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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LowLincoln, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. LowLincoln
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    LowLincoln
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    from Granby, MA

    I have a chance to buy a 53 Packard Clipper for what seems like a good price and was wondering if anyone had any pics of one done. Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. LowLincoln
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    LowLincoln
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    Come on, i know they dont get built often but someone must have done one
     
  3. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
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    here,s one a guy on the hamb had
     

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  4. LowLincoln
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    i think thats a 55 but still a very cool car. the nose is different on the 53 and thats the part im not crazy about
     

  5. brainfrz
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    I'll tell you right now that there are almost none. Most Packard's are owned by people that take Packards very seriously and will never customize them. I have a 56' and the only really Packard customized I've seen is attached. John D'Agostino's 56 built by OZ customs in Cali. A mild custom pack HAMB member's at this link.
    HTML:
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/639909
    I have tallked to a bunch of guys doing engine mods but no body mods. Most people just cut the tail lights off of 56's like mine and leave the rest of the car for junk.
    Mine will be a mild custom though.

    Jon
     

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  6. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
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    from Enid OK

    1952 Packard

    Pics from carnut.com

    I believe these were taken at Dewey, Stray Kat 500
     

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  7. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    I say go for it. I've always liked the lines of the cars you're talking about, and changing the grill and surrounding sheetmetal wouldn't be any harder on a Packard than on any other car of that era. I'd build one if I found one I could afford.
    Do a google search for "Packard Caribbean" - they were factory built show cars and they're basically kustoms.
     
  8. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
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    1. Kustom Painters

    I built a 52 or 53 fordor for a guy out of Philly, who later moved to Florida. Les Miller was his name. I started out doing it as a nice looking mild custom, Burgundy pearl, pinkish color scallops, just lowered, smoothed, and WWW with caddy caps. Nice!
    Later, he got bitten by a "bug" and had it subframed, and tubbed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Brought it back, to have it converted to a 2 door, though he didnt' want to change the doors. Then decided to chop it, but saw Billy Gibbons Copperhead, and decided to do it as a business coupe style body (shortened roof). Did all that, against my better judgement, did some other crazy stuff to it, put in a Bill Mitchell racing engine, and then he saw Rick Dore's Caddy. So he wanted it painted a sunshine yellow pearl, light on top fading to a deeper yellow/orange on bottom.
    Then put Razberry Candy flames on it. Yuck!
    Yeah, it looked like a circus car. I can post pics of it later, if you like, I'll have to look for them (I think I hid them away to prevent embarrassment!)
    Anyway, it'll show you what NOT to do to a Packard!

    Anyone in Fl. know what happened to it?
     
  9. Ghostrdr
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  11. Fidget
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    This belongs to somebody's club member here on the HAMB.
     

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  12. Janne
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    One more from Finland.
    My friend Miikka's ´55 Packard. This was one of the very first Finnish kustom cars, among many others here, this car was built from four door sedan.
     

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  14. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    I vote yes because Packards just scream Kustom, lot of kool body lines. You don't
    have to do much, Lower it, clean up the decks and remove some chrome. Very kool
    ride.

    Good luck.

    Happy Trails,

    Mick
     
  15. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
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    wow that was some ugliness...:confused:
     
  16. Look for posts by "Old Gold" - he has a nice one...

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  17. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
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    That's it!

    I guess I should be GLAD he's telling the world that Packard and he built the thing, huh?
     
  18. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
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    The first time I did it for him, it was pretty sharp...nice mild custom
     

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  19. BIGREDTODD
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
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    BIGREDTODD
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    Yeah...I'd say you were off the hook, but you already spilled the truth.:eek: Your story is a lot more believeable than the current owner's tale:

    Unique 1952 Packard Clipper Deluxe two door business coupe. It is a concept car designed by Packard by one of the head engineer,
    mechanics. He designed the one of a kind roof and took off some trim and
    detailed the grill a little bit.

    Sometimes the paying jobs hurt sooo much, eh?

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  20. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    This chick just saw that pro-street Packard in person
     

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  21. 51 Packard
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    I'm a little late to the party, but here's a design sketch of where I hope to have mine by this time next year.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Silhouettes 57
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    Pulled it from the Friday Art Show a while back.
     

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  23. i gotta agree! that yellow retarded looking thing is hiddeous. im cuttin up a 1929 packard as the restorers didnt want it.
     
  24. Janne
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    That´s my rendering. It's illustration of existing car from Finland.
     
  25. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    Do it and do it right.They have great lines and scream custom..but not hiddeous custom,go for a tasteful style,they are a great looking car from the factory. Good luck
     
  26. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
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    from Garage

    Love these cars..

    only have one part of them..the instument cluster..
    i think is cool, but i dont have a packard to put it in
     
  27. ShortyLaVen
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
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    Beautiful cars indeed. I plan to stick the ass end of a '54 on my '53. I think my favorite part about these cars is that the handles are hidden on the window trim, so there's no need to shave 'em for that smooth look. Very innovative. Ask the man who owns one!
     
  28. rainhater1
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
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    Here is our 41, just put a corvett clip so we can lower it when we want to, well it also has a 350 ZZ4 700r4 and 10 bolt transam, air and full power, Love it but understand that not all do
     

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  29. heres a pic or two from a kiwi car show recently. its a 40 something.
     

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