The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by CadMad, Apr 15, 2020.
Subscribe me, this is a great build !
That’s really easy to do. Like what you got, the guards look Great. The Packard still is high. Still waiting on the Cadillac
Today is the first time I've seen this thread. I looked at the first pictures posted ...before reading the accompanying text....and instantly thought even Darrin would applaud.
I’m loving that each little milestone is nearly a daily event. Today’s is getting the hood lock operational . Didn’t want an outside handle spoiling the look. Remote cable will mount under dash once I find nice pull handles.
Beautiful work. The hidden latches really add to the smooth custom look.
Finally got the Sill revised and rear quarter stepped for the door shape.
Nice door shape.....................
Raised the rear fender line to get rid of the overhang where the running boards attached. It raised the skirt line which is counter productive,
but the new streamlined form is exquisite. This won’t be a traditional taildragger, cos I just don’t have enough suspension travel but it will come down two inches from where it sits once loaded up.
The shape of that door opening, how it continues into the roof and the windshield frame, is really a bit of art. I look forward to seeing it filled in with a door!
Productive Saturday morning with no distractions. Made up 2/3 of the inner sill for both sides. Made a start on the pantograph door hinge supports too.
Sills just screwed in place for now until I decide on locks . It’s made a huge psychological boost. Doors will be easy now.
Ever since this build was posted on the HAMB it has been my favorite! I absolutely love your design and execution skills. It makes my day when I see that more progress has been posted.
I can't wait to see it finished, but I'm loving the process!
Just checking in on here for the bigger pictures while following on Instagram.
Tonight’s job was to sure up the top well. As a bonus I had kept the only salvageable part of the original front seat, which was a fold down tray that somehow survived when everything else was rusted and rotted away. I saw this 37 Maybach and it gave me the idea. Might put a mini cocktail cabinet or tool kit in there.
Amazing work so far. You are doing stuff I could ever only dream of doing. Work of art!
This car is looking SO classy! Love it.
Filling the gaps.
I just love it.
That is a very sexy door opening.
I finished off the internal shoulder of the top well and couldn’t resist making the little hinge flap that tidies everything up. Copied a Bentley that I worked on. It works.
But as soon as I got home and looked at pics I thought of a better way like a Mercedes conv, cable operated one. Got to get some cables and springs and do another version.
Appreciate your sentiments Ray, but I don’t doubt my enthusiasm.... or the enthusiasm of others .
I’m sure it was a throw away line. I’m not precious. I make mistakes often.... usually in my relationships..... but that is another forum thread.
I’m posting a lot cos I go back on what I’ve posted and look and think “I like it .... but I can tweak it a bit”.
Hopefully I’ll inspire someone else.
All good. Back to banging metal.
I think "so far" goes with so far beyond metalworking skills. Just some awesome work (and vision) creating the pieces. I am very impressed and appreciate your time showing the build process and posting all of the pictures.
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Here’s the new and improved flap. Follows the seam lines better. Still got to find a spring and a push open, push closed lock.
Perfection cannot be rushed !
Anyone who says custom coach building is a lost art has obviously never met @CadMad.
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Appreciate it, one and all.
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Cadillac Sixty Special wiper bases arrived after two months today. They were just the housings so I transferred the guts of the crusty original Packard ones in and perfect!!
Had to try one out.
This build is amazing!!!
you have captured to style of the era-specific art-deco illustrations to a tee.
You display fantastic metal work skills, restraint of styling and the ability to take the abstract to actual in a brilliant manner. I, sir, am in awe of your skills.
This is a fantastic design and build as you go, it's obvious you have looked and studied many of the old designs of this era of cars and the execution of the build is way past what I could ever dream of. This is hands down the best build I've been privileged to witness, I thank you for sharing it with everybody in great detail.
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