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Projects 1939 Packard Custom

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

  1. @CadMad, all that fantastic metal work is making my brain hurt. ITS JUST SO BRILLIANT!


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  2. abe lugo
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    This.. and other shots [​IMG]

    You make it look too easy, you're a metal wizard, great job!!!
     
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  3. CadMad
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    F0329F17-6C0F-44E0-B105-6748421F2A83.jpeg 054E4910-7A9E-4BBC-8710-1B1B93DC9858.jpeg CC2FF501-8C9E-4627-A75A-503E82A964AD.jpeg AF54825C-2B65-4CFA-BE5B-CE16C1E28DAD.jpeg Thanks guys. If it’s any consolation I struggle ironing a shirt or completing my tax return.
    I made a little transition piece to flow the dash into the door. A bit of a 53 Eldo inspired piece. Gives the dash a bit more drama and a good place to rest your hand when you aren’t tipping your hat to the ladies.
     
  4. CadMad
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    EE445A54-E72C-4830-A1CD-18B7F1E8A099.jpeg C45B70B0-0326-4CC6-828D-1B15A376AE44.jpeg I’ve got to continually take in every variable that may affect the outcome. So put the soft top up to see if it all harmonised .... and it does.

    I had planned to use manual window mechs ( more traditional) but the configuration of the inner door structure and armrest position will probably preclude putting a winder handle. So I might have to go electric. I guess several factory , special order 41 Cadillac customs were built with hydraulic windows.
    Maybe I can use the nice Packard winder handles as the up down switch.
    Bugatti pic is inspiration.
     
  5. Still waiting on the 60S
     
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  6. Utester
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    from Europe

    Dont see many of those in Aud
     
  7. CadMad
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    F2A25E65-D386-42A0-BF92-E96E95F5503A.jpeg 605F5A90-BB71-4446-9C09-FEFE49AFAA57.jpeg 9CA4D770-1867-4868-AED3-9997671AC318.jpeg 2BEDF751-B79D-4800-8433-B7C2E1CBE128.jpeg 6135717B-1F68-4D7F-9CCF-86F50289CEE0.jpeg 6AC7D3EF-C810-4C53-B46B-CAFFE3662047.jpeg 8D9D13E2-B13F-4281-A7DD-16BEE9F8E635.jpeg Door locks installed and preliminary play with side window in old lexan.
     
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  9. Damn nice.
     
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  10. Looking good
     
  11. 64dropptop
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    Wow speechless!!
     
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  12. CadMad
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    Open Sesame. Door locks will operate off the side mirror stalk..... I once I make the mirror stalks.
    (With thanks to Rik Hoving for uploading the video.)
     
  13. That is really, REALLY cool!
     
  14. Fabber McGee
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    Does it leave you room to get in and out? Cool stuff, but space for access looks a little limited.
     
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  15. foolthrottle
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    Its just so beautiful
     
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  16. CadMad
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    Fabber McGee...Heaps of room to get in and out. Door is well clear of the body. Given the wide sills and the cockpit nature of the design there is art to entering and alighting but once mastered it is second nature.
    Sometimes you have to suffer for your art.... but not this time.
     
  17. Fabber McGee
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    I figured you had it worked out.
     
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  18. CadMad
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    Little bit more upper door progress. ...and a 39 Renault and Peugeot for eye candy. 56472AD4-553D-4975-827E-120BF708FCC6.jpeg 230E64A6-AD1B-42E8-88DB-06A462064A61.jpeg 7CA5CC4F-D86A-4095-AC77-C96DD4294B9C.jpeg E0D400A1-54FB-47A5-B897-6ADE3DC9A008.jpeg 61F025FC-926D-4472-B718-25E28447DEBE.jpeg 19AD3754-A0F8-4565-9236-4CD8F3146E95.jpeg
     
  19. Jacksmith
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    Lookin' downright elegant!
    (and more eye sweets)

    1940 Packard Roadster.png
     
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  20. Dangerousdan
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    Patience Talent and Craftmanship..
     
  21. Fabber McGee
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    Yours looks more sleek to me. European ones are too.... bulky, for lack of a better word.
     
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  22. CadMad
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    69056E8E-1C8E-412E-B3AD-C91EC93410B6.jpeg 8220C09F-7525-471F-925A-680883CFB9FF.jpeg I have to agree... but I may be biased.
     
  23. Mark Grabo
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    Will the wiring for the power windows have to run inside of one of the door hinge bars .because of the unusual door opening configuration ?
     
  24. Good point. If not in the bars, they can run in the hinge enclosure (the hinges will be covered) which will form part of the door trim.

    I should add, I'd say.;) Maybe Cadmad has other ideas.
     
  25. CadMad
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    694C5083-5987-4516-915D-D067C8258958.jpeg Running a flexible cable will be easy. Getting everything operating is my primary agenda. Doing mock ups helps me get my head around all the functions and allowances to bring it together as one.
    Nature does this extraordinarily well. Everything adapts and cohabitates and becomes one organic form.
    What do they say???
    “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts”.
     
  26. Synergy.
     
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  27. arkiehotrods
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    Unbelievable! Incredible vision and execution! Can't wait to see more.
     
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  28. GordonC
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    I have to say it is impressive the way you have approached the doors and worked them to get to where you are with them. Very talented!
     
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  29. SAW THIS AND THOUGHT ABOUT YOU 3240A16C-4443-4A20-A8D2-5E515FCD3136.jpeg
     
  30. 1low52
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    With the shadows and the dark wheels that thing looks like its flying!
    Very cool.
     
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