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

  1. 40two
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    a pleasure to watch and read! this will be such a classy car! :):):)
     
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  2. Asphalt Demon
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    Absolutely Brilliant mate . Not a line or curve thats not working for me, I,m excited to see it in the flesh,maybe at this years Beat up?Johnny
     
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  3. Dangerousdan
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    Packard has always been a beautiful designed car . You have only added to the style and good taste.
     
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  4. GordonC
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    I was looking at that front bumper and the overhead shot screams to me a perfect opportunity for a man with your skills to create something that hugs that front profile closely. A smaller blade style bumper that matches the contour. I know you didn't ask but... nice work still.
     
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  5. If ya need a little inspiration for color I think this might work. IMG_0809.JPG it’s a ‘36 by the way.


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  6. CadMad
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    582D55A5-5E51-4D25-A9CC-4BF1F5E2AEA2.jpeg 0919F977-5E3D-40E3-B2C4-ED69BA97CFBE.png 629ACB09-5516-41B7-B0C2-3F91707FDE39.jpeg 5128F703-1923-4CDF-9E0A-B9480F3F7D79.jpeg 05281363-2599-4B15-81D4-746512CB686F.jpeg 37FD80B3-EA1F-4BA3-BF0B-185930B50D15.jpeg I like the maroon... even customised a Franklin Mint Darrin to get a feel for my ideas. Even matched the colour pretty good spraying red and brown enamel over each other for the parade boot. But I think I’ll go Havana Beige.... the original colour.
     
  7. I would also go with the brighter colour. Its more elegant and makes the car look bigger and even more impressive.

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  8. Original Havana Beige would be so good.
     
  9. flynbrian48
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    The maroon on the model looks great.
     
  10. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
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    25AB367F-6EEA-4984-8339-6A03995E5B42.jpeg Night shift. Put a seamed edge on the bonnet ( hood for you Yanks). Gotta do other side now.
     
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  11. Jacksmith
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    Little things like that... big diff!
     
  12. ne'erdowell
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    What color interior will you install with the Havana Beige (which will be sooooo classy)?


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  13. 61SuperMonza
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    I would vote for Ox blood leather. That would be classy
     
  14. CadMad
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    Probably black leather. Bolsters and dash will be body colour.
     
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  15. CadMad
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    But I don’t mind the Ox blood suggestion.
     
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  16. CadMad
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    4 pm knockoff..... had the other side welded in by 4.57pm. Saturday morning should be fun. One more sleep. CD9CE1B9-4988-4DBF-B99E-15457CB53728.jpeg
     
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  17. Jacksmith
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    Esspresso Leather
     
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  18. CadMad
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    4CE664D1-DFF0-44E7-8A2A-52EF793593B7.jpeg CC9F6DBF-4BBD-4AE9-B23B-F49BBAD3CF79.jpeg D1BF0E73-94A9-4037-B4AA-74E4F8885FCB.jpeg Been tweaking the hood gaps and bolt fastening points on the centre spine and made a couple of rubber stops to hold the hood sides in the up position.
    Lots of adjustments to go but it’s kind of academic until I get the other guard completed and hanging on the car as it’s tending to pull the radiator cowl with the weight of only one guard. But I’m confident that everything will fall into place.
     
  19. CadMad
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    29135666-4276-4F9F-A8BD-4B2C0B24DDD1.jpeg 6FD215B2-B552-4BA6-B9CE-E9A31E772016.jpeg I’d made one inner door so it was easy to flip it all over and mark out the opposite. Spot welding them together. Inner band is stainless which will get polished.
     
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  20. alchemy
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    Polished door jambs will be amazing!
     
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  21. Amazing build- mad skills. Subscribed.
    My FJ was Frankston cream with bantry green/floral green elascofab. Maybe a lil' too '50's. These are cool- spectrum greens. Also, the dash upper/ door caps were rendered in metallichrome deep cool green ( a muted hue- plenty of greying in the green).
    This, of course, relates only to the use of the excellent Havana beige.
     

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  22. Lil'Alb
    Joined: Sep 22, 2013
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    What a beautiful concept for a Packard. It's enjoyable watching your vision come together. I've always loved 30s Packard styling and you're customization is improving on it.
     
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  23. CadMad,

    I really appreciate your eye/skills in watching your build come together- thank you for sharing this thread!

