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1930 Packard Club sedan

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57 minutes ago, Richard Bartrop said:

The window frames from Revell's Model A coupe look like they might get you close.

Eexcept I don't have one..

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Looking good dude. 

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Will the doors open??  If so, will they hinge like the original reference photo?

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45 minutes ago, Flat32 said:

Will the doors open??  If so, will they hinge like the original reference photo?

No they won't.

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Cut back the front of the rear roof to bring the door pillar in position. Cut the wedges off the front roof to match the body's  taper'

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Looks like it might work. Now I have to build some window reveals and rescribe the door openings. And add a "bill" to the front of the roof.

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Cut off the apron and gas tank from the Packard fender assembly. this allows the Duesenberg cab to drop right in. i will, however, have to gain some lenght in front.

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Nice attempt at the disc wheels. This is going to be a spectacular build.

Charlie Larkin

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I agree with the others. This looks great.  Have you thought of a longer wheelbase? I have an extra set of fenders, a couple frame rails, exhaust pipes and a drive shaft if you want to attempt it.  

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7 hours ago, Eric Macleod said:

I agree with the others. This looks great.  Have you thought of a longer wheelbase? I have an extra set of fenders, a couple frame rails, exhaust pipes and a drive shaft if you want to attempt it.  

I have to stretch the wheelbase all right. I was going to cut the fender assembly just in front of the rear fenders, lenghten the frame to fit and fab up some new running boards..I only have one Packard rail for some reason and was planning to use either a Rolls Royce frame or a Duesenberg one which may be long enough as it is. Thanks for the offer. Let me investigate the Duesenberg frame first.

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Posted (edited)

Turns out I have to extend the taper a bit to match the other roof.

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Good progress Pat.

I've pulled up a chair. 

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Now that we know what length the body will be, we can determine the length of the fender assembly. First step, determine the location of the front of the cowl. then mark one fender assembly. Transfer mark to body. Mark the rear fender assembly. Cut, splice and hope it will fit.

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Very nice work. Love the old classics. An ambitious project but I know that you have the skills to do it.

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All of your reshaping and molding should qualify you as a "Plastic Surgeon".  I'm sure you have plans for the Cowl Vent before you finish with the body, but I just noticed it is still on the forward section of the Cowl. 

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Been here enjoying your bodywork.

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Very well done. Clever way to narrow the roof as well.Thanks for sharing.

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Started exploring ways of adding the "peak, bill, overhang" of the roof.

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Getting there with the shaping. Lots of filing and sanding. I want the shape finalized before I attack the window reveals. Looks like the Duesenberg frame will be a better fit than the Rolls.

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Posted (edited)

Good stuff, it'll be cool to see this in paint. 

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