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Old 05-04-2013, 09:32 PM
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After a two month wait, finally landed this 36 Packard 120. Body seems pretty rust free, bit of a dip in the roof since it was holding up the shed that it half fit into for unknown years. I have all the front end sheetmetal except the hood . It's actually a Canadian built car, don't know how rare or unrare that makes it.
After a bunch of measuring it will have an appointment with the Sawzall.
Plan is to give it a 2 or 3" chop, Shorten the body in the middle and extend the front doors, weld the rears up and make it a 2dr., much like the 34 Caddy. The humpback must go ! Slice it off and make a smaller flat trunk lid. Possibly will do a 2" section slice to bring the body height down, the grille and hood seem to stand too tall in relation to the fenders.
Well, that's the plan anyways... this is gonna take awhile, hopefully it comes out looking something like the concept pic.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:32 PM
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:34 PM
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Awesome! Looking forward to the cutting
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:12 AM
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Looks like you are having Caddy withdrawal symptoms.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:28 AM
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Nice! Looks really solid.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:24 AM
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:39 PM
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This will be interesting I am sure, my subscription is in.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:10 PM
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:51 PM
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Im ready to watch this one unfold. Should be a treat for us all.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:02 PM
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It looks to be in good shape. It certainly needs the zz rodder treatment to be converted from an ugly duckling into a beautiful cruiser.

Really looking forward to this build.
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