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Old 04-14-2017, 04:56 PM
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that's a bit cool !!! never seen one before ,, google images -- stylish coupe these!!
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Old 04-15-2017, 04:05 PM
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I will follow along with this one as well...
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:13 PM
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I see the conversation turning to the great styling of these cars, so I thought I would chime in here. I saw earlier that you were talking of going the gasser route. While I do think these are cool. I vote that you "do your thing" on it and make it a chopped sectioned pavement scraper. Not only does this let you exercise your creative vision (which rocks!!), it also inspires us less talented. If really need to build a gasser, I'll still watch the magic. I just hate to see it done to a car with that much class. P.S. ( I have a 36 chevy coupe for a gasser if you really need to scratch that itch)
Did someone say, coupe?
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Old 04-16-2017, 12:12 AM
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I see the conversation turning to the great styling of these cars, so I thought I would chime in here. I saw earlier that you were talking of going the gasser route. While I do think these are cool. I vote that you "do your thing" on it and make it a chopped sectioned pavement scraper. Not only does this let you exercise your creative vision (which rocks!!), it also inspires us less talented. If really need to build a gasser, I'll still watch the magic. I just hate to see it done to a car with that much class. P.S. ( I have a 36 chevy coupe for a gasser if you really need to scratch that itch)
The Gasser idea is something that has always been an itch in the back of my mind that may one day get scratched - growing up in the 60's and seeing them in magazines and on the streets made an impression that can't be erased without a lobotomy..... though I doubt it will happen on body #2 since it has to get by wifey also .......
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:03 AM
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:38 PM
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I thought I'd be well into this project now but my wife's health has taken priority over hot rod building. She's doing better now so I've been spending a little time getting started on the frame. I still wont be able to get the body here for another month but I did take some measurements from a stock frame my Packard buddy has, then I did a chalk drawing on the floor to use as a template and chopped up some box tubing to match.
Doing my usual 2x2 stacked on a 2x4 to make 2x6 main rails, tapering to 2x4 in front and tapering to 2x3 in the rear, 3" front kickup and 6" rear kickup. I used a strip of 2x1/4" to fill the angle cut on the lower sides of the main rails and notched the ends to give more strength to the transition from 2x6 to 2x4.
The front suspension is going to be a CPP Mustang II type, since they don't make a specific one for a 1937 Packard I'm using one for a 35 - 41 Ford, dimensions are almost identical. In the rear, I'll be using the stock Packard leaf springs with the mounting points raised 3"
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Old 07-08-2017, 12:43 AM
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Oh yeah, now we're talkin'...
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:42 AM
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37 coupes all the way ! Maybe our rides will be able to cruise together one day .
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Looks great! Watching this one
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