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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Mats-Henrik, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. I can't expand on other raves! Looks great. Love that you have not 1 but 2 V12's, for it. Good for you.

    Doing great.

    Ed.....
     
  2. Ser søren meg bra ut! Gøtt jobba!!


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  3. sled
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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    sled
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    Ahhhh,finally a thread on this cool project...i was seeing a pic in and there somewhere on the Hamb and always intrigued to see more...

    Way cool vision and execution...this will be a fantastic taildragger and as usual scandinavians GET IT!!!

    Subscribed!!!!
     
  4. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
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    ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    No truer words were spoken....great build!
     
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  5. Mats-Henrik
    Joined: Nov 7, 2009
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    from Norway

    Thank you so much for the feedback!

    Still looking for some Appleton parts to make a complete pair of 112s, the best scenario would be if anyone have a 112 housing laying around. Let me know!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/101906403@N07/9796830105/" title="appleton 002 by matsheinrich, on Flickr">[​IMG]</a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/101906403@N07/9796907503/" title="appleton 001 by matsheinrich, on Flickr">[​IMG]</a>
     
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  6. 4444Design
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    simply awesome!

    you really got skills ...
     
  7. colinsmithson
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    Great work
    will watch with interest
     
  8. koolkemp
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    Wow this is awesome!!!
     
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  9. fryguy
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    Awesome work on a beautiful car. Please, Please keep the stock Zephyr grill, like the 40 Mercurys, its what make the front end so curvy and pleasing to the eye. Changing the perspective from the curvy horizontal grill to a long vertical grill of the Packard will confuse the eye and lose appeal IMHO.

    You are a talented builder. Are you planning on extending the rear end as well?

    Fryguy
     
  10. fenderless
    Joined: Mar 31, 2006
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    I think I have 4 or 5 Appleton's somewhere, might sell or trade.


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  11. God I can't wait to see more progress now!
     
  12. Zed
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    the packard grille looks really nice on your mock up. it's easy to look better than the ugly stock one, but this one looks to be the one... Very Westergard !

    awesome metal work too , keep us posted ;-)
     
  13. Everything that is happening here is right
     
  14. scott51
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    Sooo sweet,
    living in a country where coupes and convertibles are really uncommon I love these kind of projects.

    Out of curiousity did the zephyr coupes and sedans share the same wheel base?
     
  15. historynw
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    Nice I like the way the trunk and rear fender blend with the skirts. Make it shine as an art deco jewel.
     
  16. Mats-Henrik
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    Thank you for kind words! I dont plan to extend the rear. I think its massive enough as is, its pretty intimidating in real life!
     
  17. Mats-Henrik
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    from Norway

    Yes, they both have a 125 inch wheelbase.
     
  18. koolkemp
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    I agree with Zed, that Packard grille makes it a custom !
     
  19. cleatus
    Joined: Mar 1, 2002
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    A different grill does not make it a custom - or at least, not a successful one.
    One of the most iconic customs of all time retained the stock grill - the Matranga Merc. Nick Matranga's insistence (while at Barris) that his car retain the stock grill was brilliant, in that he understood that the stocker was wonderful and that no other grill could better compliment his car.
    A good custom is about cleaning up the flaws of a car's design, to allow the good parts of its design to show more clearly.
    The stock grill on this particular car is a masterpiece of great design, and is a crucial element of the whole shape of the front of the car.
    Just because so many other truly great customs used Packard grills, doesn't automatically mean it is always the best choice.
     
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  20. How I missed this I do not know but very cool build. Keep the updates coming.
     
  21. 60'coupe
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    ^^^ I could not agree with you more Cleatus ! ^^^
    60'
     
  22. 1950heavymetal
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    Its your car and do what makes you happy. But I have to say the beauty of the original grille is amazing. Dont get me wrong, I like the packard grille as well but I think it would take away from flow of the body you are creating. The body flow you have created on the rear of the car matches the front fenders and stock grille very well. I think the packard grille disrupts that flow. You have an awesome build going and really looking forward to watching this car come together!!

    Very good advice below
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  23. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
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    Blown away by this build!
    IMO, the Zephyr has the sweetest rear treatment of any. You just can't beat those rear fenders.
    I'm subscribed.
     
  24. Amazing craftsmanship!


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  25. jfreakofkorn
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    good work in converting it ....

    also it had an interesting history behind it ...
     
  26. J.B.
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    Looks really great! You are doing some very nice job on that one! Love that you keep the driveline too!

    A small advice about the A-pillar form. An original convertible A-pillar is straight all the way up. It doesn't have a rounded form at the top towards the side window. So, no matter if you will have a vent window or not, it should be straight. Check out pics of an original convertible to see the shape.

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  27. How did I just see this?!?! Great build!!!
     
  28. Zed
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    oops ! my bad ! :eek: the stock grille is not ugly at all !

    anyway, the packard grille was a good idea to me :D
     
  29. KKrod
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
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    Thanks for posting this. It is awsome looking. Looking forward to following your build.
     
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  30. Wellsville
    Joined: Apr 19, 2001
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    from Sweden

    IMPRESSIVE !!! Keep up the GOOD work!!
     

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