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Projects 1939 Packard Custom

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

  1. 296moon
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    Real nice shape to that, love it...........
     
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  2. CadMad
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  3. Roofline looks great!
     
  4. GordonC
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    You making a cloth top for your thumb at the same time! :D
     
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  5. 296moon
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    Get your thumb out the way, theres real nice forms going on behind it.............
     
  6. Hnstray
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  7. CadMad
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    253168D8-D327-4994-888E-A5E3245A4D2C.jpeg 89C45BEA-6238-4193-824D-14AF3E1F0F2C.jpeg 9C62C08B-9D3A-438A-8993-5F54FAF0E3E1.jpeg 069F0885-2897-422B-BA6C-EB28F44CAE08.jpeg Before locking in the sills I decided I need to finish off the front fender. I’ve stretched them 4 inches and changed the flow of the rear. But the original top section was still a rusty mess. I probably could have replaced the original metal but decided to spend a couple of hours welding the pits and then hit it with rust converter and was surprised at how nice it’s coming up. The surface rust was impenetrable with a wire wheel or grinder but a couple of hours of phosphoric and the shiny bare metal is starting to shine through.
    A couple of passes through the English wheel this morning and I can put it back on the car and lock it all in.
     
  8. CadMad
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    47A94AA5-59F8-435F-BE2C-F5387101E209.jpeg 0332A6C1-B1C2-49E2-B58E-CE828E623350.jpeg 9FBF9203-B98B-44E1-B43E-84218AD69B9E.jpeg EC773393-B8D9-4FB4-80A0-418338C9CE22.jpeg BC1B5ADB-0651-430D-865E-47406DD406C9.jpeg What a difference a guard makes.
     
  9. ne'erdowell
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    This is going to be beautiful. Any thoughts yet about paint?


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  10. straykatkustoms
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    Way too kool! please keep us posted with the progress.
     
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  11. CadMad
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    8703617E-53AE-4805-9389-A238324D09AB.jpeg 8EC81D22-3168-48B8-A33E-9EDFD4A209CF.jpeg I keep seeing a battleship grey on a new Kia Stinger that I like. Looks like a WW2 Navy colour. I saw a 20s Packard racer in a similar hue at Gilmore last year.
    I’ve got a ton of dark blue leather for the interior. I’m keen to understate the paint cos the Packard styling is so overstated. Plus as it sits in the bare zinc metal I can’t envision it any other colour.
    I thought about black or maroon or Washington Blue. But they have all been done.
     
  12. Those grey colors look great.
     
  13. ne'erdowell
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    FWIW, I’ve been seeing some new Subarus that have a color that reminds me of “putty”. I find it very attractive in a surprisingly odd way.


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  14. tub1
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    I was talking of that kia colour other day called it shiney primer
     
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  15. Gloss primer? I think that would sell the car short.

    For good reason!
    You left out daaark green.
     
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  16. tub1
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    I may have titled the colour incorrect but my plans were the colour to be on a art deco style car like a late Thirty's ford my sloper for example
     
  17. CadMad
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    I drove past an Artdeco house today that I’ve always loved called Eldorado. For years a 48 Packard sedan sat outside. Then one day it was gone.
    But today out the front was a Kia in that colour. ..... I’ll take it as a sign from god.
     
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  18. I think that Kia colour would be a good choice, maybe add an accent colour to match interior colour that would break up the grey.
     
  19. Which one?
    The god of dull?
     
  20. CadMad
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    FC20603C-FCD6-4208-B518-8D7153AF9025.jpeg 29C4D311-B574-4437-A043-68F702EDF69C.jpeg 59A6BC83-A81A-43EE-973B-DCF1650B9119.jpeg [​IMG]This little bastard nearly beat me. A compound reverse roll will a stepped edge to accomodate the hood side. 7 hrs solid!!!! To get the stepped edge I ran it thru the bead roller then I had to English wheel the little reverse curve . But it was a bear. The roll would go nice and then pull the gap for the hood. Back and forth, back and forth. I’m knackered. But it’s fitting perfectly. I won’t do any more till I decide on a locking mechanism.....
     
  21. flynbrian48
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    The work on that little filler piece is amazing. Having to struggle to make even simple panels, it's humbling to see what you can do with a piece of sheet metal. On the color, choice, good call on the grey. It's classy and understated. We had, back in my used car salesman days, a lovely little Cutlass Brougham diesel sedan, an '82. It was dove grey, with a dark blue velvet, diamond tufted interior (remember those days? ;)). It wasn't fast, it wasn't sporty, but man, was it comfortable and, we thought, stylish and luxurious. It's fun seeing your car come together.
     
  22. CadMad
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    824C1574-6819-4FC9-A21A-4DCF34DF5DDB.jpeg 99D8380C-9AD6-44F3-934E-266B2DF22242.jpeg 60BFFB47-C4DD-4BDB-8A22-ED76D986AA57.jpeg I kept looking at the rear of my front fender. It was nice but too full and puffy. I wanted it to be sharper and more like a Cord fender. So I bit the bullet and last night I took a pie cut out of the inner edge against the body. Then I squashed it further inwards and the result is astounding. It now looks sleek and tailored. All the tension came out and it sat down like it should. Welded in the hood infill and it pulled the fender crease straight and true.
    Now I can start on the doors.
     
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  23. ne'erdowell
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    The work being done is incredible! Thanks for sharing along with the thought process driving each step. Really great stuff.


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  24. CadMad
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    E06D3A6E-9800-41E7-A8A5-4B9D1E181253.jpeg 522ADA1C-04DD-4BB0-A0D1-B96F1E2D9E6B.jpeg 9B7C7978-BD77-40EE-8290-5D00AA5DA951.jpeg 6E20A699-A957-4FE4-973E-90BBCFB76DDB.jpeg With the guard now under control I can start to lock in 39 Buick head lights. I made a new perimeter support and trimmed up the shell and will weld it up tonight. They will bolt onto the guard not welded to it.
     
  25. CadMad
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    FE7BBA8C-9722-4330-9848-C8215FB2EFD1.jpeg A8D73E54-4530-4070-8757-C213A247EA42.jpeg F9CEBA26-33A6-45AA-A481-20356D4547B1.jpeg 972B90C3-0337-44AE-ADB3-6BFD6A56F16A.jpeg D18B57E9-D645-43A8-818D-49D1287ECC34.png Look what just came up on Marketplace!! And it’s my birthday.
     
  26. gatz
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    lol, what the ??
     
  27. Hnstray
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    hahahahaha........Fake News! :D

    a lot of money for a model......:)
     
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  28. Maybe he stutters?
     
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  29. CadMad
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    A1DA88F2-9151-476D-AABF-92F0BD3A36E9.jpeg 99044F60-252F-4891-977B-589FF8D9966A.jpeg C3CF43A9-B307-4986-9E26-881EB5773114.jpeg 9ED7F3ED-5091-4FB1-8AB6-290F28137702.jpeg 09B6D12C-3F1E-41A3-8D46-0416A5EA7851.jpeg CB5AD9FD-0163-4FC3-9D52-831C91895E0C.jpeg 7CA09CD0-90EB-4D69-BEFF-636F446C3491.jpeg 5F916D22-50FD-4631-9C73-3732DE08FAA1.jpeg A couple of hours on Sunday morning and I have got my head around a remote cable operated hood lock and release. I like the smoothness of the hood sides. Should have the pin sorted on the inner fender tomorrow.
    Meanwhile more of the Darrin models are on marketplace. Might have to sell the house.
     
  30. CadMad
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