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I always liked the Club Sedan body style with the blind ear quarter. So I rummaged and I think I have what I need to make one.

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I'll be watching...

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Very ambitious project. Be sure to post your progress so we can follow along.

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First car I ever noticed with seven wheel lug nuts. This one deserves a slow meticulous build IMHO.

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Neat project, watching with interest.

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59 minutes ago, Flat32 said:

First car I ever noticed with seven wheel lug nuts. This one deserves a slow meticulous build IMHO.

It won't have the disc wheels Ray, whatever I have in the pile. I get the slow and meticulous.

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The Packard hood is a close match to the Duesenberg cowl. Now remains to decide where to cut to put the front pf the Packard cowl on to the Duesenberg body.

 

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Cool project can't wait to see it progress

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Dabbled a bit at making a disc wheel with a button, some aluminum tubing and bits of styrene. I think a very small socket head screw might make a nice hub as well, especially since it has Packard's trademark hexagon right in it.

 

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The purple front fenders are closer to the Packard shape.

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18 minutes ago, Flat32 said:

The purple front fenders are closer to the Packard shape.

They are Packard fenders.

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I built a 1930 Packard 734 sedan perhaps 15 years ago. This is not for the feint of heart but you'll have a great model when you are done.

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7 hours ago, Eric Macleod said:

I built a 1930 Packard 734 sedan perhaps 15 years ago. This is not for the feint of heart but you'll have a great model when you are done.

Any pictures Eric?

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I didn't want to hijack your thread but here is what I built at the time.

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27 minutes ago, Eric Macleod said:

I didn't want to hijack your thread but here is what I built at the time.

Eric, was the whole body scratchbuilt or is it based on something else?

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Took the roof of another one to make the front. Won't attempt to cut those wedges out tonight.

 

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2 hours ago, landman said:

Eric, was the whole body scratchbuilt or is it based on something else?

I used the Monogram Packard Phaeton body on the bottom and grafted a pair of Monogram Ford Model A Coupe roof sides ( for window frames) along with a full roof section from a AMT 31 Ford Tudor. Tons of sanding and filling gave me the result you see. 

When I built my Duesenberg Judkins Victoria I used a method very similar to yours with the multiple Town Car bodies and the wedges cut in them.

You definitely have the right idea as far as I am concerned Pat.  I am interested in watching your progress. 

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Here's what i plan to do where the two roofs  (or it it rooves?) join. I have to trim to bring the dotted line over the X, then copy what is in the oval at location A. Wish me luck.

 

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Posted (edited)

That looks doable. Good luck!

Edited by Eric Macleod
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