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  • What to do with a 4 door '52 Packard

    This may not sit well with some, but I thought the work on this project was pretty interesting:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...hlight=packard

    Just shows what can be done with "less popular" but good old cars.

    Pat

    Pat Dilling
    Olivehurst, CA
    Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool

    Pat Dilling
    Olivehurst, CA
    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


    LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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    Several years ago I saved a packard 4dr sedan from the crusher. I had a similar idea of just putting it in black epoxy primer and driving it. I wouldn't lower it though.

    However, one thing and another prevented such from happening and the car was passed on for what I had in it to a friend of a buddy.

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    • #3
      With all due respect to anyone who is a fan of this genre of Packard, I personally find this to be a great improvement over the original lines. These were cars of great quality when they were originally manufactured - I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Or, as it is sometimes put, in the eye of the title holder. I don't know that I have ever seen a Packard of this era rodded in this fashion. I have never found this style of Packard to be particularly attractive, but it makes for a heck of a sweet, cool-looking rod.

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      • #4
        I've been looking at so called "rat rods" lately; but really fell in love with them last week at the Syracuse Nationals[:X] They're clearly having more fun per dollar spent than anyone else[8D]

        I might build one someday, but I don't know if I've got the skills (or the onions) to do a job like that guy's doing[:0] Great-looking work! Don't worry- I can't think of a Stude I'd like to "rat rod"

        Thanks for sharing that, Pat. I'll be watching his progress....... and thinking...................



        Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
        Parish, central NY 13131

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        • #5
          Wow, ive never really liked this era of Packards, but that looks really cool as a 2 door custom

          Michael Pink
          Victoria, Australia

          1955 Commander Coupe
          1961 Lark Cruiser
          1962 GT Hawk
          1963 Avanti R1



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          Michael Pink
          Victoria, Australia

          1955 Commander Coupe
          1961 Lark Cruiser
          1962 GT Hawk
          1963 Avanti R1



          Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
          http://www.studebakercarclub.net

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          • #6
            If anyone wants to do one like it, Guido has a 52 Packard that he wants to sell.





            Leonard Shepherd
            http://leonardshepherd.com/

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