    A buddy's friend is working on a '37 120 convertible, and is having horrible time trying to weld the body panels- even at low settings, he blowing through the metal almost immediately. I don't know what welder he's using, but any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
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  24. CadMad
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    CB2948DC-2E9E-4B09-8A8E-0CDF2720169E.jpeg 4E6B3669-FDBD-4485-B886-E1C64F4A3143.jpeg E21D646D-CA0F-4C49-9647-035E3C5DAFDA.jpeg 2DC0BCAC-D569-4F3F-94E5-F5DB9F67E06E.jpeg E02C1DC5-DB55-4CF0-94B7-ECBC9489B660.jpeg D0B8A0FE-668D-491A-BDFA-D13A591D4C00.jpeg 1925096F-D819-4128-ABB7-A30AE85176C0.jpeg Gday Mate, without seeing the welder or knowing his prior welding experience it is difficult to give advise.
    I’ve been doing it for so long that it’s second nature , however sometimes I get the occasional blow thru.
    The most crucial thing is being able to see the weld close up . I buy cheap 2x reading glasses. Really makes a difference.
    Make sure he is using argon gas and .6 wire.
    The gasless wire is no good for these kind of repairs. Also technique is important I carefully align all panels and overlap the new piece and clamp in place and then carefully cut a 1mm gap using the thin discs and tack initially every 2 inches as I go.
    Keeping a 1mm gap. I use a offcut of metal to put in the gap as a lever to make sure the two pieces are perfectly aligned prior to tacking. This is the most crucial element. Misaligned panels cause lots of future drama.
    I only do the smallest dot of weld but with full penetration .Gradually halving the distance between dots moving around the panel so it doesn’t distort , cooling with a wet rag as I go, till there is only a half inch space right along the panel . With this done there should be minimal panel distortion.
    If there is , I gently tap the panel into alignment then I do a run of 4 or 5 dots in a row with full penetration. Cool it off go to the other side of panel and do the same.
    I use a 40 grit flapper disk to gently take off the top of the weld, cooling as I go . Then ever so carefully take the rest down with an 80 grit. Grinding carefully is paramount. I grind one way and then come in from the opposite direction.
    I barely touch the sheet metal, just the weld.
    Here is a 53 Eldo parade boot I repaired this week. It had a log fall on it back in the 60s and then was left in the weather for years. It was a mess. The edge was very thin and rusted between the overlap and drilling out the spotwelds left it too compromised to reuse.
     
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  25. CadMad
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    D4965F07-0F76-4555-B062-4A068030D9A9.jpeg B48A7DD9-52B8-4FD5-91C7-DFC06CDE7400.jpeg EA37D442-79E8-41FC-916E-249DA8152025.jpeg I had already made up a rough prototype pantograph hinge mech which worked perfectly first go. So it was easy to remake both sides in Stainless which will polish up nicely so today I assembled one side up. I pregreased the 16mm shafts which fit perfectly in electrical conduit which will be the bearing surface. Pushed them in with the hydraulic press and tig’d the pins to the L brackets . Nice smooth operation with no hint of play. But regardless the locks either end are the locator so even if it was sloppy it wouldn’t matter. This hinge is ingenious..... wish I’d thought of it.
     
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  26. CadMad
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    ECEC9F23-2138-4BB1-86F6-A90911366200.jpeg 42EDB96C-F912-4317-9030-D490567C6BF4.jpeg 63BA45A6-DD6B-49F1-BCB1-4689C4D8E166.jpeg Another day , another little bit done. This time dash into door top transition and the fold down for the dip. Bit by bit .... that’s how you do it.
     
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  27. Imagine how much you'd get done if you didn't spend so much time on the phone!
     
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  28. CadMad
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    Call me tomorrow and I’ll let you know.
     
  29. CadMad
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    F5239329-7822-4BE1-A53E-1C6BC84F2AB4.jpeg 2A5E2247-3558-4C12-84B2-2C76A4D56663.jpeg 3D416E5D-0BA8-442E-B092-7829D6560AC0.jpeg Saturday morning fun . Alignment of inner skin window gap with outer skin prior to spot welding the outer skin to the door frame. Getting ever so close but want everything to be right prior.
     
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  30. tub1
    Joined: May 29, 2010
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    from tasmania

    absolutely wonderful build , I'm in awe ,is that a Studebaker tub in the back ground , did you make it from a sedan or is it original
     
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