Looking for a body and a frame....

Posted by BigKev On 2007/7/25 8:26:25
I am trying to see if I can locate a short wheel base body and frame from a 20's or perhaps a 30's car (maybe from a 6 cylinder car?). A convertible or roadster body prefered, but not required. I am NOT looking for a restore canidate, but something rougher that may have been passed up by others.

I have an idea for all Packard Rat-Rod or Tradional Hot Rod (I know, I can hear to boo's already, but wait) that would use nothing but unwanted Packard parts. I am not looking to gut something that is restoreable, but something that be sitting in a field somewhere that others have tagged as unrestorable or not worth it. Basically I just need a frame and body, and the doors. Then I can find a radiator shell, suspension, and hopefully a 352 for power.

Just an idea at this point, trying so see how feasable it would be. I think the crux of this would be finding the right frame and body to pull it off. I think it would be neat concept to pull together a pile of rusty, unwanted, unused, or discarded parts and make something unique out of it that isnt just another chopped up Model A or T, and that uses nothing but Packard parts. I shall call it project Pack-Rat.

So no restorable Packards would be hurt in the process, but we get another Packard (in spirit) back on the road. A stripped down car with a V8 engine. That may give that Avanti a run for it's money!

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