Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects 1939 Packard Custom

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

  1. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 814

    CadMad
    Member

    5C444CC5-8FDB-45DA-ADA4-D5FF7B1C5BAC.jpeg Here is Rik’s photoshop again, for comparison, that was my guide. The sills changed, as did top of doors. But this is the colour it will be. Havana Beige... the original colour of the car.
     
  2. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 814

    CadMad
    Member

    DCB9E5F2-39D8-418C-B536-34E313C9058C.jpeg 8361AD02-610E-4E25-A619-CEA74C824198.jpeg A3446250-D559-4ABC-929D-741A87D42234.jpeg E5A6FFAD-98B6-4A3B-AFA4-6A5205E0B20B.jpeg I have bits lying everywhere so just for my sanity I am putting bits on to get a feel. Now it’s not to the traditional custom look, more a Coachbuilt custom look, but I scored a Super 8 trunkrack locally for $200. Rare as hen’s teeth especially locally.
    The Jag bumper doesn’t work without the rack cos it’s too straight in the middle. But with the rack installed it fits perfectly. Holes in bumper nearly lined up with Packard irons.
    Anyhow they are both off the floor and gives me an opportunity to decide if I like it or loathe it. To reshape the rear bumper will require a 300 tonne press ( which my mate has... but that can wait for now.)
    Also bought some 39 caps.
     
  3. The Darrin version looks very homely compared with yours.
     
    Lil'Alb, 36 ROKIT, hfh and 2 others like this.
  4. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,129

    Squablow
    Member

    I like the rack, it's classy, but does it interfere with the license plate? Because the recessed plate in the trunk is another feature I really like. Would the rack get modified to keep the plate visible, or how would that work?
     
    Sandgroper and kidcampbell71 like this.
  5. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 814

    CadMad
    Member

    2E3C5AD4-B986-4CC1-9E73-9B15B0EB4BE0.jpeg 96E38493-A014-40E3-82A4-D8FC0877ABA5.jpeg D02EC514-399C-4E6E-9D89-AD9CD3EBDDD1.jpeg That’s my next challenge. I found the original number plate light in the dirt in the shed where I originally found the car.
    Placed on the rack it also corresponded with a crescent shape already cut out in the Jag bumper. So I just enlarged it a bit with a nice seamed edge and when the rack folds it clears the bumper. I think I will round the square corners on the rack and make a nice low streamlined rounded corner trunk. ( just cos I can ) .... trunk installed, the original recessed plate can be used . It’s early days ... I’m still inventing.
     
    Lil'Alb, Hamtown Al, GordonC and 11 others like this.
  6. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 814

    CadMad
    Member

    5D6B674F-B0BA-4F57-A0AF-A5A5D1154C4B.jpeg Some inspiration. See how the trunk is a beautiful form and not just a box.
     
  7. My heart tells me .. that entire rack & bumper assembly, will soon look .. completely different. :)

    ** The betting lines are now open.
     
  8. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 814

    CadMad
    Member

  9. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 814

    CadMad
    Member

    EB9E00EA-EED6-4856-AF32-00B5BC94E505.jpeg Rounded the corners and dropped it down 40mm.
     
    Hamtown Al, GordonC, brEad and 10 others like this.
  10. Just noticed the top of the rack mimics the shape of the Packard grille.
     
    40two, Squablow and X38 like this.
  11. That rack looks right at home there. Very nice!
     
  12. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,047

    Hnstray
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Quincy, IL

    @CadMad

    I am confused a bit (not unusual).......is the number plate going to be mounted to the rack, as pictured ? If so, what happens to the nicely frenched deck lid location? Looks good either way....just curious

    Ray
     
  13. Mark Grabo
    Joined: Jan 26, 2018
    Posts: 69

    Mark Grabo
    Member
    from Upstate NY

    if you move the Packard emblem down one space you could see the plate through the top space and mount a light on the rack to shine on the plate
     
    Hnstray likes this.
  14. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 814

    CadMad
    Member

    Good spotting Mark. That is what I’m doing. I’m gonna play with it a bit till I’m happier with the outcome. If it doesn’t work I’ll take it off .
    I
     
    brEad, VANDENPLAS, 296moon and 2 others like this.
  15. charlesf
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 213

    charlesf
    Member

    Boys, this is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel or sculpt David. Simply breathtaking!
     
