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Projects Model A Packard grille boattail speedster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by CadMad, May 11, 2017.

  1. Squablow
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    I like the fender pods. It makes me nervous to see that body perched up on that retaining wall though.
     
  2. oldbanger71
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    Interesting build, will follow this
     
  3. Steel A Rod
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    Love this build. You have skill and vision. Subscribed!
     
  4. Jorge cardozo
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    Jorge cardozo

  6. CadMad
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    AF288237-8551-455E-9E94-268C265389AF.jpeg 9FDC2C7D-5A01-4599-B207-D7A3C8A4CEB4.jpeg 34E156DC-942E-43A7-8D23-5571E3751C04.jpeg 34E156DC-942E-43A7-8D23-5571E3751C04.jpeg AF288237-8551-455E-9E94-268C265389AF.jpeg 34E156DC-942E-43A7-8D23-5571E3751C04.jpeg B4961BF8-AF25-4837-B986-097045E7020B.jpeg 578E4D8A-1ED8-42F5-8192-985ED305534A.jpeg F9095F03-A7A6-45B6-B3A6-05907895608E.jpeg 9FDC2C7D-5A01-4599-B207-D7A3C8A4CEB4.jpeg Been ages since I have had some quality time to work on my own projects. I had a 46 Packard dash that I’ve been looking at for ages and today I decided to cut and shut it into the spare 30 roadster cowl. Yes I might build two speedsters 28 and a 30. Anyhow the first cut is the deepest so I measured twice and away I went. Bit of finishing off to do but it went in like a bought one.
     
  7. Asphalt Demon
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    Thats great ! It really has the right amount of period chrome and design from the era.I think your shooting for.Its classy
     
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  8. CadMad
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    Some conjecture in the night as I slept and dreamed that the original factory brow is a bit busy. It was a last minute add on as I had originally cut it off. I think I might delete it and go with the smooth flowing dashtop.
     
  9. CadMad
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    4E0FF6AC-FB6D-4982-858C-763ADCD02BC0.png Bought a 36 Packard grille surround from a guy in Geelong on eBay . He’s gone awol along with the grille. If anyone knows Trev can they get him to contact me please.
     
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    IMG_0120.JPG I like this the best
     
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  11. WC Durant
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    I like the Morris Minor pontoons, they will look great when finished.
     
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  12. CadMad
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    I’m umming and ahhing if the original dash topcap with the sculpted, E7942B1B-C448-4596-A9D6-BDFF8229A518.jpeg BBE1323B-5ABC-4DA6-8965-A9776E02F247.jpeg blunt edge was better or deleting it and having the smooth dash roll up fully looks better. So I put a door on to visualise. But I might change my mind tomorrow.....
     
  13. Asphalt Demon
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    I think id leave it on, it looks more finished or fitting and flows into the doors,and helps that windscreen lower edge fit ,without it you'll need some kinda blend into the door tops in the dash,but both options are ok
     
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  14. 1-SHOT
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    The Buick grill makes it more aggressive which I like.
    While the Packard grill makes it more elegant and goes with the dash which is a excellent choice.
     
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  15. CadMad
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    F082BF34-197A-48BF-9BB5-1347A1842978.jpeg BFD1A739-AB38-4059-9783-222F42AB6E36.jpeg F40BDAF8-D699-4AD9-9579-4CDF484F84E1.jpeg Sometimes you just have to sit in a pile of parts to be happy. Looks like I’ll build two cars at once . The Soeedster with the Duvall style screen and the 30 with standard chopped screen. Maybe fenders on one and fenderless on the other.
     
  16. WC Durant
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  17. CadMad
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    • 6FD3DBDE-3D5D-44E6-9F1A-196B68E56985.png I’ve scored a whole 39 120 Packard for $500. But it might send me in a different direction .
     
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