today.... after another hour of wheeling.
     

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    Will you put a bit of a v in the front bumper to flow with the windshield?


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    Yes , most likely they will get cut and shut a bit. The plan is to get body under control and then worry about bumpers. But I have them now.
     
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    BE091F7E-CF0F-4B76-A9FF-AB67C8839D82.jpeg 82E6B93E-166F-44D7-B07D-710126E70E82.jpeg F2ECEE00-6478-46A4-828D-751857E6D9D5.jpeg More late hours. More cowl progress.
     
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    66C5C6F0-4D0C-434E-BB68-E72D4B9C78F2.jpeg 7FE7FDC4-AD12-40EB-B27C-71844C09847B.jpeg Welding the cowl inserts together pulled the shape out of alignment. So last night with the help of my mate Pete I put my new $200 portapowa to use. Pushed the vent up and sweep of the top and the whole form now flows beautifully.
     
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    0126927A-D9DC-4A53-ADF6-DF19234C244E.jpeg Another nearly finished section today. Despite being a lazy Sunday I ran out of steam at 3pm. But it will be a good evening hours midweek job to finish it off.
     
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    Got a couple of hours in tonight on the parade boot: cleaned up the welds and wheeled it a bit to get it to sit right. It’s close enough for now ( gaps need a tweak) but won’t do anything more on it until I get the doors underway. I’ve always got to consider the bits that aren’t made yet that may affect the bits I’ve made. 6ED4CF6A-1BD6-47B5-A990-DDD9F928710D.jpeg 76C042EE-0581-4C7B-BDEB-F2387947EE23.jpeg
     
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    This is smart. I have a tendency to want to finish one thing before I move onto the next, and it often comes back to bite me. That said, the boot area on this car looks really good. The shapes all make sense together.
     
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    A93D7127-10D8-4C32-B8DE-33DDADFF7D23.jpeg 97BF750C-3479-48D5-9AF1-2E64B7478F6D.jpeg 69337413-44DD-4A61-BBCD-A7153386F012.jpeg 0E025096-9F55-4B79-AA3D-A69727B105F2.jpeg 1FDC207F-4894-4674-9D83-7E53CD26A145.jpeg A0F44CD0-838B-4DB6-A28A-377F0EB656E3.jpeg 093B589F-C58E-4896-9DC6-83245BAB8069.jpeg Been super busy with the lead up to Christmas so the Packard has languished a little but I tried to make amends last night ... till Pete arrived with beers and I didn’t manage to weld in the front edge of the flush mount skirt.
    Previously I had stepped the guard as a whole and it shrunk the leading edge too much .
     
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    images (2).jpg 0d0fd54626d0858b8b33172a35a9f552.jpg ...and the Darl' Mat was the inspiration for the Bentley.Designed by Georges Paulin and built by Marcel Pourtout on Peugeot chassis for Darl'Mat .A total 53 roadsters,20 coupes,and 32 cabriolets were built.
     

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