    Surfcityrocker and CadMad like this.
  16. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,168

    flynbrian48
    Member

    I just think it's refreshing (and reassuring) to see a shop that one can see work is actually being done, not as a display. The cars of course are staggeringly creative, but that shop (I guess you call it a "shed") is great.
     
    fegsta, chryslerfan55, brEad and 2 others like this.
  17. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 814

    CadMad
    Member

    587C032F-0BC9-4113-AAA5-B0CA7EA03294.jpeg 03FF6EF1-BC89-4871-BDF5-5B936B9AE015.jpeg 078A52F0-05C8-4DD0-ACF4-36B7C6B2DB86.jpeg 26B7F169-369C-4E68-9150-0F309B041AC5.jpeg Thanks Brian. Yes I do tend to get in a bit of a creative zone and don’t see the mess around me.
    Think of me as the “Alexander Calder of customisation.”
    I tried urgently to converse with Rik yesterday arvo to get some creative input on the number plate frame which I tried to morph into a more sculpted shape ... but it soon became obvious that it was looking more and more like a Jag trunklid again.... alas ....Netherland’s time was bed o’clock.... so I texted back and forth with Tony (X38) and then called him and he (in his very blunt and forthright manner.... ie “ it looks like a B/W TV on the back of your trunk!”), finally made me realise that the sunk plate and rack ( if I indeed end up using it were fighting each other).
    So at the end of the day I bit the bullet and cut the sunk plate out and rolled up a smooth trunk piece. Which I will weld in this morning.
     
  18. Fabber McGee
    Joined: Nov 22, 2013
    Posts: 1,020

    Fabber McGee
    Member

    Wonderful! Your car so I wasn't going to offer an opinion, but that whole sculpted, sunken license plate business has been stabbing me in the eyes since I first saw it, lol. To me it was disturbing the smooth flow of the deck lid area on an otherwise super streamlined masterpiece.

    Maybe put the damned plate under the car on a hinge with a solenoid so it folds flat and only drops into view when you turn on the key.

    I flush mounted the plate on a custom Harley 25 years ago. It wasn't invisible, but at least it wasn't free standing, haha.
    KNEEHI 018.jpg
     
    chryslerfan55 and CadMad like this.
  19. That was a portable black and white TV thank you very much.;):D
     
  20. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,247

    Ned Ludd
    Member

    My first instinct is to put the plate on a discreet but unabashed little pedestal, and have the curve of the rear flow underneath it. Think Art Deco wall-mounted bathroom soap dish turned vertical: but it would be a separate little design project in itself.
     
    scotty t likes this.
  21. 296moon
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 663

    296moon
    Member
    from england

    Looks sooooooooo much better!......... wish I could fab and think as quik as you
     
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  22. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 814

    CadMad
    Member

    42430E13-92CE-47B1-B85B-C58CD0288B26.jpeg D6080E2E-036D-4A19-8C19-A8C674600C1A.jpeg F2537D81-2B56-4C63-841B-B0DCAB464CAD.jpeg Smmoooth trunk....
    Game changer.
    Look for Mr Foo. (X38)
     
    brEad, 1-SHOT, Copper Top and 17 others like this.
  23. Craftsman at work
    IMG_2391[1].JPG
     
    1-SHOT, 40two, Hamtown Al and 7 others like this.
  24. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,116

    nochop
    Member
    from norcal

    That things giving me a chubby
     
  25. It's wonderful to see in the flesh.
     
  26. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,998

    alchemy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Have you thought about chopping the rack? Taking one of the crossbars out, maybe 6" worth of height.
     
    Asphalt Demon likes this.
  27. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 814

    CadMad
    Member

    667FF800-79FB-4D04-8C98-FC26BE31A626.jpeg 879BFA89-0C6C-4F78-8E0B-6C32743DF9FE.jpeg D00DBD20-E4EE-414D-930B-DC5D09420194.jpeg I’m onto it Alchemy.
    This just popped up in my Facebook memories and reinforces the fact that I need to get these two together sometime soon.
     
  28. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 814

    CadMad
    Member

    E858ED3C-E6C8-4573-815A-E36082C07F80.jpeg On the Sabbath god removed a rib... and then rested.
     
    charleyw, brEad, stanlow69 and 15 others like this.
  29. Yes!! That looks much better.
     
  30. Saw this in Dan Post’s blue book of custom restyling. Your Packard definitely has better flow and looks so much better.

    Adjustments.JPG


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.