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It looks like the Duesenberg frame will be a good fit. the engine will be easy to locate properly.

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T'was a nice day. So i worked on the Packard's engine in the "other" shop.

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So this is going to be a Packardberg? I like where you are going. It has the looooong lines of the Packard 745. Nice.

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9 hours ago, Eric Macleod said:

So this is going to be a Packardberg? I like where you are going. It has the looooong lines of the Packard 745. Nice.

Only to the ones watching this thread. :P You use what you got.

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Looks like the front axle is in the right location. Marked the rear one accordingly. I will attempt to match the drip moldings using wire.

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Very nice work Pat 

Always fascinating watching how multiple kits can be sourced to make one project possible 

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1 hour ago, gotnitro? said:

Very nice work Pat 

Always fascinating watching how multiple kits can be sourced to make one project possible 

The problem with me though is that I tend to improvise rather than plan. Sometimes I paint myself into a corner.-_-

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On 8/3/2019 at 7:20 PM, landman said:

The problem with me though is that I tend to improvise rather than plan. Sometimes I paint myself into a corner.

That's just a great way to hone problem-solving skills; first you gotta create the problem!

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The engine is ready. Sorry about the bad photos.

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An excellent example of kitbashing! I admire your styrene surgical skills.

David G.

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You can always list this as being a coach built custom body by St.Martin.

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6 minutes ago, misterNNL said:

You can always list this as being a coach built custom body by St.Martin.

I like the sound of that.-_-

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Thew rear axle is located and one end lengthened to match. Everything appears to line up. Working on the drip molding extensions.

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More work on the window reveals. Hopefully, with a bit of putty and a blurry lens they'll look the part.

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I had hoped to hide the seam in the running boards with a decorative plate but it is too small, so I'll likely replace the running boards themselves.Had to notch the frame to clear the down draft carb.

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A lot of cars of the late 20s had a simple linoleum running board covering trimmed in either aluminum or chrome. That would be a simple,  elegant and correct solution. 

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Performed the runningboardectomy. Found some that might fit with a bit of filing. And, of course, we are not discounting Eric's suggestion. I suppose that would be brown or gray battleship linoleum.

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Found a pair of wind wings that looked like they might make. a nice vent window. After trimming them I decided to make some with a vertical trailing edge, I think it is classier.

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Gave it a shot of primer to highlight the details that are there and the ones that are missing. In real life, this would be a large vehicle. I think it has the potential of looking classy.

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Potential? Shoot, it looks classy now! I like your windshield treatment. There's not a bad line on it.  I look forward to seeing the next installment. 

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Dechromed the hood vent doors. This car will have minimum bling.

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