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    • Dave Ambrose

      Board Status   07/20/2018

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59 Impala

51 Chevy custom

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I just got this done a few minutes ago.  It has 56 Packard tail lights, 60 Pontiac hub caps, sooped up 6 banger with two carbs, stock grill with custom bumper, and the continental kit from the parts box.  The skirts are from an original 61 Chevy truck that I built back in the day.  Paint is Boyd's Ice Blue and True Blue Pearls over flat gray.  Oh yeah, the top is from the Foose Cady and so is the interior.  Thanks fer lookin. 

Dan

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Thanks Ray.  I enjoyed building this car.  Lots of different parts from other kits and resin.

Dan

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Cool custom, a real tail-dragger.  Where did you access the Packard taillights?

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Thanks guys.  The original tail lights came from Replicas & Miniatures Company of Maryland.  They come with the bezels, tail lights and backup lights.  Part number RH-303.  They are excellent parts I might say.  I'd buy from them again.

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Well done, love the Packard tail lights.  Very cool Dan

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Oh! By the way. I too love the '56 Packard Clipper taillights. Still one of best looking taillights ever designed. One of Richard Teague's best designs. That's for sure. Hard to believe, but Teague who designed those beautiful Clipper taillights, would go on less than twenty years later and give us the AMC Pacer. 

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Thanks guys.  My love for the 56 Packard tail lights I guess is from the 56 Packard Executive that my Dad had.  That car was the best riding car I ever rode in.  All torsion ride.  I've always wanted one ever since, but they are out of my price range for sure.

Dan 

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nice job, looks great, I have done one of these kits and its not easy, you did a fine job on it.

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Thanks guys.  Much appreciated.  There was a lot of work to get the Cadillac interior and top to fit this body.  I almost didn't finish this because of the fit issues.  But, I'm happy with how it turned out.

Dan

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Thanks Dave.  I'm an Akron boy myself.  Born and raised there.  Left in 67 for the Army and came back in 70.  Moved down here in 98 and miss Akron a lot.  Your last name seams familiar to me for some reason.  I just can't place it.  Old age I guess.

Dan

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Nicely done Dan. Where did you get the Willys pickup? I want one! I sent you a PM.

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Very cool!!!  I love the way you integrated the roof into the beltline and it looks much better than narrowing the roof.  Over all, sweet kustom, Dan!!!😎👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🤗🏁

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Thanks guys, much appreciated.  Greg, I responded to your PM.

Dan

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I like this a lot!

The fade is spot-on and I love the tail-dragging stance. I agree with everyone else about those rear lights. They're excellent. R&M stuff is good. 

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