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Projects 1939 Packard Custom

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

  1. Guy Patterson
    Joined: Nov 27, 2020
    Posts: 216

    Guy Patterson

    I hope to see your car in person one day. It is a work of art and I am an artist a printmaker by choice
     
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  2. unforgiven
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
    Posts: 154

    unforgiven
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    from East Tn

    Wow beautiful
     
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  3. ne'erdowell
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
    Posts: 445

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again, "thanks for sharing this build." It is a fabulous car and watching it come together is a thrill.
     
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  4. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
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    WOW ! NICE ! Admire your skills/talent, again a WOW car.
     
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  5. Mark Grabo
    Joined: Jan 26, 2018
    Posts: 74

    Mark Grabo
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    from Upstate NY

    I know it says the name of the coachbuilder on the plaque on the door sill i just cant read or remember it
     
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  6. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 831

    CadMad
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    Been busy on Cadillacs and getting workshop organised the last couple of weeks. Got very close to getting the Packard out in the sunshine but constant rain precluded it. Maybe next week. I did get a rear shot though. Bumper brackets need a bit of realignment. 22E5EF58-284B-4515-B227-CDF90C99EC1E.jpeg
     
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  7. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
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    Peanut 1959
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    Very tidy!
     
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  8. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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    Wow! That thing is awesome and looks about 2 blocks long!
     
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  9. Sakke
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 235

    Sakke
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    from Finland

    You have amazing skills !! Beautiful Packard coming !!!
     
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  10. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 831

    CadMad
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    Finally some outside pics. 81DE254A-C5F8-48E9-A2BD-6E70D99A216A.jpeg F151007B-918F-48F4-8863-0EEC97B5B79B.jpeg 1E01CD74-2E24-4610-8B26-ECDAD189B990.jpeg BD227FE4-2918-4369-8D6A-F0C01A8BA93E.jpeg A206B5B1-3F83-4C5E-8115-9278A36F4993.jpeg EDA57F78-2ECF-4092-88BD-80153078AE1D.jpeg D90FF862-D74D-4CAA-BF7C-EF59F3156938.jpeg F43C81E0-C0F5-40FF-9F84-7C84DA36B273.jpeg 26A02040-EEFC-4497-8A4F-532CEB856F72.jpeg A3228A12-B7C3-4E0C-8021-AF553D1E7E4E.jpeg
     
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  11. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
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  12. tub1
    Joined: May 29, 2010
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    tub1
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    from tasmania

  13. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,242

    Squablow
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    Spectacular. So unlike anything that's been built before but still so obviously a Packard. Looks as good with the top up as with it down, and not a bad body line on it. And as much as I liked the recessed license plate in the rear, the fold-down luggage rack really was the way to go, it just feels right.
     
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  14. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
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    J. A. Miller
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    from Central NY

    Looks fantastic!! Maybe now that there's a nice side shot of the car, you could have the Photoshop guys lower it and paint it..:)
     
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  15. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,125

    Stan Back
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    from California

    Is there going to be a pan between the rear bumper and the body?
    Would extending the the bumper ends to the skirts be proper?
    What's your idea for the front bumper(s)?
     
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  16. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,965

    Finnrodder
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    from Finland

    Awesome! Looks really good
     
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  17. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 831

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    Appreciate the compliments. Yes the back bumper will get a valance. Still a bit of tweaking to do to the rear overiders to match the front ones. The front bar is already sorted if you go to earlier posts but I was just moving things around in the shed so didn’t get round to re attaching the front bar.
    It was just that a mate arrived and I figured it was a good opportunity to get a push.
    Nothing out of the normal…. You can imagine how 6DDFFFF5-ABB0-4264-B791-71029BE829A4.jpeg 1A737434-A1ED-4BB4-8E82-9740D0FD09A7.jpeg F426289B-9E4E-49D0-B053-95D4782C128F.jpeg B1FD2FDC-9FC3-47C0-8C15-48F9CC4C86AD.jpeg 6224C7F6-7B0F-4CB6-9323-906B85CDC228.jpeg 75E7711B-9EAC-4A4B-9C85-82E30FF03453.jpeg things went….
     
