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    James D
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    #48917
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    Quentin Hall
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    Yes the Edsel boat tails are interesting design studies.

    Today I roughly laid out the floor again. Got to go to Perth again for two weeks so today will inspire me. I may end up doing a similar parade boot as the 39, which was inspired by the Cord Sportsman and Auburn speedster.

    The 29 cowl requires a bit of repair work and I agree it might suit the aesthetic I’m after. P1000571_crop_364x398P1000570-1368x912P1000567-912x1368

     

    #48977
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    1952B3b23
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    Very cool idea Quentin and nice progress so far. Hopefully this inspires your son and he’ll get into hot rods/customs. Do you think he will help you work on it at all?

    -Chris

    "The devils in the details"

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    Quentin Hall
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    He said he’d like to install the wiper blades. I said it ain’t gonna have wipers. . . .

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    Tony
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    You can lead a horse to water Quentin.

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    Dave Tartaglia
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    You have seen Edsel Ford’s speedsters, right?

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    2013edselfords1934model40speedster14

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    I’m still over in Perth but it didn’t stop me finding a couple of cool bits from eBay. Found a 32 chev roadster screen and pillars that I’ll modify to suit the model a. Same guy had a 38/౩9 Packard engine that I am not sure about but decided to give it a go at the last second. It might be a bit of a boat anchor, who knows? It’s different. Engine is a runner and only $200. It has Packard written in the casting on the head.

    Also went to an old guy here in Perth who hoards model a stuff. Had every damn thing that i need for both build and wouldn’t sell a damn thing. . . In case he needs it. He had 8 of these cool hubcaps as seen in the top pic lying on the garage floor and it hurt to get turned down every offer. 148649_10204363729077195_8717454744334994569_nLooks like I’m going build two roadsters now. . . . Found a pic of JBs roadster, bottom pic and fell in love. Screenshot_2017-04-09-06-34-22DSC_0073-copy_crop_635x422

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    Quentin Hall
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    I’m back home finally. Bought some bits and pieces to add to the pile. IMG_1459_1[2]IMG_1255[2]IMG_1437[2]

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    Quentin Hall
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    Forgot to add that i may have found a Duval windshield frame with glass to suit a model a. Also got 3IMG_1443[2] Packard grilles.

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    Rik Hoving
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    Super finds!

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

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    Mild Mitch
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    Wow BIG score!
    Mitch

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    Tony
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    Careful, you’ll turn into Mr Packard at this rate!

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    Quentin Hall
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    Here is the windshield that i scored cheap. It is for a 28 29. Looks like the 30 31 cowl will have to wait. P1000659_crop_405x510

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    So a few beers and jazz and vintage cheese and crackers in Paul’s shed P1000661-912x1368P1000662-912x1368and “Whoa!!!!!” Look at this. A WW2 bomber seat. 1942. Aluminium and rivets.  Next project.

    #49726
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    Rik Hoving
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    Cool windshield… looks to be based on the famous Hallock windshield.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

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