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Old 04-08-2017, 09:29 PM
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Default 1937 Packard 115 coupe

Back from my winter hideout in AZ, getting ready to get it together to start the next build, a 37 Packard 115 3 window coupe. For those not familiar with Packards, 115 refers to the wheelbase (inches) also known as one of the junior Packards - originally with a 6 banger instead of a straight 8 like the 120 or senior models.
I originally had a different coupe lined up to do which had been gifted to me by my former employer, but we have decided to build this one for him first. This breaks my golden rule of not building a car specifically for someone, but I've known him for 45 years and after all, I still get the freebie 37 coupe afterward, so this one will be sort of a practice build for a more radical one later.
This will be a mild resto rod, I'll build a frame with MII front end, 9" rear, SB Ford/AOD for power. The top will get a mild chop to mellow out the helmet shape, other subtle body mods to clean it up, get it down in the weeds.
The body will get here in mid May and I've been gathering parts already to tear into it soon after.
These are the only pics I have of the body so far, it has been cleaned and epoxy primed already, and though there is some rust to fix, it will be easy to spot. The photosnipped pic is one I did a while ago, generally the look I'm going for, likely in the same Packard cream color.
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Old 04-08-2017, 11:24 PM
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Can't wait to see this one come together
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Old 04-09-2017, 12:53 AM
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good luck building it! I start to really love those old Packards. Body lines are second to none
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Old 04-09-2017, 03:48 AM
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Love watching your work
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:56 AM
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okie dokie, got my seat cushion pounded to just the right shape...let the magic begin!
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Old 04-09-2017, 12:59 PM
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This is gonna be good!
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