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Projects 1939 Packard Custom

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

  1. Subscribe me, this is a great build !
     
  2. 1-SHOT
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    That’s really easy to do. Like what you got, the guards look Great. The Packard still is high. Still waiting on the Cadillac
     
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  3. banjeaux bob
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    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.
     
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  4. CadMad
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    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. 7D2CCD89-F0E9-427C-B77C-BDB250C3B939.jpeg 6B20E9FF-DB12-4A2B-A06C-C07EA090DC20.jpeg FA8C8517-A3D8-45B0-BB10-6B6017382926.jpeg
     
  5. Squablow
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    Beautiful work. The hidden latches really add to the smooth custom look.
     
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  6. CadMad
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    A27DCE59-4A47-4091-BE78-14D4A0AC027E.jpeg D9EE78F3-64D9-4F96-A9B4-DE25FCD23552.jpeg 69F904F5-584C-44C4-968E-3991489E8EBF.jpeg 3744E1D8-5836-4226-BD1D-247DD29A55F7.jpeg 17CACE84-2615-4421-B687-57688304E46F.jpeg Finally got the Sill revised and rear quarter stepped for the door shape.
     
  7. 296moon
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    Nice door shape.....................
     
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  8. CadMad
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    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, 29C756D6-D295-49B0-A0F2-ABA3A4310A14.jpeg 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.
     
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  9. Squablow
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    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!
     
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  10. CadMad
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    9232976B-1595-4E22-B795-F3F478F65832.jpeg 711DF6C6-EB4A-437F-901D-B6285E72CBE9.jpeg 76D8F1D0-C625-41F5-934E-2317F48C0476.jpeg 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.
     
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  11. 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!
     
  12. Just checking in on here for the bigger pictures while following on Instagram.
     
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  13. CadMad
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    DA7663B2-0A9A-467A-9705-FA4EA7CA6705.jpeg 85CC55B6-8579-4A29-B572-DD0F53883876.jpeg 1DA17A38-4B7F-40D9-B3F4-B7FC603FF0B1.png 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.
     
  14. Mopar Tony
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    Amazing work so far. You are doing stuff I could ever only dream of doing. Work of art!
     
  15. 4 pedals
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    Incredible skills!
     
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  16. Barn Hunter
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    This car is looking SO classy! Love it.
     
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  17. CadMad
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    1F155BA5-8E9C-46E9-9BA6-0C36F94E8357.jpeg 4A231BF7-1348-4FE1-BA20-4D0E1F6C98A7.jpeg 17CB7E85-1FBA-496A-BDDF-101B29A0D886.jpeg 339EB6D2-2B2D-454B-B9BE-D1606C669BAF.jpeg 34734921-6CA7-4CCD-BC26-FF3259DE6B79.jpeg 89896C7D-E916-4528-B042-4A61D5D99C78.jpeg Filling the gaps.
     
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  18. I just love it.
     
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  19. That is a very sexy door opening.
     
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  21. CadMad
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    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. F1660ED1-900D-4478-AD76-BA18E5005D5A.jpeg AB5619AD-D4F2-460A-A18B-EC758571E0C1.jpeg
     
  22. CadMad
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    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.
     
  23. 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.

    Sent from dumb operator on a smart phone
     
  24. CadMad
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    73F35E4C-5AB8-4111-87C2-1EB48AA9D9A8.jpeg 671630BB-02A6-4A72-9737-BE3DDDD65DFA.jpeg B7DB23BF-85EA-4C51-9B2B-87A3B555A75D.jpeg 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.
     
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  25. 41 GMC K-18
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    Perfection cannot be rushed !
    HAMMER MAN.jpg weldor logo.JPG
     
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  27. CadMad
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    Appreciate it, one and all.
    My eBay purchase 31F0999B-1E82-41F5-8182-680E4E570AB5.jpeg A0CE3B7E-EF7F-4C83-9B08-E57653857B63.jpeg 9A4A52A1-C1E6-4FBC-960B-292F646E4FC1.jpeg A7A113F9-2F69-4703-B684-4FD18D78E1E3.jpeg 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.
     
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  28. Stovebolt
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    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.
     
  29. beater40
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    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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