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Old 09-24-2022, 07:24 PM
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Looking like jungle gym with all the tubing
Making progress on the floor structure and body mounts, also adding mounting points for a roll cage. I want to be able to still take the body off the frame once the cage is in, so each mounting plate bolts to a corresponding plate welded to pedestals off the frame. Like Frankie said - "I did it my way"

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Old 09-24-2022, 08:51 PM
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Old 09-26-2022, 08:00 PM
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Working my way to the rear with the floor structure and body mounting. First I made some bracing/supports for the rear of the body, squared it up and shwacked out the remaining bit of the trunk floor. I had planned to use the tailpan I have from the 36 Packard that I still have, but it's pretty crispy too, so I'll just have to make a whole new tailpan and trunk lip like I did for the last Packard coupe. The trunk opening was originally all framed with wood so I'll also have to redo that with 1" square tubing.

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Old 09-27-2022, 07:09 PM
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Went to Pick n Pull today with my trusty battery powered axe and scalped a 96 Grand Marquis
The shape of it works pretty good, the curve from the front of it matches the bubble at the rear of of the Packard roof nicely.

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Old 09-27-2022, 07:29 PM
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Nice fit!
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Old 09-27-2022, 08:32 PM
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Old 09-28-2022, 06:32 AM
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Old 09-28-2022, 07:33 AM
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The Marquee's and Crown Vics are the roof donors that you use on a lot of your projects isn't it?
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Old 09-28-2022, 10:12 AM
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The Marquee's and Crown Vics are the roof donors that you use on a lot of your projects isn't it?
I see you've been paying attention to my habits
Yeah, they have the right shape for these 30's cars, hard to find newer cars with a large enough piece to work with, and I'd hate to cut the roof from some 40's car to do it.
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Old 09-28-2022, 11:56 AM
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A Taurus roof worked well on my Anglia. It didn't bother me to ruin a Taurus.
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