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  • #65727
    Quentin Hall
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    I’m researching all the nuances of the Darrins and found this cowl pic and wondered what wiper towers were used. An article on a 41 Darrin sedan pointed to 1940 Ford and I think after research tF5921050-9352-4534-B78A-B982652FB1CEhat might be correct. But convertible/ commercial NOT sedan /coupe. The difference is the base is flat. One step closer.

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    #65728
    Tom Kelly
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    I’ll have a look at my 40 convertible when I’m home from work next Quentin.

    My gut feeling is that they look different to your photo….

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    #65729
    Quentin Hall
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    They could have also been used on Hudson 41 thru 46. But the timeline doesn’t fit as the Darrin were built 38 thru 41. FEA964F3-81DA-4C3A-9240-0545A0EB9DBF

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    #65734
    Quentin Hall
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    D36C6074-AC49-459A-91CB-0643A05D936BJag rear styling

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    #65735
    Quentin Hall
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    3EA02EAB-DF92-4A99-80B7-888B0E075A6BDarrin rear styling.

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    #65737
    Quentin Hall
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    I’ve been given a complete Jag mk9 body . The more I look at the Jag styling the more I think I can make it work. I’ll probably want to add the distinctive rear of the Packard guards shape ,or use the Packard rear guards completely… but I may be able to blend cos the Jag ones are already moulded in. Gonna dream about it some more before I start cutting up the Jag.

     

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    #65738
    Bert Gustafsson
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    Another stylish Jaguar for inspiration.

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    #65739
    Quentin Hall
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    #65740
    Quentin Hall
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    Wow! Never seen that Jag Bert. You know more about it?

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    #65741
    Bert Gustafsson
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    It’s a 1939 Jaguar ss100 with body by Van Den Plas, Belgium.

     

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    #65742
    Tony
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    Wow, that Darrin looks really dumpy from the rear, and the roof is hideous! The door dip looks like a real half baked afterthought.

    Those last two Jags look nice.

    I think for early classic styling the rear fenders need to extend further rearward than the body. IMHO.

     

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    #65784
    Mild Mitch
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    Man, I’m with Tony 100%. The tail and top of the Packard can be so much better! And the dip in the Jag’s door flows much nicer too.

    Mitch

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    #65792
    Quentin Hall
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    I much prefer the first incarnation.

    The Three Lives of Edward Macauley’s Sleek Packard Phantom

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    #65795
    Mild Mitch
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    Yes, Interesting how the more that was updated and done to the car, it feels like it became more end more mundane.

    Mitch

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    #65796
    Mild Mitch
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    Yes, Interesting how the more that was updated and done to the car, it feels like it became more and more mundane. Yet still over done.

    Mitch

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