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Old 03-12-2021, 07:35 PM   #41
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I was taught at any early age to wait until I see worms on the street... then a guy knows the salt is gone.
That is good advice, earthworms don't like salt just like snails. I'll remember that one. I usually gauge it by a real hard rain or two.
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Old 03-12-2021, 08:17 PM   #42
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V8COOPMAN you have a sharp eye! Yes the grille is a 46-7 Packard, 40 Chev headlight pods, 34-5 Chev Master deluxe hood sides worked into Ford donor panels. The trims are 35 Ford hood stainless cut and trimmed to fit. The hood ornament is an aftermarket piece that turned up on Ebay
I have the stock front clip should I ever want to head back that way. The metal work on the front, as well as the rear fender rust repair and the trunk returned from a rumble conversion performed by a previous owner was done by the talented fellows at Metal Union Speed Shop here in Atlanta.
Skirts got the matching hood trim treatment as well
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V8COOPMAN you have a sharp eye! Yes the grille is a 46-7 Packard, 40 Chev headlight pods, 34-5 Chev Master deluxe hood sides worked into Ford donor panels. The trims are 35 Ford hood stainless cut and trimmed to fit. The hood ornament is an aftermarket piece that turned up on Ebay
I have the stock front clip should I ever want to head back that way. The metal work on the front, as well as the rear fender rust repair and the trunk returned from a rumble conversion performed by a previous owner was done by the talented fellows at Metal Union Speed Shop here in Atlanta.
Skirts got the matching hood trim treatment as well
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V8COOPMAN you have a sharp eye! Yes the grille is a 46-7 Packard, 40 Chev headlight pods, 34-5 Chev Master deluxe hood sides worked into Ford donor panels. The trims are 35 Ford hood stainless cut and trimmed to fit. The hood ornament is an aftermarket piece that turned up on Ebay
I have the stock front clip should I ever want to head back that way. The metal work on the front, as well as the rear fender rust repair and the trunk returned from a rumble conversion performed by a previous owner was done by the talented fellows at Metal Union Speed Shop here in Atlanta.
Skirts got the matching hood trim treatment as well
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Mon Dieu! Where have you been hiding this thing? The thought and ideas that have gone into THIS car.....just SO FINE! Frankly, I've never seen a Packard grill of that late vintage used on one of these, In fact, the usual piece is a '36-ish LaSalle grill. But damned if this isn't a 'fresh' idea, and it WORKS! Beautiful car there, Sir! DD
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Old 03-12-2021, 10:03 PM   #45
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3w to boot. I know I push stock a lot, but I appreciate a good old mod' when done well. Fine line between clean and kitch.


Thanks Kube, I'll keep my eye out for the worms, quite interesting observation. I also just wait for a couple good hard rains.

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Thank you fellow Barners! My intention was to replicate a late 40's early 50's custom, sort of a Harry Westergard style. There are numerous instances of Packard grilles being used. They are often mounted too low and appear awkward IMO. My iteration will have a fresh French mill, thanks to Mr Driskell at 3rd Gen, installed by me by the end of the summer. A T150 RTS trans and a Columbia 2 speed. There are numerous other period mods to follow the post war custom esthetic while improving the whole driving experience.
Big fun on the horizon. It's been a long slog but TOTALLY worth it to me!
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Thank you fellow Barners! My intention was to replicate a late 40's early 50's custom, sort of a Harry Westergard style. There are numerous instances of Packard grilles being used. They are often mounted too low and appear awkward IMO. My iteration will have a fresh French mill, thanks to Mr Driskell at 3rd Gen, installed by me by the end of the summer. A T150 RTS trans and a Columbia 2 speed. There are numerous other period mods to follow the post war custom esthetic while improving the whole driving experience.
Big fun on the horizon. It's been a long slog but TOTALLY worth it to me!

Nothing wrong with a stock 36 grill! hahahaha .... seriously. cool project, have fun!!!


Probably one of my favorite 36s, the Pierson 36 3w. Like it before the red grill and wheels also. Guess they moved on to another car after making this one amazing. The 36 has a nice look without the chop also with a little style.
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