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    Quentin Hall
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    0C49FA8E-BEFF-4214-9824-FC779B880CB1My brother Luke, has a knack for finding cool stuff.

    He’s been immersed in classic boats for many years but that changed this week when he found this beauty. An Australian bodied phaeton, supposedly one of only five made and only one other survivor known.

    Early days yet as we assess what he has but already a plan to put it back together and get it running are looking like a whole lot of fun.

    The patina is original and will stay.

    Ive got lots of cool bits and pieces that might be appropriate. I checked the  fenderskirts I made for the Packard and they will work. So I know what one of my first jobs will be.

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    #68866
    Quentin Hall
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    #68867
    Quentin Hall
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    #68868
    Quentin Hall
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    #68870
    Quentin Hall
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    #68871
    Tony
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    If the roof is right (along with stance and rolling stock) that will be awesome!

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    #68873
    James D
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    Is there a roof frame with it, or will you have no choice but to make a Carson style top?

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    #68875
    Quentin Hall
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    B1C09AFA-1609-4EE5-A650-D0983D5100EDGot a huge wooden crate of bits with it. Still in my van. We’ll unpack it today and just reassemble as much as we can.

    The wooden bows are gone as well as the seat frames. But that’s not a real issue. Got heaps of perfect blue leather off two big sofas off the side of the road.

    The front guard with the wheelwell is a replacement after a front-ender . The lh original has no wheelwell. Trying to convince Luke to make a cover for the wheelwell for a tool kit and keep the flowing fenders smooth. I have a spare 36 Ford spare wheel cover for the rear that will suit.

    I’ve already got a couple of roof ideas.

    I’d love to build a rolled metal cover from the rear doors back that makes the back seat a Dickey seat with a smooth cover.

    The taillights are missing but I have my 39 Sixty Special originals which I’ll try. I’m also looking at the spare Packard 6 engine and box lying beside it too.

    I’m channeling Dick Bertolucci now.

    …. oh yeah this is Luke’s car …. not mine….

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    #68876
    Torchie
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    In the words of Sly Stone. “It’s a family affair. Bloods thicker then mud.”

    Now your brother can be like me and jump back and forth between wooden boats and old Cars.

    Very cool find.

    Please keep the posts coming.

    Torchie

     

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    #68895
    Quentin Hall
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    Couldn’t resist trialing the beautiful and exquisite Cadillac taillights that I deleted off the 39. Might have to make a bolt on mini fin/ mound to mount them over the original taillight holes.

    Luke’s ( and my ) plan is to custom it up a bit with the parts we have and get it up and running whilst being mindful that anything can be reversed.

    Also dig out my 36 wheel cover which wouldn’t fit properly over the out of shape spare tire. 911FB5C5-0501-4518-83BB-B2D708DD730B if down the track he decides to sell it and someone wants to restore it.

     

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    #68896
    Larry Pointer
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    Good on you fellows!  Studebaker was coming up with some awesome streamline styling statements by 1935, weren’t they.  That grille!  Always loved the artillery wheels of the era, too.  Even the bumpers had flair.  Love how you are thinking on this one, Quentin and Luke.  Keep us in the loop.

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    #68897
    Quentin Hall
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    A43FE72B-7C72-4800-821A-3B7B0329FE8FI cracked the damn diecastvgrille ( but there was an exisiting fatigue line) when I was straightening out the surround. Looking for some old door handles in my pile to melt down into filler rod.

    Min the meantime I put my longer headlights and Rocket Man ornament into good use.

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    #68898
    Quentin Hall
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    #68899
    Quentin Hall
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    I wouldn’t do it … but…..4D7D3B6D-CE80-4F6B-80DF-C20AB54CA090

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    #68900
    Tony
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    I wouldn’t either because:

    1. There’s nothing wrong with the stock one and

    2. No one would know the difference (wasted effort.)

     

    If  the stock grille was butt ugly there may be a point, but not this time.

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