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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by No_Respect, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. No_Respect
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    Was at the junk yard today and in the corner was this no older cars than a 70s mustang ll but was curious with the cowl shape..
     

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  2. squirrel
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    no idea....sure looks from around the 1940s, but I don't know any that had that notch.

    hood.jpg
     
  3. Barn Hunter
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    Looks like a 41 Buick Special...although the notch seems deep. Is it side or rear hinged?
     
  4. wheeltramp brian
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    Engine set back into the cowl?Looks like where a blower scoop could stick out
     
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  5. Blues4U
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    Make a nice boat tail for a speedster
     
  6. Rot 'n Kustom
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    Maybe that notch was for an opening cowl vent?
     
  7. Rot 'n Kustom
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    1939_studebaker_president__by_supersport87_d3lcqxj-fullview.jpg The prow suggests 1938-41 Studebaker. The 1939 Studebaker President had a cowl vent in the right place, but did not have the central ridge. Also the holes in the front imply only a mascot or opening handle. The President model all had a chrome strip from to back. So maybe another Stude, or maybe I'm way off base!
     
  8. 62SY4
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    41-46 Packard
     
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  9. squirrel
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    I don't know....you might want to check your wild guesses by searching for pictures of the cars and see what they actually look like. Memory isn't as good as it used to be.

    41 Buick

    1941-buick-special-2dr-sedanette.jpeg

    41 Packard

    Cars-067.jpg
     
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  10. 62SY4
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    Should have clarified Packard Clipper
     
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  11. Squablow
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    62SY4 has it, does appear to be Packard Clipper.
     
  12. el Scotto
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    mid to late 40s snow sled
     
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  13. Rot 'n Kustom
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    Here are some shots of the '41 Clipper. Close, but I think the Clipper's nose was more rounded than the hood shown. But it's hard to judge in 2D.
    41 Clipper.jpg 41 Clipper 3.jpg 41 Clipper 2.jpg
     
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  14. 62SY4
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    If I can figure out how to do it, I'll take a plan view of the end of mine. I consider the cowl vent cutout and beltline kickout to be unique.
     
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  15. arkiehotrods
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    Here is a picture of a '41-'47 Clipper hood for sale by Gately Restoration, who specialize in Cadillac and Packard.
    I would suggest that 62SY4 was NOT making a wild guess, but knew exactly what he was talking about.
    1941-packard-clipper-hood.png
     
  16. arkiehotrods
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    And here's a '42 Clipper hood
    1942-packard-clipper-project-10.jpg
     
  17. texasred
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    After reading the Straykat post about Jimmy Jones skirts, this has the makings of some nice bubble skirts
     
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  18. stanlow69
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