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  18. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
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    Stan Back
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    from California

    I don't know what kinda Ford that clown was in -- I thought it was a Model A, but it didn't have the requisite 32 grille and shell.
     
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  19. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 831

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    D91B0354-20BF-45C3-B4D4-6C4F59C26C87.jpeg Haven’t done much the past week except spray a can of silver and reinstall the front bumper and push her back outside for another E2B2FC27-DE4A-4529-AB9E-510715BB2113.jpeg 6DC80F3E-D369-4D8E-8E73-0A066751D9B4.jpeg 2192E857-4A83-477C-844A-16E9761119FF.jpeg 6AD63728-4BD8-49AE-9FF3-AF7BC2F1ABC2.jpeg 04DFB053-23E5-4538-8821-416C81D3A6F3.jpeg 616265D5-607A-4F98-8F79-5727841474E9.jpeg 3021F77C-1028-43F4-987B-0BE527817312.jpeg 73FAB799-C9A7-4F1E-947B-9D0BA3535698.jpeg look.
     

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  20. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,900

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    Your vision became a statue, wonderful!
     
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  21. Where's Clark Gable when you need him?
     
  22. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    I don't know but I think he would say "quite frankly my dear, I DO give a damn!"
     
  23. gsnort
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 248

    gsnort
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    Your car build proves you are highly talented. Some got it. Some don't. I fit in the don't category.
     
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  24. hillcogolfer
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 58

    hillcogolfer
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    Just got my hands on a '46 120 car w/ the 282. Looks and sounds good but if I have to get into a piston change, what do you suppose is a safe amount of bore for the 282? I haven't had the good luck yet to run into a Packard guy around these parts that has rebuilt a 282.
     
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  25. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 652

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    Thare are several
    There are national and local Packard clubs all over the world. I've had very good luck with various questions, etc. by contacting individuals via the web sites. There are still a lot of folks who are deeply involved.
     
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  26. I was going thru my 2010 Pebble Beach photos and found these. SANY0631.JPG
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  27. patsurf
    Joined: Jan 18, 2018
    Posts: 486

    patsurf

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  28. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 831

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    48357D41-74C4-401C-B7BF-E96D310AEB94.jpeg 1177DE63-AAFF-445F-B50D-397E1F694C4E.jpeg B840396C-385C-4191-9FFE-3F05250E5732.jpeg 01B5BE4C-2448-4F19-9F45-ACEFC79989F3.jpeg A684170C-B075-49C7-A588-B31A51038A76.jpeg Thanks Jimmy for the pics. That’s a rare one. I may build a hardtop yet out of the original roof. Not now. Later. Been busy on other stuff lately.
    But I did buy another spare top mech and this one has all the hydraulics so I’ve swapped everything over and hope to get the top working hydraulically soon. I had to modify my pantograph door support for the ram to have free travel. It’s a very tight squeeze but everything just fits.
    A friend has this original artwork that I only saw for the first time this week. Not sure the car was ever built.
     
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  29. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 831

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    Gday Hillcogolpher, get on the Packard Automobile Classics Facebook page. Lots of knowledge on there. They will help you out.
     
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  30. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 831

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    A good little Saturday job was to get the 39 Buick headlights to flow with the Packard fenders. Trickier than it looks so it soaked up a whole day. 82DA6886-6CBF-49EF-ABB9-D8CCBE061EDD.jpeg 4AF404EB-A472-4779-A218-63F40EEAA180.jpeg 21CD04B3-F177-49D6-B315-9A98CC0E26AC.jpeg FAA8879A-0FF8-4BE6-B52C-8445E89D0CE0.jpeg
     
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