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 Post subject: Coachbuild This! 1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:06 am 
Apprentice

Location: Belfast, TN
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:03 am
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I designed and built this body last year on a long wheelbase chassis. The hood has been extended 24" and the body from the cowl back and the rear fenders and skirts are all new. It was built in 18 gauge steel.


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 Post subject: Re: Coachbuild This! 1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:01 pm 
Craftsman

Location: Texas
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:18 pm
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Without "advertising", tell us more about what you have done here, your background, your intentions so that we may more fully appreciate what we are seeing. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Coachbuild This! 1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:49 pm 
Apprentice

Location: Belfast, TN
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:03 am
Posts: 25
This car was a 34 Packard 1104 Club Sedan originally and was converted to a pick-up in the late 50's to be used on a farm in VA.


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File comment: I made patterns out of mahogany and painted them to be cast in bronze.
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File comment: Windshield from mahogany and header bow.
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File comment: The seat from the club sedan was cut down 6" and the woodgrained surround was narrowed.
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File comment: The back of the body was built in 30 pieces and welded together.
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File comment: The skins were being put on and tacked.
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File comment: Skins for top compartment
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 Post subject: Re: Coachbuild This! 1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:08 pm 
Apprentice

Location: Belfast, TN
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:03 am
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I have been in the restoration business for over 40 years, specializing in Coachbuilt and one off cars of the 20's and 30's. This truck started out as 34 Club Sedan and was converted to a pick-up in the late 50's for the farm. The owner commissioned me to design and build a Boattail body and this is what I came up with. It is built on a long wheelbase chassis so I could get the lines to flow smoother than with a short wheelbase chassis. Several parts such as bumpers, brackets, hinges, top irons, windshield and small hardware had to be fabricated. The seat is out of the sedan and was cut 6" lower along with the cowl being widened 6". The hood also was widened 6" and extended 24".


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File comment: This is the truck as it was delivered.
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File comment: This picture shows the top compartment with the lid up.
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File comment: The ash framed body.
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File comment: The completed chassis ready for the body.
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File comment: The skins be fabricated and welded together.
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File comment: The pieces for the rear bumper before being welded together.
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 Post subject: Re: Coachbuild This! 1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:23 pm 
Craftsman

Location: Texas
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You have a PM (private message). Click the envelope icon at top of your screen to view.


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 Post subject: Re: Coachbuild This! 1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:01 pm 
Rookie

Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:30 pm
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Wow, you've got some serious skills! Done the way they were done 80 years ago, too! I am contemplating doing this to a 1/20 scale Hubley diecast model, and I can't imagine the effort and skill it would take in full size, very impressive, and great styling too!
Bob


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